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Friar Foundations Program

The Friar Foundations Program is aimed at easing the transition from high school to college ​for approximately 75 incoming Providence College students. Friar Foundations addresses two fundamental issues students must face when entering college — academic responsibility and social assimilation.

Participants in the program​ are already admitted students who complete a 1.5-credit-First Year Experience course, attend skills-building workshops, and partake in social and cultural experiences.

Register for Friar Foundations 2020

​Program Schedule

Friar Foundations days start early and end late. Academics are the priority, but a fun and fulfilling experience beyond the books is just as important.

Below is an overview for the 2020-21 Friar Foundations Program

  • A 4-week virtual team project conducted alongside mentors
  • A First Year Experience course intended to offer academic and social support throughout the school year
  • Tutoring and quiet study
  • Programmed events throughout the year
  • End-of-year banquet for FFP students

Participant Responsibilities

Participants are expected to meet regularly with an OAS staff member and their mentor for the entire first year and:

  • successfully complete the required program courses, seminar, and workshops, and
  • participate in all program activities

Program Objectives

As a result of the program, participants will:

  • understand the educational demands and responsibilities of a PC student;
  • acquire the necessary academic skills to be successful at PC;
  • discover and understand the obligations of living on-campus in a residential community; and
  • develop relationships with other first-year students as well as members of the College’s faculty and staff.