Graduation Requirements 2024

The University Graduate Commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 3:00 pm. This is the official awarding of Master’s degrees only.  

Our department’s ceremony will be the official awarding of CAGS and CGS degrees AND a celebration of master’s recipients.

Please check to see that you are receiving the monthly e-newsletter from our department and email our office if your contact information changes.

General information about the University commencement can be found on the Salve website for Commencement. 

These requirements must be completed in order to complete your degree: 

1. RSVP for The Virtual (Zoom) Celebration for Graduates: 

Clinical Counseling (Holistic and Rehabilitation), Leadership Dynamics and Practice, Expressive and Creative Arts

We have created this event to be an official awarding of CGS and CAGS certificates. MA recipients are also honored at this event, but degrees are awarded at the university commencement. Note that you will have the opportunity to individually address the group, sharing memories, insights, future plans, a wish for your classmates. Graduating students are welcome to invite guests to the event. Please indicate their names on the RSVP. 

Click HERE to RSVP on Eventbrite!

Click HERE for the Zoom link!


2. RSVP to the Graduate & Professional Studies Reception: 

Thursday, May 16th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Following the 3 PM Commencement

Ochre Court
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

All members of our Graduate Programs and a guest are invited to attend the Graduate Studies Annual Reception.  Mingle and network with fellow students, faculty and staff.  Enjoy the beautiful Oceanside setting.  Additionally, it would be appreciated if you could extend this invitation to a friend, family member or colleague who may have interest in pursuing one of Salve’s graduate programs.  We welcome prospective students to connect with the University community.

Please RSVP to the event by following THIS link !

A formal invitation will be sent out from the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies with more information

3. Complete your Exit Interview Questionnaire

Exit interview questionnaires are REQUIRED for all 2024 graduates in the 60-credit counseling programs.  

(Expressive Arts graduates will schedule an exit interview directly with Christopher Carbone.)

Your feedback is helpful as we strive to create and maintain programming that supports our students and moves us forward in the CACREP accreditation process.

Click HERE for Questionnaire


4. Create & Upload a Bio 

For Graduating COU/ LDP/ ECA Students, we would like to include a brief biography of your accomplishments in our next newsletter.

Click Here for the Graduation Bio Sheet

Click Here to Upload your Bio Sheet 


Please complete these items ASAP: 

  1. RSVP for the Online Graduation Celebration
  2. RSVP for the Graduate & Professional Studies Reception
  3. Complete Exit Interview Questionnaire
  4. Complete your Bio Online
  5. Refer to Salve Regina Commencement webpage

And then you’re ready to graduate!