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Congratulations to all the newly accepted members of Ascend!
Please click here to pay your $50.00 program contribution fee.

(Once on the webpage, please click on the "Center for Student Formation" tab to be directed to the Ascend payment page)

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Ascend is a pilot program for sophomore women to meet new people, enjoy good conversation, and explore horizons at BC and beyond. The program will consist of small group meetings facilitated by senior women, and group outings throughout the spring semester. It will be supported by the Center for Student Formation staff.

Applications for 2014 are now closed.  For those who have already applied, we will be in touch soon about the status of your application.

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Ascend is an opportunity to meet new friends, in addition to those you already have. It's a chance to connect with upperclasswomen and mentors. Sign up to build community and talk about the shared experience of being women students at BC. You might even talk about issues you've never previously considered!

You, Boston College women, have the opportunity to build a great experience. We want to help you make it better.

Be more. Climb higher. Ascend.


Information for Sophomores

Click here to fill out a short application.
You will then be contacted to sign up for an interview in January.

Sophomore women meet together in small groups starting in the Spring semester.  You will have the opportunity to attend Ascend events and activities organized by your senior leaders.  There will be one end-of the year outing April 25-26 (a hike and mini-retreat).

Information for Seniors

Senior leaders have already been selected for Ascend 2014.  Check back in the fall for applications for 2015.  Senior leaders commit to:

Recruit and Select sophomore participants (November-January)
Participate in an overnight retreat for leaders (December)
Co-Facilitate a weekly meeting for a small group (January-April)
Organize a fun outing for your small group (March)
Attend and support Ascend events (January-April)
Celebrate with an end-of-year adventure overnight (April)

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