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Spotlight Providence

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Providence College Class of 2018! 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 DePaul 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 7 as no extras will be available at the game.
  • Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • Time: Noon to 1:30 PM
  • Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, West Level Lobby (street level)
The game will start at 2:00 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 9:00 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.

Registration for Spotlight Providence is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please e-mail​ to inquire about the availability of tickets.


Spotlight Providence Agenda:


Time ​Event ​Location
                                                                   ​On-Campus (optional)
​9:00 - 10:00 AM ​Registration / Continental Breakfast
Campus Tours (available from 9:00 - 11:00 AM)
​Phillips Memorial Library
Ruane Center
​10:15 - 11:00 AM ​Various Panels ​See Table Below*
​11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ​Various Panels ​See Table Below**
                                                                   Downtown Providence
12:00 - 1:45 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
​2:00 PM ​Providence College Friars vs.
DePaul University Blue Demons
​Dunkin' Donuts Center
​*10:15 - 11:00 Panels ​Location
​Select Presentations: Celebration of Student Scholarship & Creativity ​Throughout Ruane Center
School of Business Reflections from Young Alumni​ ​Ruane Center, Room LL05
​Mock DWC Lecture: "Death is Nothing Terrible: An Introduction to Stoicism" ​Ruane Center, Room 205
​How to Win a Nobel Prize in Medicine ​Ruane Center, Room 105
​School of Professional Studies: A Day in the Life ​Phillips Memorial Library, TecHub (lower level)
​Impressionism and the Revolution of Abstraction ​Ruane Center, Room 206
**11:15 - 12:00 Panels ​Location
​Don't Wait... Prepare for Tomorrow, Today ​Ruane Center, Room 105
Study Abroad: Know Before You Go​ ​Ruane Center, Room LL05
​Biological Imaging Exhibit ​Sowa Hall, Room 130 and Albertus Magnus Hall, Room 212
​The Dominican Difference: What's With All Those Guys Walking Around in White Robes? ​Ruane Center, Room 205
  • Campus tours depart from the front of the Ruane Center between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Separate tours of residence halls will also be available.
  • The Providence College Bookstore will be open between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM in the lower level of Slavin Center.

Weather Update

Thursday's winter storm is expected to leave the area overnight and Spotlight Providence WILL take place as scheduled this weekend.​

Spending the weekend in Providence?

A limited block of rooms at a discounted rate of $129 are reserved at the Omni Hotel Providence (connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center) for Friday evening. Please click here to make a reservation.

On-Campus Theatre Production
We are pleased to offer each invited student three complimentary tickets to the Providence College Department of Theatre's production of These Shining Lives on Friday, February 14 at 8 PM or Saturday, February 15 at 8 PM. Information on reserving tickets to the show will be included in the confirmation e-mail you receive following registration for Spotlight Providence. Tickets are limited.


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