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Orientation at Providence College

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.”

New Student Orientation is broken into two parts – required for all new first-year and transfer students entering PC each fall:
  • In June/August (first-year students) or June/July/August (transfer students), new students take part in the Advising and Registration Day program, during which they meet with an academic department representative to finalize their fall course schedule, learn more about resources available on campus, and begin building connections with peers. Programming specific to parents/guardians is also offered during these one-day sessions.
  • In late August, ALL new students (first-year and transfer; commuter and resident) return to campus early for Fall Orientation programming. During Fall Orientation, students have the opportunity to connect and reconnect with peers, attend educational workshops, learn about the vast resources and involvement opportunities available at PC, and acclimate to life on-campus before the school year begins. Diverse social activities are also provided for new students throughout the program. First-year students will take part in programming the weekend before and the weekend after classes begin. Transfer students will take part in programming the weekend before classes begin only.
  • During their first year on campus, new students will also participate in various activities with their Orientation groups and residence hall floors.

Orienation Special Programs

Special Programs & Resources for Incoming Students and/or Their Families

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Tasks To Complete Before Your Advising & Registration Day

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Tasks to Complete Before Fall Orientation