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  • Try writing a sleep diary if you are having trouble sleeping. Include when you: go to bed, go to sleep, wake up, get out of bed, take naps, exercise, consume alcohol, and consume caffeinated beverages. (Source: CDC)
  • Do something relaxing, like reading a book, etc. to help you wind down, especially when you are having trouble falling asleep. (Source: SleepFoundation.org)
  • Bright lights can help manage your circadian rhythm. Expose yourself to bright sunlight in the morning and avoid it later in the day. (Source: SleepFoundation.org)
  • What helps you fall asleep at night?
  • Focus on relaxing your body (one muscle group at a time) to help fall back asleep
  • Avoid looking at the clock and try not to worry about the time
  • If you have been lying awake for 20 minutes, get out of bed and walk to another space (living room, lounge, etc.)
  • Do a relaxing activity--try simple breathing exercises, reading, or listening to music

Make an iHP appointment with a peer Health Coach to discuss sleep and set goals!

How do you make sure you Sleep for 8?

  • Definitions and Tips from SleepFoundation.org on Sleep Hygiene
  • Sleep Log (to help establish a consistent sleep/wake schedule)
  • Set sleep and wake times and alarms on your phone for BOTH
  • Put your phone/electrics away
  • Tell friends, etc. when to leave your room so you can get to bed
  • WellCast video How to Sleep Better (establish a bedtime ritual, consistent sleep/wake schedule, worrying about sleep, optimal sleep environment, and unplug from electronics)

How do you practice sleep hygiene?

  • Tell your roommate earlier in the evening that you need to go to bed at X time
  • Gently mention that the light bothers you and ask if your roommate could study in the lounge, your apartment living room, the library, etc.
  • Try using a sleeping mask to block out light
  • Tell your roommate that it’s important for you to get to bed, but you would love to talk! Suggest an alternative (over coffee, in the afternoon, etc.) that is better for you.

Let us know what strategies work for you!

Where is your favorite place to nap?

Sweet Dreamz Tips:

  • Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before your regular bedtime

  • Avoid exercise a few hours before bedtime

  • Avoid alcohol close to bedtime

  • Avoid caffeine close to bedtime

Make an iHP appointment with a peer Health Coach to discuss sleep strategies!

Check out these iPhone apps (Source: HealthLine)

  • Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock ($0.99) - tracks and analyzes your sleep cycles and wakes you up in a 30 minute window when you are in the lightest sleep mode

  • Sleep ($0.99) - soothing sounds and music to induce sleep

  • Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson ($2.99) - guided meditation

  • Relax & Sleep by Glenn Harrold (Free) - relaxation via self-hypnosis

  • Sleepmaker Rain (Free) - 24-hour timer with various rain sounds

  • Long Deep Breathing ($0.99) - teaches you mindful breathing techniques

  • SleepBot (Free) - similar to Sleep Cycle; tracks motion and your sleep patterns

What apps do you use?

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…making at least half your grains whole

  • brown rice, whole wheat bread or pita, whole oats, popcorn!, or quinoa

  • check out the grain salad station

  • the B’n Green pasta toss offers ancient grains

...making half your plate fruits and vegetables

  • substitute whole fruit for chips, frips, or fries

  • try a new fruit or vegetable each week

  • sneak veggies into a meal like broccoli in mac and cheese

  • toss apple slices or orange slices into your salad

...choosing foods closest to their natural form

  • eat apple with skin vs. drinking apple juice

  • choose unsweetened greek yogurt and add your own toppings

  • grab a baked potato (with the skin!) and top it with veggies

...going lean with protein

  • try plant proteins like black beans, lentils, split peas, hummus, or tofu

  • choose the grilled chicken, salmon, or grilled fish option

...getting calcium rich foods

  • try making oatmeal with milk

...choosing water instead of sugary beverages

  • aim to refill your water bottle by noon

Check out the Nourish Noms Handout 

What is your favorite vegetarian or vegan meal at BC?

