The following was written by Matthias Boxler.
As Salve Regina’s students and faculty will commence with remote learning on Monday, the University has officially launched Virtual Salve (Salve.edu/virtual-salve), a gathering place where the University community will find all the resources that support and celebrate its ongoing work in academics, student engagement and spiritual reflection in a digital space.
The site features information for students, faculty and prospective students, along with campus updates, official communications, spiritual resources and community support opportunities, among more. In announcing the launch of Virtual Salve to its learning community, the University also circulated a personal video message for all its students, #salvesgotthis.
“The profound impact that changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has had on the university community is impossible to fully comprehend,” said Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong, Salve’s president. “But Salve is a strong community. We are a community of close and caring people. Our ability to adapt and to persevere defines what it means when we put Mercy into action.”
As the university adapts to its new virtual environment, Armstrong offered a personal message to students, one shared by many faculty and staff in the #salvesgotthis video. “Know that many people are thinking about you and are here to support you academically, emotionally and spiritually,” Armstrong said. “You are missed on campus, but we are here for you.”