Exhibition Date, Fall Semester 2015 - The Phillips Memorial Library welcomed the Freshmen Class of 2019 with a library exhibit called Freshmen: Then and Now. Back when Providence College was an all-male school, freshmen wore beanies and were required to remove them when meeting a senior. At the end of the school year, an elaborate event was planned to celebrate the successful conclusion of the academic year. The celebration finale was the burning of the beanies! (This is why so few PC beanies are available today.)
The exhibit contained photographs, Parent's Day/Parent's Weekend programs, a 1967 beanie, and much more.