- New students: Check-in will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.
- Returning students: Check-in will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2.
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 Friday, Aug. 30. International students arrive Monday, 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.
- Friday, Aug. 30: Orientation session 6 (transfer and international students)
- Sunday, Sept. 1: Move-in day for new students
- Monday, Sept. 2: Move-in day for returning resident students
- Monday, Sept. 2-Friday, Sept. 6: Parking permit pickup
- Tuesday, Sept. 3: Convocation
- Wednesday, Sept. 4: First day of classes for the fall 2019 semester
- Wednesday, Sept. 11: Drop/add deadline
The bookstore will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2. 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 Regina 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.
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
- “AchieveWORKS” 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
- “Senior Summit” career readiness conference (fall 2019)
- Rhode Island Educator Career Forum (spring 2020)
- 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
The Exploratory Day of Service will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. 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. 5 on the Gerety Hall lawn. During the fair, local community partners will share their various volunteer opportunities and events for the year.
The Center for Student Development (CSD) promotes student success and engagement by focusing on co-curricular learning and leadership. In addition, the CSD enhances student learning through co-curricular experiences that cultivate holistic growth, leadership and wellness and provide tools to create positive social change. Students are invited to work with CSD staff to help make connections that build the best possible Salve Regina experience.
First Year Experience
The CSD provides transitional support for new students as they embark on their first year at Salve Regina. All new, matriculating students are enrolled in a First Year Transitions (FYT) course during their first semester. The course is designed to support students’ transition into college life and to promote an exploration of self-awareness and personal identity. FYT course sections are designed to be small (fewer than 22 students). They are taught by faculty and staff and are co-taught by peer mentors who are current Salve Regina students. Students in a FYT section share enrollment in a University Seminar course in their first semester.
Navigator Leadership Development Program
The Navigator Leadership Development Program assists students in developing as leaders through social responsibility. Each year of the four-year program is themed on aspects of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development – individual, group, community and global. Students develop core values by attending co-curricular programs and completing various activities that meet the learning outcomes for Navigator. The program fuses the social change model with Salve Regina’s mercy mission in a way that provides tools to enact positive social change within the Salve Regina community and beyond. Students progress through the Navigator pathway by using Portfolium to receive electronic badges for program benchmarks. For more information, email email@example.com.
Portoflium is a digital portfolio that gives students the ability to build an organized, visual record of their academic, co-curricular and professional stories using the work they complete both in and out of the classroom. Students are able to upload work samples including photos, videos, presentations and papers to showcase their knowledge, skills and experiences. The Center for Student Development introduces students to Portfolium and, with other departments, works with students to develop their digital portfolio to capture their leadership, coursework, employment and other co-curricular and extracurricular experiences. Students control how public their Portfolium is, including the ability to share it with peers, faculty, future employers and graduate programs. Portfolium remains with a student for life, and it can serve as a valuable tool for updating lifetime accomplishments and searching for future employment.
Students can make appointments with licensed counselors beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be scheduled by calling (401) 341-2919, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Regina are particularly encouraged to seek out counseling services.
Students should submit emergency contact and missing persons information by Friday, Aug. 16. Under My Information in the middle column of the portal, click “My Salve,” then click “User Options.” Choose “Emergency Information” and complete both contact cards (Emergency Contact & Missing Person Contact) by using the edit (pencil) icon.
The information provided will allow the University to contact the designated individual to inform them if you experience a major health or safety issue, or if you are determined to be missing as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
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Salve Regina uses Cox Communications for Internet and cable TV service. If you experience any issues with your cable equipment or Internet, call 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.
Students can make appointments with nurse practitioners beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. 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 2020 courses until the form is received.
Extended hours for Technical Services and the Help Desk
- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Miley Hall garden-level lounge and entrance to Hunt and Reefe halls (weather dependent)
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, McKillop Library, Room 008
- 2-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, McKillop Library first floor
- 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Thursday, Sept. 6, McKillop Library, Room 008
- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept 5, McKillop Library, Room 008
Extended hours for the card office (McKillop Library, Room 002)
- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1
- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2
- 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3
Network access requirements: Prior to joining the campus wireless network, all computers need to meet two important requirements.
- Minimum supported operating system. Salve Regina supports Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 and Apple MacOS 10.15 Catalina, MacOS 10.14 Mojave, MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and 10.12 Sierra. Windows XP/Vista and Apple OS X 10.5-10.11 are no longer supported, since security updates are no longer provided by Microsoft and Apple for these versions.