Check out the plant based diet handout 

  • Carry around a water bottle in your bag all day
  • Drink water and aim to refill your water bottle by afternoon and again in the evening
  • Try for at least 64 oz of water per day
  • Other liquids you drink are also hydrating!
  • Remember to bring your water bottle to the gym and to drink during your workout
  • Caffeine and alcohol dehydrate you short-term.  Match equal water intake to any intake of these beverages

What do you do to stay hydrated?

  • Plan out meals beforehand so you know what groceries you need
  • If you can’t get to the grocery store, stock up on foods from the dining hall
  • Use your mandatory meal plan or any other meal plan money at the fall Farmer’s Market (video) to buy fresh fruits and veggies on campus.
  • Take the BC grocery shuttle to Star Market or Wegman’s!
  • Coordinate with your roommates and look into a delivery service like PeaPod or InstaCart

Have tips on getting groceries? Let us know what works for you!

  • Plan out snacks ahead of time that incorporate more fruits, veggies, and protein
  • Create snack pack of veggies from the salad bar--dip in low fat dressing, cottage cheese, or hummus
  • Roll up a whole-grain pita with hummus for a snack on-the-go
  • Whole-grain pita pocket with peanut butter and banana for breakfast on-the-go
  • Brown rice cakes with almond butter and serving of baby carrots or sliced apple

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link to OHP snacking handout

Let us know what some of your favorite on-the-go snacks are!

  • Late night has new offerings, like Grilled Chicken Breast and Healthy Corner Salads
  • Stock up on healthy snacks in your dorm like pretzels and peanut butter, cereal, popcorn, dark chocolate, smoothies, fresh fruits and vegetables, or ingredients for whole grain grilled cheese
  • Make your own nachos! Use corn tortilla chips, low-fat shredded cheese, salsa, black beans, and avocados for a healthier late night snack option

What are your favorite late night snacks?

  • Buzzfeed Cooking for One
  • Single Serving Meal ideas from Greatist
  • Recipes for One from the Food Network
  • Cooking on a Budget from BudgetBytes
  • Portion out meals into containers or snack bags
  • Cook full-size recipes on Sundays and reheat leftovers throughout the week
  • Check out meal ideas from #FuelFriday

Share your favorite single-serving recipe with us!

  • Brainstorm a list of enjoyable monotony breakers to keep handy for when you are bored and not hungry. List ideas for short and longer amounts of time.
  • Hungry and bored? Fill the gap with food groups you are missing in your day, like fruits and vegetables or calcium and protein foods. Spend your ‘bored time’ looking on-line for new, fun snacks like these snacking-while-studying ideas (Source: Buzzfeed)
  • Portion out your meals with ziploc bags/containers and look at serving sizes
  • Put food in a bowl rather than eating out of the box
  • If you do snack when you are bored, make sure to grab fruits and vegetables
  • Get a to-go box and take half of your meals home when you are out to eat

Make an iHP appointment to meet with a peer Health Coach and set goals for yourself!

  • Brainstorm that hunger? Are you really hungry for stress relief? Keep a list handy of some stress busting ideas that help you relax. (Link to links from stress section here)
  • Stressed and hungry? Fill in the gap with food groups you are missing in the day and keep that brain energized.
  • Start a food diary to keep track of what you are eating
  • Portion out meals based on serving sizes (pack snacks that are portion controlled)
  • Study on campus (library, etc.) rather than in your apartment or dorm room
  • Share a meal with a friend/take half home

Schedule an iHP to meet with a peer Health Coach and discuss stress management!

  • Check out some of the Value Meals at BC Dining--try a grilled chicken entree with veggies on the side, a vegetarian dinner option with a small salad bar, or a medium-sized salad bar with a 10 oz. soup!
  • Find coupons for your favorite brands and look out for special promotions
  • Calculate your budget and know how much you are able to spend each week
  • Make a menu and plan out your meals before you go grocery shopping
  • Go homemade! Save money by making your own granola, smoothies, etc. or by buying the ingredients of a tasty salad and assembling it yourself
  • Wash and slice your own fruits and vegetables
  • Cook large meals and freeze leftovers. Stock up on frozen fruits and veggies
  • Buy in bulk, particularly foods that are in season
  • Buy your own tea bags and get hot water (for free!) from the dining hall or Starbucks

What strategies do you use to save money and eat well?

