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Summer News Update

Move-In Day

  • New students: Check-in will take place by timeslot from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 1.
  • Returning students: Check-in will take place by timeslot from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6.

Students should report directly to their assigned residence hall or apartment during their scheduled arrival times. Timeslots may be selected utilizing My Housing. Students will then proceed to Rodgers Recreation Center for the onboarding process before returning to their residence hall to move in.

All students will need to arrive on campus with a negative COVID-19 test that has been taken within the last 72 hours. PCR and rapid (antigen) tests are accepted. At-home administered COVID-19 tests will not be accepted. Residence Life staff will be available to assist with check-in during the scheduled times.

Learn more about what to bring, what not to bring and things to coordinate with your roommate(s).

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome brings new students to Salve Regina to learn more about campus life, resources, tips and tricks for success. Over the course of the week, students meet new people and experience what life at Salve Regina is like before heading into the academic year. This engaging program is required for all first-year and new students. Week of Welcome will be facilitated by orientation leaders, who are current students trained in making the transition to college fun and understandable, along with peer mentors who co-facilitate the First Year Transitions (FYT) course that students take in their first semester. This week also includes the academic Convocation, day of service and mandatory first-year requirements to complete prior to starting classes.

Important Dates

  • Monday, Aug. 30 and Tuesday, Aug. 31: International orientation
  • Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 1: Move-in day for new students
  • Thursday, Sept. 2-Tuesday, Sept. 7: Week of Welcome
  • Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6: Move-in day for returning students
  • Tuesday, Sept. 7: Day of service and Convocation
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8: First day of classes for the fall 2021 semester
  • Thursday, Sept. 9: Involvement fair to check out student organizations on campus
  • Friday, Sept. 10: Friday Night Live fall kickoff

 

Bookstore

Miley Hall garden level
(401) 847-9086
0537mgr@follett.com
Website

Bookstore hours:

  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 through Friday, Sept. 3
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5
  • 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 10
  • 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.

Career Development

Stonor Hall
(401) 341-2913

career@salve.edu
Website

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.
  • 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 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 Community Engagement and Service

Gerety Hall, Room 201
(401) 341-2440
community.services@salve.edu
Website

The exploratory day of service will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 7. The day of service provides a common experience for new 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. 9 on the Gerety Hall lawn, in combination with the involvement fair. During the fair, local community partners will share their various volunteer opportunities and events for the year.

Counseling Services

Miley Hall, Room 011
(401) 341-2919
counselingservices@salve.edu
Website

Students can make appointments with licensed counselors beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be scheduled by calling (401) 341-2919, emailing counselingservices@salve.edu 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 Tuesday, Aug. 31. The information provided will allow the University to contact the individual(s) designated 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.

Facilities

54 East Bowery St.
(401) 341-2935

Students who experience issues with WiFi or internet should contact the Technology Services Center at at (401) 341-7777 or tsc@salve.edu.

Students should use SchoolDude to report an issue in the residence halls or a campus property. To access SchoolDude, log in to the Campus portal and search for the “Building Repairs” tab, then fill out the form and submit it. If necessary, students may reach facilities by calling (401) 341-3499 and leaving a message, however facilities is unable to confirm receipt of phone calls.

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

First Year Experience

All new 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.

Health Services

Miley Hall, Room 012
(401) 341-2904
healthservices@salve.edu

Website

Students can make appointments with nurse practitioners beginning Tuesday, Sep. 7. 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. All health forms must be submitted through the student health portal. Students who do not submit a completed health record will be unable to register for spring 2022 courses until the form is received.

Information Technology

McKillop Library, Room 008
(401) 341-7777
tsc@salve.edu
Website

IT staff will be available at Rodgers Recreation Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, Sep. 1 for new student move-in, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6 for returning student move-in. New students will receive their official Salve Regina ID and all students are invited to visit the "Genius Bar" for assistance with their technology needs.

