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Ascend is a program for sophomore women to meet new people, enjoy good conversations, and explore horizons at BC and beyond. The program consists of small group meetings facilitated by senior women, a group outing with your small group, and one off-campus overnight and hike. Ascend is supported by the Center for Student Formation Staff.

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.


Senior Lead Applications
Check back in September 2015!

Congratulations to our Class of 2015 Ascend Senior Leads!
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!

BC women

Senior Leads Liz and Michaela taking in a beautiful view

ascend hike

Ascend 2015 Hike at Blue Hills!

Information for Sophomores

The application to participate in Ascend for Spring 2016 will open in late Fall 2015.

Sophomore women meet together weekly in small groups, with selection happening at the end of the fall semester. You will also have the opportunity to attend a group outing, one all-program overnight off-campus (January 2016) and a program hike (April 2016).


Information for Seniors

The application to lead Ascend for the 2015-2016 academic year will be open in September 2015.

Senior Leads commit to:

Recruiting and selecting sophomore participants (November-December)
Participating in an overnight Leads Summit (November)
Co-facilitating a weekly meeting for your small group (January-April)
Participating in an all-program overnight with sophomores (January)
Attending Leads Summits and supervision meetings (December-May)
Organizing an outing for your small group (March-May)
Participating in an all-program hike (April)

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