The convocation address was delivered by Scott Hartley, who talked about the importance of a liberal arts education in a technological world.
NEWPORT — Six hundred fifty-two freshmen and new transfer students were officially welcomed by the Salve Regina University community Tuesday afternoon under a large tent set up on the lawn of Gerety Hall for a convocation ceremony.
“Today marks a turning point in your lives,” said Steven Rodenbom, Salve’s dean of undergraduate students. “To enter a university is not so much a place, but a community of people.”
He presented Salve’s matriculation book, an official register of students, of which there are now more than 2,700 on campus. Historically, university matriculation meant the students wrote their name on a list, but today it is