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Events

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).  More about Commencement »

Newly Admitted Students Reception + Resource Fair

MAY 11, 2015
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
RSVP Online by May 8, 2015

Congratulations on your acceptance to Boston College School of Social Work! Meet other admitted students, current students, faculty, and staff at this reception. Appetizers and light refreshments will be available.

More about the Newly Admitted Students Reception »

News

GSSW in the News
Gubernatorial Candidate Touts Social Work's Role in Health Care at BC Social Work Forum

Charles Baker
Gubernatorial candidate, Charles D. Baker Jr., addresses BC Social Work Community. (Photo by Frank Curran)

FEBRUARY 27, 2014

See event photos »

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker Jr., speaking at a Graduate School of Social Work forum Monday, endorsed the social work profession as a key player in health care reform.

"When I think of social workers, I think of problem-solvers," said Baker, former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, lauding social workers’ ability to "stitch clinical and social service issues together with real-life implications."

"They deal with the complexity of problems that don’t fit neatly into categories."

Baker was the keynote speaker at "Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice," organized by GSSW to examine the potential roles and challenges for social workers in the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An audience of nearly 300, most of them social work professionals and academics, filled the Corcoran Commons Heights Room for the event, which also featured a panel discussion moderated by National Association of Social Workers CEO Angelo McClain, PhD ’01, former commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.  Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »

Read the articles from:
State House News Service (via MassLive.com) »
Globe Newswire »
The Pilot »
Science 2.0 »
Medical Xpress »

Videos from the Event

"On Social Work & Health Care"
Charles D. Baker Jr., Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and former Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

"Health Care Reform: Panel Discussion"
Moderator: Angelo McClain, PhD '01, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers and former Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Panelists: Carol Kress, Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership; Mary Neagle, Co-director, Integrative Care Management Program (iCMP), Partners Health Care; Rebecca Osario, Clinical Social Worker, Integrated Care Management Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; and J. Scott Turton, Director of Primary Care Integration and Electronic Medical Records Implementation, Gosnold on Cape Cod.