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BCSSW Unveils Revamped Social Work Library

Newly Renovated Social Work Library

The School of Social Work’s library received a significant upgrade this past summer, when Boston College invested substantial resources to building a gleaming, innovative space for its students. Read more on the Blog »


Advising Center

The Boston College School of Social Work Advising Center is where students can obtain academic and career advising. The Center's goal is to provide students with guidance and information with a focus on integrating the full educational experience from entering our program through graduation and on to launching careers as professional social workers. When necessary the Center staff will refer students to the appropriate person or office at BC Social Work or Boston College.

The Advising Center is for current BC Social Work students only. Prospective students should contact the Boston College School of Social Work Admissions Office at 617-552-4024 or


The Advising Center provides guidance to MSW students through:

  • walk-in appointments
  • scheduled appointments or phone at 617-552-2610
  • email to Liz Cinquino at
  • print materials
  • online resources

Location and Hours

The Advising Center is located in McGuinn 221B and is open:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (Summer 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m (Summer 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)

Appointments can take anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour or longer, if necessary.

To make an appointment with an advisor, email Liz Cinquino at

Examples of Advising Center Topics

  • Course and concentration selection
  • Change of status, modified academic plan
  • Remedial help or questions about disabilities
  • Work/life balance
  • Pass/Fail options
  • Registration questions


Contact Us

Boston College
School of Social Work
Liz Cinquino

Director, Student Services and Advising
McGuinn Hall 221B
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617-552-2610