Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy Alert

Classes will resume on a normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Please continue to monitor this post, Facebook and Twitter along with local television and media outlets. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

To contact the Office of Safety and Security, call (401) 341-2325.

Tuesday, Oct. 30 update for students:

  • The Miley cafeteria is open and serving hot food, and will remain open until 7:30 p.m.
  • Global Cafe will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Jazzman’s Cafe and Original Burger will be closed today.
  • Wakehurst will be open from noon to midnight.
  • The Sullivan Fitness Center will be open until 10 p.m.
  • The McKillop Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Health Services will be open until 2 p.m.
  • Mail will be delivered to student mailboxes by 3 p.m. today.

Off-campus students without power can contact Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325 or Campus Life at (401) 341-2210 if they have questions about food, showers, etc.

Monday, Oct. 29 update for students:

  • Classes will be canceled and the University will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 29.
  • Dining Services, Campus Life and Student Affairs will remain open. The Office of Campus Life can be reached at (401) 341-2210.
  • The Office of Safety and Security remains available 24/7 and can be reached at (401) 341-2325.
  • Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Wakehurst and the McKillop Library are now closed.
  • The Rodgers Recreation Center (gym and fitness center) will remain open for the foreseeable future with skeleton staff.
  • Any student residing off-campus who would like shelter on campus during the storm should contact Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325.
  • The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is encouraging motorists to conclude travel ASAP before weather conditions worsen. Road closures and blockages are likely.
  • RIPTA suspended service to Newport at 10 a.m. today. Statewide service was suspended at noon.
  • The CAB comedy event scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 has been canceled.
  • The men’s and women’s soccer games have been moved to Thursday, Nov. 1. Salve Regina will host Gordon at 2 p.m. Thursday. In addition, the women’s volleyball team will host Wentworth at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.
  • We will continue to provide you with updates via SALVEtoday. Your RAs will also update you accordingly.

Sunday, Oct. 28 update for students:

The most recent weather reports show Hurricane Sandy gaining strength, with winds strengthening beginning in the next few hours and lasting for many hours, well into Monday afternoon and night. As a result, it is likely we will lose power as soon as tomorrow morning. Our Area Coordinators and Resident Advisors are remaining on campus and will be able to assist you. The Office of Campus Life will also be staffed during regular business hours at (401) 341-2210 if you have any questions.

Please read the following information carefully:

  • The Office of Safety and Security is open 24/7. The best number to reach them is (401) 341-2325. If you are unable to reach Safety and Security by phone, notify your RA or Area Coordinator.
  • The University is aware that many students are leaving their residence halls to travel home, but please be advised that any travel tomorrow (Monday) will most likely be limited and dangerous.
  • Any student residing off-campus who would like shelter on campus during the storm should contact Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325.
  • Power outages will affect elevators, hot water, washers/dryers and other appliances. If you experience a power loss, contact Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325. Emergency crews from National Grid will be on-call during the storm and will restore power as soon as possible.
  • Do not go outside during periods of high wind, and close your windows securely.
  • Storm predictions include seas 25-35 feet high. The Cliff Walk, beaches and other spots near the shoreline are incredibly dangerous during storms like this and should be avoided.
  • You should never use candles, even if the power goes out.
  • Charge your cell phone ahead of time. In the event of a prolonged power loss, this will ensure that you have cell phone usage.
  • Miley Hall, Wakehurst, the Rodgers Recreation Center and the McKillop Library will remain open, however during the height of the storm students should use extreme caution when venturing outside.
  • We will continue to provide you with updates via SALVEtoday. Your RAs will also update you accordingly.


  1. Sean Dallas Desmond says:

    Is Open House 10/28/12 still on? I am driving in from Manchester, MA in the morning to register (early) for this event.

    Thank you, Sean

  2. jason says:

    Hello Sean,

    As of today, Salve Regina will be open Sunday, Oct. 28 for the open house. If there is no cancellation message posted to this website or on our phone system (888) GO-SALVE, open house will be held as scheduled. Though online registration closed on Friday, on-site registration will be available Sunday morning.

    Travel safely and we hope to see you Sunday,

    Jason Black
    Salve Regina University

  3. Concerned Mom says:

    I am currently visiting my daughter at salve and am considering taking her home with me today. Will she be excused from classes if I make that decision? Are there current plans to cancel classes? What are the plans to track students remaining in their dorms during the storm?

  4. Charles Srein says:

    Are you planning to have classes Monday?

  5. jason says:

    Regarding class cancellations for Monday, no further announcements have been made at this time but please continue to monitor this post, Facebook, and Twitter (links are above) along with local television and media outlets. More information will be posted as we know it.


  6. Mom says:

    Just wondering when decision will be made regarding classes now that RI is in state of emergency. My daughter is at home for the weekend and I prefer she stay home rather than drive back tonight only to find out classes are being cancelled if so.

  7. Dee says:

    What precautions has the university made for the safety of the students who live in dormitories and other on campus housing? What will the university do for those students who lose power? My child relies on the Miley hall cafeteria for meals. Will water and food be available for those students to bring back to their on campus housing before the storm hits.

  8. Patricia says:

    Will classes be cancelled on Monday due to the storm?

  9. jayne says:

    any chance for another open house we are not able to make it today becasue they are closing the bridges

  10. Diane says:

    Has any decisions been made about classes Monday?

  11. cee says:

    it would be nice to know if classes are canceled tomorrow before nursing students have to wake up at 5am and drive out of newport for clinicals that are up to an hour away sometimes…especially if bridges are closed, etc.

  12. Concerned Mom says:

    I concur with all of the other concerned parents. I feel that SRU should make a statement regarding the questions posed on this website as soon possible. These are our children.

  13. Worried Parent says:

    I am very concerned about the students that are sitting in their room wondering what’s going on. I am trying to encourage my daughter to leave campus but she doesn’t know if classes are cancelled. There has been no word from you since Friday and here it is Sunday afternoon. If students can leave campus because of the state of emergency RI has issued, I want my daughter traveling now. Please respond ASAP

  14. jason says:

    To all,

    An announcement regarding classes scheduled to be held on Monday will be made shortly. Please continue to monitor this post, Facebook, and Twitter (links are above) along with local television and media outlets. More information will be posted as we know it.

    The university has been in this situation before and is prepared with emergency generators in place if necessary. Provisions of food are also in place for those on campus, resident students will be in contact with their RA as new information develops throughout the storm.

    We understand the concerns being shared today and appreciate everyone’s patience as the university assess the storm’s approach toward campus.

    Jason Black- SALVEtoday
    Salve Regina University

  15. Patricia says:

    Salve needs to make a decision so we can bring our students and their friends home to a safe place. RI is in a state of emergency so classes need to be canceled.

  16. Sean says:

    As a concerned parent I urge Salve make a decision sooner than later for the safety of all.

  17. Remain calm and act prudently says:

    With regards to previous comments and the greater situation:

    Regardless of what info is available and when it may become available; It is very important for off campus students, especially those living in areas likely to be affected by the potential for extreme storm surge, to be prepared to make a multifaceted evacuation. This will likely include securing their apartments for the storm, in addition to finding alternative shelter in the coming days, which could include traveling a considerable distance. It is imperative that these students be provided with as much time as possible in undertaking this process, but they must remember that they have the ability to exercise their own judgement about the specifics of their situation that may be beyond the scope of “entire university” decisions.

    This is a complex situation for all and you should do what you feel/know to be appropriate given your specific circumstances. While the university should act as swiftly as possible they must also ensure that their decisions are made prudently. Their decision is not required to predicate your own actions. While it is easy to point fingers in this situation, which nobody would prefer to deal with, it is vital to continue to control what you can. These decisions can never come soon enough but they are certainly dialectic decisions. The best course of action for all parties is to maintain calm and ensure that they are as prepared as they can be within their sphere of control. This way, when more information is known, all parties involved will be most prepared to act in the best possible way without unnecessary panic and finger pointing that can only serve to exacerbate what may become an extreme situation.


  18. Michelle says:

    Please post the accommodations that are being made for students staying on campus who are away from their families. I would like to know where my child will be staying and have details about food and water that will be available to her. I have been receiving updates about classes but am far more concerned with the living arrangements. Thanks for your hep

    • Office of University Relations says:

      Hi Michelle,

      This post has been updated to reflect e-mails that were sent to students from the Office of Student Affairs on Sunday and today (just a few minutes ago). We will continue to post updated information regarding accommodations for students on this site.

      Kate Borgueta
      Salve Regina University

  19. Patricia Lacouture says:

    I appreciate the University’s response and its dedication to the safety of students, faculty and staff.
    Thank you, Safery & Security.

  20. Tricia says:

    Are you extending the deadline for Early Action considering the hurricane?

  21. Sarah says:

    Will the early action deadline be delayed?

  22. Office of University Relations says:

    Hi Tricia and Sarah,

    We checked with the Office of Admissions – they report that they will certainly be flexible with students impacted by power outages.

    Kate Borgueta
    Salve Regina University

  23. Elizabeth lima says:

    I am a salve mom in HONDURAS CA our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!Wishing GODS protection will keep you safe during the storm!

  24. Emily says:

    Will classes resume tomorrow?

  25. Alicia says:

    is the early action deadline extended?

  26. Stephanie says:

    Hi, I was just wondering what the schedule will be tomorrow (wednesday)? is it going to follow the same as a normal wednesday?

    Thank you

  27. Colleen Emerson says:

    The Office of Admissions is extending the Early Action deadline to November 8th for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Students who are still unable to meet this deadline should contact the office directly.

    For those who were unable to make the Open House, please visit our website for other visit opportunities.

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