Summer News Update
Summer is beginning to wind down and the start of the fall 2014 semester is just around the corner. The Summer News Update is packed with key information to keep in mind as you prepare to head back to campus.
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, Aug. 31. Check-in for upper-class students will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. 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 to new students during the second week of July. Check your Salve Regina email account for details and instructions to finding your room placement.
Move-In Day Parking
Due to move-in day on Sunday, Aug. 31, the Hunt/Reefe, Miley and Moore hall parking lots will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Any vehicles remaining will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. It is essential that these parking lots are empty for loading purposes during the move-in process.
- ThinkFast game show: Join student activities and play to win big cash prizes. 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 in the Rodgers Recreation Center.
- Welcome Dance: The first dance of the year, with free refreshments and music by WSRU. 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 in Ochre Court.
- Welcome BBQ: Kick off the fall semester with free food and giveaways. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 in Wakehurst.
- Hypnotist Don Barnhart: Come out and get hypnotized or just watch the show – it’s sure to have you laughing. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
- Things for Thursday: Fishin’ for Fun. Stop by to grab your free fish and fish tank. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 in Wakehurst.
- Friday Night Live: Under the Sea. We got no troubles, life is the bubbles – enjoy giveaways, food and nautical activities. 7-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 in Wakehurst.
- Surf Day: Come hang ten and ride some waves with the Campus Activities Board – no experience necessary. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Easton’s (First) Beach, $5 tickets on sale at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 3 in Wakehurst.
- Outdoor movie: “Godzilla.” The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 on the Wakehurst lawn.
Miley Hall garden level
Regular 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 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.
Textbooks for the fall 2014 semester are now available. Visit www.salve.bkstr.com and select “Books” then “Textbooks and Course Materials.” Registration for the textbook rental program can also be completed during the order process. Books can be shipped or held at the bookstore for pickup when you arrive for the fall semester.
The bookstore also offers a variety of digital learning technologies in-store and online, including BryteWave, Copia and many more. Digital materials enable students to study anytime, anywhere and may feature interactive tools such as video, animation and models.
Explorientation and First Year Experience
Explorientation helps new students meet people, learn about Salve Regina and its campus and prepare for a successful year in college.
During Explorientation, students meet their First Year Experience peer mentor, who co-facilitates the First Year Transitions course with an instructor. Peer mentors are current students who have volunteered to support new students as they transition into our social and scholarly community.
Together with their First Year Transitions group, students participate in volunteer work during Explorientation’s annual Day of Service. Explorientation ends with Convocation, a Salve Regina tradition that welcomes new students to the University. Students see their future professors in their regalia and hear from their Class Dean, Student Government Association president and other members of the campus and local community.
Learning happens both in and outside of the classroom. During Explorientation, students can check out the ThinkFast game show, attend the Welcome Dance and stop by the McKillop Library open house.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Student Development and the Office of Career Development, Junior Jumpstart will provide students with the specific skills and knowledge necessary to be better prepared for their future education and career plans. Through a series of guest speakers and interactive breakout sessions, students will explore topics relevant to internships, professional development and preparing for graduate school.
Junior Jumpstart will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Immediately following the program, the Office of Alumni/Parent Programs will host the Class of 2016 “Halfway There” celebration, filled with food, friends and festivities.
The complete Junior Jumpstart schedule and registration details will be available later this summer. Please review your email and SALVEtoday for program updates and information.
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.
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. The cost is $75 per year, which will be automatically billed to the student account.
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. 2 through Friday, Sept. 5. A valid registration and proof of insurance is needed to pick up parking permits.
All students must have a valid parking permit by Monday, Sept. 8. 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 them, 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.
To request repairs or report problems using SchoolDude, access 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.
Students can still reach the facilities department via phone, however the office will be unable to confirm receipt of their 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.
Student Health Education
During the fall semester, all first-year students participate in MyStudentBody, a three-part, computer-based prevention education course that addresses issues related to alcohol, drugs and sexual violence. Structured around a motivational self-assessment in each area, the program incorporates audio, video and interactive tools and lessons to teach students key concepts and skills. Students will be informed through their First Year Transitions class as to when they should begin the online program.