- Antivirus software: All computers must have antivirus software installed, enabled and updated. A list of free antivirus software is available at salve.edu/tech-tips-and-frequently-asked-questions under “Are there any software requirements for my computer?”
Office 365: Office 365 can be used online or downloaded and installed locally on your computer. To use Office 365 online, log in to portal.office.com with your Salve Regina credentials and select the app you would like to use. To install Microsoft Office on your computer, log in to portal.office.com with your Salve Regina credentials and select “Install Microsoft Office” on the top right. 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, log in to portal.office.com with your Salve Regina credentials and select the OneDrive app. To use the storage, simply drag and drop the file you wish to save to the app.
New services: Adobe Creative Cloud Software Suite is now available on all public computer workstations and computer labs in the McKillop Library and Antone Academic Center. This includes powerful photo editing, video editing, website and graphic design tools.
Classroom upgrades: New computer technology and software images have been installed in the DiStefano Lecture Hall and McKillop Library, Rooms 005, 006 and 317. A new state-of-the-art digital forensics lab has been assembled at Salve Regina’s Center for Adult Education in Warwick, and all Ricoh printers on campus have been upgraded.
Feedback: Information Technology is prototyping new technology offerings for the residence halls and wants students’ voices to be heard. The goal is to provide enhanced video content, networking services and AV technology in the residence halls. Students are encouraged to complete the residence hall technology survey.
Information Technology is also seeking community feedback to inform their efforts to improve technology services for the Salve Regina community. Two kiosks in the garden level of McKillop Library are hosting an IT survey. The survey link is also included in the automated email from Technology Services whenever a support request is closed.
Mail Services will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 for students to pick up any parcels they had shipped in advance. Hand carts will be available.
Regular hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mail Services is closed weekends, holidays and occasionally during weather emergencies.
All packages and mail should be addressed as follows:
Student’s first and last name
Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Ave
Newport RI 02840-4192
Packages and mail: Students are notified of package and mail arrival via email. Packages and mail may be picked up at the service window during operating hours. Remember to bring your student ID, as packages will not be released without proper identification. Please note: Delivery notices received through Amazon or other vendors does not mean the package has been processed through Salve Regina’s receiving system. Students will receive an email from email@example.com when their package is processed and ready for pickup.
Purchasing stamps and sending mail: Mail Services sells stamps and provides services for shipping via USPS, UPS and FedEx. They have a daily UPS/FedEx pickup, so prepaid returns may be dropped off at this location.
The library has been busy this summer. A few highlights:
- Craftspeople are working hard on the new cafe, which is scheduled to open in mid-September. Students will be able to grab coffee and food, meet with classmates and professors, take a break from marathon study sessions, or just caffeinate and soak up the scholarly atmosphere in the library.
- By popular request, the library purchased eight new rolling whiteboards, for a total of 16.
- On the third-floor landing, take a break and view paintings donated by local artist and scholarship donor Johannes von Gumppenberg.
- On the silent third floor, there are 20 new carrels for private and uninterrupted study, which have been fitted with electrical outlets for charging devices.
- Wall-mounted flat screen displays with connectivity for laptops and mobile devices have been added to group study rooms 306 and 317.
Everyone is welcome at the Mercy Center. Students are encouraged to build community, to deepen their faith, to engage in service, to seek justice and to become leaders formed by mercy. Students will find a hospitable and nurturing environment that affirms and empowers them in their search for meaning. The Mercy Center enhances the University’s mission to provide an educational experience that is personally transformative and is committed to making manifest God’s love and mercy to all.
The Mercy Center invites students to the following events:
- Mass to welcome the Class of 2023: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Opening Mass for the 2019-2020 academic year: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Ice cream party hosted by Mercy in Motion: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Mercy Center
- Mercy Week: Sept. 19-26
- Fall retreat: Friday, Oct. 18 to Sunday, Oct. 20 (off campus)
- Waffleween: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, Mercy Center
Mass schedule for Our Lady of Mercy Chapel:
- Weekday Mass at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (student liturgy)
- Sacrament of Reconciliation: Before or after Mass or by appointment
- 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.
In early September, the Office of the Registrar will launch electronic forms for students and faculty through a platform called Etrieve. In October, students and faculty advisors will transition from WebAdvisor to My Salve for registration, degree planning and advising. Once the transition is complete, the registration, degree planning and advising functionality in WebAdvisor will no longer be available and My Salve will be the sole platform used for these processes.
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. 2. 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. 9. 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, Gerety Hall 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.
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. 4. Learn more at salve.edu/dean-of-students.