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first year students in an orientation group in front of Gasson

Welcome to Boston College!

Orientation is a three-day, two-night program designed to welcome new students to the University community. Carefully planned sessions offer a range of perspectives on life at Boston College and provide resources and information that will be particularly helpful during your first months on campus.

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Welcome Week

First Year Move-In

Orientation 2015, 7 sessions

*Session 7 is NOT available to students from Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., or West Virginia.

In addition to the states indicated on the map below, Session 7 is available to all International students, including those from American Samoa, Guam, and Puerto Rico.  Please be advised that this session will fill quickly and due to space limitations is available on a first-come, first-served basis only.

map of United States, showing which students can register for session 7 of orientation

Orientation Registration

Students must register for an orientation session by May 1, 2015. Registration takes place online via Agora Portal. Once you register for a session, you are guaranteed that session and will receive an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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