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New Student Family Weekend

Thank you for joining us!

Highlights from New Student Family Weekend 2018!

 

See images from the weekend here!
Check out our filmed Keynote speaking program here!

See our Weekend at a Glance!

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Back to School

Experience a day in the life of your son or daughter by attending a Friday class. You may attend a class that interests you regardless if your student is enrolled. Please be advised only certain Friday classes will be available which may not necessarily include your student. A list of classes will be forthcoming with registration.

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Liberty

6 p.m.

Lennon Family Field

Free admission; no tickets required.

Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

6- 11 p.m.
Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

Celebrate Halloween at this must-see Rhode Island attraction. This year’s show includes more than 5,000 intricately carved, illuminated pumpkins featuring scenes of wizards, fairytales, and the luminaries of great myths and legends, alongside superheroes, and historical figures who changed our world.
Tickets can be purchased through Roger Williams Park Zoo
http://www.rwpzoo.org/jols/

Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open in the case of light to moderate rain. There will be no refunds or rescheduling, please take note of the Zoo’s pricing policies.

Theatre Performance: Bat Boy: The Musical

 7:30 p.m.
Smith Center for the Arts, Angell Blackfriars Theatre

Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming. Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keeffe
Directed by Jimmy Calitri, Musical direction by Lila Kane choreography by Jennifer Hopkins, Assistant to the Director Ava McDonald
THE STORY: Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia.

Tickets may be purchased directly through the Box Office at 401.865.2218 or visit the Theatre Department Box Office.

If you are a person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Central Reservations Coordinator (401-865-2070; M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) well in advance of the event.

Men’s Hockey Game Watch

7:30 p.m. Providence at Boston University
McPhail’s, Slavin Center

Don’t have tickets to the game? Don’t feel like driving to Beantown? We have you covered. Cheer on the men’s ice hockey team as they take on BU without leaving campus. Friar festivities include a livestream of the game, interactive activities, music, and light refreshments, and the party will continue long after the last puck is shot. Beverages will be available for purchase, alcoholic beverage will be available for purchase for those age 21 and over.

Dinner with Family and Friends

Providence is famous for combining the warmth of a small city with the culture of a major metropolitan area. Dine out in style at any of Providence’s renowned restaurants. A helpful listing can be found at www.goprovidence.com.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level Slavin Center

Pick up pre-ordered tickets for the weekend’s events and enjoy coffee, juices, fruits, and pastries. Athletic tickets that are not picked up from registration will go to will-call at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Will-call opens 1 hour before the game.
(Registration will continue at the Harvest Market from 11:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

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Opening Remarks & Keynote Address

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Peterson Recreation Center

Acting College President Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard. O.P. ’78 , ’82G offers personal greetings as an official opening to New Student Family Weekend for families of the Class of 2022 and transfer students, before a special presentation by John Quiñones. An Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning journalist, Quiñones is an ABC News correspondent and host of “What Would You Do”. Watch a special message to Providence College families from Quinones here.

Customize your afternoon according to your interests and choose from the sessions and events outlined below – all designed to highlight exciting aspects of your son or daughter’s life at Providence College.

Harvest Market hospitality hub and registration with special petting zoo

11:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Slavin Atrium

Pick up your pre-ordered tickets while strolling across campus for the weekend’s events and stop into the hospitality hub to enjoy seasonal local refreshments. Additional attractions include a meet-and-greet with faculty and staff, pop-up performances by student groups, a giveaway to support the College’s green initiative. From 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., prepare for cute overload as the Board of Programmers will sponsor a petting zoo of baby animals for guests of all ages in Slavin Lower Level.

Newly Added! A Performance by Providence College’s Symphonic Winds in the lower level of Slavin at 3pm! Join us for this special performance by our talented student musicians!

*Please note that tickets to athletic events will only be available at the morning registration. For those who register later in the day, pre-purchased Basketball tickets will be available at will call at the Dunkin Donuts Center 1 hour before the game.

Mid-Semester and Beyond – Strategies for Students and Parents

11:15  a.m.

Ruane Center for the Humanities 105

Orientation provided an opportunity for students and parents to learn about adjusting to a new environment and all that entails.  This session is designed to continue the dialogue about what to expect in regards to mid-semester challenges for students and how parents can provide them with an extra measure of support. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Wanda Ingram ’75, first-year class dean.

Center for Career Education and Professional Development:
Don’t Wait…Discern and Prepare for Who You Will Be 

11:15 a.m.- noon

Peterson Recreation Center

Providence College prepares students for lives of meaning and purpose, thanks in no small part to the Center for Career Education and Professional Development. Learn about the programs and resources that help prepare students for success, including career exploration, goal setting, mentoring, shadowing, internship and networking opportunities, as well as graduate school and job search assistance. Hear from students who have taken advantage of key career development opportunities to accomplish their post-graduate goals.

Legacy Lunch

Noon
’64 Hall, Slavin Center

BY INVITATION ONLY

The Office of Alumni Relations welcomes legacy families back to Providence College with their sons and daughters in appreciation for your decision to continue the PC tradition in your family. Over lunch, you will have the opportunity to meet other legacy families and staffers from the Office of Alumni Relations.

Men’s Soccer vs. Villanova Family Weekend Tailgate

Calabria Pavilion, Anderson Stadium
Pre-game: 12:30-1 p.m.
Postgame 3-4 p.m.

Support the Friars as they take on Big East rival Villanova. Meet and mingle with members of the Soccer Parents Social Committee at this gathering focused on fun and Friar family spirit. All are welcome to stop by for light bites, photos with Friar mascots, and the chance to win a game jersey or game ball signed by members of the men’s soccer team (guests who register in advance will automatically be entered in the drawing).

Men’s Soccer vs. Villanova

Kickoff: 1 p.m.
Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium

Free admission; no tickets required.

Men’s Soccer vs. Villanova Game Watch

 1 p.m.
McPhail’s, Slavin Center

Stay dry while you enjoy the game, stremed live from Anderson Stadium into the comfort of McPhail’s Pub in Slavin Center!

Study Abroad 101

12:30  – 1:30 p.m.
Peterson Recreation Center

The Center for Global Education invites the families of students who are interested in PC’s extensive study abroad opportunities to attend a session on the logistics parents care about most. Dean Joseph Stanley of the Center for Global Education will be the featured speaker. He will highlight information presented during pre-departure orientation, including finances, academics, and health and safety abroad. A panel discussion with study abroad alumni will follow, and there will be ample time for questions.

Lunch with PC1G

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Center at Moore Hall, Moore 125
BY INVITATION ONLY

Connect with members of the community who are first-generation college students, learn about resources available and chat with keynote speaker John Quiñones of ABC News. Quiñones is a first-generation college student who says his participation in Upward Bound “saved my life.” Upward Bound is a federal program that provides low-income, first-generation, and rural students with better opportunities to attend college.

Interactive tour of the Science Complex and Ruane Friar Development Center

1:30-3pm

Get a first-hand look at the newest landmarks on the Providence College Campus. The Providence College Science Complex, Phase 1 of which opened in August, includes a 37,000-square-foot addition that unites our science buildings — Albertus Magnus, Sowa, and Hickey halls. When it is completed, the Science Complex will boast 64,572 square feet of laboratory and instructional space, along with state-of-the-art teaching facilities including a 3,179-square-foot vivarium, 1,600-square-foot microscopy suite, rooftop observatory, computer modeling and computational lab, and cutting-edge audio-visual technology. The Ruane Friar Development Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to enhance Friar athletics, student services, and College community life. Phase 1, which opened in September, includes new practice courts and wellness facilities for Division I athletes, along with the Friar Athletics Hall of Fame. Phase 2 will include an expanded and improved home for the Center for Career Education and Professional Development.

As our student athletes and athletic staff are preparing to compete this weekend, the RFDC tours will be limited to the following public areas:

·         Main Lobby welcome space

·         Hall of Fame

·         Final Four Catwalk

 

SOLD OUT- Explore Providence bus tour

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Departs from Concannon Circle
Tickets: $25

Join us for a two-hour journey through one of America’s favorite cities! As we travel through historic neighborhoods and share the story of our capital city, you will see marvelous architecture, stop for pictures at beautiful sites, and discover great places to eat, shop, and visit! Come with us and discover Providence! Sorry! Tickets for the bus tour are currently sold out! Check in with the Events team at Registration with questions. Discover more about Explore Providence here.

Providence River and harbor tours:

Presented by Providence River Boat Company

Tickets: $22 for adults, $17 for children under 12.

Book your tour directly through Providence River Boat Company at https://www.providenceriverboat.com/. These 45-minute, narrated tours and sunset cruises are available throughout the day. Please note, this company is not affiliated with Providence College.

New Student Family Weekend Performance of Music, Dance, and Theatre

2 p.m.
Ryan Concert Hall, Smith Center for the Arts

Enjoy the talents of our student performers at this performance, produced in association with the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film.

Men’s Basketball vs. Bowie State

4 p.m.

Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Downtown Providence

To purchase tickets, please visit the New Student Family Weekend ticket link here.

New Student Family Weekend Mass

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

St. Dominic Chapel

Members of the Dominican community will celebrate this special Mass.

Dinner with family and friends

Providence is famous for combining the warmth of a small city with the culture of a major metropolitan area. Dine out in style at any of Providence’s renowned restaurants. A helpful listing can be found at www.goprovidence.com.

Canceled TO DUE RAIN:

Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

6- 11 p.m.
Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

Please see website for deatils: https://www.rwpzoo.org/jols

“PC Underground”

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Campus Ministry Center, Lower St. Dominic Chapel

Come for a night of praise, grace, and fellowship. Join us for the first PC Underground, as students lead the praise and worship of God while priests will be available for confession. After the Holy Hour, join us in the Campus Ministry Center for food, fellowship, and contemporary Christian music.

Theatre Performance: Bat Boy: The Musical

7:30 p.m.
Smith Center for the Arts, Angell Blackfriars Theatre

See Theatre Dept. Box Office schedule for full description.
Tickets may be purchased directly through the Box Office at 401.865.2218 or visit the Theatre Department Box Office.

*Newly Added!*

The Office of Student Activities and Cultural Programming Presents: Halloween Spectacular!

8 p.m.-12 a.m.
McPhail’s Pub, Slavin Center

Come enjoy an event filled with Halloween fun! Entertainment will be provided by the band Classic Trax along with free food, including donuts and candy, and a pint glass giveaway! All ages are welcome! This event is hosted by the Office of Student Activities and Cultural Programming. Bar open to those 21+ with proper ID

Sunday, October 28, 2018

New Student Family Weekend Mass

11 a.m. – noon

St. Dominic Chapel

Members of the Dominican community will celebrate this special Mass.

Jazz Brunch

12:10 – 1:45 p.m. (immediately following Mass)
Location: ’64 Hall
Tickets: $20; children 12 and under: $12
Tickets will be available at the door!

Come together for live Jazz and a buffet brunch before heading home or taking a tour, or attending the theatre performance. Tickets are purchasable through our registration!

*Please note: your PC student will require a ticket if they are attending the brunch

SOLD OUT!- Explore Providence bus tour

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Pick up in Concannon Circle
Tickets: $25
Please note, a minimum of 25 passengers is required for this trip. Sorry! Tickets for the bus tour are currently sold out! Check in with the Events team at Registration with questions.

Please see full description under Saturday’s events.

Providence River and harbor tours

Presented by Providence River Boat Company

Please see full description under Saturday’s events

Theatre Performance: Bat Boy: The Musical

2 p.m.
Smith Center for the Arts, Angell Blackfriars Theatre

See Theatre Dept. Box Office schedule for full description.
Tickets may be purchased directly through the Box Office at 401.865.2218 or visit the Theatre Department Box Office.

 

Final Notes

Pre-ordered tickets may be picked up in the Peterson Recreation Center on Saturday morning, October 27. If you have any questions, contact the Office of College Events at 401.865.2344.

To learn more about what is happening in Providence this weekend, please visit http://www.goprovidence.com/ ​​

​​If you are a person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Central Reservations Coordinator (401-865-2070; M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) well in advance of the event.