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Getting Ready for College : Freshmen


Across the country, college freshmen will soon begin their higher ed careers, as they move into their new homes on campus. For some, it will be a smooth transition, but for others it will be a struggle. Either way, it is likely to be a major adjustment.

Providence College provides a multitude of resources to help freshmen adapt to their new surroundings as they navigate the daily challenges of academic life in a collegiate setting.

From surviving the academic rigors, to living in confined spaces and sharing a room for the first time, to managing basic, good mental health -- we've got you covered here at PC. Check out the following experts as they provide valuable advice for students on these important matters.

To speak with these College administrators, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401) 340-5710, or




Dr. Wanda Ingram is the Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students in the Dean's Office at Providence College.



Residence Life:


Jana Valentine is the Director of Residence Life in the Office of Student Affairs at Providence College.


Maintaining Mental Health:


Dr. James Campbell is the Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Compliance in the Office of Student Affairs at Providence College.


Steve Maurano
Associate Vice President,
Public Affairs, Community & Government Relations​
(401) 865-2413​

Chrissy Centazzo
Director of Media Relations,
Public Affairs, Community & Government
(401) 865-2413




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