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Parents & Families

Welcome to the Providence College family!

Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay - Director of Parent Programs

We know that family support is an integral part of a student’s success. Information on this website is designed t​o keep you informed about Providence College and the college experience. I hope that it will serve as an on-going resource to help guide your student during the next four years.

Best Regards,

Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay
Director of Parent Programs

Parents Blog

Fostering Student Engagement

Finally spring has arrived, and although temperatures are still pretty chilly, we look toward the promise of beautiful days to […]

Spring Career Expo 2019 – A Great Success!

Well, I am happy to report that our Spring Career Expo took place on February 13th — right on schedule. […]

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had some time off to spend with your students during the break. It is hard to […]


Students are back from Thanksgiving break, and no doubt the next few weeks will just seem to fly by! There […]


To help support your students as they prepare for the Spring 2019 course registration process, I recently asked Peter Palumbo, […]

A Prayer for Parents and Guardians

Providence College stained glass windowAlmighty and all-loving God, you have given me this wonderful and treasured child who is now growing into maturity. Guide us both as our lives are transformed.

Give me patience and compassion as my child grows in new ways and new directions. Help me not to be anxious or afraid.

Give my child strength and protection as new challenges, enticements, and struggles surface as they do around all college students. Help my child to know your grace and your truth.

Fill my child’s life with deep friendships and connections during these college years in order to form memories that will be cherished and life-stories that my family’s children will laugh at one day. Send me your Spirit that I may know your love and support as I discern my new role in my child’s life. Help me to see your Providence in this time of momentous and exciting transition.