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Week 7: Friar Spirit Week

Week of Monday, May 11

Providence College pride is unshakable, and you’ll never meet a group more resilient than the Friar family. In the absence of sporting events, campus programs, and in-person gatherings, we can still celebrate the Friar pride that unites us all. Friar T.I.E.S. content this week will help you celebrate the true meaning of Forever a Friar

Listen up: PC Athletics Podcast Playlist 
Live now | Monday, May 11 

Cheer on the Friars with a roundup of athletics episodes of the Providence College podcast. You’ll hear from fan favorites including Bob Driscoll, Coach Cooley, Ray Treacy ’82, and Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon. 

Can’t get enough of PC sports? Keep the spirit going with episodes of Inside Friartown, which features the latest news about College athletics, hosted by Bob Driscoll.

Alma Mater Singalong 
Live at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook | Monday, May 11 

Start the week on a high note. And then an eighth note. Enjoy a mash-up performance of the Providence College Alma Mater, from “Finlandia” by Jean Sebelius. Participate from home with a karaoke version.  

Huxley’s Hangout for Friar Pets
Noon ET | Tuesday, May 12  

This is one Zoom meeting where animal intrusions are more than welcome! Huxley the Mascot will host a Friared-up Zoom meeting for your four-legged friends. Friars of all ages are encouraged to join in. Pets and humans alike are encouraged to wear Friar gear.  

Please note: This video session will be recorded for archival and promotional purposes. Please disable your video/audio if you would like to participate but would prefer to be excluded from the recording. 

Overcoming Adversity with Mike Leonard ’70 & ’00Hon. 
7 p.m. ET | Wednesday, May 13  

Over the course of five decades as an Emmy Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, Mike Leonard ’70 & ’00Hon. has told more than his share of stories about people who have overcome long odds to find success and happiness. Join us for a Zoom meet-up with the former Today Show correspondent, who will share some of the most inspiring of those stories and his insights on how we can all effectively deal with crisis. 

Please note: This video session will be recorded for archival and promotional purposes. Please disable your video/audio if you would like to participate but would prefer to be excluded from the recording. 

Grab a (virtual) custom Friar Jersey  
1 – 3 p.m.  on the PC Athletics Facebook and Twitter | Thursday, May 14 

If you’ve always dreamed about having your own custom Providence College jersey, now is your chance! Providence College Athletics is offering custom virtual wallpapers that look like PC jerseys for a limited time! To grab your own, reply to their Facebook and Twitter posts (live at 1 p.m. on Thursday) between 1 and 3 p.m. with your name and jersey number.  

Have a “Done with College” Friar Party  
Between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. ET | Friday, May 15 

Break out your “Done with Civ” T-shirt and invite your PC friends to reminisce about the good old days with a PC-themed Zoom party. Friar gear, cupcakes, and PC pride encouraged. Parties will be selected at random to be Zoombombed by Friar Dom the mascot. Simply schedule your Zoom gathering in advance and share your meeting ID with us in advance of Friday evening.   

#FriarFriday: Share your Friar Drive-Up  
All day | Friday, May 15 

If you’re so over Zoom calls, texting, and phone calls, try a drive-up visit! Call one of your college besties and offer to drive by their house at a specific time to say hello. You can stay in your car and maintain social distancing while exchanging updates, stories, and laughs. Bonus points if you Friar up your vehicle. Share a photo, tag @pc_alumni on Twitter or @provcollege_alumni on Instagram, and we may feature your posts on our accounts.  

Join us for the Class of 2020 Virtual Degree Ceremony 
11 a.m. ET | Sunday, May 17 

It’s not every day you get to see a new group of Friars join the alumni community! Degrees will be awarded to the Class of 2020 during a virtual ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. Visit to watch video messages from College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, class president Julia Gaffney ’20, and Provost Dr. Hugh Lena and see a full list of graduates. Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31. 

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Embrace Providence College traditions 

Remind yourself of the customs and practices that have united Friars for a century with a look at the traditions of Providence College.  

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Art time for future Friars

You and your family can now enjoy these custom Providence College coloring pages created by KJ McSweeney ’22.