Welcome and congratulations on joining the BC community! Here you will find information on benefits, policies, life on campus, and beyond. We hope you find this information helpful as you begin your career at Boston College.

For detailed policies, visit the University Policies web page and the Human Resources Policies and Forms web page.


COVID-19 Testing

All new hires should report to the Margot Connell Recreation Center located on Main Campus for COVID-19 testing. If your first day of work is on a Monday, we encourage you to get tested on this day, but no later than the first week of work. The testing site is open for walk-ins every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am - 3:30pm (doors close at 3:30pm). You can park in front of the Recreation Center and enter through the main entrance door on the left, following signs for COVID-19 Testing/Mac Court. You do not need to wait in line to enter (the line to enter the gym can be quite long and is not the same entrance as the testing). Be ready to present your Employee ID and BC Email.

More information on the process and receiving your results can be found at BC Schedule Testing website (note: an appointment is not needed).

Please remember to complete your daily symptom check before arriving on campus.

Welcome Letters

Father Leahy

Welcome Letter from William P. Leahy, S.J., President

Dear Fellow Employee:

The strength and vitality that Boston College today enjoys is due in no small part to the many important contributions made by each of its members. The University benefits greatly from the dedication and professionalism that each of you brings to your work.

As a Jesuit institution, Boston College takes special interest in the well-being of everyone in its community. I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities and resources available to you for your personal growth and professional development.

I hope you will derive much satisfaction and personal fulfillment in knowing the vital contribution that you make to the success of our University.


William P. Leahy, S.J.

Father Leahy

Welcome Letter from David Trainor, Vice President for Human Resources

Dear Colleague:

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Boston College!

As a member of our staff, you are a part of an institution that is proud of its Jesuit heritage and the accomplishments that have made it an outstanding national university.  Boston College, as an employer, is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to carrying out the University’s mission.  For our valued employees, we strive to administer our policies, as well as our benefit and compensation programs, in a manner that is competitive, fair, and understandable.  

The Human Resources Department is structured to provide a full range of services, including benefits administration, recruiting and placement, classification and compensation, and employee relations.  We also focus great attention on institutional diversity, employee development, faculty/staff assistance, and child care.

On behalf of the entire Human Resources staff, I give you our very best wishes for fulfillment and success at Boston College.

Go Eagles!!!!

Best regards,
David P. Trainor
Vice President for Human Resources


All University students, staff, and faculty (and their spouses, if desired) are issued Eagle One Cards through the Office of Student Services. Proof of identification such as a driver's license or passport must be presented in order to be issued an Eagle One Card. A New employee may obtain their Eagle ID in Lyons Hall one to two days after they have completed their new hire paperwork with HR Service Center.