For First-Year Students

Orientation is designed to acclimate and transition first-year students and their families to the University, expose new students to the broad educational opportunities at Salve Regina and integrate new students and their families into campus life.

Details for First-Year Students


Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. in the Rodgers Recreation Center. For those attending on Aug. 31, please be advised that this is a one-day session beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the O'Hare Academic Building.

Day 1

  • Check-in, services fair and lunch
  • Opening prayer, welcome and mission
  • Small group activities
  • Life in the Salve community
  • Breakout sessions
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities with small group
  • Comedy show
  • Orientation bingo

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Mercy Center for Spiritual Life presentation
  • The academic experience and services
  • Academic advising
  • Registration
  • Student ID photos
  • Beginning college survey and student engagement
  • Matriculation ceremony and slideshow
  • Check-out

Orientation will end at approximately 1:30 p.m. on day 2. Campus offices are open until 4:30 p.m. If you have additional business to take care of, please do so after check-out.

Overnight Accommodations

Students will stay overnight in the residence halls during their Orientation session. It is important to note that Salve Regina student conduct policies are in effect during Orientation. Students found in violation of these policies will be subject to disciplinary action. Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited.

What to Bring

The University will provide linens in the residence halls, but be sure to pack the following:

  • Casual clothes and comfortable shoes
  • A sweatshirt or jacket because nights by the ocean are unpredictable
  • Alarm clock
  • Small fan if the weather is warm
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sneakers and workout clothes if you wish to use the gym
  • Umbrella

Health Forms

You are encouraged to submit your completed health forms to Health Services during Orientation. The deadline to submit health forms is July 1. Students who do not submit a completed health record will be unable to register for spring 2019 courses until the form is received.

Registration for Fall Semester Courses

You should register for fall semester courses no later than three days before your scheduled Orientation session. Registration is now open at, and further details and instructions are available at

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