Welcome to Salve Regina! We are so happy that you are joining our campus community. Our Week of Welcome program will provide you with an educational and engaging introduction to life at Salve Regina. You will meet fellow new students, learn about University resources, and explore the campus and Newport community.
Week of Welcome programming is mandatory for all new students, including commuter and transfer students. There are several signature events included in Week of Welcome, including the day of service and Convocation. A variety of fun and engaging evening activities will also be offered, such as trivia and an outdoor movie.
During Week of Welcome, you will be assigned to a group of 30 or fewer students led by an orientation leader. We have identified indoor and outdoor spaces across campus where groups of this size can take part in programming. All activities will be offered in-person.
Our virtual orientation program was designed to help families take the critical next steps in supporting their student's successful transition to Salve Regina. The program featured a panel of University staff, students and alumni parents, along with breakout sessions and quick presentations on topics essential to the transition.
Missed the orientation program? Click the button below to access the recording using the password sGKqMdq3.
Our online orientation will help you connect with the Salve Regina community before you arrive on campus this fall. You’ll learn more about the offices and resources available to all students and take a virtual tour of campus.
Day of Service
Salve Regina considers participation in community service a visible way to live the University’s mercy mission. During the day of service, you will volunteer on or off campus with your First Year Transitions class. If you volunteer off campus, you will know where your service site is ahead of time so you can dress accordingly.
A University tradition that officially opens the new academic year and welcomes new students into the academic community, Convocation is a celebration that marks the beginning of your career at Salve Regina.