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For Families


We are pleased to welcome you to the Salve Regina community. Our family program is designed to introduce you to the University and to the resources available to your student. The program helps families make the next critical step in supporting their student's successful transition to Salve Regina.

During Orientation, our family program is conducted concurrently with the student program. This program offers family members a wide range of perspectives on life at Salve Regina, serves as the foundation to building a relationship with the University and provides the opportunity to network with other Salve Regina families.


For all June sessions, check-in will begin at 10 a.m. in the Rodgers Recreation Center. Day 1 ends at approximately 6:30 p.m., while Day 2 begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 1:30 p.m. For those attending in January or August, please be advised that these are one-day sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the O'Hare Academic Building.

June Sessions: Day 1

  • Check-in, services fair and lunch
  • Opening prayer, welcome and mission
  • Life in the Salve community
  • Multicultural Programs and Retention
  • Breakout sessions
  • Athletics at Salve Regina
  • Dining Services
  • Information Technology
  • Student involvement opportunities
  • President's reception

June Sessions: Day 2

  • Mercy Center for Spiritual Life presentation
  • The academic experience and services
  • Administrative services session
  • Breakout sessions
  • Family transition
  • Orientation leader-led session
  • Career Development presentation
  • Campus tour
  • Matriculation ceremony and slideshow
  • Check-out

January and August Sessions

  • Check-in and continental breakfast
  • Opening prayer, welcome and mission
  • Life in the Salve community
  • Student support services session
  • Information technology presentation
  • Administrative services session
  • Lunch and services fair
  • The academic experience and services
  • Career development opportunities
  • Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention presentation
  • Closing reception


The cost for two family members is included in the commitment fee. Students will register family members through the Orientation registration form and any applicable fees will be collected at family check-in on the day of your Orientation session. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Overnight Accommodations

While students stay overnight in our residence halls during the June Orientation sessions, the University does not provide accommodations for family members and guests. Families are encouraged to stay at one of our partner hotels in the area.

Important Items

Students have been provided with a checklist that details the items they should complete before attending Orientation. Please remind your student to complete the following before attending Orientation: