Dear Boston College Parents:
Spring semester is well underway, and finals and summer transitions are fast approaching. For seniors, commencement and post-college life await. For upperclassmen, summer may bring a new internship, research project, summer job, and some downtime. In this issue of Parent Update, Joe Du Pont, associate vice president and director of the Boston College Career Center, offers advice on how you can encourage your student’s career exploration efforts during the warm-weather months. Meanwhile, our “Rites of Spring” feature offers a sampling of beloved spring rituals on the Heights.
I wish you and your student all the best, and extend my warmest congratulations to parents of graduating seniors.
Barbara Jones, Ph.D.
Advice from a pro: How to help your Eagle’s career search this summer
As a parent, you play an important role in your student’s career exploration. BC Career Center Director Joe Du Pont offers some essential tips on helping your student use the summer months wisely to explore interests and skills, gain experience, and make useful connections. Read suggestions of what you can do to help >>
Rites of spring: Beloved rituals on the Heights
Springtime is peak season for dance, music, theater, art, and other student traditions. Read more about favorite spring events and yearly rituals >>
For future Jesuits: Loyola House
A residential program for male Boston College students considering a vocation within the Society of Jesus, Loyola House offers opportunities for prayer, service, contemplation, and conversation with peers and Jesuits. Read more about Loyola House >>
Effective June 1: New housing cancellation policy aims to decrease housing waitlists
All students who registered for room selection received notification of the new policy in March. Read more about the new policy >>
DAYS AND DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
Coming up at the Career Center:
- Successful Summer: April 19
- Job Shadow Treks: April 21 (destinations include the Boston Celtics, Channel 7 News, and Novartis)
Final exams: May 10–17
First day of summer classes: May 17
Commencement: Monday, May 22, 2017
Learn more about 2017 Commencement events and activities
End of year move-out
Underclassmen must check out of resident housing by May 17. Senior residents are required to check out May 23. Please consult our end of year move-out page for important dates and information.
View more class-specific dates and deadlines >>
Students turn out for Art After Dark, a special, pre-opening celebration of “Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic,” the McMullen Museum of Art’s newest exhibit. View art opening video
A Lynch School of Education junior talks about her marketing internship at FableVision Studios. View internship video
Some 500 students took part during spring break this year in “Appa,” BC’s Appalachia service trip, fanning out to 40 different cities and towns to help with community service projects. View service video