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Providence College Begins Marketing of New License Plates

Providence, R.I. – July 13, 2017 – Providence College announced today that PC students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and friends of the College who live in Rhode Island, can now apply for their own PC license plates. 

“Just about one year ago, Governor Raimondo signed a bill into law allowing any college or university based in the state to have their own license plate design, provided the design met Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) requirements,” said Steven J. Maurano the College’s associate vice president for public affairs, government and community relations.  “It took us some time to agree on a design and get it approved by DMV and the RI State Police, but we are now ready to begin marketing the plates.  We think demand for the plates will be strong, not only from our Rhode Island alumni and people who have a direct connection to Providence College, but also from the many fans of our athletic teams who live in state.” 

The license plates cost $40.00, of which $20.00 will go to the Division of Motor Vehicles to help cover production of the plates. The remaining $20.00 will go to PC and be deposited into the College’s Angel Fund, which provides financial assistance to PC students who encounter unexpected and extraordinary financial challenges during their time in college. The DMV will not begin production of the PC license plates until the College has received a minimum order of 900 qualified applications. Once that number is reached and the minimum threshold is certified by DMV, applicants will be contacted by the College with instructions on how to obtain their new plate. Applicants may keep their current plate number if it is five digits or less; six-digit numbers are not eligible. 

To download a copy of the PC license plate form, go to: information about transferring current registrations, DMV guidelines, etc. visit: 

Founded in 1917, Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 50 academic majors.  Since 1997, Providence College consistently has been ranked among the top five regional universities in the North according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”