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Commencement 2015

MAY 18, 2015
9:15 a.m. — Academic Procession
10:00 a.m. — University Commencement (main ceremony)
12:00–2:00 p.m. — School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony

The 139th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015, 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 9:15 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 9:15 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). The ceremony will feature a welcome from Dean Alberto Godenzi and greetings from a renowned speaker.   More about Commencement »

Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture
Salome Raheim - "Race and Justice: From Analysis to Action"

APRIL 15, 2015
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
1.25 CEUs, Breakfast buffet
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED by April 10, 2015
RSVP to Christine McIntosh at chris.mcintosh@bc.edu.

Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW, is Dean and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and is the first African American and person of color to hold this position. She served as founding co-director of the university’s Health Disparities Institute from 2010 to 2014. She is co-founder of The Privilege Project, an international collaboration to address issues of social justice in micro and macro practice.  More about the Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture »

News

GSSW in the News
Forum Showcases Model Programs to Aid Vulnerable Young Adults

Photo of participants of the housing forum
(L-R) Forum Participants: Mark Winkeller, Caritas Communities; Stephanie Berzin, BC Social Work; Brian Condron, Renee Yourk & Peter Evers, The Home for Little Wanderers; Maria Mossaides (in front), Cambridge Family & Children's Service; Kaylee Nicholls, SHINE Program; Phillip Ringwood & Lisa Goldsmith, Dial/Self

JUNE 19, 2013

Young adults who age out of foster care face a double whammy, says Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Stephanie Berzin. “They not only lose the support and services that come with foster care,” she explains, “but they also lose housing."

Berzin, who chairs GSSW’s Children, Youth, and Families concentration, co-organized a forum on campus earlier this month to discuss the issue of housing for such vulnerable young adults. The forum featured agencies and housing programs from across the state with a record of success in serving this at-risk population. More than 100 representatives from the practice, academic, and policy areas of the human and social services fields attended the forum.

Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »