On March 6, 1934, the state of Rhode Island granted a charter to the Sisters of Mercy of Providence for a corporation named Salve Regina College.
Salve Regina became coeducational in 1973 and achieved university status in 1991, at which time the school’s charter was amended to change the name of the corporation to Salve Regina University.
The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.
The Office of Career Development is committed to helping Salve Regina students reach their career goals. We can assist students with deciding on a major, exploring career options, applying for internships, implementing a successful job search and much more. Our career advisers are available to meet with students during one-on-one appointments and daily drop-in hours, and we also host a variety of targeted career programs throughout the academic year.
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The Office of Student Affairs strives to educate students in all aspects of human living outside the formal academic environment. It supports the mission of the University by fostering personal and social growth, civic responsibility and the development of life skills within the context of Catholic values.
From traditional residence halls to architecturally significant buildings, students at Salve Regina have the opportunity to live in a variety of unique housing options situated throughout our historic campus. Ocean views, fireplaces and grand staircases are common features of the University's residential landscape.
The McKillop Library plays a vital role in the teaching and learning mission of Salve Regina University. As a dynamic partner in the educational experience of the University, the McKillop Library strives to constantly evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse community of learners, while advancing the institution’s mission, values, and vision.
The Office of Information Technology consists of various departments, including Application Services, Network Services, Student Technology Services, Technical Services and User Support Services.
Through these departments, the office ensures that all University computers are maintained as industry standard, all wired and wireless networks are accessible, all application systems (including My Information, the Portal, learning management systems and others) are maintained at the proper release, all training workshops are conducted in a timely and professional manner, and all requests for technology assistance are addressed in a courteous and responsive manner.
Health Services offers acute care for illnesses and minor accidents, chronic care for individuals with conditions that require monitoring, immunizations, laboratory testing, pharmacy delivery, specialist referrals, women's health and health education. Services are provided by a team of nurse practitioners and physicians from NHCC Medical Associates, which is a Lifespan physician group.
All undergraduate students are eligible to utilize Health Services.
Students residing on campus can easily access downtown Newport on foot or via public transportation. Steeped in history, diversity and religious tolerance, today's Newport is a tourist mecca, with shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and sporting events permeating this "City by the Sea."
The Rodgers Recreation Center houses the University's athletic and recreational facilities, including the gymnasium, fitness center, aerobics studio, training rooms and a Hall of Fame area. Conference rooms, offices and locker rooms are located throughout the facility.
Our goal is to enhance the educational experience by offering activities that challenge, enlighten and entertain. The office plans a wide range of programs and special events, provides support for recognized student organizations, promotes student involvement in co-curricular activities and seeks opportunities to collaborate with other offices and departments across campus.
Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.
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