March 02, 2017

Providence College celebrates Charter Day

On Feb. 14, 1917. the governor of Rhode Island signed a bill granting the charter to establish Providence College. To mark this anniversary in 2017, the College community celebrated with a Mass and reception on campus, where items were collected for a time capsule. College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 and other representatives from the College then went to the Rhode Island State House, where Gov. Gina Raimondo, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed ’81 and other state officials recognized PC for its contributions to the community.

Learn more about the founding of Providence College.

Charter Day celebrations

Centennial celebrations