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The Leads and sophomores will be heading to New Hampshire on January 24-25th to kickstart the new semester!

Ascend is a program for sophomore women to meet new people, enjoy good conversation, and explore horizons at BC and beyond. The program consists of small group meetings facilitated by senior women, group outings throughout the spring semester, and one off-campus retreat and hike. Ascend is supported by the Center for Student Formation Staff.


Meet the new Ascend Leads: 2014-15!
Check out their self-written bios on the "Ascend Profiles" page.

Ascend leads 2014-15
BC student in Jamaica

At the summit!

BC women in rain ponchos on hike

Ascenders ready for the elements in April, 2014

BC women

Leads: Liz and Michaela taking in a beautiful view

Ascend is an opportunity to make more friends- in addition to those you already have. It's a chance to connect with upperclasswomen and mentors, build community, and talk about the shared experience of being women students at BC.

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

The application to participate in Ascend for Spring 2015 is now closed.

Sophomore women meet together weekly in small groups, with selection happening at the end of the fall semester.  You will have the opportunity to attend Ascend events and activities organized by your senior Leads.  There will be one all program overnight off-campus (January 24-25, 2015) and a program hike.


Information for Seniors

The application to lead Ascend for the 2014-2015 academic year is now closed.

Senior leaders commit to:

Recruit and Select sophomore participants (October-November)
Participate in an overnight retreat for leaders (November)
Co-Facilitate a weekly meeting for a small group (December-April)
Participate in an overnight for the sophomores (January)
Attend and support Ascend events (January-April)
Organize a fun outing for your small group (March)
Participate in an all program hike (April)

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