  • Carbohydrate + Protein = the magic post-workout recipe to replenish and recover
  • Chocolate milk!
  • Half a pbj sandwich
  • Protein shake made with a banana
  • Hummus and pita
  • Greek yogurt and fresh fruit or a smoothie made from these ingredients
  • Check out this list of pre- and post-workout snacks from Greatist

What do you like to eat after your workout?

Request an iNourish group program to learn more about healthy eating!

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  • If you choose to drink, check out the resources offered by the Office of Alcohol and
  • Drug Education office (ADE) or stop by Gasson 013
  • Practice strategies to stay in your Green Zone, which is a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) lower than .06
  • Pick up a wallet-sized BAC card from the Office of Health promotion (Gasson 025)
  • Register for an Alcohol Interview to make informed decisions about alcohol use
  • Take a free, quick, and anonymous Alcohol Screening Survey to determine the level of risk associated with your current use.
  • How Do You Stay In Your Green Zone? (video)

Request an iChoose group program to learn about alcohol risk reduction!

  • Time is the only thing that reverses the effects of alcohol
  • Understand the danger of assuming someone can “just sleep it off”
  • Know the signs of alcohol poisoning and be willing to call for help
  • Schedule an appointment at the ADE Office for a confidential discussion with a professional
  • Talk to your friend when they are sober and be knowledgeable of the resources on campus to refer your friend
  • Focus the conversation on why you care and list the negative ways you have seen alcohol affecting your friend

A standard drink is...

  • 12 oz. of beer

  • 5 oz. of wine

  • 1.5 oz. of liquor

Check out this graphic to help you visualize a standard drink.

  • The help seeking policy treats alcohol and other drug related emergencies as a health and safety matter when you call BCPD 617-552-4444 for yourself or a friend
  • Safety is important: anyone who seeks help or calls for help on behalf of another student will not be subject to action through the conduct system.
  • Remember that BC supports you in looking out for yourself and your friends!
  • Unconscious
  • Vomiting while sleeping or passed out
  • Not waking up after vomiting
  • Pale or bluish skin; cold or clammy skin
  • Breathing irregularly for with a few breaths then nothing for a while
  • Breathing is slow or shallow
  • Less than 8 breaths a minute
  • More than 10 seconds in between breaths

Learn more about alcohol poisoning HERE

  • Space your drinks out over time
  • Eat both before and while you are drinking
  • Alternate between alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Mix and measure your own drinks so you can easily keep track
  • Avoid shots, drinking games, and mixing alcohol with energy drinks
  • Keep track of your BAC with a BAC card or this free online BAC calculator.

Someone who…

  • Considers an occasional drink to be a small, though enjoyable, part of life
  • Has hobbies, interests, and other ways to relax and enjoy life that do not involve
  • alcohol
  • Usually has friends who are moderate drinkers or non-drinkers
  • Generally has something to eat before, during, or soon after drinking
  • Usually does not drink for longer than an hour or two on any particular occasion
  • Usually does not drink faster than one drink per half-hour
  • Usually does not exceed the 0.055% BAC moderate drinking limit
  • Feels comfortable with his or her use of alcohol (never drinks secretly and does not spend a lot of time thinking about drinking or planning to drink)
  • DrinkControl ($4.99) - track how much (in amount and $) you are drinking

  • IntelliDrink ($1.99) - keep track of your BAC as well as a friend’s!

  • BAC Alcohol Calculator (Free) - keep track of what you are drinking

  • R-U-Buzzed? BAC Calculator (Free)

  • Egan’s BAC Tracker (Free)

  • Drink.app - BAC Calculator & Blood (Free)

  • Watch Your BAC (Free)

  • idrinksmarter (free for BC students)**
  • Carry around a cup of soda at parties
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  • Go to group classes with friends
  • Wear workout clothes to class
  • Plan out blocks of time in your schedule to go each week
  • Set alarms on your phone for gym time
  • Understand and set fitness goals for yourself
  • Start or join an intramural sports team, or join a fitness-focused student group
  • Split workouts into 15-minute increments to fit them into short breaks in your schedule
  • Find an exercise time that works best for you. Maybe wake up early to exercise before class, or save your workout for the end of the day.
  • Use workouts to take a break from studying

What is your favorite time of day to workout?

