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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 activity 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.


Applications for Ascend Senior Leads & Sophomores for the 2015-2016 academic year are now closed. 

The deadline for Sophomore applications was Wednesday, November 4th at 11:59pm.
BC student in Jamaica

At the summit!

BC women in rain ponchos on hike

Ascenders ready for the elements!

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Leads take in a beautiful view

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Ascend 2015 Hike at Blue Hills!

Information for Sophomores

We are no longer accepting Sophomore applications. The deadline to apply to participate in Ascend was 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

Sophomore women meet weekly with their small groups in the spring semester -- with selection happening at the end of the fall semester. Weekly 60-90 min. meetings occur with your small group of 8 sophomore women and 2 senior co-leaders. Weekly meeting times are determined by the group before the start of the spring semester. Other commitments include an all-program off-campus overnight (January 23-24, 2016 or January 30-31, 2016 -- you will only be assigned to 1 weekend), 1-2 small group activities, and an all-program hike (April 23, 2016).


Information for Seniors

We are no longer accepting Senior Lead applications. The deadline to apply for a Senior Lead position was 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Senior Leads commit to:

Recruiting and selecting sophomore participants (weekday evenings in November)
Participating in an overnight Leads Summit (November 13-15, 2015)
Co-facilitating a weekly 90 min. meeting with your group of sophomore women (Jan-April)
Planning 1-2 small group activities with your group of sophomore women (between Feb-April)
Participating in an all-program overnight with sophomores (January 23-24, 2016 or January 30-31, 2016)
Attending Friday Leads Summits (approx. once/month from October-April)
Participating in an all-program hike (April 23, 2016)


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