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Mass of the Holy Spirit 9/10

The annual Mass of the Holy Spirit to open the academic year will be celebrated on Thursday, September 10, at noon on the plaza at O'Neill Library. University President William P. Leahy, S.J., will preside; classes will be cancelled from noon until 1:15 p.m.

University Affiliates applications due 9/25

The University Affiliates Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 cohort. Deadline for applications to the professional development program is September 25. For details about the program and information about the application process please visit the website here, or call the Office for Institutional Diversity at 2-2323.

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.)

'BC Clean' for a cause

What happens to all the items students leave behind n the residence halls at the end of the year? Learn more about 'BC Clean' charitable donations in this video

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

2150 Comm. Ave. Residence Hall Project

Read construction updates for the 2150 Commonwealth Avenue Residence Hall Project here.

'Future of Christianity' 1/21-23

The Future of Christianity between Faith and Dialogue: A Symposium on the Thought of Stanislas Breton,' organized by Boston College and the Institut Catholique de Paris, will take place on campus Jan. 21-23.