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Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018: Sunday, May 20, 2018


Hotel rates and blocks are available for May 2018! 

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Academic Attire ordering for students will begin on February 1, 2018 - March 16, 2018.

Please note these new dates for ordering.


Below is information from Commencement 2017. Check back soon for 2018 Commencement information.


Watch Commencement live .

Dr. Roy Peter Clark ’70 to present address at PC’s commencement

Dr. Roy Peter Clark ’70, an author or editor of 18 books who has taught writing to writers for nearly 40 years as senior scholar at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, will present the Commencement Address at Providence College’s Ninety-Ninth Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The ceremony, which also will highlight the College’s centennial, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. 

Clark is one of six honorary degree recipients. The others are Barnaby Evans, creator of WaterFire Providence, an award-winning art installation that draws more than 1 million visitors a year; Elizabeth E. Flynn ’82, a former PC trustee with 30 years of senior-level business experience in banking, insurance, and risk management; Rabbi Wayne M. Franklin, senior rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Providence and a national figure in interfaith dialogue; Dr. Richard J. Grace ’62, professor emeritus of history, who has taught at Providence College for more than 50 years; and Navyn Salem, the founder and CEO of Edesia, a Rhode Island-based company that is helping to treat malnutrition in the developing world. 

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Don't miss the Class of 2017 Reception and Waterfire on Friday, May 19 . 

More information: Centennial Waterfire

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