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Commencement 2017

MAY 22, 2017
9:05 a.m. — Academic Procession
10:00 a.m. — University Commencement (main ceremony)
12:00–1:30 p.m. — School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony

The 141st Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony. The University Commencement (main ceremony) will start with a procession at 9:05 a.m. All graduates should be in assembly areas by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession into Alumni Stadium for the University Commencement will begin at 9:05 a.m. Family and guests should be seated by that time. This will be followed by individual School and College Diploma Ceremonies. All should be completed no later than 2:00 p.m.

The School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony is held following the University Commencement at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Burns Lawn (rain or shine).  More about Commencement »

New Student Reception 2017

Monday May 1, 2017
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room 

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We look forward to meeting you at the Newly Admitted Student Reception where you will have an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and fellow incoming students. Representatives from the housing, financial aid, field education and advising center offices will be there to answer all your questions!

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Pinderhughes Diversity + Justice Lecture

APRIL 21, 2017
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Shea Room, Conte Forum
Breakfast Buffet, 2.00 CEUs

The Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series honors the distinguished career of Professor Emeritus Elaine Pinderhughes, whose vision, voice, and compassion enriched the Boston College School of Social Work. Professor Pinderhughes was honored by the Council on Social Work Education with the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education for her impact as a scholar, role model, and mentor to countless faculty and practitioners.  More about the Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series »

Mary Mason Field Supervisor Appreciation Breakfast

APRIL 11, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Students and Supervisors expected to attend together

Field supervisors and their interns are invited to attend the annual Mary Mason Appreciation Breakfast for Field Supervisors. Named in honor of Mary A. Mason, the longest serving Director of Field Education at Boston College School of Social Work. The event is an opportunity to thank supervisors for their significant contribution to our students' training and education.

RISE3 Symposium – The Opportunity Project:
Access to Childcare and Transportation

March 30, 2017
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Yawkey Center, Murray Room (4th floor). See maps and directions.

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Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.
The symposium offers 2.5 CEUs 

THE OPPORTUNITY PROJECT: ACCESS TO CHILDCARE AND TRANSPORTATION is the result of a collaboration RISE3 joined in 2016, launched by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to use open data in order to expand access to opportunity. The Opportunity Project will release two research reports examining whether and how race, economic status and geographic location affect access to transportation and child care options, and the relative time and money spent to use them. With funding from the BC Offices of the Provost and the Vice Provost for Research, and at the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the RISE3 team used multiple federal data sets to take a look at the intersection of race, place and income and how they affect these core family resources. The symposium will combine federal, state and local-level discussions about child care and transportation with release of new data.

For Questions: 
Please contact Nicole Ng at or call 617- 552-2037

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