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Signature Health Events

The Be Well Series features lunch or afternoon talks on a variety of health topics given by Boston College faculty, staff, Health Coaches, and outside experts.


Do you have a suggestion for a Be Well Series topic you would like to know more about? Email us at to share your idea.

Willpower Talk
Health Talk from the Office of Health Promotion and CSON

2016 Speakers 

Health Talk Speakers


2015 Health Talk Speakers
Health Talk Student Speakers
Thirsty for Change

It is clear that some students are thirsty for the drinking culture to change.  Let’s rethink BC drinking. Here is what you can do!

Students have told us that while there are desirable things about drinking, there are some undesirable things that happen when they go from “drinking” to “drinking too much.”  They describe negative experiences such as:

  •     • Doing or saying something embarrassing or regrettable
  •     • Causing tension with friends because of something that happened while drinking   
  •     • Becoming a burden to others if your friends have to take care of you
  •     • Being unable to make good decisions
  •     • Throwing up
  •     • Blacking out

Also, many students, whether they choose to drink or not, have said that they have been negatively impacted by other students who have had too much to drink.  They have reported:

  •     • Having studying or sleep interrupted by noise
  •     • Dealing with vomit in common areas of their residence halls
  •     • Changing their plans to take care of overly intoxicated friends
  •     • Having property stolen or damaged

If you are interested in learning more or volunteering, please contact Olivia Sevey


Walsh Hall Screening Event

Wednesday, February 24th


Stuart Hall Screening Event (Newton Campus)

Thursday, March 31st


Plex Screening Event

Tuesday, April 5th


O’Neil Plaza Screening Event

Wednesday, April 20th


Learning Outcomes:

Student who participate in Alcohol Screening Day (ASD) will:

  1. Complete a questionnaire about their alcohol use and will speak to a trained professional about what their score means and ways they can reduce risks associated with their current choices
  2. Have an opportunity to reflect on their current use or non-use of alcohol
  3. Report an increase in their readiness to change current drinking behaviors to reduce risk
  4. Will indicate intentions to use lower risk drinking strategies to minimize the harms associate with future alcohol use
  5. Implement behavior changes to drink in a safer and healthier way (those who score in the moderate risk category)

If you choose to drink: 

Review our “Stay in Your Green Zone” information for tips on how to stay safe and avoid the negative consequences of drinking too much.

Take a free and anonymous on-line screening and find out whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you.  Contact us at Olivia Sevey if you are interested in speaking with someone about your drinking.

Review information about how to recognize alcohol poisoning and take action if you are concerned about another student.  Learn about the university help-seeking policy.

If you do not drink, and are interested in being connected with other students who do not drink, please contact

If you are interested in being part of the “Thirsty for Change” movement, please contact 

Healthapalooza 2015

The Annual Health Event for the Office of Health Promotion

Students who participate in Healthapalooza will be able to identify at least four departments on campus for health-related resources. 

Eyes Wide Open


Eyes Wide Open is program featuring clips from the documentary "Haze" about a student who died of alcohol poisoning; comments from panelists such as student EMT's and Boston College police officers discussing alcohol-related medical emergencies at BC; and education about the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, who to call for help, and the university's help seeking policy.

Learning Outcomes: 

Students mandated through the conduct system will attend the Eyes Wide Open program and will: 

  1. Be able to state at least two main points of the program
  2. Report being more motivated to call for help for a friend who might be suffering from alcohol poisoning
  3. Be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning
  4. Be able to identify who to call for help in the case of an alcohol-related medical emergency
  5. Be able to describe the University's Help Seeking Policy