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Graduate Foundation Seminars

opportunities for current graduate students


The purpose of the Graduate Foundation Seminars is to provide graduate students who are working with our undergraduates through student programs, retreats, service experiences, mentoring and other formational activities, an opportunity to learn more about how Boston College approaches Student Formation.  While many of you work side by side with campus ministers and student affairs professionals, we realize that it is often YOU (the graduate students) who are most in direct contact with the students and serve as primary mentors and conversation partners throughout their BC experience. 

Former graduate students have often shared that while they receive excellent training around their specific program or area, they would benefit from some larger discussions that deal with BC student culture, traditions and our Ignatian approach to the work we do in University Mission & Ministry.  These seminars have been designed to do just that; provide an opportunity for conversation around how we all can contribute to the formation of our undergraduate students.

We also hope that these lunches will provide you with the chance to meet other graduate students who work within the division and provide you with another layer of colleagues and support as you serve the BC students.

The details of the seminars are as follows:

Each seminar section meets four times for 90 minutes.  We provide you with a substantial lunch and light, relevant reading in preparation for the session.  We ask for your full participation at all four sessions. 

The seminars are faciliated by:

  • Burt Howell, Director, Intersections
  • Kerry Cronin, Associate Director, Lonergan Institute & Fellow for the Center for Student Formation
  • Mike Sacco, Director, Center for Student Formation
  • Carole Hughes, Senior Associate Dean, Dean of Students Office
  • Margaret Nuzzolese, Assistant Director, Center for Student Formation

Sections for Fall 2013 are being offered during the following times:

Cohort One – Noon - 1:30 on Mondays  – Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7  (Stokes N203)

Cohort Two – 12:30pm – 2pm on Tuesdays – Sept 17, Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8 (Rahner House)

Cohort Three – Noon - 1:30 on Tuesdays – Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15 (Stokes N203)

Cohort Four – Noon - 1:30 on Wednesdays – Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16 (Rahner House)

Cohort Five – Noon - 1:30 on Thursdays – Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 10 (Hovey House)

Please submit your preferences when you register. 

We have concluded our Fall 2013 Seminars.
Please check back in Summer 2014 for Fall Seminar registration info.

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Nuzzolese at