Salve Regina University

Due to increasing coronavirus cases in Rhode Island and new restrictions issued from Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health, Salve Regina University has announced that beginning Monday, November 30 all classes and labs will be offered remotely for the remainder of the semester. Final exams will be offered remotely as well.

On Thursday, Governor Raimondo announced a two-week pause for Rhode Island, which includes the closure of in-person colleges and universities.

Residence halls at Salve Regina University will remain open for the remainder of the semester, and students who previously opted to remain on campus are able to stay if they so choose.

More from Salve…

Beginning Monday, Nov. 30

  • All classes, labs and final exams will be offered remotely for the remainder of the semester.
  • Residence halls will remain open for the remainder of the semester. Students who previously opted to remain on campus for Thanksgiving break are able to stay.
  • Faculty who have bandwidth issues at home will have the option to teach remotely in their assigned classroom.
  • Employees will telecommute whenever possible. (Details will be outlined in a follow-up message to faculty and staff.) 

Hours for Thanksgiving Week (Nov. 23-29)

Gerety Hall

  • 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
  • 7-10 p.m. Thursday
  • 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • 2-10 p.m. Sunday

McKillop Library

  • 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday
  • 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
  • 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday

Mercy Center for Spiritual Life

  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
  • 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday
  • 3:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.