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Academic Media Services (AMS) provides classroom technology support services to the Providence College community. AMS provides equipment, training and support for classroom presentations and limited non-academic events.  AMS maintains all classroom presentation technology, as well as a collection of media equipment for student and faculty loan, and large format printing services for classroom and research presentations.  AMS facilities in Feinstein include a media editing room for video and audio projects.​

​The Office of Academic Services at Providence College is dedicated to fostering academic excellence and to helping students prepare to become responsible and productive citizens in the greater societal and world communities.​The Office of Academic Services is available to assist all Providence College students through a combination of academic and personal development programming, including individualized and group academic assistance, tutoring, specialized workshops, and outreach.  The Office offers unique attention and support to students with disabilities by providing reasonable academic accommodations and advocating for equal access to all services and programs offered to members of the campus at-large.  The Office also provides specialized support to student-athletes in light of the unique time demands, responsibilities, and rules governing participation in intercollegiate athletics.

The Office of Admission is responsible for the recruitment and selection of all applicants to the Undergraduate Day School at Providence College. Sixteen admission counselors and five support staff are available to assist students throughout their college search as they work to determine if Providence College is the right fit for them. ​

As the home of the arts and sciences programs, the School of Arts & Sciences is central to the Providence College mission and identity as a liberal arts institution. The School of Arts & Sciences supports the College’s mission of fostering academic excellence through offerings in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. This is accomplished through the major and minor programs of study offered as well as through the College’s undergraduate core curriculum, since a clear majority of this curriculum is offered by programs and departments housed in the School of Arts & Sciences. In addition to this significant contribution to the education of Providence College’s undergraduates, the School offers graduate degree programs as well.​

​The Bursar's office includes Student Accounts and Student Loans. The Student Accounts area is specifically responsible for the billing and collection of tuition, room and board charges, and other fees associated with enrollment at the college. The Student Loan area is responsible for administering the Federal Direct Loan & Federal Perkins Loan program.​

​The Center for Career Education & Professional Development partners with all students to help them identify, enhance and accomplish their career development, internship, job search and educational goals in their transition from college to career.  Career coaches assist students in identifying and executing individualized game plans that increase the likelihood that their passions, their skills, and the market will intersect.​

​The Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership provides a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being; celebrates transitions; and encourages leadership from matriculation through graduation. ​

​Central Reservations provides oversight for the reservations, accommodations, and approvals for use of campus space.​

​​The Office of Citizenship and Off-Campus Life works to instill habits of good citizenships in all students, as well as advises and supports students living off-campus.​

​The Office of Community Standards supports students’ efforts to demonstrate strength of character, safe and productive behavior, and respect for all members of the Providence College community, its mission and the Code of Student Conduct.  Guided by behavior change theories, The Office of Community Standards seeks to mitigate things preventing students from human flourishing, and assists students in seeing incidents as transformative life moments – leading to greater self-awareness and responsibility.​

​The Dean of Students Office provides a critical support system for students. The office’s programs and services enrich students’ overall experiences, and contribute to student persistence and growth.​

​The department of economics offers the following majors: economics, business economics, and quantitative economics. Each of these programs leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree.
All majors in economics require the Economics Core Curriculum of ECN 101, 102, 201, 202, 214 and 488.  We also offer an economic minor consisting of six courses (18 credits) including ECN 101, 102, 201, 202, and any other two economics electives.

The Office of Enrollment Services is responsible for maintaining academic records, assigning classroom space and coordinating the registration needs for the College. Our office values the efficient management of any and all records ensuring their integrity, confidentiality and security. We are committed to service excellence, as demonstrated by our personalized care and attention to our students, parents, faculty, staff and external constituencies. As primary information resources for students and faculty, this office actively seeks ways to effectively communicate to inform students of their rights, responsibilities and procedures while also providing additional support to our faculty's classroom efforts​

​The Feinstein Institute for Public Service is comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community partners who engage in thoughtful reflection and dialogue with the shared goal of working to strengthen local communities. By working together, the Institute and its partners can provide quality service experiences for students and valuable benefits for local communities. On campus, the Institute supports academic departments and individual faculty members who want to integrate community and civic engagement into their curriculum, through local and global service-learning courses. The Institute also coordinates several programs, including Community Work-Study, which allows students with a federal work-study award to work at community organizations and the EXPLORE! program, which promotes awareness of, access to, and readiness for college and career among first-generation high school students. Off campus, the Institute helps the College to manage the PC/Smith Hill Annex, a 1,500 square-foot storefront in the local neighborhood used by PC and neighborhood residents for meetings, programs, events and gatherings that build leadership capacity and strengthen community.​

​The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for the awarding of federal and institutional need-based aid for undergraduate day students, SCE students and graduate students. We strive to educate and guide students to find available opportunities to make the cost of a Providence College education affordable.​

​This area is responsible for ad-hoc and routine internal management financial reports, cost analyses and grant management for the college.  This area engages in business and budget analyses as requested or as conditions warrant.  Endowment tracking, long-term strategic financial modeling and special projects analyses are also key functions of this area​.


​The mission of Financial Services is to provide integrated financial planning, reporting, controls, billing, collection, disbursement, and financial customer service in support of the mission and goals of Providence College.  The Office of Financial Services is a unit of the Finance & Business division.  Financial Services plays an integral role in support of the College's mission th​rough a number of services, including the Office of the Controller (general accounting, accounts payable, payroll services), student accounts, budgeting, financial analysis and grant management.  Processes and procedures are continually reviewed to maximize customer service.​​

​The General Accounting Office is responsible for ensuring that the financial activities of the college are completely and accurately recorded.  The General Accounting staff oversees the month end and year end general ledger closings, reconciles all balance sheet accounts, and maintains accurate investment account records.  Questions regarding accounting transactions and journal entries should be directed to these individuals.

