Summer is almost over, and the fall 2022 semester is just around the corner. Our Summer News Update is an important resource to help new and returning students have a good start to the academic year. It's packed with updated and relevant information to keep in mind as you prepare to head back to campus.
Move-In for Resident Students
- New students: Move-in will take place by time block from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Time blocks may be selected in My Housing. New students should report directly to their assigned residence hall during their scheduled arrival time.
- Returning students: Move-in will take place by time block from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Time blocks may be selected in My Housing. Returning students should check in at the south porch (Leroy Avenue side) of the Rodgers Recreation Center during their scheduled arrival time.
All students must have a negative antigen (rapid) test within the 24 hours prior to their arrival on campus. You are not required to report a negative result. If you test positive, email a photo that includes your positive result, full name and test date to firstname.lastname@example.org and remain away from campus. Health Services will contact you to discuss the specifics of your case.
New Seahawk Orientation
New Seahawk Orientation allows new students to learn more about campus life and gain resources, tips and tricks for college success. Students meet new people and experience what life at Salve Regina is like before heading into the academic year. This program is required for all first-year and transfer students, and is led by orientation leaders – current students trained to make the transition to college fun and understandable – along with peer mentors who co-facilitate the First Year Transitions course that students take in their first semester. This week also includes Convocation, the Newport Immersion program and requirements to complete prior to starting classes.
- Monday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Sept. 1: International student orientation
- Friday, Sept. 2: Move-in day for new students
- Friday, Sept. 2 to Tuesday, Sept. 6: New Seahawk Orientation
- Monday, Sept. 5 and Tuesday, Sept. 6: Move-in days for returning students
- Tuesday, Sept. 6: Orientation for transfer students
- Tuesday, Sept. 6: Convocation
- Wednesday, Sept. 7: First day of classes for the fall 2022 semester
- Thursday, Sept. 8: Involvement fair to learn about and join clubs and organizations
- Friday, Sept. 9: Friday Night Live fall kickoff
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. It offers 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
- "TruTalent" online career assessment
- Career readiness workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies
- Student employment program
- On-campus interviews and employer information sessions
- "Career Connections" networking events
- Handshake, our comprehensive online career system offering a real-time calendar of career events along with an extensive database of full/part-time jobs, internships and student employment options
Center for Community Engagement and Service
Embedded within New Seahawk Orientation is the two-day Newport Immersion program, which provides opportunities for incoming students to connect with their new home by building community with fellow classmates and Aquidneck Island neighbors. Students will explore Aquidneck Island community partners and discover cultural, historical and environmental sites. They will also engage in direct service and solidarity along with a reflection of the University mission and the critical concerns of the local community.
The annual involvement fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 on the Gerety Hall lawn. The event will provide opportunities for students to connect with more than 70 student clubs and organizations. Aquidneck Island community partners will also share various service opportunities and events for the year.
Students can make appointments with licensed counselors beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be scheduled by calling (401) 341-2919, emailing email@example.com 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.
Emergency Contact Information
All students should submit emergency contact and missing persons information by Wednesday, Aug. 31. The information they provide will allow the University to contact the individual(s) designate to inform them if a student experiences a major health or safety issue, or if they are determined to be missing as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
Students should also ensure that their user profile in My Salve is up to date and includes a cell phone number.
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Students who experience issues with their Wi-Fi or internet should contact the Technology Services Center at (401) 341-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students should use SchoolDude to report issues in residence halls and campus buildings. To access SchoolDude, log in to the Campus portal and search "Building Repairs" to access the request form. If necessary, students may call (401) 341-3499 and leave a message, however staff are unable to confirm receipt of phone calls. The facilities office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend staff are also on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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. 6. 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 records to Health Services should do so as soon as possible. All health forms must be submitted on the student health portal. Students who do not have completed health records on file by Wednesday, Sept. 14 will have their course registration dropped and a fee will be assessed to reactivate registration.
IT staff will be available at Miley Hall (lower level) and the Rodgers Recreation Center on Friday, Sept. 2 to address technology needs and issue ID cards to new students without an approved photo on file. In addition, the Technology Services Center (TSC), located in McKillop Library, Room 002, will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for assistance and walk-in service.
General technology support will be available:
- 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Rodgers Recreation Center
- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Miley Hall lower level
- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, McKillop Library, Room 002
- 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 through Tuesday, Sept. 6, McKillop Library, Room 002
Regular hours in McKillop Library, Room 002 beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7:
- 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
- Noon to 9 p.m. Sunday
WebEx and Zoom: IT recommends and supports Cisco WebEx, which offers HD streaming and recording as well as support for live events with hundreds of participants. For training documentation and support, see the help guide: How to Use Cisco Webex to Schedule and Join Meetings. IT also offers Zoom for class meetings. Salve Regina’s Zoom site is available at salve-edu.zoom.us.
