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McElroy area sidewalk repairs

The exterior sidewalk adjacent to McElroy Commons (leading to Stokes Amphitheater) and the exit on the southwest side of the building (leading to Beacon Street) will be closed to pedestrian traffic beginning Tuesday, September 29.  Please use the College Road sidewalk and the east/west exits of the building while repairs are being completed.

University Committee on Race

The University Committee on Race is a year-long campus-wide initiative jointly sponsored by the Offices of the University Provost, Vice President for Mission and Ministry and Vice President for Student Affairs. Its primary goal is to coordinate educational opportunities that will further discussion on race in the Boston College community.  To learn more about this initiative visit the University Committee on Race website and calendar of events.

Faculty Art Show: Call for submissions

The Boston College Art Club is seeking submissions for the fall Faculty Art Show, which will open October 15. Submissions are due by Sunday, October 11.

R.A.D. self-defense for women

October 1, 2015 -

Registration is open for the first course of the R.A.D. self defense class for women, administered by BCPD. This free, comprehensive course on awareness, prevention, risk education, and risk avoidance begins October 17. For more information email RAD@BC.EDU or register here.   

20th annual Boisi Lecture 10/14

Beatriz Pont, an expert in comparative education policy affiliated with the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies and the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, will provide an international perspective on education reforms for equity and quality at the 20th Annual Boisi Lecture in Education and Public Policy on Wednesday, October 14 at noon in Campion Hall, Room 139. A reception will follow.

Children's Center lottery for fall 2016

The BC Children’s Center preschool and extended day program is accepting applications for the lottery for openings beginning in the fall of 2016. Children must be at least 2 years 9 months by Sept. 1, 2016 to be eligible.  Interested parents please apply by December 11, 2015.  Information on the lottery and an online application form can be found at this link.

BC's LinkedIn 'Career Community'

Boston College students can get advice directly from BC alumni on the social media platform LinkedIn. Learn more | Join

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OID self-identification reminder

BC's Office of Institutional Diversity reminds all faculty and staff of the invitation to self-identify as a protected veteran and/or a person with a disability. Visit the self-service area within PeopleSoft to update your status, or you may complete the forms found at this site and forward to Judy​​ to ensure the information is kept confidential.

Market research panelists sought

A Consumer Insights Panel in the Carroll School of Management is seeking students and staff to participate in research studies that revolve around everyday consumer decisions. Panelists will be compensated for their time as well as have the opportunity to acquire useful consumer knowledge in a fun environment, organizers say. Panels will be posted regularly; panelists may participate in as many studies as their availability permits. Sign up at or email for more details.