Salve Regina University
Visited by Ms. Diozzi 9/13/17
Salve Regina University is the most beautiful college campus I've ever seen. Located in Newport, Rhode Island, along the famous Cliff Walk and next door to The Breakers, the first and main building on campus is a former home from the Gilded Age of late 19th century. Other buildings are just as lovely and the insides of the buildings are as ornately carved and decorated as the outsides.
Originally founded by the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic order of nuns, the mission and focus of "Salve" is service to others.
|Walgreen Hall dining|
The buildings at Salve are a perfect blend of past and present. Working closely with the Newport Historical Society, all new buildings are designed and all old buildings are renovated to complement one and other and highlight the campus's unique history and beauty. A student conference room will typically contain stunning old-fashioned paneling and a fireplace a person could stand in along with a state of the art screen and a modern conference table and amenities. A major building at Salve is Walgreen Hall, which was donated by the former CEO of Walgreen Pharmacy and houses the student dining hall, campus center, book store, health services and lounge (which also includes a full-service Starbucks).
Interesting fact: the main building at Salve Regina and its chapel are tourist attractions. Because the building is on the Cliff Walk, tourists can be seen strolling on campus. The college deliberate doesn't open until after Labor Day and always has Commencement before Memorial Day in order to avoid high tourist season. Students on campus said that the tourists don't bother them.
Most popular majors: Nursing, education, criminal justice, business administration, psychology and biology. Of note: Salve offers a unique program in Justice and Homeland Security and a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity.
Salve Regina's athletics are in Division 3, with the exception of Sailing, which is Division 1. (Newport is a training ground for the America's Cup.) Salve's newest sport is the Equestrian team, started in 2012.
|View of sea from main building|