New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Congratulations on your acceptance to Boston College!
The Office of Graduate Student Life, the Office of the Provost, University Libraries, and the Graduate Student Association look forward to welcoming you to Boston College and to the Boston area during our "New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation" Program. We'll see you in August!
As a new graduate or professional student, you join a community of scholars that comprises one third of the entire student population at Boston College. The purpose of our orientation program is to introduce you to your new community, which includes nearly 5,000 graduate and professional students studying in eight schools, and to familiarize you with a broad range of University resources and orient you to the greater Boston area. This program is meant to serve as a complement to (not a substitute for) your school/department orientation programs.
To that end, the New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation program includes a variety of activities, ranging from informational sessions to social events, during which you will have an opportunity to meet new and returning graduate students, and to connect with BC administrators and staff throughout the university who are here to support your student learning.
THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORIENTATION HAS CLOSED.
However, you may still register on site, the day of orientation (August 28, 2014) at McGuinn Hall.
Our schedule for the day is as follows:
9:00am-10:00am Coffee Hour, Check in and Registration
Check in to receive your orientation giveaways, including your Grad Superfan T-Shirt and wristband for the Welcome Reception later that evening. A light breakfast and coffee will be served in the McGuinn atrium before the formal welcome.
9:00 - 10:00am International Student Coffee Hour
International gradaute students who have registered for orientation are invited to meet and mingle with other international graduate students over breakfast in McGuinn Hall room 334 after checking in.
10:00am-11:00am Welcome Address
The formal welcome from the Office of Graduate Student Life, Graduate Student Association, and Office of the Provost.
11:00am-12:00pm Returning Student Panels
Fulton Hall Breakout Rooms
Panels of current BC gradaute and professional students share their first-year experiences of graduate school and offer their advice in these breakout sessions. Each school will have their own panel.
Fulton 110 - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences - Humanities
Fulton 117 - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences - Physical Sciences
Fulton 135 - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences - Social Sciences
Fulton 145 - Graduate School of Social Work
Fulton 230 - School of Theology & Ministry
Fulton 235 - Connell School of Nursing
Fulton 245 - Lynch School of Education
Fulton 250 - Carroll School of Management
12:00pm-1:00pm BBQ Lunch
Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch and meet other gradaute students within your program.
12:30 and 12:45pm Campus Tours
Leaving from O'Neill Plaza
Take a tour of campus and discover the best spots to study, eat, and relax.
1:00-2:00pm Resource Fair
Gasson 100 Get introduced to Boston area services and BC departments. Sign up with graduate student organizations to get involved in university life.
1:00pm-2:00pm Library Tours
Library Tours will begin at 1:00pm, 1:20pm, and 1:40 and begin on the third floor of O'Neill Library.
2:00pm-5:00pm Educational Sessions
Fulton Hall Breakout Rooms
There will be three blocks of educational sessions beginning at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. Each grad student will have the option of choosing one session per each hour-long block.
Click here for the complete list of educational sessions.
5:00pm-6:00pm International Graduate Student Panel
Panels of current BC international graduate students will share their experiences from their first year of their graduate studies and offer their advice to incoming international graduate students.
5:30pm Welcome Reception
Gargan Hall, Bapst Library
Faculty, staff, administrators, and librarians will welcome all incoming gradaute students to Boston College. Dine on hors d'oeuvres and drinks while meeting members of the BC community.