Winter Storm Alert

Classes will be canceled and the University will be closed Monday, Feb. 11 (including the Center for Adult Education in Warwick). Essential personnel are required to report to work as usual. Monday classes will not be moved to Tuesday – the University will hold Tuesday classes as usual on Feb. 12. Students who are unable to return to campus by Tuesday should e-mail their professors.

All changes to athletic events will be posted on

Miley cafeteria’s schedule for Monday is: Full hot breakfast from 8-10 a.m., continental breakfast from 10-11 a.m., full hot lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., soup/salad/deli from 2-4:30 p.m. and full hot dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Wakehurst will be open from 10 a.m. to midnight Monday. Global Cafe will open at 7:30 p.m. Monday and will resume regular hours of operation on Tuesday.

The McKillop Library will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday.

Health Services will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

The bookstore will be open until 5 p.m. Monday.

Accepted Student Day scheduled for Monday has been canceled. The Office of Admissions will be following up with families planning to attend as soon as possible.

SnowBall ticket holders: Due to Monday’s closure, all refunds will be delayed until Wednesday. Students may bring their tickets to the Business Office for refunds starting Wednesday.

Off-campus students: Parking bans have been implemented in your neighborhoods. City ordinance marks the following streets as tow zones for emergency snow removal: Bellevue Avenue from Kay Street to Bowery Street, Broadway, Friendship Street, Spring Street, West Marlborough Street, Washington Square and Thames Street. Parking is available in the Mary Street municipal lot or at the Gateway Center.

Salve Regina will continue to update the University community through SALVEtoday, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. Should important safety information be required, the University will activate its SRU-Alert text messaging system. Please keep in mind that access to any form of communication (e-mail, web or telephone) may not be possible depending on the situation; therefore a response may not be immediate.

Important Phone Numbers

  • Safety and Security (24 hours): (401) 341-2325
  • National Grid power outage: (800) 465-1212
  • National Grid gas leak: (800) 640-1595


  1. Terry McGrath says:

    With many students living off campus and being without power since Friday night and not expecting it to be back on by Saturday night are there any arangements by the university to provide shelter for these students?

  2. Michelle Allen says:

    What provisions are being made for students if the power is not projected to be restored until Tuesday. The temperatures inside will be dangerously low. Thanks for your response. Michelle Allen

  3. Kate says:

    Off-campus students, along with on-campus students not residing in Miley, New Res or Hunt/Reefe (which have generator power) are welcome to take refuge in the Rodgers Recreation Center. In addition, the Miley cafeteria will serve free food to all students with a valid ID until 9 or 10 tonight.

    Kate Borgueta
    Salve Regina University

  4. Leah says:

    Does the university have any way to get stranded off campus students to campus? My sister tried calling but the phones don’t seem to be connected.

  5. kate says:

    Try calling the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325. Can’t say for certain whether that line is operable as all of Newport is still without power, but that’s their best bet. Thanks.

  6. Concerned Mom says:

    My daughter resides in Miley and does not have power to charge her phone or computer. Where can she go to do this? Thank you in advance!

  7. Tammy says:

    I heard that power may not be restored for a week. Is this correct? Do we know what will happen on Monday yet with classes? Thanks,

  8. Patti Jones says:

    Good Evening to All.
    If the power may be out in RI, What about cell phones? I’m not able to reach my child via cell phone. I know everyone is making the best of this. Be safe
    Will parents be notified if their childs has an emergency? Thank you

  9. Jody says:

    Can you tell me if the movie is still being shown tonight at 8? I believe the students think it is not because there isn’t any power on campus.

  10. Cathy Varanka says:

    My daughter and her roomates are in Connelly. How can they arrange for transport in this cold and inclement weather to the Recreation Center? I tried calling Safety and Security…there is no phone service! How are you providing for safety and communication to the students in Connelly? When are you expecting power could be restored?
    Thank you.
    Mrs. Varanka

    • Kate says:

      Although all phone lines are currently down, Security and Campus Life are communicating with residence students through their RAs and area coordinators. Appropriate arrangements should be made through the staff on duty.

