Salve Regina’s proposed residence hall project follows a longstanding and constructive relationship with the city of Newport that reflects the historic, cultural and educational landscape that has come to define our coastal community for students, residents and visitors alike.
Continuing with its award-winning tradition of preserving, adapting and building structures that complement Newport’s historic Bellevue Avenue-Ochre Point/Cliffs district, the University has proposed two thoughtfully designed residence halls with input from neighbors, outside architects and historic preservationists.
Salve Regina’s long-term objective is to house 75 percent of its undergraduate population on campus. This is feasible through the relocation of the junior class from off-campus housing to on-campus residences.
The residences are planned on University-owned land that is zoned precisely for this type of use. The project, which will generate 300 new jobs and bolster the University’s $1.2 million in annual payments to the city by an additional $141,000, requires no variances as the buildings are concurrent with the longstanding character and use within the historic district.
"Building A" Video Overview
A Message From Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong
Salve is about providing a deep and transformative experience for our students where they not only learn deeply within the classroom but they have a corresponding co-curricular experience. The residence hall project is a linchpin to creating that holistic and intentional learning environment. This generation of students is very actively engaged and involved, and it’s really important to them to be on a campus where they can live, learn and interact with our faculty and our staff.