  • 2 ½ hours (150 mins) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (brisk walking, etc.) per week (30 minutes a day, 5 days a week)

OR

  • 1 ¼ hours (75 mins) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (running) per week

AND

  • 2 or more days of muscle strengthening activities that focus on all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, & arms)

Try registering for a fitness assessment at the Plex!

  • Fitbit
  • Runkeeper
  • Runtastic
  • MapMyRun/MapMyFitness

What fitness apps do you like to use?

  • You do it all the time--take the stairs!
  • Run outside--check out jogging routes here
  • Bike to class if you live off-campus
  • Look into local hiking trails for an interesting workout away from campus
  • Try fitness classes in the city for free! Boston Fitness Classes
  • At home workouts from FitnessBlender or Amazing Youtube Workouts (Greatist.com)

How do you workout without going to the gym?

  • Please be aware of over exercising!

  • If you exercise when you don’t feel well or have an injury

  • Signs: Mood changes, decreased performance, fatigue, delayed recovery time

    • If you feel angry, anxious, or depressed after a missed workout

    • Frequently thinking about exercise between workouts

    • Frequently choosing exercising over spending time with friends/family

Schedule an iHP to meet with a peer Health Coach and discuss fitness goals!

  • Get variety! Incorporate strength training, cardio, and stretching into your workout
  • Mix up your workout by running different routes and exploring local neighborhoods
  • Make working out fun with music, magazines, TV shows, or a workout buddy!
  • Play frisbee in the grass, go hiking, or run on the beach for a fun workout
  • Try reading or doing flashcards on the elliptical or stationary bike to sneak some studying into your workout
  • Take advantage of other classes offered at the Plex: ice skating classes, Jiu-jitsu, swimming, tennis, dance, yoga, and more!
  • Go on one of the many outdoor adventure trips (hiking, backpacking, paddleboarding, kayaking, rock-climbing, etc.) offered through BC Rec

What is your favorite workout?

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  • Use a planner to plan hourly and organize your free time, study time, etc.
  • Plan out your week on Sunday nights and in the mornings make a plan or to-do list
  • Plan 2 weeks in advance for upcoming assignments
  • Use your syllabus to enter due dates of major assignments
  • Write actionable steps into your planner and break large assignments into small tasks
  • Plan ahead to review past exams and meet with professors or TAs before exams
  • Schedule in breaks and times to eat, relax, catch up with friends
  • Keep your study space free of clutter
  • Sign up for an iHP and meet with a health coach to develop a plan that works for you

What do you do to stay organized?

  • Study with a friend to have them hold you accountable
  • Focus on one task at a time
  • Put away your phone/computer when you are studying to avoid distractions
  • Reflect on past experiences with procrastination: what prevented you from doing your work earlier? What could you have done differently?
  • Prioritize your work based on time constraints and level of importance
  • Break tasks into smaller ones and create deadlines for yourself

Request an iPlan (time management) or iChill (stress management) group program!

 

Connors Family Learning Center

  • Peer tutoring service - 50 minute long, one-on-one tutoring sessions

  • Writing appointments and ELL writing appointments with peer tutors

  • Academic coaching from grad students

  • Services for students with learning disabilities and ADHD

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

  • Free feedback on writing (8 pages or less)

  • Submit academic papers, cover letters, or application essays online

  • Email response on broader conceptual and rhetorical issues within 48 hrs

Academic Advising Center

  • Meet with an advisor for help on making an academic plan

  • Get information on earning your degree, the advising process and timeline, upcoming events, and more!

Learning to Learn

  • Programs: Applications of Learning Theory, College Transitions, McNair Scholars, McNair Exploratory, Graduate Student Mentoring, and more!

