Fall 2013 Academic Calendar
- Sunday, Sept. 1 - Freshmen and new students arrive
- Tuesday, Sept. 3 - All resident students arrive, Convocation
- Wednesday, Sept. 4 - Fall classes begin
- Wednesday, Sept. 11 - Drop/add deadline
- Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29 - Fall Festival Weekend
- Monday, Oct. 14 - Columbus Day (classes canceled)
- Friday, Oct. 25 - Withdrawal deadline
- Tuesday, Nov. 5 to Monday, Nov. 11 - Registration for spring semester courses
- Monday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day (classes meet)
- Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 1 - Thanksgiving break (classes canceled)
- Thursday, Dec. 12 to Wednesday, Dec. 18 - Final exams
- Thursday, Dec. 19 - Christmas break begins
- Sunday, Sept. 1 - ThinkFast game show, 9 p.m., Rodgers Recreation Center
- Monday, Sept. 2 - Welcome dance with music by WSRU, 9 p.m. to midnight, Ochre Court
- Tuesday, Sept. 3 - Welcome barbecue, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Wakehurst and McKillop Library lawns
- Wednesday, Sept. 4 - Hypnotist Larry Volz, 8 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall
- Thursday, Sept. 5 - Things for Thursday: Spike's hot dogs and Del's lemonade, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wakehurst
- Friday, Sept. 6 - Friday Night Live kickoff: Welcome to the Jungle, 7-11 p.m., Wakehurst
- Saturday, Sept. 7 - Saturday Showdown: Minute to Win It, 9 p.m., Wakehurst
- Save the Date: Club Rush, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Wakehurst lawn
Office of Campus Life
Walgreen Hall administrative wing
Residence Hall Check-In
Check-in to the residence halls for new students will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. Check-in for upper-class students will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. You should go directly to your assigned residence hall or apartment. Campus Life staff will not be available to assist with check-in until the scheduled time.
As a reminder, housing assignments were sent during the second week of July. Check your Salve Regina email account for details and instructions to finding your room placement.
Click here to learn more about what to bring, what not to bring and things to coordinate with your roommate(s).
Click here for the 2013 Explorientation schedule.
Welcome to our new students and congratulations. College is a very exciting time in your life. You will meet new people, learn more about yourself, discover new ideas, collaborate with professors and live on your own. To jump-start your first year experience at Salve Regina, we have designed Explorientation, a collaborative and required program consisting of activities that will help you meet people, learn about Salve Regina and its campus and prepare for a successful year in college.
During Explorientation, you will meet your First Year Experience mentor, who co-facilitates your New Student Seminar with your instructor. Your mentor is a current student at Salve Regina who has volunteered to support you as you transition into our social and scholarly community. Your mentor will guide you throughout Explorientation, and together with your New Student Seminar group, you will participate in volunteer work during our first Day of Service at Salve Regina.
Explorientation will end with the academic Convocation, a Salve Regina tradition that welcomes you to the University. See your future professors in their regalia and hear from your Class Dean, Student Government Association president and other members of our campus and local community.
Learning happens both in and outside of the classroom. Check out the ThinkFast game show, attend the Welcome Dance and stop by the McKillop Library open house. Explore your new campus, meet new people and get ready for the next four years at Salve Regina.
Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Director of First Year Experience
Dean of Students
J. Malcolm Smith
Smith has worked in higher education for more than 15 years, serving at multiple institutions in a variety of capacities. He has directed multiple student conduct offices, orientation, external affairs and parent programs, and has also worked with student government, retention efforts, advocacy, ombuds initiatives and crisis management.
Smith has worked on the national level through consulting experiences and professional associations. Recently, he served on the faculty at the ASCA-sponsored Gehring Academy focusing on sexual misconduct and Title IX issues. Smith and his family are looking forward to meeting all of the students, faculty and staff at Salve Regina.
"I am excited to work with such an outstanding student body toward the goal of giving them an even greater voice at this amazing university," Smith said. "I am looking forward to helping students, faculty and staff make Salve an even better place that we will all continue to love and cherish throughout life. Go Seahawks!"
