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Alumni and Family Weekend

 
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Surprising Realities

New directions in the visualization of experimentation and data-collection by Providence College faculty in Biology and Chemistry, presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History.

February 14: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
February 15: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Alumni Cafeteria
Friday: 10 a.m - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Dunkin Donuts

Friday: 7 a.m - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ruane Cafe

Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 4 p.m.

PC Barnes and Noble

Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m - 3 p.m.

Deirdre Driscoll ‘98G
Director, College Events
(401) 865-2344
colevent@providence.edu

Cristina DeSilva ‘07G
Assistant Director, College Events
(401) 865-2829
cdesilva@providence.edu

Megan Rozzero
Assistant Director, Development Events
(401) 865-2804
mrozzero@providence.edu

Melissa Mangione
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-2995
mmangion@providence.edu

Tara Baxter
Senior Office Assistant
(401) 865-1948
tbaxter@providence.edu


Save the Date for Alumni & Family Weekend:

February 13-15, 2015​

  

It's one of Providence College’s most popular weekends of the year: Alumni & Family Weekend. The weekend will feature sporting events, great entertainment, highlights of our facilities, family-friendly programs, and much more. Make your travel and hotel arrangements now and stay tuned for more information.

 
Please see below for a sample of last year's schedule.
 

Alumni & Family Weekend 2014 Schedule

Friday, February 14th:

 
DWC Spring 2014 Colloquia Sit In
 
Race, Marginality and Theologies of Liberation
8:30 - 10:20 a.m.
Ruane LL05
Dr. Dana Dillon, Theology
Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, History
 
Diasporas
8:30 - 10:20 a.m.
Ruane  205
Dr. Margaret Manchester '83, History
Dr. Tuire Valkeakari, English
 
Good Citizenship and Public Policy:  Responsibility and Reform
10:30 - 12:20 p.m.
Ruane 205
Dr. Julia Camp, Accountancy
Dr. Todd Olszewski, Health and Policy Management
 
Workplace Culture and Womanhood
10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Ruane LL05
Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, History
Dr. Margaret Ruggieri, Accountancy
 
Capitalism: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
12:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Ruane LL05
Dr. Elizabeth Bridgham, English
Dr. Sharon Murphy, History
 
Tours of the Ruane Center for Humanities
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 
What’s new about DWC?
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105
Learn about how the program has evolved over the years and most recently with the addition of the colloquia.
 
Welcome Reception with Faculty and Staff
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
The Ruane Center for the Humanities, Great Room
Alumni and families of sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to this special opportunity to meet and mingle with faculty, staff and Dominicans of the college. 
 
I <3 PC Tailgate Party
5:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Outside Schneider Arena
Who loves PC more than you? Celebrate Valentine’s Day and kick off the weekend at this fun and action-packed tailgate party.   Come in from the cold in our luxurious heated tent where there will be food, cash bar, games, giveaways and fun for the whole family!  Hot chocolate bar, photo booth, DJ, ice skating and more!  Don’t have a ticket to the Men’s Hockey game?  No worries – we will have a front row seat waiting for you on our live video stream. 

*Positive ID required for alcohol.
 
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame
7:00 p.m.
Schneider Arena
Limited tickets available. Contact the Ticket Office at 401.865.4672 for information.


http://www.friars.com/tickets/AFW.html

 
These Shining Lives
8:00 p.m.
Smith Center for the Arts, Blackfriars Theatre
Hindsight is 20/20, whether it applies to business opportunities, or the discovery that danger is hidden in the everyday. In the 1920’s, Catherine takes a job at the Radium Dial Factory that brings her financial comforts, camaraderie with her fellow workers, and the stark realization that the work environment is killing them all. Based in reality, and written by an award-winning playwright, this play will leave you “aching from the impact of this true tale, which only gains power from the artifice of its telling.”  - ExpressMilwaukee.com.
 
*Special meet and greet reception with the cast immediately following the show
 
McPhail’s Entertainment Facility
End the night at PC’s most beloved entertainment facility…live music and cash bar!  Open until 1:30 a.m. Limited capacity, first come first served.
*Positive ID required for alcohol.


Saturday, February 15th:

Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level
Pick up your pre-ordered tickets and 1 <3 PC Bracelet for the weekend’s events and enjoy coffee, juices, fruits, and pastries. (Registration will continue in the Concannon Atrium from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m.)


Greetings from the President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 with special presentation Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story featuring Kevin Laue and producer, Todd Slater ‘97
9:00 a.m. Doors open and continental breakfast
10:00 am greetings
Peterson Recreation Center
President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80 will greet the crowd before a special presentation of Long Shot: the Kevin Laue story. Laue, the first one armed basketball player to receive a scholarship and play on an elite NCAA D1 basketball  team, will be accompanied by the film's producer, Todd Slater '97.
 
 
Little Friar Fanatics Open Gym
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall, Mullaney Gym
Start your Saturday and bring your kids 12 and under to our Little Friar Fanatics open gym!  Meet our student athletes, play games, and make posters to cheer on the Friars!
  
Bus Decorating and Fan Fest
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Outside Ruane Atrium
Cheer on our student clubs and organizations as they compete to have the best decorated bus!  Alumni and families are encouraged to park their car on campus and ride our I <3 PC themed busses to the Dunkin Donuts Center. The festivities include a face painting, hot chocolate, and a fun giveaway for the game.
 
Self Guided Campus Tours
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Pick up your campus map at the Friar Fan Fest and visit some great locations on campus.  Tour guides will be stationed at selected locations.
 
