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Spotlight Providence

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Providence College Class of 2019! As the newest members of the Providence College community, we invite you to join us for a congratulatory celebration before our men's basketball team takes on Seton Hall University at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence. Meet current students and other members of the PC community prior to experiencing the excitement of a Big East Friar Basketball game!
Complimentary tickets (limit 3 per family) are available to the first 400 families who respond and can be picked up at the reception. Additional tickets are available for $10 each, payable on the day of the event by cash or check. All additional ticket orders must be placed by Friday, February 6 as no extras will be available at the game.
  • Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, West Level Lobby (street level)
The game will start at 4:00 PM next door at "The Dunk."
Prior to the pep rally and basketball game, families are invited to visit campus to experience academic life at Providence College. Beginning at 10:30 AM, campus tours (including residence halls) will be offered, as well as mock classes and academic presentations. This portion is optional and details are below.

To register to attend Spotlight Providence, please complete the online registration form. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admission at (401) 865-2535 or (800) 721-6444.


Spotlight Providence Agenda:


Time ​Event ​Location
                                                                   ​On-Campus (optional)
​10:30 - 11:45 AM ​Registration
Campus Tours (available from 10:30 to 12:30)
​Phillips Memorial Library
Ruane Center
​11:45 AM - 12:30 PM ​Various Panels ​Various Locations
​12:45 - 1:30 PM ​Various Panels ​Various Locations
                                                                   Downtown Providence
2:00 - 3:30 PM​

​Celebratory Pre-Game Pep Rally
Rev. Brian Shanley, O.P., Ph.D., College President
Ed Cooley, Head Coach, Men's Basketball
Bob Driscoll, Director of Athletics

​Rhode Island
Convention Center,
West Level Lobby
4:00 PM ​Providence College Friars vs.
Seton Hall University Pirates
​Dunkin' Donuts Center
  • Campus tours depart from the front of the Ruane Center between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Separate tours of residence halls will also be available.
  • The Providence College Bookstore will be open between 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM in the lower level of Slavin Center.


A limited block of rooms at a discounted rate of $149 are reserved at the Omni Hotel Providence (connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center) for Friday evening. Please click here to make a reservation.


Additional Information:
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