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Homecoming 2022

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022
Providence College Campus 

Homecoming Weekend is back and better than ever! Join us for a campus-wide celebration packed with social events, live entertainment, and family programs for all Friars to enjoy. This year’s Homecoming features the annual Friar 5K, outdoor Friar Fest, Late Night Madness at the Dunk featuring Khalid, brunch with a performance by the Hillbilly Thomists, stand-up comedy, programs for students and families, signature alumni events, and more. 

Online registration for Homecoming has closed. Walk-in registration is available. Please note that there may limited availability at some of the ticketed events. All attendees must visit the check-in locations listed here upon arrival to campus. For more information, please see the FAQ page.

Schedule at a Glance 

Friday, Sept. 30

Back to School 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Various Locations 

What’s it like to be a student at Providence College in 2022? Get the full classroom experience (minus the homework!) and sit in on an undergraduate class. A course list will be sent to registrants. Please note that there will be a pre-selected sampling of courses based on exam schedule and class size. 

This event is complimentary. Space is limited. Please note, your students’ class may not be available to attend.

Homecoming Registration and Check-in 
2 – 9 p.m.
Slavin Center 

Check in for the weekend, pick up event tickets, and purchase exclusive PC merchandise. Staff will be on site to answer any questions about the weekend. 

Women’s Field Hockey vs. UConn 
4 p.m.
Lennon Family Field 

Cheer on the Friar women’s field hockey team as they take on the UConn Huskies. 

Tickets not required. 

School of Professional Studies Open House at Homecoming 
5 – 6 p.m. 
Aquinas Lounge 

Alumni from the School of Professional Studies are invited to stop by Aquinas Lounge, enjoy light refreshments, and catch up with faculty, administrators, and former classmates. 

This event is complimentary. Registration is requested.

Raymond Cafeteria Open House and Welcome Party
5 – 8 p.m. 
Raymond Dining Hall 
$

Whether you’ve seen the recent renovations or dined here years ago, this eatery on campus is a quintessential part of the PC student experience. Check out the “new” Raymond Dining Hall at this fun welcome party with music, activities, and (of course) chicken nuggets. 

Students with a meal plan will swipe themselves and their guests into the event. $15 entrance fee per person will be taken at the door for students and guests without a meal plan. Registration requested.

Meet-up for Class of ’23 & ’24 Families
7 – 9 p.m. 
’64 Hall, Slavin Center
$

Juniors, seniors, and their families have the chance to mingle, listen to tunes from DJ Jalen Young, and grab a snack to eat before heading to late-night programming.

Your $5 ticket includes entertainment and light bites. Tickets are required for all attendees, including students. Alcoholic beverages (21+) and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

Pre-registration requested; a limited number of tickets for walk-ins will be available.

Dueling Pianos 
8 p.m. 
McPhail’s, Slavin Center 

Stop by this Friar-favorite location to grab popcorn and catch a performance from the New England Dueling Piano Show. Space is limited, but all are welcome. 

This event includes complimentary popcorn and entertainment. Alcoholic beverages (21+) and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

“Friartown After Dark” featuring Eric O’Shea 
9:30 p.m. 
Mullaney Gymnasium
$

Eric O’Shea, America’s Got Talent veteran and creator of “Songs for Commercials,” brings his award-winning comedy show to Providence College. Prepare for an evening of laughter as PC’s student comedy troupe, Six Gents, opens for our featured performer. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students. Your ticket includes complimentary popcorn. Alcoholic beverages (21+) and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. 

Saturday, Oct. 1 

Homecoming Registration and Check-in
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Slavin Center 

Check in for the weekend, pick up event tickets, and purchase exclusive PC merchandise. Staff will be on site to answer any questions about the weekend. 

Morning Prayer 
8 – 10 a.m.
St. Dominic Chapel 

Start your morning with prayer and Eucharistic Adoration at St. Dominic Chapel. Members of the Dominican community will also be available to hear confessions. 

Friar 5K
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Providence College Campus 
$

Get ready to run for a great cause! The annual Friar 5K, a race to benefit the Providence College National Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, returns as a signature event during Homecoming Weekend. Run or walk the 3.1-mile USA Track and Field-sanctioned course around the PC campus, starting at Harkins Hall and ending at Ray Treacy Track. Sign up as an individual or form a team to join the fun.

Coffee and Careers 
9 – 10:45 a.m.
Slavin 108, Concannon Atrium 

Don’t wait, visit Slavin 108! Begin your morning with coffee and a visit to the Chirico Career Center. We will be available to discuss the various tools, resources, and programs offered to current students. Guests will also learn more about FriarLink, the professional development network designed exclusively for PC students and alumni. 

Complimentary coffee and pastries will be provided. Registration requested.

Class of ’25 and ’26 Breakfast 
10 a.m. 
Peterson Recreation Center

Mingle and enjoy breakfast with other Friar families. Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay, Director of Parent and Family Programs, will offer a brief welcome and review the many support systems available to PC students. Campus partners will also join families for breakfast and discussion.

President’s Welcome
11 a.m.
Peterson Recreation Center

Hear from College President Rev. Kenneth Sicard, O.P. ’78, ’82G, who will offer personal greetings to the Class of 2026, new transfer students, members of the alumni community, and families present for the weekend.

Friar Free Time 
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Providence College Campus 

Stroll the campus and connect with Friars old and new. See how PC has transformed and continues to grow with exciting new developments around every corner. 

Near and Far: Commuter and International Student Brunch
12:30 – 2 p.m. 
Raymond Dining Hall 

Whether you drive to campus from across the Ocean State or cross an ocean to get here — brunch is served! Commuter and international students are invited to enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up at Raymond Dining Hall, where guests will get a full taste of the on-campus dining experience.

Registration required. Complimentary tickets will be provided to international and commuter students. All other guests will be required to swipe in with their meal plan or pay $15 at the door.

PCSB Open House at Homecoming 
1 – 2 p.m. 
Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies 

Alumni from the Providence College School of Business are invited to stop by the Ryan Center for Business Studies, enjoy light refreshments, explore the facility, and reconnect with PCSB faculty, administrators, and former classmates. 

Registration requested.

Beyond the Classroom: What’s Next 
1 p.m.
’64 Hall, Slavin Center 

Stop by and engage with students and faculty mentors as they showcase the excellent scholarly, creative, and service work that Providence College students are doing on campus and in the community. This event features poster presentations from students of all class years and from many different departments and disciplines. This is a great opportunity for first and second-year students to find out more about research opportunities at PC. 

Legacy Admission Session and Tour 
1:30 p.m. 
Smith Center for the Arts 

Are you a visiting alum with a prospective student interested in Providence College? Join Owen Bligh ’10, ’14G, Senior Associate Dean of Admission, for a special presentation about the application process at PC. Attendees are also invited to tour campus with a member of the Friars Club. 

Friar Fest 
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Slavin & Aquinas Lawn 

Celebrate all there is to love about PC at the Homecoming Friar Fest. Open to students, families, alumni, and friends, this outdoor festival includes food trucks, bars (21+ area), lawn games, children’s activities, live entertainment, and more. 

This event is complimentary. Food and beverages are available for purchase with cash or credit card. 

Food trucks participating in Friar Fest: 

Spanglish 

Red’s Kitchen 

Hometown Poke 

JA Patty 

Moving Dough 

Haven Bros

Masa Taqueria

Twisted Churros 

Kona Ice 

Bugg’d Out 

TrapBox 

Presto Strange O 

Ming’s 

Exhibition Hockey 
2 p.m. 
Schneider Arena 

Cheer on the men’s ice hockey team as they face Western Ontario in an exhibition game. 

Tickets required. Purchase here. 

Friars of Color: Connecting Past and Present 
3:30 – 6 p.m. 
The Center at Moore Hall 

Join Friars of color for an afternoon of community and purpose at Moore Hall. Alumni, students, and families will have the chance to connect with campus groups (e.g. BMSA, OLAS, Footprints, Women Empowered, Black Studies, and more) at an affinity-based club fair, enjoy a student group performance, and hear from an alumni panel on building social capital and relationships. Guests will also learn ways to build engagement with the PC community.

This event is complimentary.  Registration requested.

McPhail’s Staff 20th Reunion Meet-up 
4 – 5 p.m. 
McPhail’s, Slavin Center 

All former staff members of McPhail’s are invited to a special 20th anniversary reunion meet-up. Gather to reminisce, enjoy a nostalgic bucket of popcorn, and have a drink at your favorite pub on campus.

This event is complimentary. Alcoholic beverages (21+) and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

Homecoming Mass in Spanish/ Misa en español
4:30 p.m. 
St. Dominic Chapel 

Rev. David T. Orique, O.P., director of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, joins members of the Dominican community to concelebrate Mass in Spanish. After Mass, guests will be invited to a reception co-hosted by the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS). 

Registration requested.

El Reverendo David T. Orique, O.P., director de Estudios Latinoamérica y Latinos, se une a miembros de la comunidad Dominican para concelebrar misa en español. Después de misa, están invitados a unirse con los estudiantes de OLAS (Organización de Estudiantes Latinoamericanos) para una recepción. 

Registro se solicita. 

Late Night Madness featuring Khalid
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 
Amica Mutual Pavilion (formerly the Dunkin’ Donuts Center)

For the first time since 2019, Late Night Madness returns to Downtown Providence as part of Homecoming Weekend! Featuring an all-star performance by five-time GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum artist Khalid, this Saturday evening event is one you won’t want to miss. 

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About Khalid 

Khalid is a regular on the Billboard 200, a “Most Streamed Artist In The World” on Spotify, and has garnered five Grammy Award nominations. In addition, he has taken home honors at the Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and American Music Awards. Rolling Stone christened him “a pop prodigy” and Time described how “his thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery.”

Sunday, Oct. 2 

Class of 1970 Benzie Way Celebration
10 a.m.
Huxley Overlook

Members of the Class of 1970, as well as other members of the PC Community, are invited to celebrate J. Peter Benzie ’70, Providence College trustee emeritus, who helped shape the direction of every major capital project on campus during the last decade.

Homecoming Mass 
11 a.m. 
St. Dominic Chapel

Close out a memorable Homecoming Weekend with Mass celebrated by College President Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P. ’78, 82G and concelebrated by members of the Dominican community. 

Hillbilly Thomists Homecoming Brunch 
12:15 p.m.
Slavin Lawn
$

Enjoy live music at a festive brunch with members of the Hillbilly Thomists, a band of Dominican Friars that includes two PC chaplains: Fr. Justin and Fr. Simon. Members of the Dominican community will also host tables for brunch and mingle with guests. 

Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under. Current students require tickets for the event. Pre-registration requested; a limited number of tickets for walk-ins will be available. 

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Holy Cross 
1 p.m. 
Lennon Family Field 

Cheer on the Friar women’s field hockey team as they square off against Holy Cross.  The theme will be “Pink-out Friartown” — all fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game!

Tickets not required.