Parking and Transportation

Freshman resident students are not permitted to have automobiles on campus or within the city of Newport during the academic year (September-May). Violating this policy will result in ticketing and towing. Freshmen must complete two semesters at any institute of higher education before a vehicle is authorized. It is never based on the number of college credits a student has when entering the freshman year.

Freshman resident violations:

  • First violation: $50 fine and loss of sophomore privilege for 30 days.
  • Second violation: $50 fine, tow and loss of sophomore privilege for the first semester.
  • Three or more violations: $50 fine, tow, loss of privilege for the entire sophomore year and referral to the dean of students for student conduct review.

Freshman resident students who have not received a Salve Regina parking ticket but have been identified by other means as having a motor vehicle on campus or within the city of Newport will also be held responsible for violating this policy.

One Car/One Space Policy (Resident Policy)

Upper-class resident students are assigned parking in an authorized area on campus. Automobiles may not be used for any reason for on-campus transportation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. This includes all campus parking lots (other than the one assigned) and Newport city streets adjacent to the University (see below for additional information).

Only the Office of Safety and Security may authorize an exception to this policy. If an exception is granted, the student is responsible to get the name and badge number of the officer granting permission.

Resident and Commuter Students

The City of Newport restricts parking on the following streets between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.:

  • Lawrence Avenue (between Webster and Leroy)
  • Narragansett Avenue
  • Victoria Avenue
  • Ward Avenue
  • Webster Street
  • Wetmore Avenue

Students parked at these locations are subject to policy violations issued by Salve Regina Safety and Security in addition to parking tickets by the Newport police.


The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides free transportation to students with a valid Salve Regina ID.

Two RIPTA trolleys run simultaneously through campus from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Students with valid IDs may also use any statewide RIPTA service such as Providence or Kingston. 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.

University Shuttle

Beginning in fall 2015, Salve Regina will provide regularly scheduled shuttle service to and from designated stops on and off campus via the new campus shuttle system. The shuttle will operate from 7 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday and from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Shuttle stops are conveniently located near residence halls, academic buildings and other University facilities as well as four off-campus locations in downtown Newport. Student IDs will be required to board all buses and a maximum of two guests per student will be allowed. Guests must be accompanied by a Salve Regina student at any given time.

Students can track the shuttles and find shuttle stops through the new "SafeStop" app, which is available to all students and University personnel free of charge and features predictive arrival times for each shuttle stop location. Salve Regina is the first university in the Northeast to begin using SafeStop. The app provides a real-time map feature that displays the shuttle location, estimated arrival times for each stop, and an alerts and messaging center to relay important service information from the University or transportation provider.