The General Accounting Office is located on the 4th floor of Harkins Hall.​

​The Student Health Center provides comprehensive and confidential physical and mental health services for all full-time undergraduate students.​

​The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to supporting the College’s mission through the provision of a workplace environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of all faculty and staff in their day-to-day working relationships.   The Office provides assistance on all personnel-related services assuring the maintenance of a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment.  These services include position classification and compensation, multiple benefit programs, employee recruitment and placement, employee relations, labor relations, employee recognition, and employee professional growth and development programs.​​​​

​The Information Technology Department provides access to computing and communication technologies with a commitment to excellence in customer service and technical support.  These services are provided to the college community in support of the mission of Providence College.​

The Office of Institutional Advancement supports and enhances the Catholic and Dominican mission of Providence College through the engagement of alumni, students, parents, friends, and other constituents. We are committed to building, cultivating, and stewarding relationships, as well as securing the necessary resources and financial support to enhance the PC student experience. Institutional Advancement encompasses the offices of Alumni Relations, Development, Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Athletic Development, Advancement Services, Engagement, and College Events.​​

Institutional Effectiveness (IE) is comprised of assessment and  institutional research​ at the College.  IE is the systematic use of evidence within and across the institution used to inform decision-making, planning, continuous improvement, and overall effectiveness; the core functions that support this effort include strategic planning, assessment, institutional research, accreditation, and program review (CIP).

​The mission of the Instructional Technology Development Program is to support faculty in the thoughtful and creative integration of instructional technologies in teaching and learning at Providence College.    Hands-on workshops, online tutorials, and one on one consultations are available.  The department maintains the Faculty Development Lab in Feinstein 306. The lab is available 24/7 with ID card access.  It’s a quiet place for faculty to work on Sakai and create digital course materials.  The department offers many services for faculty, maintains the campus-wide license to Wikispaces​, and offers a variety of hardware for faculty loan.   ​

The Director of International Student Success assists international and exchange students at Providence College to make their transition to American education, and (along with their class dean and major academic advisors) helps to monitor their progress toward their degree. The Director also provides information and programs to international students about the campus and community, as well as support and assistance concerning visas and related immigration issues.

The Phillips Memorial Library provides dynamic and intuitive physical and virtual access to the world's knowledge for Providence College and its communities, in order to most directly support PC's missions of interactive teaching, learning and research.​​

​The Division of Marketing and Communication is responsible for editorial services, creative services, and marketing for the College. We’ll work with you to tell the PC story efficiently and effectively. Contact us for help with communications strategy and planning, graphic design, social media, photography, and videography.​

The Controller's Office oversees the college's general accounting, payroll services, and accounts payable functions and is responsible for maintaining an accurate and effective accounting system.  The office ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and other regulatory requirements. The Controller's Office is also responsible for the preparation of the college's financial statements and coordinates the preparation of the college's annual tax returns.

The Payroll Services Office is responsible for paying faculty, staff, and students on a timely and accurate basis via the monthly, bi-weekly, and student payrolls.  The Payroll Services Office staff ensures compliance with federal and state regulations and is responsible for coordinating the filing of federal and state payroll tax reports, transmitting payroll taxes, and producing employee W-2's.

​Payroll Services are located on the 4th floor of Harkins Hall, Room 411.​


The Providence College PC Card is your official ID. It’s your access to everything from residence halls, to making photocopies or grabbing a sandwich on campus or off. It’s the PC Card and once you’ve got it you can breeze through college life one convenient swipe at a time. Make an online deposit​ or download and send in our deposit form​.​

​The Personal Counseling Center provides professional and confidential assistance to students with emotional and pyscho-social concerns.​

The Phillips Memorial Library provides dynamic and intuitive physical and virtual access to the world's knowledge for Providence College and its communities, in order to most directly support PC's missions of interactive teaching, learning and research.​​

​The School of Professional Studies offers undergraduate programs in the following applied fields: Elementary/Special Education, Secondary Education, Social Work, and Health Policy/Management. We also offer graduate programs in Educational Administration, Counseling, Literacy, Secondary Education, Urban Teaching, and Special Education. Our programs are fully accredited by their respective professional organizations, and our graduates are fully prepared to enter either directly into their chosen profession or continue on to graduate school. Our graduates are teachers and principals of the year, CEOs of hospitals, leaders of non-profit agencies, college professors, doctors, counselors, and much more.​

The Office of Public Safety safeguards members of the College community, protects private and institutional property, and prevents crime. Emergency: 401.865.2222​

​Recognizing that physical fitness is a critical element of overall health, positive outlook, and academic success, the Office of Recreational Sports & Fitness oversees programs that help students strengthen social bonds, relieve stress, and realize the benefits of physical fitness.​

​The Office of Residence Life promotes student growth and educational opportunities in on-campus living.  Living together in residence halls, students experiment with advocating and expressing their thoughts, opinions, wants, and needs, while listening deeply and negotiating with others. As a result, students will be more confident, better able to resist negative peer pressure, live more authentically, and be empowered to act according to their values and virtues.​

​The Office of Student Activities and Cultural Programming designs and executes a robust and vibrant calendar of educational and social events, and provides supports to over 100 student clubs and organizations.  Through their involvement and participation in campus activities and programs, students develop relationships, explore interests, experience belonging, and have fun. They also develop and refine skills, discover passions, and expand their cultural appetite.​

​Transportation Services manages transportation needs for the campus community.​

​​Web Services is responsible for the design & development of the Providence College web presence - both external sites and the Portal. We also provide user support and training for over 200 Web Editors across campus.​ ​