Secure remote access: For those working off campus, IT provides remote connectivity services. For more information, see the help guide: VPN Connection Guide.
Documents: Those who plan to share files with other members of the community should consider using Microsoft OneDrive. It is safe, secure, and does not require VPN access. To learn how to share files using Microsoft OneDrive, see the help guide: Microsoft OneDrive - How to Share Files.
eSports: Located in Gerety Hall and open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight, the eSports room features 12 high-end Alienware gaming stations supporting 6-on-6 competition team formats, along with Xbox, PS4 and Switch technology. For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (401) 341-2915 or email@example.com.
Seahawk presentation station: Located in McKillop Library, Room 012, this studio is available to all members of the Salve Regina community. Anyone may reserve time to make high-quality audio/video recordings independently or with IT support. Applications include faculty pre-recording lectures, student use for completion of academic assignments and administrative use for general video recordings.
Expanded wireless coverage: Toppa Field will have new expanded wireless networking coverage and dramatically increased capacity online for the fall semester.
Regular hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. There is a daily UPS/FedEx/USPS pickup. Prepaid returns may be dropped off at this location.
Everyone at McKillop Library is looking forward to students returning to Salve Regina. When students get to campus, come by and say hi. A few other news items might be of interest:
- The library will be open until 8 p.m. on Fridays to help students finish out the week or get a jump on the week to come. For a full schedule of the library's hours, visit salve.libcal.com/hours.
- Bean bag chairs are back on the second floor.
- Come check out McKillop Library's new Library of Things. The library currently has a selection of lawn games, board games and bakeware that can be borrowed by students, faculty and staff.
- Follow the library on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information on events, giveaways, research tips and library memes.
- Archives and Special Collections continues to add to its digital collections, including the records of Salve Regina's first president, Mother Mary Matthew Doyle, and the extensive collection of press releases that give a detailed timeline of activities on campus over several decades.
- Around 100 new scholarly eBooks from university presses are added to the library's JSTOR eBook collection each week. Each chapter of these eBooks can easily be downloaded as a PDF file.
- New e-resources are available to support research, including the New York Times digital edition, which allows full access to the online newspaper content, and Social Explorer, which provides location-based data and tools to visualize data.
Mercy Center for Spiritual Life
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 of welcome – 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Taize spiritual prayer service – first Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Ice cream party – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, Mercy Center for Spiritual Life
- Mercy Week – Sept. 23-27
- Fall picnic at the president’s house – 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13
- Fall retreat – Saturday, Oct. 15
- Waffleween – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, Mercy Center for Spiritual Life
Mass schedule for Our Lady of Mercy Chapel:
- 5 p.m. Sunday
- 12:30 p.m. Tuesday
- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
- Sacrament of Reconciliation: Before or after Mass or by appointment
- Classes for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation): contact Amy Cady at email@example.com.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to enjoy quiet time for rest and reflection in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, which is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Safety and Security
Parking regulations: First-year resident students are not permitted to have vehicles on campus or within the city of Newport during the academic year, including motorized bicycles, scooters and mopeds. All upper-level resident students 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: The vehicle registration process is open for the 2022-2023 academic year. All previously issued resident and commuter decals have expired. All motorized vehicles (including scooters) parked on Salve Regina property must have a valid permit. To register your vehicle online, log in to My Information. Click "Students," then click "Online Vehicle Registration Form" under User Account. Commuter students are reminded to enter or update their local address when prompted.
The cost is $125 per year for undergraduate vehicles/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 Sept. 4-16.
- Weekday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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. 19. Failure to have a valid permit will result in ticketing and the possibility of vehicle booting or towing. Please allow 24 hours for decals to be processed.
Should you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 "Passio GO" 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 displays shuttle locations, estimated arrival times and an alerts and messaging center to relay important service information from the University.
Student Health Education
Salve Regina believes in the importance of creating a safe, healthy and welcoming environment for community members. To achieve this goal, new students must complete a series of online trainings before they arrive for New Seahawk Orientation. These self-paced, interactive learning activities allow students to explore critical issues, reflect on personal decision making, and learn about the policies and expectation that shape the Salve Regina community. These trainings are linked to the student’s salve.edu email account and all students received an invitation to the platform in July. For more information, email email@example.com.