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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 advisor 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 a Fall Orientation program. During the program, 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 available to them on the campus. There will also be fun social opportunities provided throughout the program.  

Special Programs

Image Please click on the links to the right for more information about several pre-Orientation and September programs designed specifically for PC's first-year students.

More Information

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


By Phone:

(401) 865-2211
(401) 865-2212

In person or by mail:

Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership
Providence College
106 Slavin Center
Providence, RI 02918

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