Welcome to 2017!

Posted by: on January 24, 2017   |Comments (0)|Students

January 17th was the first day of classes, and the second semester is well underway.

As your sons and daughters returned back to campus, they probably were experiencing a whole range of emotions. First-year students may look forward to catching up with friends and roommates, but might also find themselves facing some of the same challenges as first semester – with the added demands of new classes and new professors.

Seniors, on the other hand, return with the realization that they are about to begin their last semester as undergraduates at Providence College. A lot of their time and energy will be spent on making plans for life after PC.

No matter what their mindset is, students don’t need to feel trapped in their halls or apartments during those cold and sometimes snowy days of the early weeks of spring semester. (Hopefully, Mother Nature will be kind to us — I don’t like snow.) There are lots of things to do and ways to get involved to prevent cabin fever. In fact, the College is launching a new daily email newsletter for students called the Morning Mail, which will allow them easy access to information about upcoming campus events and programs of interest. So please, parents, remind your students to check their email regularly.

Of course, there are lots of special campus events this semester, as well. Our Centennial celebration continues, and Alumni & Family Weekend is right around the corner. Before we know it, seniors and their families will be sharing in the excitement of Commencement weekend activities.

Before I close, I do want to acknowledge the recent passing of Fr. John Peterson, a member of the Dominican order for 54 years. Fr. John, who was a dear friend to many of us, was known for his kindness and compassion. He will be deeply missed.

I wish you and your families the very best this semester and in the coming year.

God Bless,


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Posted by: on January 24, 2017   |Comments (0)|Students