2017-18 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 03, 2022  
2017-18 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Facilities


The Campus

Salve Regina University adjoins Rhode Island’s renowned Cliff Walk and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Its 80-acre campus, which is within walking distance of Newport’s center, combines majestic gardens and horticultural attractions with historic and modern architecture. Salve Regina is located 40 minutes from Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport and two hours from Boston’s Logan Airport. The University is accessible to Providence, Boston, New York, and Cape Cod by interstate highway.

Administrative and Academic Facilities

Graduate and Continuing Studies, and Graduate Admissions, is located on Shepard Avenue. The Office of the Registrar is located in Ochre Court, the Offices of the Provost in McAuley Hall and the Academic Dean in the Misto Gate House. Classrooms, laboratory facilities, and faculty offices are concentrated in nine buildings: O’Hare Academic Center, Angelus, Marian, McAuley Hall, McKillop Library, and Wakehurst on Ochre Point Avenue; Antone Academic Center on Lawrence Avenue; the Young Building (which also houses the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy) on Ruggles Avenue; Miley Hall on Webster Street. In addition, off-campus courses are offered at our Center for Adult Education  144 Metro Center, Warwick, Rhode Island.

The Library

McKillop Library supports the teaching and research mission of Salve Regina through its information literacy instruction program and through the development of high-quality library collections. Library facilities provide the Salve Regina community with comfortable, technologically rich spaces to study, collaborate, and relax. The library is a lively learning space, fostering civic discussion by hosting dozens of events and displays each year. 

McKillop Library is open more than 100 hours a week and for 24 hours during the last two weeks of the semester. Its first floor includes spaces for individual and collaborative work, a multipurpose classroom equipped with laptops and an instructional station for hands-on work, and the Munroe Special Collections Room which includes presentation technology and seminar-style seating. The library’s second floor hosts the Academic Center for Excellence, Writing Center, Janet L. Robinson Curriculum Resource Center for education research, and Makerspace. Students seeking quiet study space can visit the library’s third floor, which is the silent study area. Ninety-six public computers are available throughout the library, providing access to licensed software and information resources.  The Salve Regina community may make online reservations for 4 technology-equipped study rooms. Five networked printers throughout the library’s three floors provide black and white and color printing, scanning, and copying, including wireless printing through student laptops. The library also provides technology available for checkout such as iPads, a record turntable, and sewing machines.

Our diverse collections include over 160,000 printed volumes, 20,000 DVDs and other streaming media, and 290,000 e-book titles. We provide 24-hour online access to over 100 online databases with links to 70,000 full-text journals through the library’s website. Our interlibrary loan service and membership in our academic library consortium, HELIN, supplements our on-site collection with simple online request forms which usually deliver books to the library within two days through our daily delivery service.

Librarians staff our information desk 70 hours per week, Sunday through Friday. The Salve Regina community can ask questions via our chat/text reference service, phone, video conference, or in person, and can schedule personal tours or in-depth consultations with a subject specialist. Librarians provide research instruction to more than 100 classes each year, working with faculty to teach Salve Regina students the skills and concepts they need to find and think critically about information and prepare them to learn throughout their lives.

The library also houses the University Archives and Special Collections, documenting the history and heritage of the institution through preservation of administrative and departmental records and materials related to the student experience at the university. The Special Collections include rare books, periodicals, pamphlets, ephemera, and manuscripts, including a focus on faculty publications, material related to Newport and our Gilded Age mansions, and the Religious Sisters of Mercy, our founding order. A growing collection of digital scholarship is dedicated to preserving and promoting the work of faculty and students in our digital repository.


University Computer Laboratories (UCL)

User Support Services - Computer Classrooms

The User Support Services department of Information Technologies provides technology and support for computer classrooms from our office in the McKillop Library, Room 002.

Computer classrooms are located in the Antone Academic Center, McKillop Library and O’Hare Academic Center. The computer labs center provides access and support for both PC and Mac computers, printing, scanning, multimedia services, media services and classroom technology. Those who wish to utilize classroom technology should contact User Support Services for assistance with the equipment after scheduling the room’s use through the Office of the Registrar.

In the Antone Academic Center, we provide support for two Mac labs and a Mac digital photo lab. In the McKillop Library, Room 004, we provide a lab for learning and testing in Microsoft certification, QuickBooks certification, IC(Internet and Computing Core Certification), and Miller Analogies Test (MAT), among others.  In McKillop there are three PC classrooms and several available Macs. The Center for Adult Education in Warwick, supports a PC computer lab with Internet access and printing, technology in nine classrooms, and a PC laptop open area.

For immediate assistance in any lab or technology classroom, call the Help Desk at (401) 341-7777 option 1.

The labs in McKillop are open seven days for 92 hours per week throughout the semester. Patrons are required to have a valid Salve Regina ID card, to follow a code of ethics for computing, and to log in with their University-issued network ID.

Professional staff and student lab monitors provide assistance during all User Support Services operating hours. Software assistance is available throughout the year in Microsoft Office and other applications. Current hardware and software configurations allow patrons to investigate and learn in many areas of technology and to prepare for the future job market.

Schedules indicating availability are posted outside of each lab. Computer labs are used for formal teaching, supporting curricula, workshops and individual learning assignments. Utmost attention is paid to making the labs and their resources available for student needs. Questions may be addressed to the staff in the McKillop Library, Room 002, or by calling (401) 341-2985.

Media Services

The Media Services area of Information Technologies provides students, faculty and staff with assistance as it relates to the equipment loans and services of hardware and related recording and editing projects. These services include but are not limited to:

•Hardware distribution (sound systems, projectors, laptops, screens, headsets, etc.)




Editing Policy: Media Services will assist any student, faculty, or staff member wishing to edit. Requestors are expected to follow the University policy on copyrighted materials.

Duplicating Policy: Media Services will not knowingly duplicate any copyrighted material unless written permission from the copyright holder, or authorized representative, is obtained and submitted to MS along with the material to be copied. This includes duplicating videos, audio recordings, etc.


Media Services loans out equipment to students, faculty and staff. A valid Salve Regina University identification card must be shown for loans. All equipment will be available for instructional purposes and University business.

Media Services sets up equipment within the University for student presentations, lectures, meetings, conferences, and workshops. Forty-eight hour notice is required before setups depending on available equipment. A week’s notice is required for videotaping lectures or student presentations. Please make an appointment for editing.

Media Services can be reached at (401)341-2221. We are located in the Garden Level of the McKillop Library, room 002. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.