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The New Student Orientation Program is designed to both acquaint students with Providence College and to welcome them to their new community. Our Orientation Program is broken into two parts (both are required for new students):

In June, all freshmen currently residing in the United States are invited to campus for one day, during which they will meet with a faculty member and register for courses, attend a Resource Fair which will highlight many of the services available to them, and have a chance to meet some fellow students. The Parent Orientation program will also be held 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 students will return to campus for Fall Orientation programming. 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 fun social opportunities provided throughout the program.  

Special Programs

Please click on the links to the right for information about pre-Orientation and September programs designed specifically for first-year students.

More Information

For more info about the Orientation staff and services commonly of interest to new students and families, please see the links to the right.

Contact Us

     Center for Orientation, Transitions
     & Leadership
     Providence College
     Slavin Center 106
     Providence, RI 02918
     Phone: (401) 865-1085

     Leslie Heller
     Associate Director
     Lindsay D'Abrosca '17G
​     Graduate Assistant
     Center Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm


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