Alumni Online Community
freqently asked questions
- I don't have my username/password. How do I log in?
- What is the difference between an e-mail account and lifetime forwarding e-mail?
- Why would I want an alumni e-mail forwarding address?
- Why can't I access my e-mail box?
- Who can see my personal information?
- I don't want to want to listed in the alumni directory. How do I opt out?
- How do I access my BC Alumni Online Community account through Facebook?
- Other Questions
I don't have my username/password. How do I log in?
If you graduated in May 2002 or after, you have been automatically registered for the Alumni Online Community. Your username and password to the Alumni Online Community are the same as your student username and PIN.
If you graduated prior to May 2002, your Alumni Online Community username and password are created when you first register for the Alumni Online Community. If you have not yet registered, please do so and create your username and password.
If you have forgotten your username or password, please e-mail your full name and year of graduation to firstname.lastname@example.org and our Online Community help desk will respond to your request during regular business hours at the University.
What is the difference between an e-mail account and lifetime forwarding e-mail?
Lifetime forwarding e-mail is not an e-mail account as it does not store messages for your review and reply. Rather, it forwards mail sent to your permanent (lifetime) alumni e-mail address to your current personal e-mail account. If your user ID with Boston College's alumni community is "smith" and you have a personal e-mail account with America Online listed as email@example.com then: firstname.lastname@example.org (lifetime forwarding e-mail address) forwards mail to email@example.com (personal e-mail account).
Why would I want an alumni e-mail forwarding address?
A lifetime forwarding e-mail address allows you to provide friends and family with one e-mail address for your lifetime. You can explain to everyone that no matter where you reside, no matter how many times you change jobs/ISPs or e-mail addresses, they will always be able to reach you at the lifetime account. As long as you update the Alumni Online Community in the E-mail for Life section with your current personal e-mail account address, your lifetime forwarding service will automatically send you any messages received through your lifetime account.
Why can't I access my e-mail inbox?
The alumni online community provides a method to allow e-mail to be forwarded to your own personal e-mail address which is hosted through your own e-mail service provider, your place of employment, etc. The Boston College alumni site does not have individual mailboxes or e-mail service other than e-mail forwarding available for alumni use.
Who can see my personal information?
The privacy of your personal information is our top priority. Only you can access and update your personal profile, and only Boston College alumni can view the Alumni Directory information. Areas of the website containing private information are located on a separate, secure server that uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protection. Also, areas of the website contain private information can be accessed only by Boston College alumni and only via a password-protected login. Through your personal profile, you can limit what information appears to other alumni in the online directory.
I don't want to be listed in the alumni directory. How do I opt out?
Click on the "privacy preferences" button and follow the directions there.
For classes prior to 2002, if you have not already done so, you will need to register with BC at www.bc.edu/alumni/community before adding the BC Alumni Connections application to your Facebook profile. Once you have registered and created a BC username and password, you can add the application by visiting http://www.new.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=22472699118.
For classes 2002 and after, you can go directly to the BC Alumni Connections application for Facebook and click "Add Application".
For more detailed steps on what to do in Facebook to add the BC application, click here to view a PDF manual.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Alumni Association Office as follows:
Boston College Alumni Association
825 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458