New Seahawk Orientation

Friday, Sept. 2 through Tuesday, Sept. 6

Welcome to Salve Regina! We are so happy that you are joining our campus community. New Seahawk Orientation will provide you with an educational and engaging introduction to life at Salve Regina. You will meet fellow new students, learn about University resources, and explore the campus and Newport community.

All incoming first-year students are required to attend New Seahawk Orientation. Programming for parents and families will be offered on Friday, Sept. 2. Incoming transfer students will attend a one-day program on Tuesday, Sept. 6 but are also welcome to join us for New Seahawk Orientation programming.

Register for New Seahawk Orientation

Registration is open through Friday, Aug. 26.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Engagement at (401) 341-2915 or sruorientation@salve.edu. Details on the New Seahawk Orientation schedule and other summer opportunities will be announced as they are finalized.

Orientation for Parents and Families: Friday, Sept. 2

Welcome to the Salve Regina family! We view our relationship with parents and families as a partnership through which we seek to create the optimal support system for all students. Our one-day orientation will provide the information and resources you need to support your student during their critical first year.

Programming will include a welcome from the president, question and answer session, blessing ceremony and a social event. Events will run from the early afternoon into the early evening. Details will be announced as they are finalized.

Overnight accommodations: Salve Regina is unable to provide on-campus accommodations for parents and families. If you are traveling from a distance or wish to explore the Newport area before or after move-in day, our hotel partners provide accommodations at reasonable rates.

New Seahawk Orientation is mandatory for all incoming first-year students. If you cannot attend, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (401) 341-2915 or sruorientation@salve.edu.

If you need special accommodations for New Seahawk Orientation, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (401) 341-2915 or sruorientation@salve.edu.

If you are a new or transferring international student, exchange student or U.S. citizen who grew up overseas, you will attend International Student Orientation from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. You will then attend New Seahawk Orientation after International Student Orientation. For more information, call the Center for Global Education and Fellowships at (401) 341-2372.

Classes for the fall 2022 semester begin Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The room assignment process begins with an online housing application, which provides the Office of Residence Life with the information necessary to assign you a roommate(s) and residence hall room.

Housing applications are available online through July 1. After July 1, room and roommate requests are processed. Please note that roommate requests are only granted when all students requesting roommates have indicated the option on their respective applications. In late July, you will receive notification through your Salve Regina email address that your room assignment and roommate information is available.

For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at (401) 341-2210 or residencelife@salve.edu.

Textbooks are available to rent or purchase in digital or printed format from the bookstore website. You are encouraged to consider rental or digital options to help lower the cost of textbooks. You may highlight and make notes in both used and new rented textbooks. You may also convert a rented textbook to a purchase any time during the semester by paying the difference between the rental and purchase price.

For more information, call the Salve Regina bookstore at (401) 847-9086.

Santander Bank is nearby and has an ATM in Miley Hall. A second ATM is located in Gerety Hall. It is not affiliated with a bank and charges $1 per transaction.