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The Office of Graduate Student Life

New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Thursday, August 24, 2017

orientation poster


The Office of Graduate Student Life, the Office of the Provost, University Libraries, and the Graduate Student Association welcomes new graduate students to Boston College during our New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation program.

The Orientation schedule includes a welcome address, returning graduate student panels, a BBQ lunch, campus tours, a resource fair, library tours, educational sessions, and a welcome reception! Educational session topics include financial services, getting to know Boston, the doctoral student experience, a panel for spouses, partners, and family members, and more.  

Click here to register!

Typical Orientation Schedule

9:00am: Check-In and Coffee Hour
10:00am: University Welcome
11:00am: Returning Student Panels
12:00pm: Barbecue Lunch
12:30pm and 12:45pm: Campus Tours
1:00pm: Resource Fair
2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm: Educational Sessions
5:30pm: Welcome Reception

Over 500 graduate students and guests attended the 2016 orientation. Photos from the event are posted on our Facebook page here!