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Career planning opportunity for MCAS sophomores

A new, no-cost Career Center program will help sophomores in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences maximize the advantages of a liberal arts education in pursuing their career aspirations. Learn about Endeavor

Nominations for Donald Brown Award

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Dr. Donald Brown Award, named for the former director of the Office of AHANA Student Programs, now the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center. The annual award honors a senior who throughout his/her undergraduate career has made extraordinary contributions to the greater Boston College campus, particularly with the AHANA community, in the areas of leadership, service, and academic development. Find more information and a nomination form at this link.

Emergency closings, early dismissal policy

As another New England winter nears, BC adminstrators have announced the University's current policy and procedures regarding weather-related delays, dismissals or cancellations.

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.

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

Not receiving BC UPDATE?

If you are a faculty or staff member who is not subscribed, but would like to begin receiving BC UPDATE, email (If you are a subscriber but are not receiving it, it's possible that the e-newsletter is now appearing under your G-mail 'Promotions' tab. You can either read UPDATE under that tab from then on, use one of these options to return UPDATE to the 'Primary' email category, or consult your TC.)

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.

Help BC conserve energy!

In keeping with the ongoing 'Got Green?' energy conservation campaign, University administrators remind the BC community that there are many easy, cost-saving ways to cut campus energy consumption. Small changes add up! Tips