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Fall Move-In for New & Returning Students

Fall 2022

Class of 2026 and Transfer Students – Welcome to Friartown!

All members of the Class of 2026 are scheduled to move onto campus and begin Orientation on Thursday, August 25, 2022 unless they have been approved to participate in a pre-orientation program. Students participating in the programs below will receive information from their program director about their move-in schedule.

  • International Student Welcome Program
  • Urban Action
  • Faithworks
  • Multicultural Student Summer Transitions Program

All students received the move-in day information below via email on 8/6/22

 Move-In Schedule & Details for the Class of 2026 and Transfer Students

 Please plan to arrive according to the following schedule on Thursday 8/25: 

  • 6:30-8:30am – Students assigned to Even-Numbered Rooms on Even-Numbered Floors 
  • 8:30-10:30am – Students assigned to Even-Numbered Rooms on Odd-Numbered Floors 
  • 10:30am-12:30pm – Students assigned to Odd-Numbered Rooms on Even-Numbered Floors  
  • 12:30pm-2:30pm – Students assigned to Odd-Numbered Rooms on Odd-Numbered Floors

All first-year students moving in MUST enter via the Eaton Street gate (“Fennell Gate”), located at 61 Eaton St., opposite Radcliffe Avenue. The Public Safety officer assigned to the gate will direct you to a staging area by your residence hall. The campus will have a one-way traffic system in place, and Public Safety will assist you in getting around the campus, and off the campus to the proper lot after you unload your car. When parking, please activate your vehicles’ flashers and quickly unload and relocate your vehicle to a designated parking area. Students arriving on campus on August 25th will have volunteers assisting with move-in. 

It is crucial for everyone to follow their assigned move-in time to minimize vehicle congestion, stress on campus support personnel, and discomfort of all moving in. 

Move-in Dashboard Pass: To better facilitate arrival to campus and wayfinding to unloading areas, please ensure you have printed and completed the “Move-In Dashboard Pass” (legibly, please!) and placed it on your dashboard (facing up to your windshield) so that the Office of Public Safety can more efficiently direct you to your destination. This pass must remain on your dashboard during the time the vehicle is on campus. 

Labeling Belongings: We highly suggest and encourage that you label all of your bins, boxes, bags, etc. While we do our best to keep a streamlined and organized move-in process it is always possible to misplace an item during the unloading process. Please label your belongings with masking tape labeled with your last name and building & room number so that items can be reunited with their owners should they go astray. 

Orientation Registration: Once you have moved into your residence hall, you will need to check in for Orientation at the Slavin Center. Orientation Registration will take place in the Slavin Center from 8:30am to 2:00pm. The Fall Orientation program will begin at 3:00pm in the Peterson Center, with our annual Mass of Welcome for New Students and their Families. All are encouraged to join us.

Family Departure: Families will say their goodbyes to students and depart campus following the 3pm Mass. Families should be sure to bring their personal belongings with them from the residence halls to the Peterson Center. Students will begin their Orientation programming directly following the Mass – there will not be time for families to return to the residence halls.

If you have any questions regarding move-in, please contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing at or 401-865-2392.

If you have any questions regarding Orientation, please contact the Orientation office at 401-865-1085 or 

Loss of or Damage to Personal Property

The College does not assume responsibility for loss of or damage to the personal property of a student whether the College is in session or on holiday. We recommend that families review their homeowner’s/renter’s insurance policy to see if your personal items are covered while away from home. More details are available on our College Student Personal Property Insurance webpage.

Classes of 2023, 2024, 2025 – Welcome Home!

We are excited to welcome you back to Providence College!  All members of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes are invited to move in on Sunday, August 28th between 8:30AM and 4:30PM unless you have been approved for early arrival.

Please enter Providence College through the Huxley gate. You will drive to your Residence Hall, unload your items at the curb and then move your vehicle into an authorized parking lot/spot. The driveways/roads in front of the residence halls are for unloading only, you cannot leave your car in these spots. Once you have parked your vehicle in an authorized parking lot/spot, you can then go back to your items and move into your room. Public Safety will be present to ensure traffic flow and the safe unloading of vehicles.

If you need to encode your PC Card for access to your room, card encoder machines will be located in Mal Brown Hall, McCarthy Hall, Davis Hall and the Residence Life Office (Slavin 105). Please know your 4 digit pin before you arrive at PC. The pin is the last 4 digits of your social security number or Banner ID.

If you are living in Fennell, Aquinas, or St. Joseph, you will need a combo to get into your room (these locks do not use your PC ID). Email Kevin Hillery at after 8/25 if you need your combo to your room. It is only necessary for one resident of a room to email for the combo, please do not email if your roommate is arriving early and is already in the room or provided you with the combo.

If you are living in Koffler Hall you will need to stop by Residence Life, Slavin 105 to pick up your room key.