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Change in library hours

O'Neill Library will replace Bapst Library’s Gargan Hall as BC Libraries’ 24/5 study space beginning this fall, library administrators have announced. BC Chronicle

Google Mail assistance

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Communication Directory paper opt-out

Employees who do not wish to receive a paper copy of the 2014-2015 BC Communications Directory are now able to opt out by using the 'My Services' page in Agora.  In 'My Services,' under 'Human Resources,' click on 'PeopleSoft Human Resource Services,' then under 'Employee Quick Links,' click on 'Directory Opt Out.' Be sure the box is checked and click 'Save.'

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.

BC Children’s Center fall openings

The Boston College Children’s Center has openings in the Fall 2014 morning preschool program (8 a.m – 1 p.m.). Children need to be 3 to 4 years 11 months old by Sept. 1, 2014 to apply.  Parents interested in morning preschool should contact Barbara Krakowsky at

St. Mary's Hall Project

Construction updates during the two-year renovation of St. Mary's Hall can be found at

U.S. Post Office summer closing

The U.S. Post Office branch located in McElroy Commons has closed for the summer months. It will reopen on Monday, August 18. Boston College Mail Services will not be affected, and inter-office mail delivery will continue as usual.