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Family Day: A Look Back

Campus was filled with excitement last weekend as we welcomed hundreds of accepted students and their families to Family Day 2015


Nearly 800 accepted students and their families joined us for Family Day 2015!


The “calm before the storm” – a quiet Peterson Recreation Center before the Family Day attendees arrived.


The “Night in Friartown” welcoming committee in Harkins Hall on Friday morning.


Students arriving for the “Night in Friartown” overnight event leading into the Family Day program.


125 students joined us on Friday evening for the Liberal Arts Honors Recognition Dinner.


Welcoming the Class of 2019 to PC… with cake!


Our smiling Admission Ambassadors welcoming students and parents on Saturday morning.


A little windy in the registration tent… but still smiles all around!


Visiting families starting the day at the Class of 2019 Mass in St. Dominic Chapel.


Dr. Ted Andrews from the Department of History welcoming the Class of 2019 on behalf of the faculty.


The “big picture” view of Mullaney Gymnasium for the Family Day Welcome Address (Need a seat? Always some to be had up front!)


And as quickly as they came… our families were soon off to explore the campus!


Dean of Admission Raul Fonts giving his best, “Go Friars!” cheer in support of the men’s ice hockey team (winners of the NCAA national championship on Saturday night!)


Members of the Friars Club led countless campus tours throughout the day.


The PC Bookstore: Always a busy spot on Family Day!

National Champions!


Congratulations to the PC men’s hockey team – 2015 NCAA Men’s Hockey National Champions!

Family Day 2015 – Details


Students who have registered for the Family Day event this coming Saturday will receive a final confirmation and arrival/parking information by e-mail later this week, but I wanted to share it here as well. We look forward to seeing so many of you … [Continue reading]

PC ’19: Family Day 2015

Family Day Header

We’re getting closer and closer to our Family Day program for all accepted students, which is coming up on Saturday, April 11. It’s the first gathering of all of the students invited to join the Class of 2019, an "open house" of sorts that provides … [Continue reading]

Spending “A Day in Friartown”

Day in Friartown program

Have you been accepted to PC but are still deciding if it's the right fit? Spending "A Day in Friartown" might help... The Day in Friartown (DIFT) program, if you aren’t familiar with it, is an in-depth visit program geared specifically to … [Continue reading]

FAQ: Academic Merit Scholarships


As we get set to turn the calendar to April and move closer to the May 1 college enrollment deadline, we're receiving many questions from accepted students as they move closer to making their college decision. The topic of merit scholarships is one … [Continue reading]

Liberal Arts Honors Program Selections

Liberal Arts Honors

Students selected to be part of the Liberal Arts Honors Program (LAH) received their invitations inside of their acceptance packets last week. Since we receive a lot of questions about LAH selection every year, I thought I would take some time in … [Continue reading]

Class of 2019 Facebook Group

Class of 2019 Providence College Facebook Group

Congratulations to all of you accepted to the PC Class of 2019 during the Regular Decision process! We invite you to begin making connections with your future classmates and the PC community in the Class of 2019 Facebook Group. (Don't be shy - it's a … [Continue reading]

FAQ about the Waiting List

Waiting List for Admission

Receiving the notification that you've been placed on the waiting list is very difficult, and I know that it makes an already stressful college application process that much more stressful. It's still too early in the process at this point to know … [Continue reading]

Why do students with “similar numbers” sometimes receive different decisions?

PC students on their way to class in Harkins Hall.

We receive this question most often from students who have been placed on the waiting list, but have "a friend with the same [or lower] GPA who got in." It's a question that's raised each year around this time as decision letters go out, and the … [Continue reading]

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