PC Alumni FAQ
1. How do I become a member of the Providence College Alumni Association?
All of our alumni are considered members of the Providence College Alumni Association and will be invited to attend various Association events both on campus and in various regions where alumni clubs exist. By making a contribution to Providence College each fiscal year (July-June), an alumnus is considered an “active” member of the Providence College Association and also receives mailing for events specifically for active members.
2. What types of alumni events does the Providence College Alumni Association offer?
The Providence College Alumni Association plans a variety of events every year. Our alumni clubs are charged with providing opportunities for alumni to network based on our 6 Pillars of Engagement (Celebration of our Catholic and Dominican Identity, Community Service, Career Networking, Cultural and Educational, Camaraderie, and Young Alumni and Current Students). Some examples of Alumni Association events include: Freshman Welcoming Receptions, Family Celebrations of the Liturgy, Friar Athletic events, Career Networking programs, and Theater events.
3. Does the Alumni Association make an effort to participate in community service?
The Providence College Alumni Association is active in coordinating and sponsoring community service events. Over the past few years, our alumni clubs have been active with Rebuilding Together, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity and many other local charities. Our community service volunteer efforts have been branded as FUSION (Friars United for Service in our Neighborhoods). It is with the FUSION program that we attempt to involve alumni, parents and students in our community programs.
4. What is the Dominican influence on campus?
Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. We hold the largest religious presence of all Catholic colleges on the Eastern Seaboard with approximately 52 Dominican Friars and Sisters serving as faculty and administration.
5. Are wedding ceremonies performed in St. Dominic Chapel?
Yes. The Office of the Chaplain is pleased to arrange wedding ceremonies for Providence College alumni and degree-seeking students, as well as current faculty and staff. At least six months prior to their anticipated wedding date, the bridal couple should contact the Office of the Chaplain to reserve the chapel.
6. How do I keep current with information about my classmates and Providence College once I graduate?
The Providence College Division of Marketing and Communications produces two primary news resources —Providence College Magazine, published twice yearly in print and online, and an online news website, PC Today.
Providence College Magazine is distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of the College. The periodical features alumni profiles and news; highlights student, faculty, Dominican, and athletic developments, programs, and trends; and memorializes deceased members and friends of the alumni and College communities.
PC News, the College’s chief online news portal. This comprehensive website features the latest news developments; key upcoming events; and the most recent academic and alumni news and profiles. The news site also incorporates PC social media and friars.com news feeds, as well as photos and videos and links to other College news sources, including blogs and The Cowl student newspaper.