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While on campus, stop into these popular Slavin spots!


Campus Bookstore

9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.     Friday
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.     Saturday
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.   Sunday

Alumni Cafeteria
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.    Friday
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 A.M.   Saturday
12:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. Sunday

Dunkin' Donuts
7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Friday

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Saturday

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Sunday 

Ruane Cafe
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Friday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Sunday


Please contact the Office of College Events at 401-865-2344 or

Deirdre Driscoll ‘98G
Director, College Events
(401) 865-2344

Cristina DeSilva ‘07G
Assistant Director, College Events
(401) 865-2829

Megan Rozzero
Assistant Director, Development Events
(401) 865-2804

Melissa Mangione
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-2995

Tara Baxter
Senior Office Assistant
(401) 865-1948

Save the Date

Freshman Family Weekend

October 31- November 2, 2014

Note registration for this event has not opened yet.

Please contact the Office of College Events, at 401.865.2344, with any questions
Below is a sample of Freshman Family Weekend 2013 activities:

The men's basketball game vs. Rhode Island College has been changed to 5:30 p.m. and men's ice hockey game vs. Boston University has been changed to 8:00 p.m. Both games were originally scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
If your plans no longer allow for you to attend one of these events, please contact the Ticket Office at 401.865.4672.
Freshman Family Weekend registration and pickup for all ticketed events will be open from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Peterson Recreation Center.


New Experiences Never Get Old at PC

Be a part of the exciting new journey for Providence College’s Centennial Class of 2017 during Freshman Family Weekend. Reconnect with PC and experience campus life with your son or daughter. Together you’ll have the opportunity to sit in on classes, attend lectures on matters of faith, cheer on the Friars, and celebrate Mass with College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 and his fellow Dominicans. We invite you to take part in the many enriching and informative activities we have planned for you and your son or daughter.

Formal invitations and online reservation information will be available on or about October 1, 2013.  View the schedule of events planned below.


Friday, November 1

Class Sit-in
Experience a day in the life of your son or daughter by attending a Friday class. Let us know if you’re interested, and we will send you a list of available classes.
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Slavin Center, ’64 Hall
3:00 to 4:00pm Freshman Common Reading Program Presentation /4:00 to 5:00pm Reception
Join us for a celebratory reception recognizing another successful year of the Freshman Common Reading Program (FCRP). The program was created to establish a stimulating environment for incoming students and to set the tone for intellectual engagement throughout their time at PC. This summer, students read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a best-selling novel written from the perspective of a 15-year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome by award-winning author Mark Haddon. Come listen as the winners of the FCRP essay contest share their essays.
7:00 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Boston College
Schneider Arena
Come watch the Friars hold off the Eagles in a Hockey East rivalry game.
More Information

7:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs UMass-Lowell

Mullaney Gym
More Information

8:00 p.m.
The Good Doctor
Directed by John Garrity
Angell Blackfriars Theatre
Smith Center for the Arts 
Neil Simon is famous for witty comedy; playwright Anton Chekhov is famous for witty mood. Simon channels Chekhov to give us exactly what we hope for: moody comedy - with wit. This Broadway hit, nominated for four Tonys (and winning one) presents a range of characters from the admirable to the absurd. To purchase tickets go here

