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The Office of Graduate Student Life

New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Congratulations on your acceptance to Boston College! The Office of Graduate Student Life, the Office of the Provost, University Libraries, and the Graduate Student Association look forward to welcoming you to Boston College and to the Boston area during our "New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation" Program. We'll see you in August!


As a new graduate or professional student, you join a community of scholars that comprises one third of the entire student population at Boston College.  The purpose of our orientation program is to introduce you to your new community, which includes nearly 5,000 graduate and professional students studying in eight schools, and to familiarize you with a broad range of University resources and orient you to the greater Boston area. This program is meant to serve as a complement to (not a substitute for) your school/department orientation programs.

To that end, the New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation program includes a variety of activities, ranging from informational sessions to social events, during which you will have an opportunity to meet new and returning graduate students, and to connect with BC administrators and staff throughout the university who are here to support your student learning.

Our schedule regarding the day's events, information sessions, and reception is forthcoming. Prior to orientation, if you have any questions, please email or call 617-552-4086.


Watch the "Welcome" video below from Orientation 2013!


If you are a current graduate student interested in volunteering for orientation, please contact Ashley Hopper at for more information!