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Orientation at Providence College

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The New Student Orientation Program is designed to both acquaint students with Providence College and to welcome them to their new community.  

Orientation is broken into two parts (each required for new students entering the college in the fall):

In June, all first-year students currently residing in the United States are invited to campus for an Advising and Registration Day, during which they will meet with a faculty member and register for courses, learn more about the many resources available on campus, and begin building connections with peers. P​​rogramming specific to parents/guardians will also be offered during these one-day sessions.  Please note: Transfer and international students will be invited to campus for similar one-day programs in August.

In late August, all new commuter and residential students will return to campus for two weekends of Fall Orientation programming (before and after the first week of classes). During Fall Orientation, they will have an opportunity to reconnect with students in their major, participate in the ​Common Reading Program, attend seminars and interest sessions, and learn about the vast resources and involvement opportunities available to them on-campus. There will also be exciting social opportunities provided throughout the program.  

During their first year on campus, new students will also participate in various activities with their Orientation groups and residence hall floors.​

Pre-Orientation "To-Do" List

​​​​Summer Advising & Registration DaysFall Orientationtransfer & international students
​​​​​Contac​t Us

The Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership
Providence College
​Slavin Center 106
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 401.865.1085
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm​

Leslie Heller​

​Lindsay D'Abrosca '17G​
​Graduate Assistant ​​​