Summer News Update

Move-In Day

  • New students: Check-in will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2.
  • Returning students: Check-in will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3.

Students should report directly to their assigned residence hall or apartment. Residence Life staff will not be available to assist with check-in until the scheduled time. Learn more about what to bring, what not to bring and things to coordinate with your roommate(s).

Transfer and international students: Incoming transfer students have the option to move in to their assigned room on Thursday, Aug. 31. International students arrive Sunday, Aug. 26 for international student orientation.

Early arrivals: Early arrivals to campus are permitted only for students with exceptional travel distance (outside the Northeast) or students who are required to arrive early for a University-sanctioned event, sport or activity. Learn more about early arrivals.


Explorientation helps new students meet people, learn about Salve Regina and its campus and prepare for a successful year in college. During Explorientation, students meet their First Year Experience peer mentor, who co-facilitates the First Year Transitions (FYT) course with an instructor. Peer mentors are current students who have volunteered to support new students as they transition into our social and scholarly community. The week also includes the academic Convocation, Day of Service, Club Rush, student employment job fair and many other events.

Important Dates

  • Friday, Aug. 31: Orientation session 6 (transfer and international students)
  • Sunday, Sept. 2: Move-in day for new students
  • Monday, Sept. 3: Move-in day for returning resident students
  • Monday, Sept. 3-Friday, Sept. 7: Parking permit pickup
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4: Convocation
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5: First day of classes for the fall 2018 semester
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12: Drop/add deadline

See the full University calendar of events at

Campus Offices and Services


Miley Hall garden level
(401) 847-9086

The bookstore will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3. Standard hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Hours for non-academic periods and holidays will be posted to the bookstore website.

The bookstore offers new, used and digital textbooks for purchase or rent, along with Salve apparel and gifts, school and residence hall supplies and more. Textbooks are available in-store and online and can be shipped or held for pickup. The textbook rental program offers deep upfront savings and allows students to highlight and make notes in both new and used books. Students who want to keep a rented book can convert their rental to purchase by simply paying the difference at any time during the semester.

Career Development

Stonor Hall
(401) 341-2913

The Office of Career Development guides and empowers students to discover their strengths and talents, helping them articulate their interests and experiences to create a positive and lasting impact on the world. We offer extensive resources to assist students in choosing a major, preparing a resume, practicing for interviews, finding an internship, applying to graduate school and, of course, landing that first job.

Some of the programs and services available to students include:

  • Individual career advising sessions
  • "Do What You Are" online career assessment
  • Workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies
  • Student employment program
  • On-campus interviews and employer information sessions
  • "Career Connections" networking events
  • Government and Nonprofit Career Fair (fall 2018)
  • Rhode Island Educator's Career Conference (spring 2019)
  • Handshake, our comprehensive online career system offering an up-to-date calendar of career events along with an extensive database of full/part-time jobs, internships and student employment options

Center for Student Development

Miley Hall garden level
(401) 341-3288

The Center for Student Development (CSD) serves as a nexus between student and academic affairs and works collaboratively across the campus community to promote student development and engagement at the University. The CSD provides a dynamic four-year co-curricular trajectory for students to cultivate holistic growth, leadership and the tools to create positive social change. Through the work of the CSD, students will understand the intersection of the University mission and their roles as leaders in the local and global community.

The CSD is home to the following programs:

First Year Experience: The CSD provides transitional support for new students as they embark on their first year at Salve Regina. All new students are enrolled in a First Year Transitions (FYT) course in their fall semester. The course is designed to support students' transition into college life and to promote an exploration of self-awareness and personal identity. FYT courses are instructed by staff and faculty and are co-taught by peer mentors who are current Salve Regina students. All students taking a FYT course are also enrolled in the same University Seminar course in the fall semester.

Navigator Leadership Development Program: The Navigator program is designed to develop students as leaders through social responsibility at the individual, group and societal level. Students participate in a number of co-curricular programs that promote the exploration and development of values drawn from the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Each year is themed to align with core values of the social change model – individual, group, community and global. First-year students who are interested in the program should submit the interest form. For more information, email

Portfolium: An electronic portfolio with social networking features, Portfolium allows students to create an organized, visual documentation of their academic, co-curricular and professional stories and work. The CSD works with offices and departments across campus to help students develop their digital portfolio.

