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First-Year Orientation

Welcome Class of 2018 to Boston College Law School!

Student on Computer

We look forward to meeting you at Orientation for First-Year Students on August 20.  In the meantime, this website ought to provide answers to some of the questions you might have as you transition to BC Law. 

You should continue to check back for new postings.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer.

1L Orientation Schedule (here)
Law Library
Class Schedules
Getting Started Brochure for Incoming Law Students (here)
First Day Assignments
Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing
Law School Bookstore and Booklists (here)
Computer Recommendations
Eagle-One Student ID Cards (here)

First-Year Orientation Schedule
The Orientation Program will begin on Thursday, August 20 at 8:45 a.m. in the East Wing 115A/B classroom and will end by 4:30 p.m.

On August 20, you must check in and obtain your orientation materials.  We ask that you arrive in Stuart House anytime between 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Other orientation events will occur throughout your first week of classes.  Your regular classes will begin on Monday, August 24 at 9:00 a.m.  The orientation schedule can be downloaded here.

Class Schedule
The Class of 2018 is divided into three sections, Each "main section" is further divided for Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing (LRRW).  During the Fall semester, first-year classes are scheduled between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Monday-Friday.  All first-year students are automatically registered for their fall semester classes by Academic Services.

In the spring semester, classes will run later in the day due to the electives scheduling.

To view schedules by section, please click here.

In late August, you can find your preliminary section assignment by using Agora, B.C.'s Intranet environment, to view your current schedule.  To access Agora, log on to or select "Agora" from the pull down menu at BC Law School's home page, /schools/law.  Enter your username (provided by Student Services), enter your temporary password which is the first eight digits of your social security number, and then click on "sign in".  You will then be asked to reset your password.  To view your schedule, choose "U-view Your Personal Records" from the "My Services" menu, and then click on current schedule to view your courses.  If your course numbers end in 01, you are in Section I, 02 is Section 2, and 03 is Section 3.  This section assignment is subject to change and section assignments are not finalized until the beginning of classes.  You will be given your class schedule during 1L Orientation indicating the section for the first year courses to which you have been assigned.

Getting Started Brochure for Incoming Law Students
This brochure describes a host of student services and how to obtain them including information about your Eagle-One (ID Card, your email account, Heath Services, Massachusetts Medical Insurance, etc. (more)

First Day Assignments
Assignment for the first class, beginning August 24, will be sent to you via email by your professor.  Some professors do not post an assignment for the first class, so do not worry if you do not see anything posted.

Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing
LRRW sections will be assigned by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25.

BC Law Bookstore and Book Lists
Books for all law school courses are stocked at the BC Law Bookstore located in the basement of Stuart House, rm. KCL119.  To view the booklist and order your books, please visit

Bookstore Purchase/Refund Policy
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Eagle Bucks, debit cards, cash and personal checks are accepted with a Student ID and/or valid driver’s license.

The Bookstore will be offering students the option to rent textbooks for the semester.  This program will save students 50% or more off the new price.  To register and learn more about renting textbooks, visit

The bookstore will have extended hours as follows:

Monday, August 17 to Wednesday, August 19: 9-5 pm
Thursday, August 20: 9-6 pm
Friday, August 21: 9-5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23: 10-4 pm
Monday, August 24 to Wednesday, August 26: 9-6 pm
Thursday, August 27: 9-5 pm
Friday, August 28: 9-4 pm|
Saturday, August 29: 10-4 pm
Sunday, August 30: Closed

We will resume normal hours during the school year; Monday-Thursday, 9-5, Friday 9-4 and will be closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Full refunds will be given until the close of business on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 for fall textbook purchasesAll refunds require an original receipt.

Need help selecting software or hardware?
An ITS staff member will work with you to determine which software or hardware best fits your needs. Use the consultation request form.

Eagle-One Student ID Cards
The Eagle-One Card is the official Boston College ID.  It allows you access to facilities and services all over campus.  For information on how to obtain an Eagle-One Card, please click here.

Student lockers are available starting Thursday, August 20.  BC Law locks will be provided during orientation.

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