Resources for Graduate Student Parents and Families
The GSA believes that it is important to serve the diverse needs of graduate students while supporting them in reaching their personal and professional goals, and we recognize that students with families often face additional challenges.
We hope to provide useful information from around campus and around town in one easy location. We understand that along with practical information about housing, vehicle registration, and daycare or public school registration, students want information about fun activities to participate in with their families. We hope that by providing graduate students with a resource that is tailored to family activities and family-relevant information, graduate students with families will be better able to balance their personal and professional lives.
Helpful Links for Parents:
Boston Central is a great website if you are looking for something fun to do with your family. Feel like exploring Boston a little? Want to get out of town? You can find it all here! Click on this link http://www.bostoncentral.com/events.php and start planning your next family outing!
Boston Public Library offers different family-friendly events throughout the year. Check out this link for the branch nearest you! http://www.bpl.org/branches/. BPL provide many family resources as well, like the Teen Lounge at http://www.bpl.org/teens/ or the Kids’ Page at http://www.bpl.org/kids/. You can also check out the parent resources at http://www.bpl.org/kids/ParentTeacher.htm for help with homework, reading lists, and links to other helpful parenting sites.
Can’t get enough football? Check out Youth Day at Boston College on November 12th (http://bceagles.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/bc/genrel/auto_pdf/groupyouthday) or celebrate your child’s birthday at Alumni Stadium! Contact Greg Lynch at (617) 552-8990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for something fun on campus for your child? Check out youth swimming, tennis, karate, and fitness classes offered at the Flynn Recreational Complex http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/ath/plex/instructional/youth.html
Need information on Boston Public Schools your child? Find out everything you need to know at http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/showcase-schools-school-preview-time-and-more
Want to spend some time outside with your family? From the Public Garden and Boston Common to Jamaica Pond and Brookline Reservoir Park, Boston has a great variety of outdoor spaces. Play tennis, have a picnic, or just hang out! See what Boston has to offer through Parks & Recreation at http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/ttd/ or through Boston Online at http://www.boston-online.com/Recreation/Parks/.
Want to get your family more involved in sports and fitness? Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ Recreation Division offers a number of options. Check them out at http://www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF/Recreation.asp.