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A PROGRAM FOR FIRST-YEAR WOMEN

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BC WOMEN REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

Ascend is a program for first-year (freshmen) women through the Center for Student Formation where participants have an opportunity to meet new peers, engage in meaningful conversations about life at BC, and connect with upperclass women mentors. The program consists of weekly small group meetings (2 leads, 8 first-year women) facilitated by junior and senior women, small group activities, optional program-wide events, and one off-campus overnight. 

The transition to college can come with its fair share of joys and challenges. Take this chance to connect with upperclass women who have been in your shoes, build community, and talk about the shared experience of being women 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.

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Here are some comments and reflections from previous Ascend participants:

"Ascend was a nice way to take a break in my week and spend some time with people I probably would have otherwise never gotten the chance to know."

"I am really loving my experience. Ascend is one of my favorite parts of the week. My group is able to have fun while also talking about issues that can be relatable to others or get advice on issues that we are dealing with."

 


For the 2017-2018 Academic Year

FIRST-YEAR WOMEN:

The application process includes an online application and an interview with our Ascend Leads during the fall semester. The program itself kicks off in January 2018 with an off-campus overnight and continues through the end of spring semester.

Applications will open in early September 2017.

CLICK HERE to check out our Ascend Leads from the 2016-2017 year!
Bios for our 2017-2018 leaders will be coming in October 2017.

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JUNIOR or SENIOR WOMEN:

Please check back in late August 2017 to apply for a junior or senior Ascend Lead position for the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

 
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Information for First-Year Women

Applications for First-Year women will open in early September 2017.

First-year 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 first-year women and 2 junior or 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 19-20, 2018), 1-2 small group activities, and optional program-wide events.

 

Information for Leads (Juniors & Seniors)

Applications for Ascend Leads (Junior & Senior women) will open in late August 2017.

Click HERE to learn more about the Ascend Lead position!

Questions? Contact us at ascend@bc.edu!