Friar Foundations is a summer program aimed at easing the transition from high school to college for approximately 30 incoming Providence College students each year. Friar Foundations addresses two fundamental issues students must face when entering college — academic responsibility and social assimilation.
Participants in the program are normally accepted students who live on campus for five weeks for portions of July and August. During this time, the students complete credit-bearing courses, attend skills-building workshops, and partake in a host of on- and off-campus social and cultural experiences.
Friar Foundations days start early and end late. Academics are the priority, but a fun and fulfilling experience beyond the books is just as important. The 2017 Friar Foundations program runs from July 3 to August 4.
Below is an overview of the program schedule.
Participants are expected to meet regularly with an OAS staff member during the summer program and on a regular basis for the entire first-year and:
As a result of the program, participants will:
Kaitlyn O'Malley oversees all program planning and logistics. Accomplished, upper-class students are trained to serve as mentors for the duration of the summer program and throughout participants’ first year at PC.
Interested faculty and staff, including members of the resident Dominican community, also are invited to participate in the program through social/cultural programming and serving as tutors/mentors.