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Residence Life Update

The College has developed a plan for students to access their belongings on campus:

  • Students may register for a three-hour time slot between Monday, March 30, and Monday, June 1, by clicking here.
  • Once your appointment is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. Bring the confirmation email with you when you return to campus, as you will need to present it at the Huxley Avenue entry gate.
  • You may bring only two people to assist you on campus. Do not come to campus if you are sick or under quarantine.
  • If this 10-week time frame is not conducive for you to make an appointment, call the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 401.865.2392.

Student Resources During Remote Learning

The following are resources available to students during the Spring 2020 (remote learning) semester.

The Library
The library has created its own COVID-19 website, which includes:

Communications with the Library 

Student Research Guides

Free eBooks and eTextbooks
For assistance using these platforms, please contact the library using the communications options above. The Providence College (Barnes & Noble) Bookstore is a leading partner in this initiative.

The Office of Academic Services
Members of the O.A.S. Staff are doing everything they can to provide support from a distance and to help ensure your continued academic success.

Information Technology
The College’s Information Technology department – particularly the Helpdesk – is a great resource for students. If you have any questions or are experiencing issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@providence.edu or 401-865-HELP (4357). The IT department also provides access to and support for:

  • Parallels Desktop for Students, which allows Mac users to run a Windows-based PC from within macOS using a virtual machine (VM). This may be relevant for those of you who need to run software that only works on a PC.
  • LinkedIn Learning, which is now available to all members of the College community. This on-demand learning solution is designed for users to supplement courses and gain new skills.
  • Software that vendors have opened up licenses for college students to install on their personally owned devices. (Please refer to the software vendor websites for information on computer hardware requirements as we are unable to guarantee that this software will run properly on personally owned hardware.)
    • This software includes Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, Stata, Wolfram Mathematica, and Spartan Student.
  • In addition, Providence College’s iHelp offers a host of resources through a collaboration of campus partners. These include:

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
The dean’s office has moved to a model of responding to students, faculty, and parents, by email. Click the links below for more information.

Office of the Registrar
Academic advising and registration will be delayed until further notice.

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