  • Academic advising and personal or financial aid counseling

  • GRE, GMAT, and LSAT prep courses and evening study hours

  • Administration of Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), laptop loan program, and workshops on time management

Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

  • Mentoring programs, college counselling, nurse outreach

  • Options through education transitional summer program (OTE)

  • Community building activities, community research program, spiritual engagement and outreach initiative

  • Scholarship, internship, and fellowship opportunities for AHANA students

Office of International Students and Scholars

  • Resources for incoming students, current students, and visiting scholars

  • Visa, housing, orientation, immigration, finances, tax, & health resources

  • Programs: Thanksgiving Day Host, International Assistant, and Conversation Partners

Learning Resources for Student Athletes

  • Academic counseling and tutoring services (individual and group)

  • Murphy Family Study Center: computers, printers, and quiet study space

  • Developmental Instruction: work with an instructional assistant

  • Support and accommodation for student-athletes with learning disabilities

What about you? Share your favorite academic resources with us!

  • Develop daily reviews after each class and make note cards to review every day
  • Schedule time to meet with your professors and go through the exam with them
  • Reviews exams and look for what was not effective about your study process
  • Evaluate each wrong answer to understand what study process would have produced the correct answer

What techniques do you use to learn from your exams?

  • Before the exam, practice tensing and relaxing different muscle groups
  • When you are relaxed, visualize yourself in anxiety-producing situations so that you can work up to a point where you can remain relaxed when thinking about taking the test
  • Take 3 deep breaths during exams
  • Repeat a word that makes you happy/helps you feel calm
  • Wear a watch in class to keep track of time during exams to not feel rushed
  • Love your learning and try to focus on positive thoughts
  • Be prepared! Start studying early so that you are confident in the material

What strategies do you use to reduce test anxiety?

  • Address your physical needs: eat well, exercise, and SLEEP
  • Plan out everything you need to do and give yourself enough time to finish everything
  • Reflect and evaluate on your day
  • Reward yourself by participating in activities that you enjoy
  • Set realistic goals for yourself
  • Make safety a priority and know your limits with alcohol
  • Show gratitude towards others
  • Try using a journal to reflect and chart your progress

How do you stay balanced?

  • Reduce stress in the moment by engaging in movement (walking, running, spinning)
  • Try a yoga class--all different levels are offered through BC Rec
  • Deep breathing, meditation exercises
  • Make sticky note affirmations
  • Journal about your stressors, how it makes you feel, what you do about it
  • Meet with a peer health coach to develop an iHP
  • Stress Management Strategies: Ways to Unwind (Wellcast Video)

Request an iChill group program to learn more about stress management!

What is your favorite campus activity?

What is your favorite service activity at BC?

  • Explore other faith traditions to see how different perspectives and practices can help your spirituality to grow. Look to the different faith communities at BC.
  • Visit different worship services and ask questions of people you know who are of a different faith.
  • Seek out someone to talk with about your spiritual life—a “conversation partner” who you respect and is a good listener: Campus Ministers, Resident Ministers, Peer Ministers, mentors, advisors, or professors are great choices
  • Take some time each day to reflect without the distractions of technology--turn off the phone, music, or computer for a while and be silent. Try walking the labyrinth on the far side of Bapst. Click here for a photo.
  • Take time each day to pray. Look at the Ignatian Spirituality suggested prayers.
  • Go on one of the many BC Retreat Opportunities.
  • Stop by the Multi-faith center every Tuesday at 10:02 for a break
  • Visit Hillside at 8:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month for desserts, coffee, and discussion at Agape Latte. Other faith communities include: CURA (small faith sharing reflection group), Salt and Light, Spiritual Direction, and the St. Thomas More Society
  • Ignatian Society weekly Examen Reflection (Wednesdays at 9:45 pm)

How do you engage in faith-based activities?

  •  If you feel like you are expressing negative thoughts to yourself or others, turn them around to positive thoughts
  •  Create a good vibe playlist
  •  Call a friend and maintain regular communication with your family
  •  Create quote boards and decorations to help keep a positive mindset
  •  Journal and identify what you’re grateful for every day
  •  Set aside time for reflection
  •  Be an observer of your thoughts
  •  Check out these videos for some stress relief: BC Shake it Off  and BC Happy

Request an iChill (stress management) group program!

