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63rd Annual Convention, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island

  • May 31, 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • June 04, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island


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  • Each spouse must pay the fee.
  • Use this category if you need to ADD something to an order previously placed.

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The 63rd Annual Convention of the College Theology Society meets at Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island,  from Thursday evening, June 1 to Sunday noon, June 4.  Rooms are available at Salve Regina from Wednesday evening through Sunday morning, and CTS members are warmly invited to arrive before the convention and enjoy this beautiful area.  Optional excursions are offered for Thursday, June 1.

As is customary, the Board of Directors will meet on Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Our theme this year is  American Catholicism in the 21st Century: Crossroads, Crisis, or Renewal?  The convention chairs and annual volume editors are Benjamin Peters (University of Saint Joseph, Connecticut) and Nicholas Rademacher (Cabrini University, Pennsylvania).  Our local host and coordinator is Jayme Hennessy, professor of Theology at Salve University.


Registration is now open and will remain open until Monday, May 15 at midnight.  After that date, it will not be possible to purchase accommodations or meals at Salve University.  Walk on registration will be possible for the program portion of the convention only.  Attendees will need to procure accommodations off campus and will need to pay ala carte prices for meals, or obtain meals off campus as well.

You can register and pay for your attendance at the convention on the following pages.  Note that each person (e.g., spouses rooming together) must register and pay separately.  This system does not permit couple or group registration.  Use the category "Non Member, Spouse Accompanying CTS Member" to order accommodations, meals, or banquets for a spouse.

Note that, if you elect to pay via check rather than credit card, your payment MUST be received no later than no later than the close of online registration on Monday May 15.  If your check has not been received by that date, your registration will be voided.

If you are not able to register as a Full Professional Member, Associate Member, or Graduate Student Member, you need to renew your membership in the Society before you can take advantage of the reduced rates for members.

REFUND POLICY: Before May 15: 100%; From May 15 through May 22: 50%; After May 22: 0%.

TRAVEL: The airport serving Salve Regina University is T. F. Greene Airport in Providence, Rhode Island (airport code: PVD).

SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttles between T. F. Greene Airport in Providence and Salve Regina University in Newport will run at intervals on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon, and again on Sunday morning.  Indicate on the reservation form at which time you wish to reserve a seat on the shuttle. Attendees arriving or departing on other days will have to take responsibility for arranging their own transportation.  

LIMITED AMENITIES: Please be reminded that CTS offers great value for the convention by utilizing college residence halls and dining facilities.  One should not expect the kind of amenities that one might hope to find at a hotel, which would be much more expensive. Take responsibility and be creative in making sure that your comfort is assured and your needs are met: pack a few clothes hangers, a small bedside lamp, a device for making coffee or tea in one's room if one should want that, and perhaps even an extra pillow.

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.


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