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Online Orientation

All incoming students are required to complete a series of online components prior to entering Providence College. Students joining our community in fall 2019 will receive more information about the following in their May Orientation mailing:

Academic Integrity Tutorial

  • The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies has the responsibility for the academic monitoring and general advising of students from all disciplines. As part of this role, the Office works to help students understand how they can approach their studies with “academic integrity,” and how to avoid charges of academic misconduct. We have created an online tutorial, compiling important information to help students avoid making mistakes in their academic work which would put a damper on their enthusiasm for their studies.
  • Online instructions available here
  • Estimated completion time: 15-20 minutes

CliftonStrengths for Students

  • This online assessment – and follow-up workshops – will help them learn more about their unique strengths and how best to utilize them in college and in future careers. Students: Don’t forget to print a copy of your “Insight Report” after completing the assessment, and to bring it back to campus with you this fall!
  • Create an online account here – students should use their Friars email address to create their account
  • Estimated completion time: 20-35 minutes

AlcoholEDU & Sexual Assault Prevention

  • At PC, we are dedicated to setting you up for greater success both as a student and as a member of the community here and beyond.  As such, we have partnered with EVERFI, a company whose mission is to help students address critical life skills, such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention, at higher education institutions across the country.
  • Providence College expects you to complete the EVERFI courses: “AlcoholEDU for College” and “Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates“.  This education will help you to:
    • Develop critical skills to make thoughtful and healthy choices outside the classroom
    • Reflect on your knowledge, attitudes, and experiences related to these issues
    • Support your peers and yourself when faced with tough situations
  • Completion of BOTH of these programs is REQUIRED of every new incoming Providence College student, including transfer students and commuter students.  Students who will be living on-campus WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO MOVE INTO THEIR RESIDENCE HALL IF THEY HAVE NOT COMPLETED THESE PROGRAMS.
  • Students will receive an email from the Dean of Students in late July with program instructions
  • Estimated completion time: 1.5 – 2 hours.  You may take the course in multiple sittings.

Kognito

  • At Providence College, we want to make sure that we can all recognize signs of distress and know what to say if a friend needs help. Kognito’s “At-Risk for Students” is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you’ll know what to say in real life. You’ll learn how to determine when a friend needs help, how to talk with a friend who you’re worried about, and where you and your friend can turn to for help.
  • Create an online account here – Create a new account using your Friars email and the enrollment key “providencestudents”
  • Estimated completion time: 20-30 minutes