Salve Regina students dress casually for classes. Attire
varies from shorts, T-shirts, skirts and thin blouses for hot weather to long
trousers, jeans, warm shirts, jackets and coats for cold weather. There are
special occasions for which formal attire is needed. For example, some students
wear business attire for classroom presentations.
During September, the weather in Newport is mild. It
becomes cooler during October and November. Winter (December through
March-April) can be quite cold and snow is common. The snow usually melts and
falls again several times during winter. The temperature moderates in March or
April, and it is likely to rain during this time. Spring comes in late April or
May. By June, the temperature reaches summer levels.
The following is a list of items that students have found
to be a valuable packing reference. You will need these over the course of the
year, but they can be purchased upon your arrival. Please note that you may
wish to buy some or all of the following items when you arrive. There will be a
shopping trip during orientation.
- Clothing: Comfortable trousers, casual shorts, T-shirts and polo shirts,
casual shirts, dress shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts, casual dresses, dress
shoes, casual shoes, tennis shoes, hiking/sports shoes, flip-flops and sandals,
rain jacket, light jacket, winter coat, hat, gloves and snow boots, sportswear
and equipment. We also recommend that you bring at least one traditional/national outfit.
- Personal care: Toiletries (enough to last until
you find out what you like here), medicines (enough to last until you find out
what you need here), umbrella, book bag and backpack or day pack (for carrying
books, hiking or biking).
- Reference materials: Certain technical or
undergraduate books in your language which you may need and which may not be
available here and a dictionary for your language and English. The Salve Regina
bookstore can also order books for you. We also recommend that you bring a dictionary from your country.
It may be more appropriate to purchase electronic appliances in the United
States because of difference voltage requirements as well as shapes of
electrical wall outlets. Please note that the voltage in the United States is
What will be available in your dorm room (if applicable)
when you arrive: Bed (without sheets), dresser, desk and chair. Sheets,
blankets and pillows are not provided by the University. Please note that the
bed size is 92 cm by 203 cm by 18 cm.
For more information, call the Office of
International Programs at (401) 341-2372 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.