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When is Homecoming Weekend?

October 4-6, 2019

What is Homecoming Weekend?

This exciting new fall event combines components of Alumni & Family Weekend (previously held in February), New Student Family Weekend, and St. Dominic Weekend. This signature event features programs and activities to engage all students and their families; welcome alumni and friends back to Friartown; and honor the College’s most generous donors. What’s more, it’s an opportunity for visitors to experience PC’s transformed campus in the comfort and beauty of fall in New England.

Who is invited?

Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, fans, and friends — if you consider yourself a member of the Friar family, then you are welcome to attend Homecoming.

How can I register for Homecoming Weekend?

Online registration is available now. We encourage early registration, as we anticipate some events may sell out.

Speaking of events, what is planned for Homecoming Weekend?

Here’s what you can look forward to at Homecoming: an Oktoberfest celebration, the 10th anniversary of the Friar 5K, varsity soccer and ice hockey games, academic showcases, performances by a nationally known artists and student groups, along with campus tours. Additionally, there are invitation-only events for the College’s alumni volunteers and leadership donors. For a full listing of events, please see the Homecoming schedule.

I saw Late Night Madness on the schedule. Is this event open to alumni, parents, and families?

For the first time ever, the entire Friar family is invited to Late Night Madness at the Dunk. Get pumped for the 2019-20 basketball season with student performances, a chance to watch the men’s and women’s Friar basketball teams hit the court, and an all-star performance by John Legend with opening act A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. For more information and tickets, visit our Late Night Madness page.

When should students purchase their Late Night Madness tickets?

Providence College undergraduate students have two options to purchase Late Night Madness tickets. They can either purchase a student ticket on Monday, Sept. 9, and sit with the entire student body. On Sept. 9, student season ticket holders, student athletes, and student dance performers can purchase a discounted Late Night Madness ticket in the student section. Or, if students would like to sit with their families, non-student section tickets are on sale now.

Will there be events specifically for new students and families?

Yes! There are many programs designed to help welcome our newest Friars and their families to Providence College, inclduing a new student welcome breakfast on Saturday morning. Please see the schedule-at-a-glance for a full listing of events designed just for you. For additional questions related to new student and family programming, please contact the Office of Parent Programs at 401.865.1550 or

What is happening to winter Alumni & Family Weekend?

Some activities that were previously part of Alumni & Family Weekend are re-imagined as events for Homecoming. In addition, during the winter of 2020, Providence College will continue to offer an opportunity for students and their families to cheer on the Friars at a men’s basketball game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.