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Fall 2015 Orientation Schedule

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Welcome to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM)!  We are eagerly preparing for your arrival in the fall and are excited to welcome you into the STM community.  Our hope is that your time here will be both formative and fruitful for your future ministry and scholarship.

The information below provides information regarding your first days here at the STM and at Boston College. 

For directions and campus maps, please click here.

Orientation for All New STM Students

Required for all new STM students.

Friday, August 28

Murray Room in Yawkey Center, Chestnut Hill Campus
8:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Orientation begins with check-in and a continental breakfast

STM, 9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Orientation continues with programs meetings, lunch, liturgy, and advising sessions

For directions and campus maps, please click here.

Other Orientation and Opening Events

wednesday, august 26

International Student Orientation
For all new Boston College international students
Sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars
See International Student Orientation for details

Thursday, August 27

New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation
Open to all new Boston College graduate students
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Life
See Graduate Student Life for details

STM International Student Welcome Reception

Come and meet STM faculty and students and learn about special programs and resources available at the STM and the Theology and Ministry Library.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
STM, 9 Lake Street, Room 100, Brighton Campus

Monday, August 31

Fall Classes Begin

Tuesday, September 1

STM Opening Barbecue
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
STM/Faber Jesuit Community, Foster Street

Wednesday, September 2

Theology & Ministry Library (TML) Orientation
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TML, Brighton Campus 

Thursday, September 3

STM Opening Liturgy and Luncheon
12:15 p.m.    
St. Ignatius Church with repast to follow in 9 Lake Street lobby

Friday, September 4

New Student Retreat and Social   
STM, 9 Lake Street and Faber Jesuit Community
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.     

Tuesday, September 8

Theology & Ministry Library (TML) Orientation
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
TML, Brighton Campus

Thursday, September 10

University Mass of the Holy Spirit
12:00 p.m.

O’Neill Plaza, Chestnut Hill Campus
Fr. William P. Leahy, S.J., President of Boston College, presider
(no classes 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)    

Friday, September 11 OR Friday, October 2

“Professional Ethics for Ministry” 
Required for all new students
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9 Lake Street, Room 100 


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