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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. 

BC student in Jamaica

At the summit!

BC women in rain ponchos on hike

Ascenders ready for the elements!

BC women

Leads take in a beautiful view

ascend hike

Ascend 2015 Hike at Blue Hills!

Information for Sophomores

We are no longer accepting Sophomore applications. Please check back in the fall for information on the 2016 application.

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. Please check back in the fall for information on the 2016 application.

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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