Law School Getting Started Guide—Fall 2013
Incoming Law Students
Welcome to Boston College! As you begin your academic career here at BC, please reference the information below to become familiar with some of the student services we offer. The staff of Service Associates in Lyons Hall can assist you with questions concerning enrollment, student accounts, and tuition and fees. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Office of Student Services at 617-552-3300 or 800-294-0294, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For walk-in service and telephone service hours, visit the Office of Student Services website at www.bc.edu/studentservices.
Please complete the administrative responsibilities listed below before you come to campus.
Agora Portal Transactions—MyServices
You will need to begin by logging into the Agora Portal for these services with your username and password (top right-hand corner of the screen). Once the portal page is opened, click on the links below to open up and complete the transactions.
- Confirm/Review Privacy Preferences
- Eagle-One (ID) Cards
To obtain an Eagle-One Card, download the application (PDF) and return it to the Office of Student Services, Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. The $30 fee will be applied to your student account. Your Eagle-One Card will be available for pick up in the Office of Student Services after Monday, August 12, 2013. Any ID cards not picked up by August 21, will be distributed at Orientation on August 23. All new students are required to have and will be charged for an ID card.
- Parking Permits
Read the Student Parking Permit Instructions on the Transportation website. Order your parking permit beginning Friday, August 16, 2013, by logging into your Agora Portal account and selecting "Parking Permits and Citations" under the "My Services" tab. Once ordered, you may pick up your parking permit in the Office of Student Services in Lyons Hall during normal office hours.
- Review and pay student account on MyBill
- Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (if applicable)
- Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable)
- Sign up for direct deposit of student refunds (on MyBill)
- Update or verify your local and home addresses, telephone/cell phone numbers, and/or emergency contacts
- Waive mandatory Medical Insurance (if applicable) International students must submit a paper waiver, which can be downloaded from www.bc.edu/ssforms.
Financial Services Information
- Apply for Financial Aid
- E-Refunds Information
- Federal Funds Authorization
Federal regulations require that Title IV funds credited to your student account be applied only to cover allowable charges, unless Boston College obtains authorization through your Agora Portal account to apply these funds to all other charges on your student account.
- Health/Infirmary Fees
All students who pay the Campus Health Fee are eligible for health services through the campus infirmary located on the first floor of Cushing Hall on the Chestnut Hill campus. The fee is $442 for coverage from September to June, or you may pay a per-visit fee of $75-$80.
- Massachusetts Medical Insurance Information
- Online Billing and Payment Information
- Tuition and Fees
Full-time Law students are billed on a per semester basis. The fall semester bills are due by August 10, 2013.
Other Services and Information
- Eagle Bucks
Eagle Bucks can be used for purchases everywhere the Eagle-One Card is accepted, including on-campus restaurants, many vending and snack machines, contracted food delivery services, Boston College bookstores, residence hall laundry facilities, and off-campus vendors like City Convenience. To add money to Eagle Bucks, log on to your Agora Portal account. Your credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) will be charged for the amount you wish to add.
The Office of Student Services sends all notifications to your BC email account, which is created automatically for all law students. To view your email address, log on to your Agora Portal account. Your email address will be displayed in your "Email Settings" under "Common Services" under the "My Services" tab. From this screen you may also forward your BC account to another email account. Usernames and passwords are usually provided by your law school. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Services at 800-294-0294 or 617-552-3300.
- Off-Campus Housing—Office of Residential Life
- Loan Certification
The National Student Clearinghouse will process deferment forms for Fall 2013 after September 11, 2013, in accordance with Federal regulations. If your lender requires paper certification of your loan status, please mail the signed form to the Office of Student Services, Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, or stop by Lyons Hall. Your deferment form will be forwarded to the National Student Clearinghouse. If the enrollment certification does not require an official school seal or signature, you may process the certification online through your Agora Portal account (portal.bc.edu).
- Purchase MBTA passes for the semester.
Information about orientation and registration will be sent to during the summer. The Law School’s Office of Academic Services will complete your registration for fall semester first-year courses.
- Notices and Disclosures
- Notice of Non-Discrimination
- University Communication Policy
Visit Student Services’ voter registration webpage at www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/voterinfo.html for information about requesting a mail-in voter registration form, voting instructions, and web links to the Massachusetts Division of Elections and to the Massachusetts and National League of Women Voters websites.
Academic Information and Calendars
- Academic Calendar
- Directory and Office Locations
- Graduate Student University Catalog
- Schedule of Courses, Summer and Fall 2013 (PDF)