A Quick Note

by Kathryn Libertini '23 on September 26, 2022
Portfolio Staff


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Dear First-Year Providence College Student,

If you are receiving this email, it is to inform you of a process you will otherwise be unfamiliar with as a new student. As I am sure you are aware, the dean of Student Affairs, , Dean Sears, is an extremely helpful, enthusiastic, and spirited member of the Providence College community. Perhaps by now, you have received one of his helpful, enthusiastic, and spirited emails which seek to appeal to a sense of school spirit and well-being. However, upon first glance, these emails may be intimidating, bewildering, or otherwise “out of pocket.” This email intends to address any exciting sentiment or confusion experienced.


Do I have to do exactly what Dean Sears instructs in his emails?

No, it is largely meant to be a rhetorical and enthusiastic approach toward the PC community.

Even if it is suggested to “Go forth now: imagine and do!”

Yes, you do not technically have to do that, it is merely a suggestion.

How about “going outside and shouting, ‘I Love God’”?

Seriously, these are just anecdotal recommendations from the school and the dean to encourage a sense of well-being among students.

Will there be an increase in emails around stressful periods in the semester?

Yes, in support of our students!

What should I expect if the basketball team is doing well?

Prepare yourself for the best emails yet.

If you have any other questions/concerns, please (do not) reach out!


Dean Sears’ (Tired) Email Manager