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Helping Students in Need

There has been a remarkable outpouring of generosity through service, faith, and financial support from the Friar family in response to the needs of Providence College students affected by the COVID-19 national health crisis.  

And still, the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on PC students and families continues. 

As a result, PC will significantly increase financial aid and emergency student support in the coming academic year — and possibly for years ahead.

Investments in blended online and in person learning options, screening and testing capabilities, new cleaning protocols, and additional health resources are critical for the well-being of the campus community.

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On Friars Give, April 22, more than 2,000 members of the Friar family joined the ongoing efforts to address the critical needs of PC students. Rededicated to address immediate pandemic-related challenges, our annual giving day reaffirmed the PC community’s tradition of generosity and strength in numbers. Although the need continues, this moment of unity and love will endure in the history of Providence College.

Join the Friars Give movement with a gift to help students in need.


Financial aid and emergency student support to help PC students continue their education


Investments in blended online and in person learning options through the HyFlex course model


Student support services, including enhanced mental health counseling and spiritual resources


Campus-wide virus control measures, including testing and screening protocols and increased health center access


Updates to residence halls, dining facilities, and learning spaces to facilitate safe social distancing measures

A Message from Father Shanley

As  Father Shanley reminds us, together, we will emerge stronger and more united than ever. As a Friar family, we serve God and serve each other; it’s central to our culture and our mission. Right now, that means helping our students in need.  

A Message from Father Sicard

Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P. ’78 & ’82G, executive vice president, treasurer, and president-elect of Providence College, explains how gifts to Emergency Student Support represent an enduring legacy for PC and our graduates. 

A Message from Bob Driscoll

VP and Athletic Director Bob Driscoll reiterates the importance of the Friar spirit during these uncertain times and the imperative to help PC students impacted by the coronavirus finish their education. You are never alone in Friartown.

Ready, Set, Remote Learning

In just 48 hours, PC professors ramped up for the move to online instruction

Career Prep Goes Virtual

Career education center resources ease students’ worries in online era

Worship in a Time of Crisis

Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 talks about faith, worship, and prayer in the time of a global health crisis