Providence College was founded in 1917 by the Dominican Friars at the invitation of Bishop Harkins to provide a Catholic education in the arts and sciences.
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Academic Advising at Providence College is faculty-based, coordinated and supported by the Director of Academic Advising, and supplemented by academic departments and programs, a variety of pre-professional programs, and by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. Academic advising also involves collaboration with and referral to the Center for Career Education, Office of Academic Services, Personal Counseling Center, Office of the Registrar, and the Center for Global Education.
All matriculating students at Providence College are eligible to borrow from the Phillips Memorial Library. In order to borrow items from the library, students will need to bring appropriate identification. Students with PC ID cards should bring their PC ID cards to the circulation desk.
The Student Health Center provides comprehensive and confidential physical and mental health services for all full-time undergraduate students. The Student Health Center also provides relevant health and wellness programming including screenings on nutrition, physical activity, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco, stress, and general wellness.
Each program is different, and may offer dormitory living, shared apartments, or host families. You could be living with American college students, other international students, or locals from the host country. When choosing a study abroad program, be sure to think carefully about your goals for the experience. This will require you to think about what kind of living situation you are most comfortable with. For example, if your primary goal is to improve your language, you may want to live with a host family. This will give you a more immersive experience and thus help you with your language.
The Providence College Department of Recreational Sports, as part of a college with roots in the Dominican tradition, strives to contribute to the complete realization of the student as an intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual being. The department provides for such realization through intentional, safe, and well-managed intramural competitive sports programming, structured recreational events, physical fitness and conditioning activities, support for casual recreational use of fields and facilities, and administrative oversight of recognized sport clubs.
Providence College offers students the opportunity to participate in over 100 active clubs and organizations which focus on social, multicultural, political, professional, educational, athletic, community service, and wellness issues. Participation in these organizations offers the opportunity to take part in activities that interest them, affect change in our campus and local community, and develop friendships that can last a lifetime.
Providence College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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