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Kathleen Baer '79
Assistant Vice President, Engagement
(401) 865-2344

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

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

Shannon O'Neill '10G
Assistant Director, Development Events
(401) 865-2804

Melissa Mangione
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-2995

Tara Baxter
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-1948

Danielle Gaboury
Senior Office Assistant
(401) 865-1091

For Media Inquiries Contact

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413

Faculty Information

Below is some important information for Faculty regarding Commencement Weekend 2016:

Pre-ordered cap and gown
Your pre-ordered cap and gown may be picked up at the bookstore.
Academic Awards Ceremony - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Assemble in Peterson Center Racquetball Courts by 10:30 a.m.
Commencement Mass - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Assemble in Peterson Center Racquetball Courts by 3:15 p.m.
Commencement Day - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
  • A bus is leaving from the priory at 8:30 a.m. for the Dunkin' Donuts Center
  • Faculty who are working should arrive at the DDC by 8:50 a.m.; enter through the stage door entrance in the back of the DDC building
  • Coffee and light refreshments will be available
  • Room 3 on the ground floor is your vesting site
  • Busses will return to campus following the ceremony, leaving from the front of the Convention Center (next door), Sabin Street side
Timing of the ceremony

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
The procession begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.
The sequence for the conferral of degrees is as follows: undergraduate B.A., B.S.; School of Continuing Education; Graduate Studies Program; and Honorary Degrees.
Commencement Exercises generally conclude by 1:30 p.m.

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity