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2014 Orientation Schedule

More events to be announced! Please check back for updates throughout summer 2014.

Keep up to date with Boston College Graduate School of Social Work events and news on the GSSW Facebook page.

Thursday, June 5

Advanced Standing Orientation for June Start Students
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 334 (3rd Floor Lounge), Chestnut Hill Campus

Meet faculty and other students. Learn more about the advanced standing program, graduate student life, and Boston College resources.

Parking: Beacon Street Garage levels 3 or 4 (entrance is on level 2) or Commonwealth Garage levels 3-6. Visitor parking rates apply without a Boston College parking permit. Students who purchase and pick up a permit that day can have their parking ticket validated at Student Services.

Wednesday, August 27

International Student Orientation
See International Student Orientation for details. Sponsored by the Boston College Office of International Students and Scholars.

Three-Year MSW Program Orientation
4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Gasson Hall 100, Chestnut Hill Campus
Note: Students at the Worcester site are welcome to join this event. They will be notified about a "get to know the Worcester campus" tour.

Meet faculty and other students. Learn more about the three-year MSW program, graduate student life, and Boston College resources.

Please allow extra time for parking since it will be extremely busy on campus. We recommend that you carpool or use public transportation if possible.

Parking: Beacon Street Garage levels 3 or 4 (entrance is on level 2) or Commonwealth Garage levels 3-6. Visitor parking rates apply without a Boston College parking permit. Students who purchase and pick up a permit that day can have their parking ticket validated at Student Services.

Thursday, August 28

University Orientation for New Graduate and Professional Students 
Various times and locations.

Sponsored by the Boston College Office of Graduate Student Life, the day's events include a resource fair, information sessions and panels, receptions, and more. Don't miss the Returning Student Panel, where returning social work students will talk about their experiences and give you a first-hand account of what you can expect at BC Social Work. See the complete schedule for University Orientation for New Graduate and Professional Students.

Monday, September 1

Labor DayHoliday

Tuesday, September 2

Two-Year MSW Program Orientation
8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus

Meet faculty and other students. Learn more about the two-year MSW program, graduate student life, and Boston College resources.

Please allow extra time for parking since it will be extremely busy on campus. We recommend that you carpool or use public transportation if possible.

Parking: Beacon Street Garage levels 3 or 4 (entrance is on level 2). Visitor parking rates apply without a Boston College parking permit. Students who purchase and pick up a permit that day can have their parking ticket validated at Student Services.

Doctoral Program Orientation
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Doctoral Student Lounge, McGuinn 204

Doctoral Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 3

MSW Classes BeginChestnut Hill Campus

Thursday, September 4

GSSW Student Collective Barbecue
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
McGuinn Lawn (between McGuinn Hall and Carney Hall)
Rain location: McGuinn 521

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Student Collective will host a barbecue to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The entire GSSW community is invited to this annual informal get-together. See the complete event details.

Friday, September 5

BC vs. Pittsburgh Football Game
Time TBA
Alumni Stadium

This is a home game, so there is no parking on campus.

Monday, September 8

Field Education III Begins (SCWK 9933/SCWK 9943)
Off-campus students start Field Placement on site-appointed days

Field Education Orientation
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus

For all students scheduled to begin their First Year Internship in September. Breakfast, presentation, and meetings with advisors.

Wednesday, September 10

Last Date to Drop/Add courses

Social Work Library Open House
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall, Lower Level

Thursday, September 11

Mass of the Holy Spirit
12:00 p.m.
O'Neill Plaza

Music will be provided by the Liturgical Arts Group.

GSSW Convocation
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Gasson Hall 100

Convocation is a school-wide gathering to mark the start of the academic year and to welcome new members of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work community. Dean Alberto Godenzi, Associate Dean Sveta Emery, and Associate Dean Tom Walsh will recap the school's recent accomplishments and give an overview of upcoming initiatives. Refreshments will be available.

Social Work Library Open House
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall, Lower Level

Monday, September 15

Field Education 1 (SCWK 9921) beginsChestnut Hill
Off-campus students start Field Placement on site-appointed days

Friday, September 19

Last Date for Pass/Fail option