Additional Technology Support Hours

  • 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 1, Miley Hall lobby
  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 and Friday, Sept. 3, McKillop Library
  • 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, Miley Hall lobby
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, McKillop Library, Room 002
  • 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6, Miley Hall lobby
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, McKillop Library
  • 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, Miley Hall lobby

eSports

The newly renovated and expanded eSports rooms in Gerety Hall are open 24 hours a day for students. They now feature 12 high-end Alienware gaming stations supporting 6-on-6 competition team formats, along with Xbox, PS/4 and Switch technology.

Media Monitoring Lab

O'Hare Academic Building, Room 141 has been enhanced with dedicated audiovisual technologies to support state-of-the-art media monitoring technology from Sprout Social. The lab will enhance teaching and learning within the English communications curriculum, allowing students to monitor media and social media streams around the world in real time with advanced analytics, including sentiment analysis.

Coming Soon - Seahawk Presentation Station

A new “one button” studio in McKillop Library’s lower level (Room 012) will be online later this fall. The studio will be available to all members of the Salve Regina community. Anyone will be able to reserve time in the studio to make high-quality audio/video recordings independently and/or with IT technical support. Some applications include, but are not necessarily limited to, faculty pre-recording lectures, student use for completion of academic assignments, administrative use for general video recordings.

Expanded Outdoor Wireless Coverage

State-of-the-art exterior wireless networking will be in place at the start of the fall semester for the areas between McKillop Library and Gerety Hall, with full high-speed wireless networking coverage on the great lawn area of Gerety Hall. Toppa Field will also have expanded wireless networking coverage and dramatically increased capacity online for the fall semester.

Campus Portal

The Campus portal allows members of the Salve Regina community to post and manage their own content. Access a personalized portal dashboard at campus.salve.edu/dashboard.

Mail Services

McKillop Library, garden level
(401) 341-2235
mailroom@salve.edu
Website

Package and mail pickup services are for resident students only. Regular hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mail Services is closed on 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 donotreply@salve.edu 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 to the University community. They have a daily UPS/FedEx pickup, so prepaid returns may be dropped off at this location.

McKillop Library

(401) 341-2291
salvelibrarian@salve.edu
Website

The library is looking forward to full in-person services for students in 2021. A few highlights:

  • Friday evening hours are back. The library will be open until 8 p.m. on Fridays to help students finish out the school week or get a jump start on the week to come.
  • Soft seating throughout the first floor is also back.
  • The cafe will be open for business as usual, so come grab coffee and food, meet with classmates and professors, take a break from marathon study sessions, or just relax and soak up the scholarly atmosphere in the library.
  • The library now has full online access to the New York Times. Visit the website to find out more and to set up an account for free access.

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

mercycenter@salve.edu

Website

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:

  • Masses of Welcome: 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
  • Taize prayer services: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, Monday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Dec. 1, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
  • Mercy Week: Sept. 21-29
  • Fall retreat: Friday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Oct. 24 (off campus)
  • Waffleween: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Mercy Center for Spiritual Life
  • Faith in athletics: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving prayer service: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel

Mass schedule for Our Lady of Mercy Chapel:

  • Weekday Mass: Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.
  • Sunday Mass: 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation: Before or after Mass or by appointment
  • Classes for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation): contact MaryAnne Davey at maryanne.davey@salve.edu

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to enjoy quiet time for rest and reflection in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, which is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Registrar

Ochre Court, Room 203
(401) 341-2943
sruregistrar@salve.edu
Website

Safety and Security

Tobin Hall
(401) 341-2325
Website

Parking regulations: First-year resident students 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 upper-level 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: 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 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 vehicles 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 Tobin Hall Sept. 5-17 during the following hours:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends
  • After Friday, Sept. 17, students may pick up permits between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 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. 20. 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 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.

Student Health Education

Salve Regina offers EVERFI as part of its First Year Transitions program. Through online courses about alcohol and drug misuse prevention, sexual assault prevention and building healthy relationships, EVERFI aims to increase knowledge, decrease harmful behaviors and provide information to help students make good decisions. All new students will receive an email from the system with the required modules. This must be completed by Sep. 15. Learn more at salve.edu/dean-of-students.