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statue of St. Ignatius

July 31 is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Masses will be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 12 noon in St. Mary's Chapel. After the noon Mass, light refreshments will be served in St. Mary's Hall Room 128.

Photo of Michael the Archangel statue in Gasson Rotunda


Philip Cate Huckins '84, M.A.T. '85, Ph.D. '95 snapped this photo of Gasson Hall's statue of Michael the Archangel overcoming Lucifer. Dr. Huckins is a professor and former director of veterans services at New England College.

a group of student interns

BC-Ireland bid farewell to its Summer 2015 crop of student interns this week.


Guide dog in training Wrangler in front of a Boston College sign

Guide-dog-in-training Wrangler, the NBC 'Today Show Puppy with a Purpose,' did some socializing on campus with Guiding Eyes for the Blind staffer and volunteer puppy raiser Saxon Eastman '13. Read her post about the visit.

close-up view of a rose

Summer in full bloom at the St. Mary's Hall garden. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Group of students at First Year Experience session

Members of the Class of 2019 visit BC throughout the summer for First Year Experience orientation sessions. Learn more about the incoming class in the latest Boston College Chronicle.

Group shot of students at Vatican Office for Ecumenical Affairs

Students participating in a Theology Department summer program in Rome with Msgr. Liam Bergin (left) discussed the nature and purpose of ecumenical dialogue with Rev. Anthony Currer (center) of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Graphic eagle head

The Boston College Symphonic Band, made up of BC students, alumni and community members, will return to the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade for a free concert on Thursday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Taisha Sturdivant

Law School student Taisha Sturdivant has faced poverty, danger, and near-homelessness, but she’s defied the odds. And she’s winning.

alumni spelling out 'Eagles' with sparklers


It was a sparkling Fourth of July for a group of 2009 alumni. (Photo by Vicky Yu '09)

Students in the SSW field placement program


School of Social Work alumna Kelsey Komich talks about her global field education placement at an NGO in Guatemala City—an experience she says taught her to 'stay curious every day.'

U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Ken Hackett in a group with BC students

U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett '68, H'06 met last week with a group of BC students in a summer program focused on Catholicism and culture in Rome.

U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Ken Hackett in conversation with BC students

U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett '68, H'06 met last week with BC students in a summer program on Catholicism and culture in Rome.

United States flag

Best wishes for Independence Day
and the holiday weekend.

Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill leads a workshop

Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill led a workshop at the center's annual conference for leaders from its Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools. Also at the conference were experts from the Lynch School of Education, School of Theology and Ministry and School of Social Work.

students on the rocky shoreline


For a glimpse of student summer adventures, BC Campus Recreation's Summer Sojourn blog series begins this week.

falcon on the top of a BC information kiosk

A falcon in Eagle territory. (Photo by Gail Howe)

Chris O'Donnell on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Carroll School of Management alumnus Chris O'Donnell now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He talked about work and family, and about balancing college with his early career, in an interview with Variety.

BC Law School campus

Boston College Law School has been highlighted as a national leader in networking and employment opportunities for graduates by a number of recent rankings. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

O'Neill Library atrium

The staircase that connects the plaza at O'Neill Library to Maloney Hall will be closed for scaffolding installation from Monday, June 22, through Friday, July 3. More information, including suggested alternate routes, is available in the University Notice column at far right.

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank addresses the BC's Chief Executives Club

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank discussed the state of his company and its goal of helping athletes during his recent appearance at the Boston College Chief Executives Club. View his address on NECN

Pope Francis meeting Fr. Mina Kaddis

'If it wasn't for my Jesuit education at Boston College, this...would have never happened,' said Fr. Mina Kaddis of meeting Pope Francis earlier this month. The Coptic Orthodox priest, who graduated with a degree in theology in 2002, had traveled to the Vatican with his bishop.

Jesuits Willy Moka-Mubelo and Bao Nguyen seated by a row of flowers


Jesuits Willy Moka-Mubelo and Bao Nguyen, both graduate students at BC, enjoy a sunny day outside St. Mary's. (Photo by Harvey Egan, S.J.)


Holly Vande Wall and Min Song

From global implications of climate change to issues of war, justice, health, ethics and more: explore the new, interdisciplinary team-taught core courses available to first-year students. Learn more about the courses.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

Boston College will host Georgia Tech in Ireland at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic on September 3, 2016. The announcement was made June 4 at a press conference on campus and another in Dublin, attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny (right). Video | View the press conferences

Graphic for BC vs Georgia Tech at the 2016 Aer Lingus Class in Ireland

Boston College will host Georgia Tech in Ireland at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic on September 3, 2016. The announcement was made June 4 at a press conference in Dublin attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and one at BC, featuring Director of Athletics Brad Bates, alumnus and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Football Head Coach Steve Addazio. View video

Co-founders of the Medical Humanties Journal

Co-founded by rising seniors Emilee Herringshaw and Christopher Kabacinski, The Medical Humanities Journal of Boston College offers short stories, personal essays, poetry, artwork and academic papers by BC students and alumni.  

Group shot of student Fulbright winners


Meet this year's winners of prestigious Fulbright awards for post-graduate study abroad.

The Last Two Weeks title screen - aerial view of Gasson

From finals exams to Senior Week to Commencement, a look back at the 'Last Two Weeks' of the year in the latest video by Sean Casey of News & Public Affairs.

Fr. Leahy, Steve Pemberton, Michael Motyl, Archbishop Cupich, Cardinal O'Malley, John Fish and, seated, Sr. Chin and Lee Woodruff

The University conferred honorary degrees on five distinguished individuals, flanked in this photo by President William P. Leahy, S.J., on the left and at right by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., and BC Board of Trustees chair John F. Fish. Read the degree citation for each at this link. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)