Saturday, November 2

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level
Pick up pre-ordered tickets for the weekend’s events and enjoy coffee, juices, fruits, and pastries.
(Registration will continue  in the Concannon Atrium from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
President’s Opening Remarks and Visit from Team Hoyt
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P.’80 offers his personal greetings and official opening to Freshman Family Weekend for families of the Centennial Class of 2017.
Additionally, Team Hoyt, a father-son runner-wheelchair duo, will be on hand to share their inspirational message, Yes You Can! Dick Hoyt and son Rick, who has cerebral palsy, have completed in 252 triathlons, 6 of them being Ironman distance events. Dick, 73, is a retired Lt. Colonel, having served in the military for 35 years.  Rick, 51, is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Special Education.
Team Hoyt
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Parenting 201—Mid-semester and Beyond
Peterson Recreation Center
During orientation, Parenting 101 provided an opportunity for you to learn about your changing role as a parent of a first-year college student. Parenting 201 is designed to advance your college parenting skills and continue the dialogue about what to expect in regard to mid-semester challenges that students face.
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ruane Center Tours
Ruane Center for the Humanities
Drop in to tour the latest addition to campus, the Ruane Center for the Humanities. The 63,000-square-foot building houses the newly-structured Development of Western Civilization program as well as offices for the School of Arts and Sciences, the Center for the Study of the Humanities, the Liberal Arts Honors Program, and the Departments of English and History.
Customize your afternoon according to your interests and choose from the sessions and events outlined below — all designed to highlight exciting aspects of your son or daughter’s life at Providence College.
12:30 p.m.
Freshman Family Legacy Lunch
Slavin Center, '64 Hall
Invitation Only
The Office of Alumni Relations would like to welcome legacy families back to Providence College with their sons and daughters. We appreciate your decision to continue the PC tradition in your family. Over lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other legacy families, members of the Parent Leadership Council, and the Office of Alumni Relations staff. 
1:00 p.m.
Don’t Wait…Prepare for Tomorrow, Today
Moore Hall III    
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.
12:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Butler
Hendricken Field (located behind the Slavin Center)
Cheer on your Friars as they take on the Bulldogs for the first time as Big East opponents.
More Information
1:00 p.m.
Arts Walk
Hunt Cavanagh Gallery 
Experience our beautiful new art garden on a tour guided by a member of the Friars Club. Constructed behind Hunt-Cavanagh Hall, this experimental outdoor classroom serves as a learning laboratory for PC students. A sinuous path from the garden connects to the front of the hall as well as a picturesque labyrinth. Gallery will be open from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
2:00 p.m.
Development of Western Civilization (DWC) Mock Lectures:
“Death is Nothing Terrible: The Basics of Stoicism”
Dr. Vance G. Morgan, professor of philosophy and director of DWC
Moore Hall
"Easy Money: Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice'"
Dr. Margaret Healy-Varley, assistant professor of English
Moore Hall II
Development of Western Civilization, a rich academic experience shared by all freshmen and sophomores, is one of PC’s signature programs of excellence. Choose one of two lectures which will allow you to experience DWC—minus the homework. 
2:00 p.m.
International Studies Forum
Moore Hall III
The Center for International Studies provides opportunities for academic and cultural learning to help students acquire experiences that prepare them to have a knowledgeable world view. During this interactive discussion, you can learn more about the exciting plans for students who wish to study abroad.
2:00 p.m.
Freshman Family Weekend Recital of Music and Dance
Ryan Concert Hall
Smith Center for the Arts
This performance is produced in association with the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film. Enjoy the talents of our student performers.

2:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs New Hampshire
Mullaney Gym

2:00 p.m.
Men's and Women's Swimming vs Seton Hall
Taylor Natatorium in Peterson Recreation Center
3:00 p.m.
“Wrestling with God”
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
College can be a time of doubt and skepticism in terms of one’s faith. Join Chaplain Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 as he discusses how we can use those natural inclinations to our advantage in helping young people to embrace their faith.
4:30 p.m.
Concelebrated Mass
St. Dominic Chapel
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 will concelebrate this special Mass with members of the Dominican Community.
Dinner with family and friends
Providence is famous for combining the warmth of a small city with the culture of a major metropolitan area. Dine out in style at any of Providence’s renowned restaurants. A helpful listing can be found at
8:00 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Boston University
Schneider Arena
Come watch the Friars in Hockey East action against the Terriers.
More Information

Please note the game was previously listed as 7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Rhode Island College
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence
Cheer on the PC men’s basketball team, along with Coach Ed Cooley, as the Friars tip off their season against the Anchormen. 

Please note the game was previously listed as 7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
The Good Doctor
Directed by John Garrity
Angell Blackfriars Theatre
Smith Center for the Arts
(See Friday evening for description. To purchase tickets go here)

Sunday, November 3

11:00 a.m.
Concelebrated Mass
St. Dominic Chapel
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 will concelebrate this special Mass with members of the Dominican Community.
12:10 to 1:45 p.m.
(immediately following Mass)
Jazz Brunch
Peterson Recreation Center
Come together for live Jazz and a buffet brunch before heading home or attending the theatre performance.
2:00 p.m.
The Good Doctor
Directed by John Garrity
Angell Blackfriars Theatre
Smith Center for the Arts
(See Friday evening for description. To purchase tickets for here)
Please visit the Reilly Gallery while on campus for an interactive exhibit!
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
The Art of Science at Providence College Exhibition
R. Justin Stewart
Distorting (a messiah project -11c)
Reilly Gallery
If you have any questions, contact the Office of College Events at 401.865.2344 or visit for registration and updated information, including hotel accommodations.


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