Class Deans are current faculty members who serve as mentors and support your academic, personal and holistic success. Class Deans move with you as you progress toward graduation. They are a source of inspiration and a resource to enhance your learning and co-curricular experience at Salve Regina.
Class of 2017 Dean
Dr. Martha McCann Rose
Professor of Education
"I'm honored to be a Class Dean," Rose said. "I hope to be the 'first stop' for the students in my class; I hope to help them find resources, options and possibilities. I hope to build a sense of community where we watch out for each other, and I hope to foster enthusiasm for the mercy values. And I hope we have fun."
Class of 2016 Dean
Dr. Jayme Hennessy
Associate Professor of Religious and Theological Studies
Class of 2015 Dean
Dr. JD Swanson
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Center for Student Development
Miley Hall garden level
The Center for Student Development values the importance of learning and student transformation. Grounded in academic, personal and holistic student success, the center provides programs, exploratory advising and mentoring opportunities for all students. Academic programs and student services consist of Class Deans, peer mentoring and comprehensive student experience programs.
Upon entrance to the University, new students are assigned a New Student Seminar instructor who also serves as an academic adviser during their first year. As part of the New Student Seminar, students are encouraged to connect with their prospective area of academic interest, learn about Salve Regina and develop the academic and personal skills to be a successful college student. Once a student has declared a major, a faculty adviser in that program area is assigned to the student. The center supports the academic advisement of students who are undecided about a major and hosts a variety of programming for students who may be exploring different majors and minors.
The center also supports the transition of transfer students into the Salve Regina community. Working with Admissions and the Office of the Registrar, the center provides advising support for new transfer students and helps transfer students get connected with a class, a class experience and a Class Dean.
Experience programs - including the first year, sophomore, junior and senior year experience - help students successfully navigate their Salve Regina experience. All experience programs aim to provide students with multiple and intentional activities and programs that speak to their learning, experiential and developmental goals.
Miley Hall garden level
Regular bookstore hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Hours differ during the first two weeks of the semester and non-academic periods, and will be posted on the bookstore's website.
The bookstore provides a wide variety of affordable course materials, including new and used, printed and digital titles for purchase or rent. The textbook rental program provides deep upfront savings and the freedom to highlight and take notes. Students who change their minds can convert their rental to purchase with no hidden fees.
In addition to its robust rental program, the bookstore offers a variety of digital learning technologies in-store and online, including Follett's CafeScribe, inkling, Copia and many more. Digital materials enable busy students to study anytime, anywhere and may feature interactive tools such as video, animation and models.
Walgreen Hall administrative wing
The Office of Career Development plays an active and vital role in helping students prepare for their careers. Some of the many resources and services that the office provides for students include:
- Choosing a major
- Exploring potential career fields
- Creating an effective resume and cover letter
- Applying for student employment positions
- Developing interviewing and networking skills
- Understanding job and internship search strategies
- Applying to graduate school
- Salve Regina Gateway, the online system offering full- and part-time jobs, internships, student employment, career programs and on-campus recruiting
To request repairs or report problems using SchoolDude, click here and use the code 137699840. The form is also available in the Quick Links area of My Salve under "Request Building Repairs." SchoolDude will ask for your Salve Regina email address, and first-time users also need to enter their name and phone number. From there, complete the form and enter the password, which is always "salve." After the form is submitted, the system will send email updates as the request is accepted and completed.
You can still reach the facilities department via phone, however the office will be unable to confirm receipt of your call. For after-hours emergency repairs, call the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325 or (401) 341-5500.
Please note: Cox Communications supplies all of Salve Regina's residence halls, apartments and houses with cable TV and high-speed Internet. Students who experience issues with these services should call the Cox support line at (866) 402-0901.
Enhanced wireless on campus
The University enhanced its wireless network capacities this summer, particularly in Miley and Walgreen halls and the Rodgers Recreation Center. Last year, use of the wireless network exceeded the use of the wired network for the first time. This enhancement accommodates the University's need for greater convenience and mobility with wireless access.
Cox Communications renewal
Salve Regina has negotiated a three-year renewal with Cox Communications to provide more focused technology services throughout student housing. In addition to cable TV in every room, expanded Internet bandwidth capacities for every resident student and hallway phone service, the University will now receive premium TV stations in designated student lounge areas.