With Portfolium, students can upload work samples to showcase their curricular and co-curricular learning, skills and accomplishments; connect with fellow classmates and alumni, as well as students from other universities; continue to access their Portfolium profile after graduation; and share their portfolio with peers, faculty, future employers, graduate programs and other outlets.

Students receive an invitation to join Portfolium, which is sent to their Salve Regina email address. To ensure that their profile is connected to the Salve Regina network, students should follow the link in the email to create their account. Students may contact the CSD with any questions regarding Portfolium.

Community Service

Wakehurst, Room 201
(401) 341-2440

The Exploratory Day of Service will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Day of Service provides a common experience for incoming students that encourages a commitment to service and creates a shared opportunity for reflection and learning. Volunteers will be dispersed throughout Aquidneck Island to support and meet the needs of local community agencies and individuals.

The annual service fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 on the Wakehurst lawn. During the fair, local community partners will share their various volunteer opportunities and events for the year.

Counseling Services

Miley Hall garden level
(401) 341-2919

Students can make appointments with licensed counselors beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be scheduled by calling (401) 341-2919, emailing or visiting the office in Miley Hall.

Students who have mental health emergencies during evenings or weekends should seek assistance through their Resident Advisor or call the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325. Students who are having difficulty adjusting to Salve are particularly encouraged to seek out counseling services.


54 East Bowery St.
(401) 341-2935

Salve Regina uses Cox Communications for Internet and cable TV service. If you experience any issues with your cable equipment or Internet, contact Cox directly at (866) 402-0901.

Students should use SchoolDude to report an issue in the residence halls or a campus property. To access SchoolDude, log in to the portal and choose "Request Building Repair" under the "Links" section of the menu. If necessary, students may reach facilities by calling (401) 341-3499 and leaving a message, however the office is unable to confirm receipt of calls.

For after-hours emergency repairs, call the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325 or (401) 341-5555.

Health Services

Miley Hall garden level
(401) 341-2904

Students can make appointments with nurse practitioners beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. Appointments are available Monday through Friday and can be scheduled by calling (401) 341-2904. Students with medical emergencies should call the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325.

New students who have not returned their health forms to Health Services should do so as soon as possible. Students who do not submit a completed health record will be unable to register for spring 2019 courses until the form is received.

Information Technology

Munroe Center
(401) 341-7777

Extended Hours for Technical Services and Help Desk (McKillop Library, Room 008)

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 (Miley Hall, garden-level lounge)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3
  • 2-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3 (McKillop Library first floor)
  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Thursday, Sept. 6

Extended Hours for the Card Office (McKillop Library, Room 002)

  • 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31
  • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4

Office 365: Office 365 can be used online or downloaded and installed locally on your computer. To use Office 365 online, log in to with your Salve credentials and select the app you would like to use. To download and install Microsoft Office on your computer, log in to with your Salve credentials and select "Install Microsoft Office" from the top right side of the page. You will need to follow the prompts to complete the installation on your machine. (There is a limit of five computer activations per account.)

OneDrive Online Storage: Office 365 users enjoy 1TB of storage that is accessible from anywhere they have Internet access. To use OneDrive online, log in to with your Salve credentials and select the OneDrive app. To use the storage, simply drag and drop the file you wish to save to the app.

Wireless Network Requirements: Prior to joining the campus wireless network, all computers need to meet two important requirements. The first requirement is the minimum supported operating system. Salve supports Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 and Apple Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra and 10.13 High Sierra. Windows XP/Vista and Apple OS X 10.5 through OS X 10.11 are no longer supported on campus since security updates are no longer provided by Microsoft and Apple for these versions.

The second requirement is that all computers must have an antivirus software installed, enabled and updated. A list of free antivirus software is available at under "Are there any software requirements for my computer?"

McKillop Library

(401) 341-2330

The library has made a few changes based on requests submitted in our annual survey.

  • We added plants all over the first and third floors.
  • We brought 12 bean-bag chairs and tiki tables to the second floor.
  • We purchased art-printed acoustic panels to add visual interest and cut down on noise.
  • We installed white noise machines on the third floor to respond to noise complaints.

The library welcomed two new librarians this summer. Lisa Richter, associate director of public services, joined Salve from Bristol Community College. She'll be available to assist students at the information desk and will teach research classes in nursing and the sciences. Nicole Marino, the library's new digital scholarship and instruction librarian, will teach workshops on technology for research as well as research classes in art, sociology and anthropology.

