Centennial Celebrations

Take a look at videos, photos, stories, and social media from events during the College’s centennial year.

Rev. James Martin, S.J. discusses the dual natures of Jesus

Cardinal Dolan praises John Paul II’s role in advancing Catholic-Jewish relations

New Student Family Weekend photo gallery

Harkins Hall Cake

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses the qualities of presidential leadership

The Celebration of the Century, captured on social media

Friar 5K social media

The Harkins Hall cake

Master storyteller Mike Leonard ’70 creates a centennial film about Providence College

Academic Convocation Day on social media

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Centennial Stories

Milestones big and small mark Providence College’s first century, but some things remained constant — strong leadership, academic excellence, and a community built on faith that celebrates success and perseveres through tragedy. Here’s a look at some moments from those first 100 years.

LEGACY IN FRIARTOWN: Bryan Donovan ’20 and Drew Ford ’20 share their unique perspective on the 1986-87 Friars  

The Blizzard of 1978

The legacy of athletic trainer Mal Brown ’33

Remembering the Aquinas fire

Vatican conference, Urbano’s resolve lead to Jewish-Catholic series 

College’s ROTC develops character, leaders dedicated to serving nation   

The Veridames: ‘The Ladies of Truth at Providence College’ 

SCE changing lives for 100 years and counting  

Maureen Corcoran ’79 and her family story

The Establishment and Naming of Providence College

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Commencement Mass

Saturday, May 20, 20174 p.m.
Location: Peterson Recreation Center

Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, Pc’s president, serves as the principal celebrant for the Commencement Mass, the final liturgical celebration for the Class of…

Commencement 2017

Sunday, May 21, 201711 a.m.
Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center

A special centennial year commencement ceremony will mark the graduation of the Providence College Class of 2017. More details, including the announcement of the commencement…

Reunion Weekend 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Location: Times and locations vary

Reunion Weekend, the annual on-campus celebration of Friar fellowship, will take on special meaning in Providence College’s centennial year. Members of the Class of 1967…

Temple Mount Centennial Conference

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Thursday, June 8, 2017
Location: Times and locations vary

Jerusalem’s Temple Mount/Haram has been considered the epicenter of sacred space in the world religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This ecumenical conference brings together…