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
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
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
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.