Services for Students

Safety and Security

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides free transportation to students with a valid Salve Regina ID. RIPTA trolleys run through campus from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Students with valid IDs may also use any statewide RIPTA line such as Providence or Kingston. Maps and schedules are available on the RIPTA website.

Emergency Telephones

Emergency telephones with direct contact to the Office of Safety and Security are strategically located throughout campus. Identified with a blue light, these freestanding telephones are placed in areas with high foot traffic and at the entrances to residence halls and administrative buildings.

Residence Hall Security

Our traditional residence halls are equipped with card-swipe access and are locked at all times. The Office of Safety and Security is alerted by alarm when entrances are left open. In conjunction with the Newport police, the offices of Residence Life and Safety and Security meet with first-year students in the residence halls to discuss issues pertaining to personal safety, crime and alcohol.

Bicycle Registration

Students who bring bicycles to campus are encouraged to register them, free of charge, with the Office of Safety and Security. Bicycle racks are positioned throughout campus, and bicycle locks are recommended. Students should be aware that bicycles with motors attached, including small scooters, are strictly prohibited.

Medical Transports

Under certain circumstances, the Office of Safety and Security may temporarily transport students on campus who need assistance due to a medical condition. This usually entails those who are on crutches or have similar conditions. The Office of Safety and Security provides transportation to Health Services during business hours and Newport Hospital after-hours, if necessary.