Providence College follows students with drone on first day of class

Kaitlyn Schallhorn
Former Reporter

Providence College (PC) took aerial footage of students on the first day of classes by following them around with a drone.

Classes began Tuesday at PC, a private Catholic school in Rhode Island with over 5,000 undergraduates.


Meanwhile, police at the University of Texas are investigating a student who flew a drone over the Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium during the Longhorns’ football home opener this weekend. The student was detained and transported to the police station where he was questioned and then released. The drone was seized and police are investigating whether or not Saturday’s flight was illegal.

A spokesperson from PC told Campus Reform that the video was “simply an opportunity for us to capture a unique perspective of this memorable time for our students as they embark on the academic year.”

The college declined to comment on how much the drone cost and if students were told informed of the project before filming.

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Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Former Reporter

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a reporter with Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform, Kaitlyn was a reporter at Red Alert Politics and covered business and restaurants for the Alexandria Times.  

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