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Students at the Healthapalooza fair


A demonstration at the Office of Health Promotion’s third annual 'Healthapalooza' on the Plaza. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Chris Isaak, Elizabeth Byrne, Alexandra Sullivan, Wendy Stanko, William P. Leahy, S.J.


Featured artist, Grammy nominee Chris Isaak with Pops Scholars Elizabeth Byrne, Alexandra Sullivan, and Wendy Stanko, and BC President William P. Leahy, S.J., at this year's Pops on the Heights gala, which raised a record $5.2 million for student scholarships. (Photo by Fred Field)

Students filming BC Shake It Off

 

C21 Center's 'Espresso Your Faith' Week is underway. To help kick it off, more than a thousand BC students, faculty and staff took part in this student-produced video version of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off

Class of 2018 group photo forming the letters 'BC' on Alumni Field



How fast can 1,900 members of the Class of 2018 pose for a group shot on Alumni Field?
Watch and learn

Toby Mahier and Marty Walsh

 

Woods College of Advancing Studies student Toby Mahier '17, at right with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, an alumnus of the school, spent a recent Saturday volunteering at the 11th annual Allston-Brighton Walk for Recovery.

Philippines President Aquino surrounded by crowd taking photos

 

Filipino-Americans from around New England gathered at the University on Sunday to celebrate the nostaligic return to Boston of Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III. Boston Globe | Text of President Aquino’s speech at Robsham Theater (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

 

Filipino-Americans from around New England gathered at the University on Sunday to celebrate the nostaligic return to Boston of Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, at right with University President William P. Leahy, S.J. Boston Globe | Text of President Aquino’s speech at Robsham Theater (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

Student involvement fair and BC flowers

 

Relive the vibrancy and emotion of the opening of the academic year with The First Two Weeks, new from Office of News and Public Affairs Video Producer Sean Casey.

Gasson sunset

 

The vibrancy and emotion of the opening of the academic year at the Heights is showcased in The First Two Weeks, new from Office of News and Public Affairs Video Producer Sean Casey.


Hispanic Heritage Month at BC, sponsored by the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, kicked off with the Latin Soul Arts Festival. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

First Flight procession down Higgins stairs

 

Go set the world aflame! The Class of 2018 officially began its journey on Sept. 11 with a torchlit procession from Linden Lane to First Year Academic Conovocation in Conte Forum. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

Coach Addazio presenting game ball to Crowthers

 

Congrats to BC's Football Eagles! In the photo at right, posted to Twitter, Head Coach Steve Addazio presented a game ball to alumnus and 9/11 hero Welles Crowther's parents following the team's upset win over No. 9 USC at Alumni Stadium Saturday night. The Eagles wore red bandanna gear in Crowther's memory.

torches lit at for the First Flight procession

 

Go set the world aflame! The Class of 2018 officially began its journey on Sept. 11 with a torchlit procession from Linden Lane to First Year Academic Conovocation in Conte Forum. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

Crowd gathered for the Mass of the Holy Spirit

 

Members of the University community gathered Sept. 11 for the Mass of the Holy Spirit, a Jesuit tradition to open the academic year begun in 1548 at the order's first school in Messina, Sicily. This year, BC's Mass was in memory of Vice President William B. Neenan, S.J., who died in June.

BC labyrinth and U.S. flag


We remember the 22 Boston College alumni who lost their lives, and all those affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. | The legacy of 9/11 hero Welles Crowther '99 lives on as a symbol of selflessness: Boston Globe | BC's Football Eagles will honor his memory at Saturday's game against USC.

Aerial view of Boston


BC rode along in Boston's first 'blimp parade' over the city last week. This was a view from aboard the DirecTV Blimp, captured by University Social Media Manager Melissa Beecher of the Office of News & Public Affairs. More Boston photos | Gasson Hall

BC 2018 class photo, spelling out letters 'BC'




First-year students show their BC spirit in this Class of 2018 photo, taken at Alumni Stadium on August 30.

Student Involvement Fair 2014


A summery Friday was the perfect backdrop for the 2014 Student Involvement Fair, shown at right in a photo snapped by Carroll School of Management Associate Professor John Gallaugher.

Screen grab of Gasson Hall



'We begin with three words.' The 2014-2015 Boston College PSA, produced by the Office of News & Public Affairs, showcases the University's motto 'Ever to Excel.'

Screen grab of Gasson Hall


'Ever to Excel': take a sneak peek at the 2014-15 BC PSA, produced by the Office of News & Public Affairs, that will make its national television debut on ESPN during the BC-Pittsburgh football game September 5.


Wifredo Lam (1902–82),



'Imagining New Worlds,' an exhibition of masterpieces by surrealist Wifredo Lam, is now on view at the McMullen Museum. Read previews and interviews with curator Elizabeth Goizueta from the Boston Globe and Cuban Art News

BC flowers being tended



Thanks to all who worked to prepare the campus for the new academic year! (Photo by BC Student Affairs)

Make way for ducklings statues wearing BC bow ties

 

Make way - it's that time again! Best wishes for a wonderful year to all new and returning students. The Student Affairs website has Welcome Week information for the Class of 2018; use and follow #BCWelcome.

Katie Hayward and Alex Fissler atop Mt. Kilimanjaro


​K​atie Hayward '15 (left) and her friend ​Alex Fissler ​​spent a month in Tanzania this summer, where they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and volunteered at a school in a Maasai village.

We Are BC in the sand

 

A summer moment captured by Liz Walk '16 while at BC-Ireland.

Megan Cooley on a camel in Kuwait

 

Rising junior Megan Cooley, an outfielder on the BC softball team, spent four weeks studying in Kuwait earlier this summer | Photo gallery

Children taking Ice Bucket Challenge


Even denizens of BC's Children's Center are chillin' to the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.

Pete Frates taking Ice Bucket Challenge at Fenway Park



ESPN shares the story of Pete Frates '07 and his work to raise awareness of and support to find a cure for ALS, in a video by Drew Gallagher '99. | Sampling of previous coverage: Boston Globe editorial, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight | Follow social media posts in this updated BC Storify

Ice Bucket Challenge graphic


BC athletes, students, alumni, trustees, senior administrators, staff, Jesuits, faculty and friends have embraced a social media frenzy to raise awareness of and funds to help strike out ALS in honor of former BC Baseball captain Pete Frates, diagnosed in 2012. NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight | View a sampling of social posts in this BC Storify

Moon over the reservoir

 

The August 10 'supermoon'--the largest full moon of 2014--over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. (Photo by Brett Carter)