  • Q & A on Key Topics to help you Feel Better Now!
  • Resources on anxiety, depression, self-compassion, sleep, emotional regulation/distress tolerance, freshman transition, vulnerability & shame, anger management and grief.
  • Assessment: Online screening tools for anxiety and depression
  • Wellness Meditation 1 - BC OHP
  • Wellness Meditation 2 - BC OHP
  • Make an appointment with Counseling Services
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First Year Experience

www.bc.edu/offices/fye

Location: Stokes Hall South, 1st Floor

  • Orientation

  • First Year Academic Convocation

  • 48 HOURS weekend experience

  • Cornerstone Program, elective classes called Courage to Know

  • Freshman Leadership Project, an urban volunteer program

 

The Connor’s Family Learning Center

www.bc.edu/libraries/help/tutoring

Location: 2nd floor of O’Neill Library

Call 617-552-0611 to make an appointment

  • Peer tutoring service - 50 minute long, one-on-one tutoring sessions

    • 60+ subjects

    • Writing appointments with peer tutors

    • ELL (English Language Learner) writing appointments

  • Academic Coaching from grad students (study skills, notetaking, time management, etc) 

  • Online Writing Lab (OWL)

    • Free feedback on writing (8 pages or less) - submit papers ONLINE

      • Academic papers

      • Cover letters

      • Application essays

    • Response on broader conceptual and rhetorical issues

    • Email response within 48 hours

  • Services for students with learning disabilities and ADHD

    • Learn about accommodations like…

      • Extended time on tests

      • Using computer to take exams

      • Distraction Reduced Test Site

      • Audio textbooks

      • Note taking assistance

      • Foreign language substitution

      • Underloading program (e.g. 4 classes/semester)

      • Academic coaching

 

Academic Advising Center

www.bc.edu/offices/acadvctr

Location: Stokes Hall, S140

617-552-9259

  • Meet with an advisor for help on making an academic plan

Information about…

  • Earning your degree (requirements, CORE, academic policies, etc.)

  • The advising process

    • What to expect from your pre-major and major advisors

    • A tailored advising guides for each class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)

  • Advising timeline

  • Events

    • Professors and Pastries, Major/Minor fairs, etc.

 

Learning to Learn

www.bc.edu/offices/ltl

Location: 50 College Road

  • Applications of Learning Theory (3-credit course)

  • College Transition Program (for incoming freshmen)

    • Two week summer  program, includes 3-day university orientation

  • Financial aid counseling

  • Academic advising

  • Personal counseling

  • GRE and LSAT prep courses

  • Evening study hours

  • LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory)

  • McNair Scholars Program (2 or 3 year program)

    • Faculty mentor

    • Undergraduate research projects

    • Grad school preparation

  • McNair Exploratory Program (first-year students)

  • DIOP - Dedicated Intellectuals of the People

  • Graduate Student Mentoring Program

  • LTL Leadership Council

  • Sisters, Let’s Talk

 

International Programs

www.bc.edu/offices/international

Location: Hovey House

  • 60+ abroad programs in 30+ countries

  • Academic year, semester, or summer programs

    • Internal programs

    • Approved external programs

    • Other external programs - require petition for approval

  • Begin planning during FRESHMAN YEAR

  • Information about academics

    • Selecting courses abroad

    • Transcripts and transfer credits

  • Information about finances and scholarships/grants

    • Budgeting and the cost of going abroad

  • The process of studying abroad

    • Meet an advisor

    • Know your deadlines

    • Confirmation form

    • Disciplinary requirements

  • Travel, health, and safety and other resources

Intramurals, club sports, or just trying to go to the gym...

 

BC Rec

www.bc.edu/offices/rec

  • Group fitness classes

    • Zumba, yoga, pilates, etc.

