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While on campus, stop into these popular Slavin spots!

 

Campus Bookstore

9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.     Friday
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.     Saturday
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.   Sunday

Alumni Cafeteria
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.    Friday
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 A.M.   Saturday
12:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. Sunday

Dunkin' Donuts
7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Friday

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Saturday

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Sunday 

Ruane Cafe
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Friday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Sunday

Questions?

Please contact the Office of College Events at 401-865-2344 or colevent@providence.edu.

Deirdre Driscoll ‘98G
Director, College Events
(401) 865-2344
colevent@providence.edu

Cristina DeSilva ‘07G
Assistant Director, College Events
(401) 865-2829
cdesilva@providence.edu

Megan Rozzero
Assistant Director, Development Events
(401) 865-2804
mrozzero@providence.edu

Melissa Mangione
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-2995
mmangion@providence.edu

Tara Baxter
Senior Office Assistant
(401) 865-1948
tbaxter@providence.edu


Freshman Family Weekend

October 31- November 2, 2014


 

Freshman Family Weekend is an opportunity to experience PC from the perspective of your student and allows new students and their families to share in the tradition and spirit of Providence College. Together you will be able to explore campus, sit in on classes, attend lectures, cheer on the Friars, and celebrate Mass with College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80 and his fellow Dominicans. We invite you to take part in the many enriching and informative activites we have planned for you and your son or daughter.

Formal invitations and online reservation information will be available on or about October 1, 2014

View the schedule of events planned below.

 

Friday, October 31

 
Class Sit-in
Experience a day in the life of your son or daughter by attending a Friday class. Should you decide that this is something you would like to do, please note that you may attend a class of your interest regardless if your student is enrolled. Let us know if you would like to attend, and we will send you a list of available classes via email.
 
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Jack O'Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo
100 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

Celebrate Halloween at this must-see Rhode Island tradtion with over 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns artistically carved to follow this year's theme "Jack O'Lantern's from A to Z." Stop by the Providence College welcome table before you start to enjoy complimentary seasonal refreshments and treats. Tickets can be purchased through the College at the exclusive rate of $10. Please note general admission will be $16 if tickets are not purchased through PC.  Tickets purchased will be available for pick up on site at Roger Williams Park. 
 
7:00 p.m.
Mens'
 Ice Hockey vs. Boston University
Schneider Arena

Come watch the Friars hold off the Terriers!

Purchase tickets at www.friars.com/tickets, click "Buy Tickets" and then "Promotions", enter code FFW14 for priority seating. Please be advised that tickets are extremely limited and we cannot guarantee seating as tickets begin to sell.
 
7:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Villanova
Hendricken Field

Come watch in Big East action against the Wildcats! Free admission and no tickets required.


7:00 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Villanova
Alumni Hall

Come watch the Friar's as they rival the Wildcats! Free admission and no tickets required.

8:00 p.m.
The Imaginary Invalid
 By Molière
Directed by Mary G. Farrell
Smith Center for the Arts, Angell Blackfriars Theatre

Molière's 17th century comedy gets a fresh dressing in this raucous translation by Miles Malleson. The ever ailing Monseigneur Argan drags his entire family through his hypcondriatic woes, even attempting to marry his own daughter to a bumbling medicine student to cut the cost of his pharmacy bills.

Tickets for this performance are limited and should be purchased directly through the Box Office at 401.865.2218 or visit www.Providence.edu/theatre/Pages/box-office.aspx.
 

Saturday, November 1

 
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level

Pick up pre-ordered tickets for the weekend’s events and enjoy coffee, juices, fruits, and pastries.
(Registration will continue  in the Concannon Atrium from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
 
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
President’s Opening Remarks
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level

College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P.’80 offers his personal greetings and official opening to Freshman Family Weekend for families of the Class of 2018.

 
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Parenting 201—Mid-semester and Beyond
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105

During orientation, Parenting 101 provided an opportunity for you to learn about your changing role as a parent of a first-year college student. Parenting 201 is designed to advance your college parenting skills and continue the dialogue about what to expect in regard to mid-semester challenges that students face.
 
 
Customize your afternoon according to your interests and choose from the sessions and events outlined below — all designed to highlight exciting aspects of your son or daughter’s life at Providence College.
 
