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The Office of Graduate Student Life

New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Information regarding 2018 orientation will be coming soon.

2017 Orientation:

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, health & wellness, and more.  

Click here to register!

Click here for a special message from University Librarian Tom Wall.

Orientation Schedule

9:00am: Check-In and Coffee Hour - Robsham Theatre
10:00am: University Welcome - Robsham Theatre
11:00am: Returning Student Panels - Fulton Hall
12:00pm: Barbecue Lunch - O'Neill Plaza
12:30pm and 12:45pm: Campus Tours 
1:00pm: Resource Fair - Gasson Hall
2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm: Educational Sessions - Fulton Hall
5:15pm: Welcome Reception - Bapst Library

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