    • Water fitness classes

  • Small group training classes

  • Personal training

  • Fitness assessments

  • Jogging routes

  • Swim, dance, skating, jiu-jitsu, yoga, and tennis lessons

  • Spin class reservations

  • Court reservations (tennis, squash, raquetball, and volleyball)

  • Weight Watchers

  • Massage Therapy

  • Outdoor Adventures

    • Trips and Clinics

    • Wild Eagles - For INCOMING FRESHMEN

  • Intramural Sports

  • Club Sports

  • Employment Opportunities!

    • Work at the Plex

    • Become a trainer

    • Become an instructor

 

Varsity Athletes

Learning Resources for Student-Athletes

www.bc.edu/offices/lrsa

Location: 4th Floor, Yawkey Center

  • Academic counselor (assigned by sport)

  • Tutoring services - individual and group sessions

    • Drop-in hours

  • Murphy Family Study Center

    • Access to computers, printers, and a quiet study space

    • Track study hours

  • Developmental Instruction

    • Work with Instructional Assistant to improve development skills

  • Support and accommodation for student-athletes with learning disabilities

 

Athletic Trainer

Donna Bennett, Certified Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine

donna.bennett@bc.edu

617-552-4540

Offering support for BC athletes with eating issues

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

www.bc.edu/offices/vpsa

Maloney 412

  • Comprehensive list of campus resources for students

 

Office of Student Involvement

www.bc.edu/offices/studentprograms

Carney 147

  • Student involvement fair

  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)

  • O’Connell House Student Union

  • Student Organizations and MyBC (OrgSync)

  • Emerging Leader Program (ELP)

  • BC Leaders for Others

  • Student Leadership Awards

  • Undergraduate Government of BC (UGBC) and elections

  • Senior Week

  • Welcome Week

  • Sub Turri Yearbook

  • LeaderShape

 

Volunteer and Service Learning Center

www.bc.edu/offices/service

McElroy 114

  • Programs:

    • BC BIGS program

    • Eagle Volunteers

    • ELL Tutoring Program

    • First Year Service Program

    • Fair Trade Holiday Sale

    • Jemez Pueblo Service Exchange Program

    • Mentoring Through the Arts

    • Mt. Alvernia

    • Relay for Life

    • Jumpstart

    • BC Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors

    • Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandana 5K Run

    • Volunteer Fairs

    • Nicaragua Faculty and Staff Immersion Trip

  • Advocacy Recommendations:

    • Homelessness

    • Human Trafficking

    • Immigration Detention

    • Criminal Justice Reform

    • Education Reform

  • Post Graduate Service Opportunities

 

4Boston

www.bc.edu/offices/ministry/socialjustice/4boston

  • 4 hours of service/week at a volunteer placement + 1 hr reflection

Center for Student Formation

www.bc.edu/offices/formation

96 College Road

  • Programs and Retreats: Ascend, Freshmen League, Halftime, and Pilgrimage Course

  • Leadership opportunities with Halftime, Freshman League, and Ascend

Campus Ministry

www.bc.edu/offices/ministry

McElroy 233

  • Liturgy & Sacraments

  • Retreats (Kairos, Manresa, Senior Retreat,and many others)

  • Faith communities & programs (Agape Latte, Salt & Light, St. Thomas More Society, etc)

  • Service, social justice, and solidarity (4Boston, Appalachia, Arrupe, Habitat for Humanity, Jamaica Magis, and more!)

  • Multi-faith programs & services (events, student organizations, off-campus services, and information about the Multi-Faith center on campus)

GLBTQ Student Resources

www.bc.edu/offices/dos/GLBTQ

  • Spectrum Retreat

  • GLBTQ Clubs & Organizations

  • On and Off Campus Resources

 

International Students and Scholars

www.bc.edu/offices/oiss

Maloney 441

  • Resources for incoming students, current students, and visiting scholars

  • Visa, housing, orientation, immigration, finances, tax, and health care resources

  • Programs - Thanksgiving Day Host, International Assistant, and Conversation Partners

 

AHANA Student Programs

www.bc.edu/offices/ahana

Maloney 455

  • Awards

  • Mentoring programs, college counselling, nurse outreach

  • Study Abroad and On-Campus summer tuition remission

  • Options through education transitional summer program (OTE)

