Students enroll in the New Student Seminar during their first academic year at Salve Regina. The New Student Seminar is a one-credit course designed to develop the skills and attitudes – both academic and social – that are crucial to becoming a successful college student and a contributor to one’s community.
In addition to facilitating the New Student Seminar, instructors serve as students’ advisers during their first year at Salve Regina. Student Mentors co-facilitate the New Student Seminar and offer first-year students a true scope of what life is like at Salve Regina. First-year students are encouraged to get to know their peers, instructor/adviser and mentor.
First-year students are grouped into small learning communities enrolled in three common courses, providing them with a core of resources: the three instructors of the portal, literature and seminar courses, along with the seminar’s mentor. These courses explore themes of personal and social responsibility, as well as personal wellness and social justice.
The three common courses:
- Seeking Wisdom
- What it Means to be Human
- New Student Seminar (fall semester)