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The Office of Graduate Student Life

New Graduate and Professional Student Checklist

The Office of Graduate Student Life has created a checklist to help you manage all of the important matters we think you should attend to as you prepare for arrival in Boston and at Boston College, and begin to make your new life here. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have as you gear up for this next phase of your academic and life journey:; 617-552-1855.


Student Services
  • Check out Student Services' Getting Started Guide
  • Obtain Your Eagle-One Card: Your Eagle One card is your BC identification card.  You will need this card for on-campus printing, admittance to some BC events, and for various student discount programs offered in the area.  You can pick up your ID in Lyons Hall.
  • Add funds to your Eagle-One Card card and save 10% on all on-campus dining
  • Visit Your Agora Account: Agora is BC's online data system - you'll probably use it a lot during your time here. You can log on to Agora to confirm your student account information, including contact information, financial aid, registration, email, etc.  Your username and password will be sent to you over the summer.  Please contact your individual school if you do not receive this information over the summer.
  • Decide about medical insurance waivers     
  • Complete and mail in your required immunization forms
  • Apply for Your BC Parking Permit
  • Purchase an MBTA T Pass at an 11% discount  
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