Dirigo Induction (Leadership Honor Society)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Slavin Center, '64 Hall
Alumni members of the Dirigo Leadership Honor Society are invited to attend this year’s Induction Ceremony, to welcome a new group of students into the organization. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with parents, faculty, staff, students and fellow alum. Brunch will also be provided. We hope that you can join us!
Sponsored by the L3: Lifelong Leadership Program and the Office of Institutional Advancement.

For more information, please contact Leslie Heller ’02 at 401.865.2211 and lheller@providence.edu.

Biological Imaging: Pictures That Capture Our Scientific Discoveries and Your Imagination
11:00 am - noon
Sowa Hall 130 & Albertus Magnus 212
Joseph DeGiorgis, Biology, imaging microscope workshop
Charles Toth, Biology, confocal microscope imaging workshop
 
Don’t Wait…Prepare for Tomorrow, Today
11:15 a.m. - noon
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105
Providence College prepares students for lives of meaning and purpose, thanks in no small part to the Career Education Center. Learn about the programs and resources that help prepare students for success, including career exploration, goal setting, mentoring, shadowing, internship and networking opportunities, as well as graduate school and job search assistance. Hear from students who have taken advantage of key career development opportunities to accomplish their post-graduate goals.
 
 
Study Abroad: Know Before They Go
11:15 a.m. - noon
Ruane Center for the Humanities,  Room LL05
The Center for International Studies invites the families of sophomores and juniors who have been approved to study abroad to attend an open session on the logistics parents care about most. We will highlight the information presented during Pre-Departure Orientation, including finances, academics, and health and safety abroad. A panel discussion with study abroad alumni will follow the presentation. Please join us to be in the know before your student goes.
Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul University
2:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts Center, Downtown Providence
Contact the Ticket Office at 401.865.4672 for information.


http://www.friars.com/tickets/AFW.html

 
Post-Game Block Party
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Ri Ra, Luxe Burger, and Union Station Brewery
Downtown Providence
After the game,  the Friar Spirit will continue at these downtown locations!  Must have your I <3 PC bracelet to enter!

*1<3 PC Bracelets can be picked up at registration.
 
Friar Family Ice Skating
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Bank of America Skating Rink
Downtown Providence
Come join us for ice skating and hot chocolate at the Bank of America skating rink in beautiful downtown Providence.
 $10 per person, includes skate rental.

Dinner with the Dominicans
6:00 p.m.
Campus Ministry Center, St. Dominic Chapel
$15 per ticket
Connect with the Dominican Community, with special remarks from PC’s chaplain, Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98.
 
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame
7:00 p.m.
Schneider Arena

Join us in the support against Breast Cancer and wear pink to the game!
Donations will be collected at the door and will benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.


Contact the Ticket Office at 401.865.4672 for information.



http://www.friars.com/tickets/AFW.html

 
Class of ‘14 Wine and Chocolate Tasting with Families
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Great Room
$10 per ticket
Members of the senior class are invited by the Student Alumni Association to enjoy a special wine and chocolate tasting.   Seniors and their families will have the chance to talk with representatives from our regional alumni clubs on how to stay engaged and connected after graduation.
 
Saturday Night LIVE!
7:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Slavin Center
Slavin will be a hub of activity on Saturday night!  Watch the Men’s Ice Hockey game vs. Notre Dame on the big screen in McPhail’s, have fun playing SNL trivia, witness magic by magician Nick Locapo , live music and more surprises throughout the night!
These Shining Lives
8:00 p.m.
Blackfriars Theatre, Smith Center for the Arts
See Friday description for details.
 
*Special meet and greet reception with the cast immediately following the show

Sunday, February 16th:

 
ALUMNI & FAMILY WEEKEND MASS
11:00 a.m.
St. Dominic Chapel
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 will serve as principal celebrant, and members of the Dominican Community will concelebrate, as alumni and families come together as one community.
 
JAZZ BRUNCH
Noon - 1:45 p.m.
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level
$18 per person, $12 for children 12 and under
Immediately after Mass, join us for a hearty send-off featuring live jazz.
 
These Shining Lives
2:00 p.m.
Smith Center for the Arts, Blackfriars Theatre
See Friday description for details.
 
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Boston University
2:00 p.m.
Schneider Arena

Join us in the support against Breast Cancer and wear pink to the game!
Donations will be collected at the door and will benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

Contact the Ticket Office at 401.865.4672 for information.


http://www.friars.com/tickets/AFW.html

 
Wondering which events are family friendly? Looking for a romantic getaway in Friartown? Want to learn to more about the PC academic experience? Feel like cheering on the Friars? We've created the following tracks for you to plan your weekend.

TRACKS:  Forever A Friar….
Forever A FANATIC
I heart PC tailgate
Men’s Ice Hockey Game
Bus Decorating and Fan Fest
Men’s Basketball
Post Game Block Party
Saturday Night Live
 
Forever IN LOVE
I heart PC tailgate
These Shining Lives Theatre Production
Family Friar Ice Skating
Dinner with the Dominicans
Jazz Brunch
 
Forever LEARNING
What’s new about DWC?
DWC Colloquia sit in
Greetings from the President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 with special presentation Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story featuring Kevin Laue and producer, Todd Slater ‘97
Biological Imaging: Pictures That Capture Our Scientific Discoveries and Your Imagination
 
Forever YOUNG
I <3 PC Tailgate Party
Little Friar Fanatics Open Gym
Bus Decorating and Fan Fest
Men’s Basketball Game
Friar Family Ice Skating
 
 
Also online:

Further details on all weekend events and meetings
Special hotel room rates and information
Discounts throughout downtown Providence in honor of Alumni & Family Weekend

Questions?

 
Contact the Office of College Events at 401.865.2344 or visit the Alumni & Family Weekend website at www.alumni.providence.edu/alumnifamilyweekend.
 
Offices of Alumni Relations & College Events
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918-0001
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