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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.


January 20th at 4:00 pm in Carney 206:

           New Year, New Goals: Nail Every Goal you Set 

February 19th at 5:00 pm in Stokes S295:

            Building Resililience in Tough Times: How to Deal with Adversity 

March 18th at 5:00 pm in Stokes S295:

             Turn Down For What? Why Saving Up Calories for Drinking Backfires 



 October 7th at 5 pm in Walsh Function Room: 

            Eat to Flourish, Sleep to Flourish with Dr. Roxanne Prichard

November 6th at 5 pm in McGuinn 12:

            Thinking About Health in a Healthy Way featuring Derek Flanzraich from Greatist 


January 30th at 4:30pm in Stokes N203:

Goal-Setting & Getting Organized for 2013 with Nick Moffa

February 13th at 5:00pm in Cushing 001:

            Eat to Nourish, Sleep to Flourish! with Roxanne Prichard




Eat, Energize, Win: Eagle Nutrition & Brainpower with Tara Mardigan

Healthy Me: Finding Balance Among the Stress of College with Professor Kelly Rossetto

Disney and Body Image with Bonnie Rudner



Goal-Setting & Getting Organized for 2013 with Nick Moffa

How Do You Decide About Your Health? with Father James Keenan

Dating & Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Kerry Cronin

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy? with Susan Kelly-Weeder

Muscle Mania: Nutritional Myths, Mistakes and Must Do's with Sheila Tucker

            Running on Empty: Refuel Your Health with Terri Trespicio


Adult Children of Alcoholics with Professor Donnah Canavan

Does This Tiara Make Me Look Fat? A Discussion on Disney and Body Image with Professor Bonnie Rudner

Managing Anxiety: Strategies and Acceptance with Craig Burns

Coming Out: Owning One's Unique Sexual Identity with John McDargh

Sleep: Like Diet and Exercise, Only Easier with Roxanne Prichard

Health Talk from the Office of Health Promotion and CSON



2015 Health Talk Speakers
Health Talk Student Speakers

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


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



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.

If you choose to drink, take a free and anonymous on-line screening and find out whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you.  Contact us at 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