Preparing for Orientation
Student Program, Parent Program, & Logistics
We suggest you bring the following items to Orientation: watch, alarm clock, casual clothes, comfortable walking shoes, sweater or jacket, umbrella, personal toilet supplies, notebook, and pen and pencil. Towels, a pillow, and bed linens will be provided in the residence halls for Sessions 1-6. Students attending Session 7 will move directly into their assigned fall housing and are expected to bring all room accessories.
We also require that you bring the Academic Planning Workbook and the University Course Catalog (both of which will be mailed to first-year students in mid-May). For any additional information regarding course selection and placement, please refer to the Language Examinations and Mathematics Course Selection websites.
For students traveling a long distance, lodging is available in the Boston College Summer Guest House for an additional fee the night before or after each session. Students should visit www.bc.edu/guesthouse to make a reservation at least two weeks prior to arrival. Parents of students attending Orientation are not permitted to stay in the Guest House.
We will send you detailed information about check-in and parking with your session confirmation notice.
Hotel List (PDF)
If you have questions, please contact the Office of First Year Experience at (800) 335-5853, or if calling from within Massachusetts, dial (617) 552-3281.