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St. Dominic Weekend at a Glance

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Note: Friar 5K and Campaign Launch Celebration are open to the public. All other events are by invitation only.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friar 5K
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friar 5K Race
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friar Fan Fest (co-sponsored by PC Athletics)
East Campus Quad
Celebrate the fifth anniversary of PC's signature road race, the Friar 5K. Proceeds benefit the Providence College National Alumni Association Scholarship Fun, which provides financial assistance to deserving PC students. To register in advance, visit

Registration and Hospitality

12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Concannon Fitness Center, Ruane Atrium

VERITAS Luncheon: Providence College's Vision for the Future

12:30 p.m.
Slavin Center, `64 Hall
More than $90 million has already been raised in the Our Moment comprehensive campaign toward the $140 million goal, but Providence College still needs your support—  and leadership — to achieve its ambitious goals in academics, athletics, student life, mission and ministry, and campus infrastructure. Join the College's senior leaders for an exclusive luncheon and discussion about PC's strategic vision for the next century.

Men's Soccer vs. Xavier

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ray Treacy Track, Hendricken Field
Cheer on the Friars as they take on the Xavier Musketeers.

Campus Trolley Tours

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Depart from Concannon Circle
Experience the momentum on campus firsthand during a guided trolley tour featuring campus landmarks and new and renovated facilities that exemplify progress toward PC's strategic goal of strengthening mind, body, and soul. Tours depart at the top of every hour. Last tour begins at 5:00 p.m.

Tapas and Tastings

3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Great Room
Relax and refuel at our hospitality hub, featuring tapas stations, select wines, and coffee bar.

Colloquium Presentation: The History and Science of Food

3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room LL05
Get a taste of the student experience by attending a seminar led by Dr. Kathleen A. Cornely, professor of chemistry, and Dr. D. Colin Jaundrill, assistant professor of history. The semester-long version of this course covered history, science, even marketing. Discover why the new Development of Western Civilization colloquia are earning rave reviews from PC students.

Abroad for Christ in the Company of St. Dominic

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities
Listen as two 2014 Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P., Fellows reflect on their summer study and service experiences with Dominicans in foreign lands, thanks to generous contributors to Providence College.

Why PC? Why Me? Why Now?

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105
Join Providence College benefactors and students for a lively discussion about the role philanthropy plays in achieving the College's strategic goals for the next century.

Engaged Learning 101

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, various classrooms
At Providence College, learning extends far beyond the classroom walls. Meet students and their faculty mentors in a series of small, "speed dating-style" sessions. You won't want to miss this chance to learn firsthand about the research, scholarship, service, and leadership opportunities that define today's PC experience.

Alumni Admission Ambassador Reception

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Office of Admission Reception Area - Harkins Hall 103
For everyone attending the Friar 5k and St. Dominic weekend, please join us in celebrating the work of our Alumni Ambassadors with a light cocktail reception.  This is a great chance to catch-up, meet our Dean of Admission, Raul Fonts, and a few members of our counseling staff.  We will discuss some of the initiatives of our work with students and the ways you can continue to support our volunteer program.

St. Dominic Weekend Corporate Partners Reception

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Corporate St. Dominic Society members are invited to join John Sweeney, Providence College's senior vice president for finance and business/CFO, and other College leaders at a special reception recognizing corporate partners' deep commitment to the College's future. Invitation required.

St. Dominic Weekend Harkins Society Reception

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Harkins Hall Rotunda, First Floor
Alumni and friends who have recognized the College in their estate plans are invited to a special reception recognizing their generosity and commitment. Invitation required.

St. Dominic Weekend Young Alumni Reception

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Slavin Center, Room 112Recent Graduates ('04 - '13) are invited to this private reception for St. Dominic Society young alumni members. Invitation required.

Campaign Launch Celebration

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (speaking program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.)
Slavin Lawn
As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2017, this is our moment to publicly launch the greatest fundraising campaign in our history, one that sets us on the path to an even more vibrant future.

College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80 and men's basketball coach Edward Cooley, along with alumni and student leaders, will set the stage for a full evening of PC pride - starting with a ceremonial torch lighting to formally kick off Our Moment: The Next Century Campaign for Providence College.

We will celebrate together on Slavin Lawn. Enjoy gourmet food and drink, take in live music and dance by talented student performers, leave your mark on a commemorative mural, and celebrate everything that makes PC great today.

This is our moment to envision an even greater future for PC — together.
Suggested attire: smart casual.

Late Night at McPhail's

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Slavin Center, McPhail's
The party continues with a favorite alumni band and DJ at PC's on-campus night spot.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

St. Dominic Weekend Mass

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
St. Dominic Chapel
All guests of St. Dominic Weekend are invited to Mass concelebrated by College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80, and members of the Dominican community.

St. Dominic Brunch

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Slavin Lawn
Immediately after Mass, gather one last time to celebrate a successful launch weekend at our donor champagne brunch.

St. Dominic Weekend

Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5
Exhibition in both galleries (Reilly Gallery and Hunt-Cavanagh space) will be.

From here to there: Providence College Art Faculty Showcase

Organized by Jamilee Polson Lacy
Providence College Galleries
September 2- October 10, 2014
Public Reception: Thursday, September 18th.

Providence College Galleries are pleased to present From here to there: Providence College Studio Art Faculty Showcase, a biennial exhibition featuring the work of Providence College Studio Art faculty members Lynn Curtis, James Janecek, Heather McPherson, Eric Sung and Kimberly Wimprine.

Outside of the classroom and beyond the city, Providence College Studio Art faculty members are active creative practitioners-artists, designers, thinkers and more who make significant contributions to the arts. They regularly participate in art ecologies and exhibit in cultural venues locally and internationally, from Providence and New York to Budapest and Bangkok. From here to there: Providence College Studio Art Faculty Showcase is an exhibition and conjunctive programming series which provides the PC community and the local public at-large opportunities to connect with the college's own working artists, all of whom are actively engaged in diverse projects here on campus and out there around the world. By way of these faculty members' artistic presentations, From here to there: Providence College Studio Art Faculty Showcase additionally highlights the broad spectrum of media and formats prominent within Providence College's Studio Art program and in contemporary art and design fields.

Please check back for forthcoming details regarding From here to there: Providence College Studio Art Faculty Showcase public programs and presentations.