12:00 p.m.
Freshman Family Legacy Lunch
Slavin Center, '64 Hall
Invitation Only

The Office of Alumni Relations would like to welcome legacy families back to Providence College with their sons and daughters. We appreciate your decision to continue the PC tradition in your family. Over lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other legacy families, members of the Parent Leadership Council, and the Office of Alumni Relations staff. 
 
1:00 p.m.
Career Education and Professional Development Seminar: Don't Wait...Discern and Prepare for Who You Will Be
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 105

Providence College prepares students for lives of meaning and purpose, thanks in no small part to the Career Education Center. Learn about the programs and resources that help prepare students for success, including career exploration, goal setting, mentoring, shadowing, internship and networking opportunities, as well as graduate school and job search assistance. Hear from students who have taken advantage of key career development opportunities to accomplish their post-graduate goals.
 
 
2:00 p.m.
Development of Western Civilization (DWC) Mock Lectures:
 
“Death is Nothing Terrible: The Basics of Stoicism”
Dr. Vance G. Morgan, Professor of Philosophy and Director of DWC
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 206
 
"Tradegy & Democracy in Classical Athens"
Dr. Robin J. Greene, Assistant Professor of History
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 205
Development of Western Civilization, a rich academic experience shared by all freshmen and sophomores, is one of PC’s signature programs of excellence.

2:00 p.m.
Study Abroad 101
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room LL05

It's never to early to start planning for study abroad! Come hear from returned students about their academic and cultural experiences abroad, discover the various study abroad options offered at Providence College, and learn what freshmen can start doing now to prepare for a semester or summer study abroad experience of their own during this interactive panel discussion.
  
2:00 p.m.
Freshman Family Weekend Recital of Music and Dance
Ryan Concert Hall
Smith Center for the Arts
 
This performance is produced in association with the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film. Enjoy the talents of our student performers. 

 
3:00 p.m.
“Wrestling with God”
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies

College can be a time of doubt and skepticism in terms of one’s faith. Join Chaplain Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 and new campus minister Sister Anne Frances, as they discusses how we can use those natural inclinations to our advantage in helping young people to embrace their faith.
 
4:30 p.m.
Concelebrated Mass
St. Dominic Chapel

College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 will concelebrate this special Mass with members of the Dominican Community.
 
Dinner with family and friends
Providence is famous for combining the warmth of a small city with the culture of a major metropolitan area. Dine out in style at any of Providence’s renowned restaurants. A helpful listing can be found at www.goprovidence.com.
 
 
5:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Seton Hall
Alumni Hall

Cheer on your Friars as they take on the Pirates! Free admission and no tickets required.

7:00 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Boston College
Schneider Arena

Come watch the Friars hold off the Eagles in a Hockey East rivalry game! Free admission and no tickets required.


8:00 p.m.
Freshman Family Evening Event
TBA

8:00 p.m.
The Imaginary Invalid
 By Molière
Directed by Mary G. Farrell
Smith Center for the Arts, Angell Blackfriars Theatre
(See Friday evening for description. To purchase tickets go here)

10:15 p.m.
The Imaginary Invalid Reception
Smith Center for the Arts, Bowab Studio

Following the show our talented student cast will be on hand to meet and greet the audience over coffee and pastries.

Sunday, November 2

 
11:00 a.m.
Concelebrated Mass
St. Dominic Chapel 
  
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 will concelebrate this special Mass with members of the Dominican Community.
 
12:10 to 1:45 p.m.
(immediately following Mass)
Jazz Brunch
Peterson Recreation Center

Come together for live Jazz and a buffet brunch before heading home or attending the theatre performance.
 
2:00 p.m.
 The Imaginary Invalid
 By Molière
Directed by Mary G. Farrell
Smith Center for the Arts, Angell Blackfriars Theatre
(See Friday evening for description. To purchase tickets go here)
  
Pre-ordered tickets may be picked up in the Peterson Recreation Center on Saturday morning, Novermber 1. If you have any questions, contact the Office of College Events at 401.865.2344 or visit www.providence.edu/freshmanfamilyweekend for registration and updated information, including hotel accommodations.
 

 

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