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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.

***Online registration for Spotlight Providence is now closed. If you have any questions about the event, 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 / Session #1 (see below for details)* ​Various Locations
​12:45 - 1:30 PM ​Various Panels / Session #2 (see below for details)** ​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


Panel Options (On-Campus Portion):


​*Session #1 Panel Options (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM) ​Location
​Select Presentations from the Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity ​Ruane Center
​School of Business Perspectives from Young Alumni ​Ruane Center 105
​Mock Development of Western Civilization Lecture ​Ruane Center 205
​Science Mock Lecture / Science Opportunities at PC ​Ruane Center LL05
A Day in the Life: School of Professional Studies​ ​Guzman Hall 250
​**Session #2 Panel Options (12:45 - 1:30 PM) ​Location
Prepare for Tomorrow, Today: Center for Career Education ​Ruane Center 105
​Study Abroad: Know Before You Go ​Ruane Center LL05
​A View of Hands-On Science Learning at PC ​Albertus Magnus-Sowa-Hickey Halls
​The Dominican Difference: PC's Catholic & Dominican Identity ​Center/Catholic & Dominican Studies


  • Campus tours depart from the Harkins Hall Rotunda between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Separate tours of residence halls will also be available.
  • Academic Q & A: Do you have academic questions or want to learn more about a topic that you don't think will be covered by a session listed above? Join representatives from the Provost's Office, various schools of the college, the Office of Academic Services, and the Undergraduate Dean's Office in the Ruane Center for the Humanities Great Room between 11:15 AM and 12:45 PM for an informal opportunity to have your questions answered by the academic leadership of the College.
  • Pop Up Figure Drawing: Stop by our pop up art studio in the Ruane Center Connector between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM to learn more about the fine arts at Providence and try your hand at figure drawing in a session led by Heather McPherson, assistant professor of painting.
  • 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:
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