The library is planning a slate of events, such as "Crafting in the Makerspace" workshops, displays, fun library events for Explorientation and faculty research lectures.

Follow the library on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information on events, giveaways, research tips and library memes. When you get to campus, come by and say hi.

Mercy Center for Spiritual Life

Our Lady of Mercy Chapel

(401) 341-2326

The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life welcomes students of all beliefs. Through prayer, community service, retreats, celebrations of the sacraments, community events and other activities, students develop and share their gifts and talents, assume leadership roles, form bonds of friendship and strengthen their relationships with one another and with God. Everyone is welcome regardless of religious affiliation.

The Mercy Center invites students to the following events:

  • Mass to welcome the Class of 2022: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
  • Opening Mass for the 2018-2019 academic year: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
  • Ice cream party hosted by Mercy in Motion: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Mercy Center
  • Mercy Week: Sept. 19-26
  • Mercy Heritage Night: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26
  • Fall retreat: Friday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 14 (off campus)
  • Waffleween: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Mercy Center
  • All Saints Day: Thursday, Nov. 1

Mass schedule for Our Lady of Mercy Chapel:

  • Weekday Mass at 12:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (student liturgy)
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation: Contact Father Saji before or after Mass
  • Classes for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation): contact Anna Mae Mayer at (401) 341-2444

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to enjoy quiet time for rest and reflection in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, which is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Safety and Security

Tobin Hall
(401) 341-2325

Parking regulations: Freshman residents are not permitted to have any motorized vehicles on campus or within the city of Newport during the academic year, including motorized bicycles, scooters and mopeds. All upperclassmen must register their vehicles with the University and will be assigned parking in the vicinity of their residence halls. Learn more about Salve Regina's parking regulations.

Parking permits: All motorized vehicles (including scooters) parked on Salve Regina property must have a valid permit. All previously issued resident and commuter decals have expired. Students must register their vehicle online through the portal. The registration form is located in the User Account section of My Information. Commuter students are reminded to enter and update their local address when prompted.

The cost is $125 per year for undergraduate automobiles and motorcycles, $62 per year for graduate students and $75 per year for scooters, which will be automatically billed to the student account.

Students may pick up their parking permits in the Office of Safety and Security beginning Monday, Sept. 3. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A valid registration, proof of insurance, and Salve Regina ID is needed to pick up parking permits. All students must have a valid parking permit by Monday, Sept. 10. Failure to have a valid permit may result in ticketing and towing.

RIPTA trolley: Free transportation is provided for students with a valid Salve Regina ID. Two RIPTA trolleys run simultaneously through campus. Monday through Friday, the outbound trolley leaves the Gateway Center for campus at 7:40 a.m., while the inbound trolley leaves from the corner of Ruggles and Bellevue avenues at 7:38 a.m. and then goes through campus. On Saturdays, the outbound trolley begins its route at 8:40 a.m., while the inbound trolley begins at 8:54 a.m. On Sundays, both trolleys begin their routes at 9:40 a.m.

Students with valid IDs may also use any statewide RIPTA service. Trolley and bus schedules are available in the offices of Safety and Security and Residence Life, Miley Hall, Wakehurst and the O'Hare Academic Building.

Salve Regina shuttle: Salve Regina provides regularly scheduled shuttle service to and from designated stops on and off campus via the campus shuttle system. Students can track the shuttles and find shuttle stops through the "SmartTraxx" app, which features a real-time map that displays shuttle locations, estimated arrival times and an alerts and messaging center to relay important service information from the University. Learn more about the campus shuttle system.

Bicycles on campus: Students who bring bicycles to campus are encouraged to register them, free of charge, with the Office of Safety and Security. Bicycles with motors are considered a motorized vehicle and will be subject to the same online registration process as other vehicles. There are approximately 15 bicycle racks located throughout campus, and bicycle storage rooms are located at Hunt, Reefe and Walgreen halls. Bicycle locks are recommended. In addition, all RIPTA buses, with the exception of the local trolleys, are fitted with racks that hold two bicycles.

Student Health Education

All new students participate in MyStudentBody, a three-part, computer-based prevention education course that addresses issues related to alcohol, drugs and sexual violence. Structured around a motivational self-assessment in each area, the program incorporates audio, video and interactive tools and lessons to teach students key concepts and skills. All new students must complete the course by Wednesday, Sept. 5. Learn more at