My WebCourses has a new look and feel this academic year. Salve Regina is using the Canvas learning management system, which has many features to encourage greater collaboration among students and faculty. Canvas can be used as a supplement to traditional classroom courses along with hybrid and online courses. Your professor will let you know if your course is using the new My WebCourses.
The University is implementing a campus-wide digital signage system. The first installations are planned in the Miley cafeteria, the McKillop Library and the Rodgers Recreation Center. These pilot locations will help the University formulate a more comprehensive communication strategy for the Salve Regina community.
The McKillop Library houses Salve Regina's collection of books, journals, databases, newspapers and DVDs and provides access to millions of items statewide through the Higher Education Library Information Network, Rhode Island's academic library consortium. All of the library's resources may be accessed online.
A team of information professionals is always available to assist students with their learning needs. The Learning Commons provides PC and Mac workstations with Adobe and Microsoft Office products and Internet access. The library also offers areas for group work, quiet study space on the third floor, a snack shop and a browsing collection that includes magazines, bestsellers and films.
Mercy Center for Spiritual Life
The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life fosters the religious and spiritual growth of the Salve Regina community. Through prayer, community service, retreats, celebrations of the sacraments, community events and other activities, students develop and share their gifts and talents, assume leadership roles, form bonds of friendship and strengthen their relationships with one another and with God.
The Mercy Center invites students to the following events:
- Welcoming Mass for the Class of 2017 - 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Opening Mass for the 2013-2014 academic year - 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Ice cream party hosted by Mercy in Motion - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Mercy Center
- Freshman Connections Retreat - Friday, Sept. 20 to Saturday, Sept. 21
- Mercy Day celebration - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Miley cafeteria
Liturgy in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Weekday Mass at 12:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday
- Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (student liturgy)
- Sacrament of Reconciliation: Contact Father Kris von Maluski before or after Mass, or call (401) 341-2368
Miley Hall garden level
Students can make appointments with licensed counselors beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4. 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 Adviser 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.
Miley Hall garden level
Students can make appointments with nurse practitioners beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4. Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.
First year students who have not returned their health forms to Health Services should do so as soon as possible.
Student Health Education
Rodgers Recreation Center
During the fall semester, all first-year students participate in MyStudentBody, a three-part, computer-based prevention program that addresses abuses related to alcohol and drugs. MyStudentBody empowers students to make well-informed decisions and help them better cope with their peers' drinking and drug-related behaviors. Students will be informed through the New Student Seminar as to when they should begin the online program.
Office of Safety and Security
Freshman residents are not permitted to have automobiles on campus or within the city of Newport during the academic year. Upperclassmen are assigned parking in the vicinity of their residence halls. Resident students who park on a city street or in other campus parking lots are subject to ticketing for violating this policy. Commuter students are not permitted to use resident lots.
Click here to learn more about Salve Regina's parking regulations.
All vehicles parked on Salve Regina property must have a valid permit. Students must register their vehicle online through My Salve. The registration form is located in the User Account section of My Information.
Students may pick up their parking permits in the Office of Safety and Security from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sept. 6. A valid registration and proof of insurance is needed to pick up parking permits. The cost is $75 per year, which will be automatically billed to the student account.
All students must have a valid parking permit by Monday, Sept. 9. Failure to have a valid permit may result in ticketing and towing.
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 Office of Safety and Security, the Office of Campus Life, Miley Hall, Wakehurst and the O'Hare Academic Center.
Salve Regina shuttle
An on-campus shuttle that operates between residence halls, academic buildings, the Rodgers Recreation Center and the McKillop Library is available daily from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Additionally, off-campus shuttle service operates from 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday and 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday following a prescribed route through the city of Newport.
Bicycles on campus
Students who bring bicycles to campus are encouraged to register their bicycles, free of charge, with the Office of Safety and Security. Bicycles with motors attached, including small scooters, are strictly prohibited.
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 bicycles.
Salve Regina's social media hub connects members of the University community with our administrative offices, academic departments and student organizations on a variety of social media platforms. Click here to view the social media hub.