Other On-Campus Resources
health and safety
Boston College Police
The Boston College Police Department (BCPD) works to develop and maintain positive relationships with all members of the Boston College Community. One of BCPD's prime objectives is to assure the safety of all University students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
BC / Prepared
Emergency: 1-888-BOS-COLL (1-888-267-2655)
Information about campus safety and security at Boston College. Includes information about the University's Emergency Response, alerts, and closings or dismissals due to inclement weather.
Critical Incident Stress Management
Information about the Boston College Critical Incident Response Team, which uses Critical Incident Stress Management techniques to facilitate interventions in the aftermath of critical incidents or crises on or off campus that impact members of the community.
(through the Boston College Police Department)
The purpose of Eagle Transportation (Eagle Trans) is to provide enhanced safety and well-being for all members of the Boston College community traveling in and around campus. Consisting of a Walking Service and a Van Service, Eagle Trans operates from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week, except for University holidays or breaks of four or more days.
Inclement weather (class cancellations)
Information about class cancellations or University closings and dismissals due to inclement weather.
Sexual Assault Network
617-552-BC11 (2211), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The Sexual Assault Network provides support and resources to any Boston College student affected by sexual assault, rape, relationship violence, and other related crimes.
additional student life offices and resources
Academic Advising Center
The Academic Advising Center supports the work of undergraduate students, faculty, and staff as students use the resources of Boston College and the wider community to discern their academic and personal directions. Freshmen and premajor sophomores are paired with faculty and administrative staff advisors. All members of the Boston College community are welcome to participate in the center's programs.
The Athletics Department provides students with opportunities for enrichment through activities that complement their academic, cultural, and social growth. Activities are offered at five levels: informal recreation, group exercise and programming, organized intramurals, club sports, and NCAA Division 1A intercollegiate competition.
Campus ministers strive to serve Boston College's community of faith. Activities include opportunities for the celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments, a liturgical arts program, music ministry groups, penance services, and individual confessions. Ecumenical services, interreligious services, and prayer groups are also offered. Campus Ministry also offers opportunities for students to participate in service projects and off-campus weekend retreats. Campus ministers are available for pastoral counseling and spiritual direction.
(through the Office of Governmental and Community Affairs)
A community liaison responds to concerns and complaints about students' behavior off campus. The community liaison is generally on duty during the academic year from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, holidays, and other high activity dates.
First Year Experience
The Office of First Year Experience (FYE) assists both freshmen and transfer students with the transition to the intellectual, psychological, and social life of Boston College. FYE coordinates new student orientations, the First Year Academic Convocation, the 48HOURS weekend experience, and an urban volunteer program called the Freshman Leadership Project.
The Office of International Programs offers more than 60 study abroad programs in over 30 countries. Students should begin planning for study abroad during freshman year. Students can also enroll in more than 20 summer courses abroad which are open to all classes.
International Students and Scholars
The Office of International Students and Scholars provides assistance and services to international students, scholars, faculty, and their dependents on immigration, academic, financial, and personal matters. The staff can advise on procedures for travel outside the U.S., extensions of stay, change of visa status, employment in the U.S., post-graduation plans, and other immigration issues.
Intersections helps students integrate their college experiences and understand the directions that these experiences imply for their lives and their intellectual and spiritual journeys. Intersections invites students to a three-day, two-night program called Halftime, where students reflect on their interests, talents, and future direction. On- and off-campus follow-ups to Halftime are also offered.
Learning Resources for Student-Athletes
The Office of Learning Resources for Student-Athletes (LRSA) provides academic advising and support services to Boston College varsity student-athletes. The office assists student-athletes in academic program planning, academic and personal skills development, and career planning.
Learning to Learn
Learning to Learn provides first generation college students, students with learning and physical disabilities, and financially needy college students with academic assistance, counseling, financial aid advisement, and a course in learning theory. The office also coordinates the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, a graduate program for under-represented (low income and first generation) undergraduates who will be pursuing graduate and doctoral degrees and entering careers in research and academia.
Student Services provides academic and financial services to Boston College students. Services include registration and transcripts, financial aid, student accounts, Eagle-One identification cards, and student employment.
other resources and services
Information about Commencement.
Computing, phone, and password assistance
Technology information and assistance.
Information about Parents' Weekend.