Commencement - Information for Guests

Information for Guests



Accommodations in the Newport area during Commencement weekend are always in high demand. Salve Regina recommends working with Discover Newport for your accommodation needs. They may be reached at (800) 326-6030. In addition, the University's hotel partners may be offering special discounts for this weekend.

Guests With Special Accommodations

  • Undergraduate ceremony: During ticket pickup, undergraduate students should inform staff if any member of their party requires special accommodation seating or a parking pass for vehicles displaying DMV-issued handicapped license plates or disability placards.
  • Graduate ceremony: Graduate students should note any guest needs regarding special accommodations for seating and parking on the Commencement RSVP form.

On the day of the ceremony, a disability placard/handicap license plate must be visibly presented alongside the parking pass issued by Salve Regina to gain access to the designated handicap/disability parking area.

Guests requiring special accommodations, along with their escorts, are advised to utilize the designated drop-off area situated at the intersection of Shepard and Ochre Point avenues. Upon arrival on campus, security personnel will be available to provide guidance. To ensure enhanced accessibility and safety, a dedicated section within the tent will be allocated to accommodate wheelchair-bound guests and their escorts.

Food Service and Facilities

Jazzman Cafe, located in the O'Hare Academic Building, will have beverages and snacks for sale during both Commencement ceremonies. Flowers will also be on sale at a table near the Commencement tent during both ceremonies. Restrooms will be available in the O'Hare Academic Building.

Photography and Videography

GradImages, Inc. will take close-up pictures of each graduate as degrees are being conferred. Information on how to purchase pictures will be sent directly to your home by the vendor. They may be contacted at (800) 261-2576 or

The Office of Marketing and Communications will livestream the Commencement ceremonies. Details on how to access this content will be made available on the Commencement website shortly before the weekend.