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​Mass of the Holy Spirit to Welcome New Students and Their Families

Marking the arrival of the Class of 2019, a Mass of the Holy Spirit to welcome new students and their families will take place in the Peterson Recreation Center on Thursday, August 27th, at 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

Megan Rozzero
Assistant Director, Development Events
(401) 865-2804

Melissa Mangione
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-2995

Tara Baxter
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-1948

Academic Convocation

The Academic Convocation will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Peterson Recreation Center.

Convocation, which marks the official start of the 2015-16 academic year, is open to all members of the College community. It is designed to welcome students in the Class of 2019, transfer students, and new faculty.

Dr. Michael J. Sandel, author of Providence College’s next common reading selection, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, will be the featured speaker. Dr. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1980. An expert in political philosophy, Sandel has taught a variety of courses — ranging from "Ethics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Human Nature” to "Globalization and Its Critics." His undergraduate course "Justice" has been taught to more than 15,000 students and was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television.

Please join us immediately following Convocation for a reception in Slavin 112. A Q&A with Sandel will be held following Convocation in ’64 Hall, Slavin Center from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. After the Q&A, Sandel will have book signing in Slavin 112. Please bring your copy of Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? to the book signing.

An abbreviated class schedule will be followed throughout the day. The revised schedule is here.

The Fall Faculty Recognition Dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m., following a 5:45 reception in the Peterson Recreation Center. 

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