Orientation for Families

Orientation for Families

Friday, Sept. 1, 2023

Welcome to the Salve Regina family! We view our relationship with families as a partnership through which we seek to create the optimal support system for all students.

Our one-day orientation for families will provide the information and resources you need to support your student during their critical first year. Offered by the Office of Student Engagement in collaboration with a variety of campus partners, the day will include informative sessions designed to welcome you to Salve Regina, answer your questions and prepare you and your student for the college experience.

Summer Webinars for Families

Our summer webinar series is designed to connect families with various offices and resources before students arrive on campus this fall. Please see the email sent to students and families on June 16 for the password to register for and access all webinars.

Health and Wellness at Salve Regina
Thursday, July 13 from 7-8 p.m.
Presenters: Elizabeth Galvin, director of health services, and McKenzie McNamara, coordinator of health education and prevention
Learn more about Health Services and Salve Regina's wellness and prevention programs. Every student will have times when they are feeling under the weather and need a health care provider or are looking to improve their wellness through skill building and prevention. Learn how to best utilize our services and skills to support your student through the transition to Salve Regina.

Compass Program
Thursday, Aug. 3 from 7-8 p.m.
Presenters: Kathleen Farley, executive director of the Salve Compass program, and Hilary Flanagan, director of the Compass Center for Advising, Career and Life Design
Learn more about the Salve Compass, our four-year experiential framework connecting college to career, and the Compass Center for Advising, Career and Life Design, opening this fall in the newly renovated first floor of McKillop Library.

Moving In and Adjusting to College Life
Presenters: Jim Mournighan, director of residence life, and Randi Marcinkiewicz P'23
Learn more about your student’s transition to college, including tips on how to prepare yourself and your student for life on campus. Receive practical information regarding move-in day.

Watch the Webinar

Our orientation program for families is not mandatory, but you are strongly encouraged to participate.

You will meet other family members from the Class of 2027, staff from various campus offices and other members of the Salve Regina community.

During our orientation for families, you can attend information sessions and a resources fair, help your student move in to their residence hall, and attend a family social along with our traditional welcome and blessing ceremony.

Students are billed a $300 fee for New Seahawk Orientation. As part of this fee, students may bring up to two family members to participate in family orientation.

We are unable to provide on-campus accommodations for families. If you are traveling from a distance or wish to explore the Newport area before or after Sept. 1, our hotel partners provide accommodations at reasonable rates.