Regis College is a non-profit, private Roman Catholic university run by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Weston, Massachusetts. Since the late 1800s, the Sisters of St. Joseph have run 125 educational institutions in the Boston area. They founded Regis College at a time when higher education options for women were quite limited. The Sister’s mission of providing access to an education based on Christian values and striving for excellence tempered with gentleness endures today on a campus that prides itself on welcoming all without distinction.
Today, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of the founders, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. Regis College provides access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. Regis College aims to educate the whole person, preparing their students to pursue excellence, to become agents of change in their communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.
Accordingly, Regis provides an academically rigorous education with offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level in the schools of Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication, and Health Sciences. Students in Regis’ School of Arts and Sciences benefit from a strong foundation in the liberal arts that blends theory with practical experience, while Regis School of Business and Communication students represent the future leaders and entrepreneurs of regional, national, and global industry. Students admitted to Regis’ School of Health Sciences participate in programs that offer education in health administration, medical imaging, public health, social work, and more. Students in Regis’ nationally recognized Young School of Nursing learn in state-of-the art simulations labs and at clinicals at nearby hospitals and medical centers.
Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, about 15 miles west of downtown Boston. In 2020, the population of Weston was 11,851. Weston is an upper class suburb of Boston, and is among the most affluent in New England. Weston’s character as a residential community is reflected in its population density, which is among the lowest of Boston’s suburbs. More than 2,000 acres, or 18 percent of the town’s total acreage, have been preserved as parks, fields, wetlands, and forests, with 90 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Thirty-seven scenic roads, as defined by Massachusetts law, maintain the town’s aesthetic value and historical significance, affording Weston a semi-rural ambiance. Weston also boasts an array of cultural amenities, including, but not limited to, the Weston Public Library, Weston Art and Innovation Center, Weston Media Center, Weston Friendly Society, and the Weston Drama Workshop.
Why Regis College
- Values: Regis College maintains and actions the core values of the Sisters of St. Joseph, namely, gracious hospitality, love and service of the ‘Dear Neighbor’ without distinction, peaceful resolution of conflict, and care for all of God’s creation.
- Community Service: Organizations where Regis College students have volunteered include, Bethany Hill School, Casserly House, Cradles to Crayons, The Food Project, Land’s Sake, Roche Family Community Center, Rosie’s Place, and St. Ambrose Family Shelter, among others.
- Opportunity: Through strategic partnerships, Regis College offers students access to high-tech firms, businesses, and hospitals for internships and clinicals.
- Locale: Regis College students have easy access to the almost limitless social, cultural, and economic amenities that the city of Boston offers, while also enjoying the small-town suburban delights of Weston, making Regis College campus’ location a perfect mix of suburban and urban connections.
- Greenspace: Regis College offers 132 acres of greenspace on a classic New England campus, in combination with over 2,000 acres of greenspace in the town of Weston itself.