Largest class in Providence College history arrives on campus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Thursday morning marked the start of a new school year for some, as Providence College welcomed its newest class of first-year students onto campus for move-in day.

The class of 2027 is the largest class enrolled in Providence College history, with 1,205 students enrolled, with students from across the country, and the world. There are first-year students from 13 different countries enrolled at PC in this upcoming class.

Students moving in Thursday morning felt the excitement as they unpacked their cars.

First-year students arrive for move-in day at Providence College, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. (WLNE)

“I’m very excited, obviously nervous a little bit but I think it’s gonna be great,” said Erin Takach, an incoming first-year student.

“Definitely [have] first-day jitters but I’m very excited everyone has been so helpful,” added Mia Byrnes, another first-year student.

The morning was filled with a mix of emotions as parents helped their kids settle in before saying goodbye.

“A little teary I’m not gonna lie, but super excited this is the right place. We’re excited,” said Ann-Marie Byrnes as she dropped her daughter off at school.

First-year students arrive for move-in day at Providence College, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. (WLNE)

Move-in day for the students started bright and early at 7:30 a.m. Some older students, including athletes and members of the cheer team, took time out of their day to help ease the move-in process for the newest Friars.

“We’re unloading cars and having everyone move out and grabbing carts,” said Angie Pierre, an incoming junior at PC helping with the move-in process. “This embodies the whole Friar thing. We’re working together and making it easier for the freshman to come in and have their experience.”

Providence College had events planned throughout the day for families and their kids on drop-off day, including an afternoon mass. Classes start on Monday.

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