Regis College was originally founded by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston in 1927 - named in honor of Reverend Mother Mary Regis Casserly, founder of the Catholic sisterhood in Boston in 1873. The school maintained a women's-only status for the majority of its history, only becoming co-educational in 2007. The school is located in the Massachusetts suburb of Weston, just outside of Boston.
According to its mission statement, "Regis College, through education in the arts, sciences and professions, empowers women and men to challenge themselves academically, to serve and to lead. A Catholic college, Regis is a diverse and welcoming community guided by the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Regis have access to the school's exceptional academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees through the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Popular majors include education, public administration, social work, health administration, nursing and more. The school also offers joint partnerships with several Boston-area institutions.
Student living and university living at Regis revolve around a variety of traditional student organizations and activities. The Regis Wildcats compete in a variety of men's and women's sports such as basketball, swimming, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball.
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