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Orientation at Providence College

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Orientation is designed to introduce new students and families to life at Providence College, acquaint them with resources and involvement opportunities, and officially welcome them to the “Friar Family”. Through educational and social opportunities, both online and in-person, the newest members of our community can begin their next big adventure on the right path.


All New Students are required to complete both parts of the orientation program. They must register for a one-day orientation program in June (First Day in Friartown) and fully participate in fall orientation.

First Day in Friartown (June)

June 16th, 2022-June 30th, 2022. Students register for and attend one date.

During our summer programs, new students will learn more about their intended course of study and academic life at Providence College, and begin building connections with peers and members of the campus community prior to the fall semester. We also invite parents and families to join us for events focused on the new student transition, campus resources, and next steps in advance of the fall.

Fall Orientation (August)

Fall Orientation will begin on August 25th, 2022.

During Fall Orientation, new students will celebrate their official start at Providence College during the annual Welcome Mass; participate in workshops focused on co-curricular life, resources, academics, transition issues, and community values; join discussions led by the Orientation Staff and Resident Assistants; and meet peers during a variety of fun social activities.

New students entering PC in the fall semester are also required to attend our summer First Day in Friartown program.

If you are a person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation to participate in any Orientation event, please contact our office well in advance.