Regis College (Massachusetts)

For Regis College in Toronto, see Regis College, Toronto.
Regis College
Type Private
Established 1927
Affiliation Catholic (Sisters of St. Joseph)
Endowment $16.2 million [1]
President Antoinette Hays
Students 1,999
Undergraduates 1,153
Postgraduates 846
Location Weston, Massachusetts, USA
42°21′2″N 71°18′33″W / 42.35056°N 71.30917°W / 42.35056; -71.30917Coordinates: 42°21′2″N 71°18′33″W / 42.35056°N 71.30917°W / 42.35056; -71.30917
Campus Suburban, 132 acres (0.53 km2)
Colors Crimson and Gold


GNAC (Fall 2017)
Nickname Pride
College Hall

Regis College is a private Roman Catholic university located on a 132 acres (0.53 km2) former estate in the suburb of Weston, Massachusetts. The college is approximately 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Boston. Regis was founded as a women’s college in 1927. In 2007, Regis became co-educational. They were the last Catholic women's college in the Boston area to start admitting men.[2]

Over the last few years Regis College has ranked among the best regional schools in the Northeast by Princeton Review.[3]


Regis College is a Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution founded in 1927 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The college's name is inspired by the Reverend Mother Mary Regis Casserly, who established the Sisters of St. Joseph in Boston in 1873.[4] After eight decades as a women's only college, Regis enrolled its first co-educational class in fall 2007.

As of 2015 , approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled at Regis. In 2014, Regis ranked in the top 100 colleges by the Educate to Careers College Ranking Index;[5] top ranked in Massachusetts; top ranked private college in New England. As of 2016, the school had an 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio.[6] Forty-five percent of the Class of 2014 had professional employment at graduation.

Projects and Programs

The Center for Global Connections overseas academic and service-learning initiatives for students. The Regis Haiti Project is an international faculty partnership initiative to help elevate Haitian nursing education and empower Haitian nursing faculty through the master's degree to teach others across Haiti.[7]

Regis offers an accredited pre-school and kindergarten program at their Children's Center. The program teaches children from the age of 15 months to 6 years old about science, math, engineering, and technology.[8]

In 2005, Regis founded a Life Long Learning Program that offers courses taught by volunteers to older adults at the Regis College in Weston campus.[9]


Regis currently offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in over 39 areas of concentration. Specific Degree designations that can be obtained through the attendance of Regis include: A.S.N., B.A., B.S., B.S.W., M.A.T., M.S., D.N.P, M.A., Ed.D. as well as both undergraduate and graduate certificates.

Regis College has cross-registration privileges with Babson, Bentley, Brandeis University, and Boston College as well as a cooperative degree program with Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Regis is affiliated with the Sisters of Saint Joseph College Consortium, Regent's College in London, University College Cork in Ireland, and Kyoto Notre Dame University in Kyoto, Japan for study abroad, as well as American University’s prestigious Washington Semester program.

The School of Arts and Sciences at Regis offers Bachelor's, Masters and Doctoral level programs. Undergraduates may choose between 8 academic majors and 20 minors including Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Communication, Education, English, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, and Global Business Management. Graduate students may study Education, Organizational and Professional Communication and Heritage Studies. Doctoral students may study Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership (EdD).

Regis College is known regionally for its nursing program. The Regis College School of Nursing offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in Nursing with multiple tracks. The School of Nursing offers fully online Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Science in Nursing programs.[10]

The Regis College School of Health Sciences offers Bachelor's and Masters degrees. Undergraduates may choose between 6 academic majors and 6 minors including Health & Fitness Studies, Social Work, Medical Imaging with tracks in Breast Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine; Neuroscience, Public Health and Psychology. Graduate students may study Counseling Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Health Administration, Molecular Imagining and Therapeutics, Occupational Therapy and Regulatory & Clinical Research Management.

Norman Tower at Regis College

Student life

On-campus housing is guaranteed for all undergraduates in one of five residence halls: Angela Hall, Maria Hall, Domitilla Hall, St. Joseph Hall, and College Hall. The Student Center houses the Undergraduate Admissions Office, Main Dining Hall, Tower Tavern, WRGS (the Regis College radio station), the bookstore, a post office, and several lounge areas for meetings or events. The Fine Arts Center houses the Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre and the Carney Art Gallery. The campus also features a Science Center, the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, and a Fitness Center housing: dance studios, weight and cardiovascular equipment, basketball courts, a swimming pool, and newly designed athletic fields.

There are currently over 30 clubs and organizations in which students may become involved. Students are also free to start their own clubs on campus with help and may petition funding from the college.

In 2009, Regis College underwent construction of its new athletic fields consisting of a turf field surface for field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. As well, an eight-lane track surface was constructed around the fields, along with six new tennis courts, and softball diamond with lights. Within the athletic building are the gymnasium, a first class athletic training room, and the pool. The Mary Carr Simone Fitness Center, which holds Cybex equipment, six flat screen HD televisions, and 11 pieces of cardio equipment, can also be found inside the building.

Phase I of a campus development master plan, featuring a new four-story residence hall, quad at the campus core, and a renovated library entrance was completed in summer 2015.


Regis College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Pride are a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), which they started competing in the 2011-12 season. Regis was formerly a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) between the 1988-89 and the 2010-11 seasons. Men's sports include basketball, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball; while women's sports include basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball. In 2015, The Pride won NECC Championships in Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Men's and Women's Tennis, Women's Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Basketball and Women's Lacrosse.


In 2000, Frank Patterson's last performance was at Regis College. [11]


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  2. Bombardieri, Marcella; Jan, Tracy (September 1, 2006). "Regis College to admit men in '07". The Boston Globe.
  4. Mishkin, Linda; Marchione, William (2013-03-25). Legendary Locals of Allston-Brighton, Massachusetts. Legendary Locals. p. 89. ISBN 146710051X via Google Books.
  5. "Regis College among Top 100 in career-focused education rankings". Patch. 2014-10-29.
  6. "Regis College". The Princeton Review. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  7. "Second wave of Haitian nursing students arrive at Regis College". Boston Haitian Reporter. 2014-06-09.
  8. "Regis College to offer kindergarten program". Patriot Ledger. 2016-06-28.
  9. Molnar, Zenya (2016-10-01). "Adults inspired to continue education at Regis College program".
  10. "Program Details". Regis. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  11. "Frank Patterson". Find a Grave. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
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