A number of University offices and departments moved to new locations on campus on this summer. They include:
- Academic Affairs – First floor of McAuley Hall (Rooms 100-102 and 110)
- Academic Center for Excellence, formerly the Academic Development Center – Second floor of McKillop Library (Rooms 203-206 and 208B)
- Admissions – Ochre Court (Rooms 002, 101-102, 104-105, 300 and 302)
- Arts and Sciences – Gatehouse
- Business Office – Second floor of Ochre Court (Rooms 211-212)
- Center for Teaching and Learning – Garden level of McKillop Library (Rooms 007, 012 and 025)
- Community Service – Second floor of Wakehurst (Rooms 201 and 205)
- Conferences and Events – Stonor Hall (Rooms 102 and 103)
- Development – Ochre Court (Rooms 001-001A)
- Education – Second floor of McAuley Hall (Rooms 201-204, 206-208, 210-211 and 231-233)
- Human Resources – Stonor Hall (Rooms 100-101 and 200-201)
- International Programs – Drexel Hall (Rooms 100, 103-105 and 200)
- Registrar – Second floor of Ochre Court (Rooms 203, 208 and 210)
- Web Communications – Third floor of Ochre Court (Room 301)
Walgreen Hall administrative wing
The Office of Career Development assists students in identifying and successfully merging their educational and career goals. We offer extensive resources on a variety of topics such as choosing a major, finding an internship, applying to graduate school and, of course, landing that first job.
Some of the programs and services available to students include:
- Individual career advising sessions
- “Do What You Are” online career assessment
- Workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies
- Student employment program
- One-credit career/life planning workshops (available fall and spring semesters)
- On-campus interviews and employer information sessions
- “Career Connections” networking events
- LARC Boston Career Fair: Oct. 24, 2014
- Federal Government Career Fair: Nov. 6, 2014
- Rhode Island Educator’s Career Conference: Spring 2015
- Salve Regina Gateway, our comprehensive online career system offering an up-to-date calendar of career events along with an extensive database of full/part-time jobs, internships and student employment options
Center for Student Development
Miley Hall garden level
The Center for Student Development facilitates student success and transformation through the Class Dean program, a four-year comprehensive experience program, peer mentoring and transfer transitional support.
Class Deans are faculty members who move with a class throughout the four years at Salve Regina. Class Deans facilitate academic, personal and holistic development by encouraging students to participate in academic services, experience program offerings, faculty-student activities, and various opportunities around campus.
Experience programs help students successfully navigate their Salve Regina experience throughout their four years. Programs are designed to promote community building, student learning, meaning making and skill development. The themes associated with each class experience are:
- First year (FYE): Becoming a Part of the Community
- Sophomore year (SYE): Developing Your Purpose
- Junior year (JYE): Making a Commitment
- Senior year (SrYE): Transitioning Into the Larger and Global Community
New students are assigned to a First Year Transitions course designed to support their transition to Salve Regina and college life. Students participate in a variety of activities, assignments and discussions to help them locate and use campus resources, set goals, manage time and identify personal health and well-being strategies. The course provides a safe place where students gain important information and skills that are essential to their success in college.
Additionally, the center offers personal, academic, holistic and transitional support to transfer students. Through targeted programming and individual meetings, the director for student transitions provides support, guidance and resources to help transfer students become acclimated to a new campus community. New transfer students also enroll in Transfer Transitions, a one-credit course designed to help them make a successful transition to Salve Regina.
Miley Hall garden level
Students can make appointments with licensed counselors beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3. 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. 3. Appointments are available 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.
New students who have not returned their health forms to Health Services should do so as soon as possible.
Office 2013: Microsoft Office 2013 will be available on computer classroom and library computers for the fall semester. Students may purchase Office 2013 for their own computers at the discounted price of $25.
Enhanced classrooms: Beginning with the fall semester, three new technology enhanced classrooms will be available on the second floor of McAuley Hall. The classrooms were designed in collaboration with the Department of Education.
Digital signage: The University’s digital signage system is being extended to include the first floor (northern wing) of the McKillop Library. In addition to the library, the digital signage system is located in Miley Hall and the Rodgers Recreation Center.
The McKillop Library houses Salve Regina’s collection of books, journals, 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 via the library website.
The library has been busy this summer with moves. The book collection has been consolidated onto the third floor, and the Center for Academic Excellence (formerly the Academic Development Center) has moved to the second floor. There is now expanded, comfortable study space on the second floor, including a new “quieter” space in the rear. The second floor also houses the Curriculum Resources Center, a “library within a library” to support the Department of Education’s curriculum.
A team of information professionals is always available to assist students with their learning needs. There are more than 100 PC and Mac workstations throughout the library 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 more than 6,000 DVDs.
Mercy Center for Spiritual Life
Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
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 2018 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Opening Mass for the 2014-2015 academic year – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
- Ice cream party hosted by Mercy in Motion – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, Mercy Center
- Freshman Connections Retreat – Friday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Sept. 27
- Mercy Day celebration – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, Miley cafeteria
- Mercy Heritage Night – 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, Mercy Center
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
- Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation): contact Anna Mae Mayer at (401) 341-2444