  • Community building activities, community research program, spiritual engagement and outreach initiative

  • Racial identity development experience and SANKOFA Leadership Program

  • Cultural Competency Education

    • Celebration of ethnic heritage months

    • Dialogues on race

    • Journey to racial justice advocacy

    • Registered student organizations and residential life social justice workshops

  • AHANA student activities, clubs and organizations

  • Scholarship, internship, and fellowship opportunities for AHANA students

  • On-campus and Off-campus community service opportunities

Graduate Student Life

www.bc.edu/offices/gsc

Murray House, 292 Hammond Street

  • Employment and assistantships

  • Graduate student life programs

  • Murray House fellows

  • GPS Overnight Experience

  • Spark Series

  • Orientation

  • Graduate Whole Person Seminar

  • Dissertation Boot Camp

  • Graduate Mentor Program

  • Dissertation Boot Camp

  • Graduate Mentor Program

  • Grad Talks

  • Grads Give Back

  • Graduate Appreciation Month

  • Graduate student organizations

  • Information on living in Boston, transportation, student discounts, etc.

Office of Health Promotion

www.bc.edu/healthpro

Gasson 025

  • Health Coach Institute - iHealth Programs 

  • Alcohol and drug education

  • Nutrition Counseling

  • Health events and health campaigns

    • Got Time?

    • Bounce Back

    • Wasted Weekend

    • Nourish

    • Sweet Dreamzzz

    • Alcohol Poisoning

    • Green Zone

    • BChill

Nutritionist Sheila Tucker, MA, RD

617-552-3307

sheila.tucker@bc.edu

  • Counseling appointments available with Sheila Tucker, University Dietitian, for nutritional issues and needs, food allergies, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, weight loss or gain goals, and disordered eating.

 

Alcohol and Drug Education

www.bc.edu/offices/ade

Gasson 013

  • Information about drugs and alcohol via AlcoholEdu and othe rprograms

  • Early Intervention and Education Programs such as CHOICES, BASICS, Drug Intervention, Substance Abuse Assessment, MIM, and AIM

  • Schedule an appointment! How to help a friend or yourself

  • Recovery and sobriety - AA meetings, recovery housing, support groups

  • Alcohol poisoning and the Stay in Your Green Zone campaign

  • Internships with ADE

 

Women’s Center

www.bc.edu/offices/wc

McElroy 141

  • Support groups: HEAL, PRISM, and HORIZON

  • Discussion groups: Think Tank and IMPRINT

  • Programs: CARE Week, Clothesline Project, DUO, Love Your Body Week, Res Hall Talks, and Women’s History Month

  • Bystander Intervention Education and SANet

  • Resources and intervention: Eating disorders and body image, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and pregnancy services

  • WC Library - 1000+ volumes of fiction and nonfiction work

 

Sexual Assault Network: SANet

www.bc.edu/offices/wc/SANet

617-552-2211

  • Advocate hotline, answers, resources, and support for students regarding sexual assault

 

Boston College Police

www.bc.edu/offices/bcpd

Emergency: 617-552-4444

Non-Emergency: 617-552-4440

  • Community relations/crime prevention

  • R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) for men and women

  • Operation Identification - burglary/theft prevention program

  • Crime prevention education - Alcohol Edu, Identity Theft, Relationship Violence, Sexual Assault, and Street Smarts

  • Bike Safety/Registration

  • Special Olympics

  • Crime statistics

  • Services - BC EMS, Parking & Transportation, Fingerprint services, lost & found, Eagle Escort, and Emergency Blue Lights

 

Eagle Transportation

www.bc.edu/offices/eagle-escort

617-552-888

  • Eagle Escort - Infirmary Shuttles to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

  • Transportation for students with medical or temporary disabilities to Middle Campus or a primary care center

  • Safety Escort - on-campus walkers and off-campus van transportation

 

Eagle EMS

www.bostoncollegeems.com

Maloney 444

  • Student run volunteer emergency medical service

  • EMT classes, CPR courses, and continuing medical education classes

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