  11. margo, says:

    is the early acceptance orientation still going on for Monday, we were driving down on sunday from maine, are the roads open and do the hotels have power

    • Kate says:

      Hi Margo,

      As of right now Monday’s event is proceeding as scheduled. Any changes will be announced as soon as possible. Thanks.

  12. Rob says:


    First off, thanks for keeping in touch, so diligently, with parents and students. It is appreciated.

    I know the open/close decision for Monday will be difficult, and I would just ask that the decision process consider that students who are away from campus for the weekend can have a 3+ hour trip back to Newport. Those students ,especially, will be grateful for an early decision. Thank you.

  13. Patti Jones says:

    Thank you to All
    Want to thank you for the updates on the Staff and Students. This must be frustrating without power and making sure everyone is safe. Be patient this will all work out. This will be something for their memory books in their college days. Keep warm and be safe.

  14. Wendy says:

    please let us know about early acceptance day and if this will be cancelled. Does the school have power yet and have the roads been cleared?

  15. Mary says:

    Hope you are all safe. We are getting ready to head to Salve from NJ for accepted students day. We were wondering if a decision has been made as to whether or not it will take place as we hasve hotel reservations we wil need to cancel of necessary. Is this the best site to check for information? Thanks

    • Colleen says:

      Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel the Accepted Student Day for Monday. With so many unknowns as to power in hotels, road conditions in surrounding areas and some buildings still without power, we feel that this is the best decision. We will be following up with families as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and please stay safe.

    • Nicole Boisvert says:

      Salve Regina University

      Ok it is official : Accepted Student Day for Monday has been cancelled

  16. Bill says:

    Thank you for your consideration on what is a difficult decision. Erring on the side of safety is the right choice and I’m sure SR will be seen in a better light (excuse the pun) at a future date with better road conditions, power to all buildings etc. We have been impressed with how SR has reacted to these difficult conditions and have been following along via social media. Thanks again!

  17. Concerned Student says:

    I am a student at Salve and went home (CT) for the blizzard as well as many other students. When will we be hearing if classes are still on for tomorrow? Roads are really bad in my town and I don’t want to take the hike up there in the snow if there are no classes on Monday. Thank you.

  18. Jason says:

    Regarding the opening of campus on Monday for classes, we are hearing that University administrators are already discussing the situation.

    A decision will be posted as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor this Comments list or through Facebook at or on Twitter at

    Thank you,

    Jason Black

  19. double concerned student says:

    I also went home to CT before the storm hit. The driving conditions are really bad here but I do have power. I would rather stay here with heat and electricity until it is safe to drive back. I am hearing that Monday morning they are predicting an ice rain mix. Please let us all know ASAP. Thank you…..

  20. Kelly says:

    My daughter was told that she cannot charge her cell phone at the Rogers Rec Center. Is there anyplace on campus that the students can charge their cell phones so that they can stay in tough with worried parents?

  21. Jason says:

    Hi Kelly,

    I can’t comment on the situation in Rodgers, but I am seeing that power is being restored around campus. We are waiting on a full list, but the McKillop Library just opened at noon and is scheduled to remain open until 10pm. This might be the best spot to charge up, but caution your daughter to be safe on the pathways to the building.

    As we learn more, we will pass it on.


  22. Jason says:

    To all,

    We may now report that the University will be closed on Monday, Feb. 11 with only essential personnel to report for work.

    All classes are canceled. Please continue to monitor our websites and on social media for further updates.

    Thank you,


  23. Maureen says:

    Miley now has power. If your child knows anyone in that building, they can ask to charge phones there. My child did that this morning. I really appreciate the updates from Salve. I meant to write after Sandy and never did, but the updates we received during that storm were very reassuring to worried parents. Thanks for making sure our children are safe!

  24. Snow Bird says:

    Are classes scheduled to begin again February 12th?

  25. jason says:

    Hi Snow Bird and all,

    Salve Regina will be open on Tuesday, Feb. 12 for normal business hours. Classes will be running and will follow the standard Tuesday schedule.

    As noted above, students who are unable to return to campus by Tuesday should e-mail and notify their professors.


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