Dear Boston College Parents:
Welcome to the summer edition of Parent Update, a Division of Student Affairs
quarterly e-newsletter designed to keep you informed and up to date about undergraduate life at Boston College.
Our lead feature explores three key questions that are critical to career exploration and vocational discernment at Boston College. And our piece on student organizations offers a look at the variety and diversity of options for student involvement on campus.
On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, I wish you and your student a terrific start to the academic year.
Barbara Jones, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
The Three Key Questions: Boston College’s powerful approach to career exploration
Boston College Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Akua Sarr is continually approached by students with the same anxious question: What should I do after graduation? “It’s as if they’re looking to skip over college and get hired immediately,” she says. Read more about career exploration at Boston College >>
Mosaic: Student-led organizations offer social, professional, and spiritual community
After studying abroad in Shanghai, Maximillien Inhoff ’16 wanted to find a way to continue to practice his language skills and discuss Chinese culture back on campus. Read more about student-led organizations >>
A bucket list for Boston
Between schoolwork, extracurriculars, and social life, students don’t always take time to explore the city down the street. Read more about exploring Boston >>
Getting around Boston College
Wondering how your son or daughter will get around the Heights this fall? The Boston College Shuttle transports students between Newton and the Main Campus and to the Brighton Campus. Read more about getting around campus >>
First day of classes: August 31
The Student Involvement Fair: September 4
Boston College Football vs. Maine: September 5
Last day to add/drop, declare pass/fail: September 9
The annual Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrating the new academic year: September 10
Healthapalooza: September 16
The Business Career Fair: September 17
Parents' Weekend: September 25–27
The 2015–16 Lowell Humanities Series gets underway this fall with talks by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Edwidge Danticat, and Declan Kiberd among others. View lecture schedule here >>