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Alumni & Family Weekend

Alumni and Family Weekend 2019 will take place from February 22-24, 2019!

 

AFW 2018 information listed below:

 

February 9-11, 2018

Use promo code AFW18 to purchase your exclusive discounted athletic game tickets now!

Friday, Feb. 9

National Alumni Association Council Lunch and Meeting

1– 2 p.m. Lunch
2 – 4 p.m. Meeting
Bouligny Lounge, The Center at Moore Hall
Invite Only

Check In & Ticket Pick Up

4 – 9 p.m.
Ruane Atrium, Concannon Fitness Center

Swing by to check in for the weekend! While you’re there, pick up your event tickets and buy some exclusive AFW Friar merch. Staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions about the weekend.

Faculty and Staff Mixer

4:30-6 p.m.
McPhail’s Pub, Slavin Center
Ease out of the work week and into Alumni and Family Weekend with a pre-Friarcon mixer co-sponsored by the Division of Marketing and Communications and the Providence College School of Business. This free event is open to all faculty and staff and will feature exclusive door prizes — including a signed, framed, archival I heart PC poster — and giveaways along with light refreshments, beer, wine, and soft drinks. You won’t want to miss this chance to celebrate everything you love about PC.

FRIARCON

6 – 11 p.m.
Peterson Recreation Center
Ticket price
Alumni/Parents: $15
FOLD: $10
Students: $5
Children 12 & under free
Including Hockey Game Watch, Little Friar Fanatics, Cash Bar, Student Performances, Interactive Panels, Games, Treats from favorite Rhode Island food truck vendors Gastros and Binge BBQ available for purchase and much more!

Friar Explorations Reunion Dinner

6 p.m.
Dominic House
Reconnect with fellow alumni and friends who explored Italy in October.
Invite only

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Maine

7:15 p.m.
Schneider Arena
For those who have tickets, or if tickets sell out, check out the Game Watch corner at Friarcon!

Buy Tickets Here

Theatre Performance: Hamlet

7:30 p.m.
Bowab Studio Theatre, Smith Center for the Arts
An experimental production of William Shakespeare’s epochal tragedy, directed by John Garrity ’73.
Buy Tickets Here

Live Music at McPhail’s

10 p.m.
McPhail’s, Slavin Center
Come listen to popular cover band, Mac Odom, which features PC alums!
No registration necessary

Saturday, February 10

Parent’s Leadership Council Breakfast and Meeting

7:30 –8 a.m. Breakfast
8 – 9:45 a.m. Meeting
Slavin, Soft Lounge LL01
Invite Only

Navigating the Legacy Admission Process

9 a.m.
Room LL05, Ruane Center for the Humanities
Do you have a son or daughter interested in applying to PC? Find out everything you need to know about what it means to be a legacy student during the admission process. Hear from Raul Fonts, associate vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid.

Morning Welcome Program:

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level

Celebrating the  Friar Family’s Impact with College President

Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80

followed by The Gold Standard: A Panel with the ’98 Women’s Ice Hockey Olympic Gold Team

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 will welcome families and offer updates on College news. Then, enjoy a panel featuring members of the ’98 U.S, Women’s Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey team.

Regional Club Presidents Meeting

11 a.m.  – 12:45 p.m.
Balfour Unity Center, Slavin Center
Invite Only

Class Ambassador Meeting

11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Soft Lounge, Slavin Center
Invite Only

PC1G Senior Celebration

11 a.m.
Aquinas Lounge

Seniors who identify as “first-generation” college students, and their families, are invited to join members of our faculty and staff for a special reception celebrating our students’ accomplishments while at Providence College. The event will include refreshments and a brief speaking program, during which students will receive a special “PC1G” pin to wear during graduation events in May. Pre-registration is required; please visit the PC1G website from January 16-February 2 to sign up. Sponsored by the PC1G Initiative.

Super-Powered Sessions

Lunch tickets will be given to those who participate fully in one of the below sessions

Session One: 11 -11:45 a.m.

 

Travel Diaries: A Guide to Study Abroad

Fiondella Great Room, Ruane Center for the Humanities
Presented by the Center for International Studies
*Designated for the Sophomore Track
Deciding to go abroad is a big decision that can be extremely rewarding. Learn everything you need to know about the study abroad application process.

Return on Investment

Moore 125, The Center at Moore Hall
*Designated for Junior/Senior Track
Presented by the Center for Career Education & Professional Development
At Providence College, we are redefining “return on investment” to include a life of meaning and purpose. We believe that having a “good job” and “doing what you love” are not mutually exclusive. Hear the Center for Career Education & Professional Development share how they work with students to find where passion, skills, and the market intersect.

Emergency Responders: How Do They Do It?

Barnini Conference Room LL12, Harkins Hall
*Designated for the Alumni Track
Presented by Koren Kanadanian, director of emergency management
Learn about what you can do to keep yourself safe in your own working environment, and ways that first responders are constantly adjusting after the various tragic events that have taken place throughout the country and the world.

Aging, Beauty and the Normalization of Cosmetic Intervention

Arts Cafe, Moore 122, The Center at Moore Hall
*Designated for all alumni, parents, and students
Presented by Dr. Abigail Brooks, assistant professor of sociology and women’s studies, director of Women’s Studies Program
Recommended for alumni, parents, and students
Dr. Abigail T. Brooks, assistant professor of sociology and women’s studies and director of the Providence College Women’s Studies Program will discuss her book, The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention, a story of how and why some women choose to use, while others refuse, anti-aging procedures.

Super-Powered Sessions

Lunch tickets will be given to those who participate fully in one of the below sessions

Session Two: Noon -12:45 p.m.

Find your Calling: Career Ed

’64 Hall, Slavin Center
*Designated for the  Sophomore/Junior Track
Presented by the Center for Career Education & Professional Development
Recommended for sophomores/juniors and families
Learn about the many resources and programs available to students through the Center for Career Education & Professional Development. Learn how the Center for Career Education & Professional Development helps students discover their passions, assess their strengths, and hone their professional skills while preparing them for the transition from college to career.

How PC Keeps Students Safe

Barnini Conference Room, LL12 Harkins Hall
*Designated for all students/parents
Presented by Koren Kanadanian, director of emergency management
Learn about how PC is keeping our students safe, and what we learn from the various tragic events that have taken place across the country.

Share Career Advice like a Superhero: FriarLink – Connecting Students to Alumni

Ryan Atrium and Scanlon Lab, Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies
*Designated for the Alumni Track
Career guidance from a fellow Friar can be very impactful, and it’s an easy way to give back. Come see a demo of the new FriarLink platform hosted by the Center for Career Education & Professional Development and learn more about helping students utilizing current technology – sans the cape!

Supporting Immigrant Students: A panel of faculty, staff, and students discuss how PC supports undocumented/DACAmented students

Moore 125, The Center at Moore Hall
*Designated for all alumni, parents, and students
Join Dr. Kara Cebulko, Professor of Sociology,Diana Canales ’19 , President of Providence Immigrants’ Rights Coalition at Providence College and Dr. Joe Cammarano, Professor of Political Science, as they discuss how PC supports DREAMers inside The Center for Moore Hall, a newly renovated building focused on the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The panel will be moderated by Tierra Marshall, director of education, training and assessment in the office of Institutional Diversity.

The Politics of Climate Change – Prospects & Challenges

Arts Cafe, Moore 122, The Center at Moore Hall
*Designated for all alumni, parents, and students
Presented by Dr. Tony Affigne, professor of political science
Recommended for all alumni, parents, and students
Dr. Tony Affigne, well known for teaching innovative, thought-provoking classes, teaches PC’s only course devoted exclusively to the politics of climate change. He will review the effects of climate change and discuss what we can do at this critical moment in human history.

Beyond the Rails with Lisa Bates ’88: Train Travel Enthusiast Inspired by Study Abroad

Slavin 112
*Designated for all alumni, parents, and students
Please note the time change for this event
Did you know that you can travel for two weeks and explore eight different destinations, all for less than the price of a round-trip airline ticket? Learn about all the insider tips, tricks, and secrets during a presentation by Lisa Bates ’88, who has traveled across the U.S. four times (with three teenagers!) by train and recently wrote a book about her experiences.

Women’s Basketball vs. Creighton

Noon
Mullaney Gymnasium, Alumni Hall
Put on your Friar gear and head to Mullaney Gym to cheer on the team for this BIG EAST matchup.
Buy Tickets Here

Little Friars Movie Watch: Wonder (2017)

Noon – 2 p.m.
Overlook Lounge, Slavin Center
Have young ones in tow? Keep them entertained with popcorn and a great movie!

Super-Powered Sessions
Session Three: 1-1:45 p.m.

How PC Keeps Students Safe

Barnini Conference Room, LL12, Harkins Hall
*Designated for the Sophomore/Junior Track
Presented by Koren Kanadanian, director of emergency managementLearn about how PC is keeping our students safe, and what we learn from the various tragic events that have taken place across the country.
(Repeat of the Noon session)

My Toaster Has Wi-Fi? Privacy and the Internet of Things

KPMG Auditorium Ryan 102, Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies
*Designated for all alumni, parents, and students
Presented by Brian Lamoureux ’94, attorney, practitioner faculty in management
In this interactive presentation, Brian Lamoureux ’94 will discuss the quiet but troubling growth of the Internet of Things, inter-connected devices, and the gathering of staggering amounts of data about us. He will explain the opportunities and risks that the Internet of Things poses, as well as some best practices to follow to protect your privacy and information from misuse by hackers, criminals, and the companies to whom we supply this private data.

Class of 2018 Beer Tasting

1 – 2:30 p.m.
McPhail’s, Slavin Center
Tickets: $10
Members of the senior class and their families are invited to connect with representatives from PC’s regional alumni clubs and learn how the PC network can help after graduation.

Explore Providence! Bus Tour

1 – 3 p.m.
Pick-up/drop-off Concannon  Circle
Tickets: $25
Join us for a journey through one of America’s favorite cities.
Tickets are limited

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Holy Cross

1 p.m.
Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium

All in the Family: Legacy Pre-Game Meetup

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Bravo, Downtown Providence
Tickets: $15
For members of the legacy community
An exclusive meetup for members of the legacy community, where a PC education is a family tradition.

Friar Skate

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Alex & Ani City Center, Providence
Tickets: $10 (includes skate rental)
Share the ice with the Skating Friar and the PC ice skating team in the heart of the city. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in a Friars-only tent.

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Maine

2 p.m.
Schneider Arena
Put on your Friar gear and head to Schneider Arena to cheer on the team for this HOCKEY EAST matchup.

Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul

4 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts Center, downtown Providence
Put on your Friar gear and to the Dunk to cheer on the team for the Dunk to cheer on the team for this exciting BIG EAST matchup.

Buy Tickets Here

Alumni & Family Weekend Mass

5:30 p.m.
St. Dominic Chapel
Members of the Dominican community will concelebrate as alumni and families come together as one community.  Mass celebrated by PC’s chaplain, Rev. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P.

Dinner with the Dominicans

6:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner
Fiondella Great Room, Ruane Center for the Humanities
Tickets: $15 (children 12 and under free)
Enjoy dinner with members of the Dominican community immediately following Mass and listen to Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P. discuss the “Francis Effect” about our beloved Pope Francis

Post Game Parties

6 – 8:30 p.m.
Various locations
Ticket price includes light appetizers in a “Friars” only section, cash bar is available at each location.

Fun and Games at Dave & Buster’s

6 – 8:30 p.m.
Dave & Buster’s, Providence Place Mall
Ticket: $20, children under 12 free
*For families of Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors or Alumni with Children
Head to Dave & Buster’s with your family and friends following the Friars basketball game for more food and fun, in an exclusive Friar Fan section! Menu to include four-cheese pizza bites, boneless buffalo wings, veggie platters, salty pretzel bites, fried shrimp and guacamole and salsa with chips.

FOLD – Friars of the Last Decade Party

6 – 8:30 pm
Whiskey Republic, Providence
Ticket: $10
Calling all millennials! Don’t miss a chance to hang out with friends and make new connections
at this exclusive party for FOLD classes (’08 – ’17).

Stout Post-Game Party – Classes of ’00  – ’07

6 – 8:30 p.m.
Stout Irish Pub (formerly Ri Ra and Rebel)
Ticket: $10

Blake’s Post-Game Party – Classes of ’90  – ’99

6 – 8:30 p.m.
Blake’s Tavern
Ticket: $10

Biltmore Post-Game Party – Golden Friars  – Class of ’89

6 – 8:30 p.m.
The Providence Biltmore
Ticket: $10

Winter Olympic Village

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Calabria Pavilion of Champions, Schneider Arena

Join the women’s ice hockey team for an open skate at Schneider Arena with hot chocolate, an ice bar and winter fun while viewing the 2018 Winter Olympics on the “Village” tv screens, under our cozy arena pavilion. Bring your own skates, prepay for skate rental in online registration, limited rentals are available for $5 per guest at the event.

Theatre Performance: Hamlet

7:30 p.m.
Bowab Studio Theatre
Buy Tickets Here

A Cappella Concert featuring Alumni

8 p.m.
Ryan Concert Hall, Smith Center
Students and alumni will join voices at this popular annual concert. All three PC a cappella groups will perform: Special Guest, Anaclastic, and Strictly Speaking. Acapella alumni for the last twenty years will be featured.

Dueling Pianos at McPhail’s

Time: 10 p.m. – Midnight
McPhail’s
You’ll sing and laugh as two performing pianists play song requests and roast your friends on stage.

Sunday, February 11

Alumni & Family Weekend Mass

11 a.m.
St. Dominic Chapel
President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 and members of the Dominican community will concelebrate as alumni and families come together as one community.

Jazz Brunch

Noon
’64 Hall, Slavin Center
Tickets: $18; children 12 and under: $12
Enjoy a festive brunch with entertainment by student musicians immediately following Mass.

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Maine

2 p.m.
Schneider Arena
Put on your Friar gear and head to Schneider Arena to cheer on the team for this HOCKEY EAST matchup.

Theatre Performance: Hamlet

2 p.m.
Bowab Studio Theatre
Buy Tickets Here

Questions? Contact the Office of College Events at 401.865.2344 or colevent@providence.edu

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