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Spring 2020 Undergraduate Registration Information

Core Curriculum

Academic Affairs

  • Academic Calendar– Important dates and deadlines.
  • 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog– The catalog contains useful information about the College, including admission, enrollment, the academic calendar, degree requirements, course offerings, and academic policies and procedures.

Academic Advising and Undeclared Program

Harkins Hall 213, Phone: 401.865.2717

  • Discuss academic ownership and exploration, long and short-term academic planning and goal setting, major exploration, curriculum and requirement fulfillment, academic policy information, referrals to appropriate college resources and more.
    • Academic Guidebook– a quick reference guide to major course planning as well as academic policies and additional support service information


Faculty Forms

Faculty Academic Advisor

  • Discuss course selection, major direction, post-undergraduate opportunities, academic skills within selected disciplines, long and short-term goals setting, referrals to appropriate college resources and more.

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Harkins Hall 213, Phone: 401.865.2495

  • The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies has the overall responsibility for the academic monitoring of students and provides general academic advising to students from all academic disciplines. The office includes academic deans specifically assigned to work with individual classes (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate) and other cohorts of students (undeclared majors and multicultural scholarship recipients). Additionally, the Dean’s Office serves as a consultive resource to faculty and staff on any academic matter.
    • Transfer Course Equivalency Database a searchable listing of approved courses at other institutions.
    • Faculty Resources: The Academic Dean’s Office serves as the consultative resource to faculty and staff on any academic matter, including by not limited, to student case management; academic policy; academic planning; course registration and core curriculum guidance. Additionally, the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies provides guidance to faculty on; new course proposals, new major or minor proposals, syllabus requirements, and academic integrity issues.

Office of the Registrar

Harkins Hall, Room 310, Phone: 401-865-2366 for inquiries about transcripts, enrollment verifications and grades for inquiries about course registration and scheduling of classroom space

  • The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining academic records, assigning classroom space and coordinating the registration needs for the College. Our office values the efficient management of any and all records ensuring their integrity, confidentiality, and security. We are committed to service excellence, as demonstrated by our personalized care and attention to our students, parents, faculty, staff and external constituencies. As primary information resources for students and faculty, this office actively seeks ways to effectively communicate to inform students of their rights, responsibilities, and procedures while also providing additional support to our faculty’s classroom efforts.

Office of Financial Aid

Harkins Hall, Room 403, Phone: 401.865.2286,

School of Arts and Sciences

Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 147, Phone: 401.865.2600

  • The School of Arts & Sciences is committed to fostering academic excellence through undergraduate and graduate studies in a broad range of academic areas in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. As the home of these academic programs, the School of Arts & Sciences is central to Providence College’s mission and identity as a liberal arts institution.

School of Business

Ryan Center, Room 135,  Phone: 401.865.2332

School of Professional Studies

Harkins Hall 217, Phone: 401.865.2247,

  • PC graduates in the fields of education, health policy and management, and social work are ready to hit the ground running, which is why PC’s School of Professional Studies has earned a reputation among employers for excellent career preparation. At PC, extensive internship and fieldwork opportunities are an integral part of our curriculum—providing our students with the hands-on experience necessary to excel in the workplace.

 Office of Academic Services

Phillips Memorial Library, Room 250, Phone: 401.865.2494

  • Services provided:
    • Academic Skills:
      • Through workshops and one-on-one meetings with members of our staff, students learn skills that promote success in college and beyond. Discussion topics may include time management, note-taking, and active reading.
    • Disability Support:
      • Academic support for students with documented disabilities. Staff members are available to discuss each student’s unique needs and determine reasonable accommodations.
    • Student-Athlete Services
      • Specialized support to student-athletes in light of their unique time demands and the rules that govern intercollege athletics. Services include space for quiet study, academic mentoring, and life skills programming.
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) Support
      • Specialized support to PC students who are non-native English speakers.  Through individualized, one-on-one instruction with our ESL Specialist, students can focus on improvement in the following areas:
        • Vocabulary building, manage difficult reading assignments, writing skills, including grammar, mechanics, organization, and writing style, speaking skills, including clarity, fluidity, and pronunciation.
    • Tutoring Center
      • Offers individual and group tutoring in most subject areas. Peer tutors are eager to assist fellow students by reinforcing concepts, building confidence, and strengthening general study skills.
    • Writing Center
      • The Writing Center’s goal is to help students of all levels and disciplines become better writers. Tutors are available to help at any stage of the writing process, whether you are brainstorming a topic or polishing a final draft.

The Center for Career Education & Professional Development

Slavin 108, Phone: 401.865.1290

  • Offers programs and services designed to assist students with their career planning process, from the first year thru senior year. The Center for Career Education & Professional Development helps assess student interests, discover what they may want to major (or minor) in, develop their career goals and launch an internship, job or graduate school search.

Center for Global Education

Harkins Hall, Room 215, Phone: 401.865.2114

  • The Center for Global Education is Providence College’s hub for international activity, including development and coordination of student opportunities abroad, facilitating faculty opportunities abroad, and programming directed toward the development of an internationalized campus.

The Personal Counseling Center

Lower Bedford Hall, Phone: 401.86 5.2343
Answering Service: 401.865.1333 (answered by Safety and Security)
After Hours Emergency: On-campus: 401.865.2222, Off-campus: 911

  • The Personal Counseling Center is a place where students can expect professional assistance with emotional and psycho-social concerns.  Anxiety, confusion, depression, and anger are among the many psychological obstacles to well-being, and often diminish potential and achievement.   Asking for help during vulnerable times is a sign of strength.  A counselor can give feedback, encourage further questioning, validate self-awareness and responsibility, and support students until self-confidence is secure again.

Campus Ministry

St. Dominic Chapel, Phone: 401.865.2216

  • Campus Ministry offers many social, service, and spiritual activities happening nearly every day. From building a house with Habitat for Humanity to serving or singing at mass, to volunteering at a soup kitchen, to meeting friends in a faith-sharing group.

Multicultural Student Success Program

Harkins Hall 213, Phone: 401.865.2495

  • The Multicultural Student Success Program (MSSP) ensures the academic, cultural, social, and emotional success of students of color and first-generation college students. Housed within the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, the program assists with the academic monitoring of students and provides general academic advising to students from all academic disciplines. Additionally, this program serves as another entry point for collaboration among many faculty and staff throughout the college community.

Veteran and Dependent Resources

  • Providence College welcomes the opportunity to assist all of our service members, veterans, spouses and other family members who are eligible to receive VA Educational Benefits.   Providence College is partnered with the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs in support of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. We are committed to helping you with your educational needs and assisting you with your transition to academic life.

Additional Academic Resources