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The Office of Graduate Student Life

For Students

Boston College is home to nearly 5,000 graduate and professional students, studying in a variety of degree programs and disciplines. Browse these websites for information regarding admissions, individual programs, and departments. 

Carroll Graduate School of Management Admissions  |  617-552-3920

Connell Graduate School of Nursing Admissions  |  617-552-4928 

Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Admissions  |  617-552-3268

Graduate School of Social Work Admissions  |  617-552-4020

Law School Admissions  |  617-552-4351

Lynch Graduate School of Education Admissions  |  617-552-4200

School of Theology and Ministry Admissions  |  617-552-6501

Woods Graduate School of Advancing Studies Admissions (Administrative Studies, part-time, evening)  |  617-552-3900


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Admitted Students: Welcome to Boston College!

Information for incoming graduate and professional students

The Office of Graduate Student Life is here to support you during your time at Boston College. We offer a wide variety of programs throughout the academic year, including the university-wide New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation, which is held in late August.

Check out the Student Services Getting Started Guide for important information about beginning this next phase of your academic journey. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Office of Student Services at 617-552-3300 or 800-294-0294, or send an email to

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 visit our orientation page.  

Each fall, the Graduate Student Association plans a series of events to welcome new graduate and professional students to BC.  For more information, please visit their page. 

Funding Your Graduate Education

We have lots of resources for you to help figure this out.

  1. Check out the Graduate Students Financial Aid Site, where you will learn more about, and begin the process of applying for graduate financial aid.
  2. Calculate the estimated cost.
  3. Learn more about applying for grants, scholarships, and assistantships.
  4. View the current listing of graduate assistantships and other job opportunities at Boston College.
  5. How do I fund the rest?



Current Students: Resources and Services

A multitude of services exist specifically to assist graduate students in academics, research, and student life.  Links to many of these resources can be found below.


Detailed information regarding BC libraries.

Connors Family Learning Center
A primary academic assistance resource for all BC students.   

Health Insurance and Health Services

Counseling Services, University
University students encounter a variety of challenges during their years of study. They face the tasks of separating from their families, establishing themselves as independent adults, developing new and closer relationships, and defining and committing themselves to a career. Older students may face some of the same challenges, while also managing the responsibilities of work and more permanent relationships. Contact them for an appointment.

Office of Health Promotion - BC Chill
The official stress management health campaign for the Office of Health Promotion aimed to help BC students identify what makes them stressed and develop coping strategies that really work.

Financial and Assistantship Resources


Office of Student Services: processes and awards BC need-based financial aid in the form of federal loans and work-study for students.

$uccessful Start Program: The goal of the Successful Start program is to ensure that Boston College's students are financially literate for their lifetime by offering a series of workshops and seminars, led by Boston College employees and expert guest speakers, related to all aspects of personal financial management.

Financial Aid


Many offices on campus offer assistantships or fellowships for graduate students, which are compiled and can be found here.


Each year the Graduate Student Association funds two different programs which provide money for graduate and professional student activities.  Find out about their funding process here.


BOSTON COLLEGE CAREER CENTER: Career Center Resources for Graduate Students.


The Office of Graduate Student Life | The John Courtney Murray, S.J. Graduate Student Center
292 Hammond Street | Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 | PH: 617-552-1855 | E: