At Orientation, the University officially welcomes all new students to the Boston College community. All first-year undergraduates, both freshmen and transfer students, must participate in one of the seven Orientation sessions offered throughout the summer.  

2019 Orientation Sessions

Session Dates Schools
Session 1 June 9-11 Morrissey, Carroll, Lynch
Session 2 June 16-18 Morrissey, Carroll, Connell
Session 3 June 23-25 Morrissey, Carroll, Lynch
Session 4 June 30-July 2 Morrissey, Carroll, Connell
Session 5 July 14-16 Morrissey, Carroll
Session 6 July 21-23 Morrissey, Carroll, Transfers
Session 7 August 18-20 Geographic restrictions apply.*
Expand the section below for eligibility details.

Registration Deadline

May 1, 2019

Orientation Information

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During your Orientation session, you will plan your academic program with a faculty adviser, register for fall courses, and become better acquainted with the people and resources that will help you get off to a great start here on the Heights.  

Deadlines

Registration Dealine
May 1, 2019

Registering

Once you have enrolled at Boston College, you can register for Orientation via the Agora Portal. Please read the important information below before you register for an Orientation session and book travel.

Before you register for Orientation

Students may only register for Orientation sessions for which they are eligible. Students in the Connell School of Nursing and the Lynch School of Education and Human Development are restricted to particular Orientation sessions, due to their smaller class sizes. There are also geographic restrictions for Session 7, which is reserved for our international student population and students traveling from the western half of the country.

Reservations for the Parent and Guardian program are completed by students at the same time they complete their own Orientation registration. Due to limitations on space, students may register no more than two parents or guardians for Orientation. Siblings, friends, and unregistered parents and guardians will not be able to attend.

Please be aware that Orientation registration must be completed by May 1, 2019. However, we recommend you register for Orientation as soon as you deposit, so that you may choose from all available Orientation sessions for which you are eligible. Orientation sessions fill up quickly and we are limited in our capacity to accommodate changes throughout the summer.

Before You Book Travel for Orientation

Before you book travel, please be aware that check-in for Orientation will take place from 12:30–2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Students who are planning to take the pre-Orientation Spanish Placement Test will need to arrive to campus by 11 a.m.

On Tuesday, the Orientation program will conclude around 2:30 p.m., at which point students will need to go back to the Thomas More Apartments to collect their belongings and check out of their rooms. We recommend that you make travel arrangements so that you can remain on campus at least until 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The complexity of the program makes early departures impossible.

Preparing for Orientation

Wondering what you can do between now and your Orientation session?

A lot! Here is a helpful list of some ways to prepare for Orientation:

  • Download the Orientation App! Before arriving to campus, make sure to download the BC Welcome app. BC Welcome contains a comprehensive Orientation schedule, campus map, FAQs, and links to additional BC resources and opportunities. To download the app, search “Boston College Welcome” in the app store. Once the app is installed and open, students should download the “BC Student Orientation” guide listed under the Discover category. Parents and guardians can download the "BC Parent Orientation" guide. Both guides will be available for download by June 1st. 

  • Visit the Agora Portal to submit your BC ID photo via the Orientation link, review the University's laptop option, and get access to many other important student-related online services. To view a helpful Pre-Orientation Checklist provided by Student Services, please refer to the Student Checklists.

  • Start using your new BC email account, which will be activated in early May. You will access your email through BC Google Apps for Education at g.bc.edu. Your account will be your username directly followed by @bc.edu (for example, username@bc.edu). You may also access your email through the "My Services" tab at portal.bc.edu. You should begin to use this account on a regular basis, as it will be the primary way the University will contact you, beginning in early May.

  • Review the Academic Planning Workbook. Prior to Orientation, you will receive a Welcome Packet from Student Services in the mail (International students will receive their packets during the academic advising portion of Orientation). During Orientation, this workbook will be used by you and your academic advisor to plan and register for fall courses—so bring it with you to Orientation!  If you lose your Academic Planning Workbook, one can be found after May 15th under Student Checklists.

  • In order to best match each student with an advisor, the Academic Advising Center asks that all incoming MCAS students complete a short information form. Please complete the  Information for the Advising Staff form before you attend your orientation session.

  • If you require disability-related accommodations at Orientation, please contact Rory Stein, Assistant Dean of Disability Services, by emailing steinr@bc.edu or calling 617-552-3470. 

Finally, we suggest you bring the following items with you to Orientation:  

  • Your Agora username and password information        

  • Your Academic Planning Workbook (mailed to you from Student Services)    

  • A personal laptop or tablet (if you cannot bring a computer or tablet, one will be provided for use during advising sessions)

  • A backpack/bag. With limited time between scheduled activities, you may be carrying your laptop and other registration materials with you throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Comfortable clothing (sneakers, sweater or rain jacket, and athletic apparel for some activities)

  • Personal items (watch, water bottle, umbrella, personal toiletries, pen or pencil)

  • If you bring a cell phone, we ask that you keep it turned off during all Orientation presentations.
  • Towels, a pillow, and bed linens will be provided in the residence halls for Sessions 1-6.

Sessions 1-6

We are looking forward to welcoming our incoming students and parents/guardians to Orientation this summer!

Full itineraries for both the Student and Parent Orientation will be available here by the first week in June.

Orientation Arrival and Check-In

Orientation check-in for students, parents, and guardians will be held on each Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Thomas More Apartments, located at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue (Brighton, MA). The check-in process will last 20-30 minutes. Please plan your day accordingly, so that you may arrive on time.

If you are driving to campus, please park in the Commonwealth Avenue parking garage on levels 2-6 (parents/guardians will receive validated parking passes during check-in that can be used to exit the garage). Please note that the parking garage is a 4 to 5 minute walk from the Thomas More Apartments, so families may want to drop individuals with luggage at the Thomas More Apartments before proceeding to the parking garage.

Students will receive their Orientation schedule, Orientation housing assignment, and their BC ID card during check-in on Sunday.  Registered parents/guardians will also receive their Orientation schedule at check-in. 

  • Pre-Orientation Spanish Placement ​Test​. For students who took Spanish in high school and may be continuing with Spanish courses at Boston College, the Romance Language and Literatures Department will be administering a Pre-Orientation Spanish Placement Test on each Sunday morning before Orientation. Registration for this ​test​ will take place in person from 11-11:30 a.m. on the second floor of Corcoran Commons. Students who plan on taking the ​test should plan their Orientation travel and arrival accordingly. After completing the test, students should proceed to the Thomas More Apartments for Orientation check-in. Please review important details about the Spanish Placement Test. If you have questions about this placement test, please contact the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at rll@bc.edu.

The Student Program

Your three-day Orientation program will keep you quite busy! You will plan your academic program with a faculty adviser, register for fall courses, and become better acquainted with the people and resources that will help you get off to a great start here on the Heights. During Sessions 1-6, students will stay in a residence hall with their peers and Orientation Leaders who are Boston College sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

Following check-in on Sunday, the Orientation program will begin at 3 p.m. with a liturgy in the Catholic tradition. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the liturgy, we will walk to McElroy for dinner and welcoming remarks, followed by an evening program featuring an esteemed member of the Boston College faculty. After the evening program, parents and guardians will leave for their respective lodging. Students must remain on campus and reside in on-campus housing for the duration of the program.

On Monday and Tuesday, the Student Program will run independently from the Parent Program. Students will move through much of Orientation with their assigned Orientation Leader and small group. Students will continue on campus with dinner and a variety of evening activities.

On Tuesday, the students and parents/guardians will continue in separate programs and will come together for a closing program at 2 p.m. We advise you to make travel arrangements so that you can remain on campus until at least 3 p.m on Tuesday. The complexity of the program makes exceptions impossible. 

IMPORTANT: During Sessions 1-6, students are required to stay on campus in provided housing and are not to leave campus at any time. Orientation is a mandated program and students must attend all components of the three-day program.

The Parent Program

At each Orientation Session, a three-day Parent Orientation will run concurrently with the Student Orientation program. The Parent Program is designed to support the adjustment process that occurs when a student leaves home for college and to familiarize parents and guardians with the resources that are available within the University community. Parents and guardians will hear from Boston College students, faculty, and administrators about this exciting and challenging transition. In panels, discussions, and informal conversations, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and learn more about important issues like academic expectations and community standards. During this time, offices and services across campus will be open for consultation.

On Sunday, the Parent Program and Student Programs will operate together. Following check-in, the Orientation will begin at 3 p.m. with a liturgy in the Catholic tradition. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the liturgy, we will walk to McElroy for dinner and welcoming remarks, followed by an evening program featuring an esteemed member of the Boston College faculty. After the conclusion of the evening program around 8 p.m., parents and guardians will leave for their respective lodging, while the Student Program will continue on into the evening.

Beginning Monday morning, the Parent Program will run independently from the Student Program. On Monday evening, parents and guardians will have the evening free for dinner and exploring Boston. To view curated restaurant recommendations from the First Year Experience staff, download the BC Welcome App. The Parent Program will rejoin the Student Program for the closing session from 2–2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. At that point, Orientation will conclude. Students will need to return to their residence hall at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue to pick up their bags and drop off their room cards before leaving campus. We advise you to make travel arrangements so that you can remain on campus until at least 3 p.m on Tuesday. The complexity of the program makes exceptions impossible. For more information on what to know before you book travel for Orientation, please see the "Registering" box.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that lodging is not provided for attendees of the Parent Program. Parents and guardians typically find lodging at one of the many nearby hotels. On Tuesday, we are happy to provide luggage storage for parents and guardians on campus, if needed.

Session 7

Students attending Session 7 will be granted access to their 2019-2020 academic year housing placement beginning Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9 a.m. We highly recommend that international students and those flying or driving longer distances arrange their travel so that they may move in on Saturday, as opposed to moving in the Sunday morning prior to Orientation check-in. Arriving on Saturday will provide you time to get settled and travel to local stores to acquire dormitory necessities, such as bedding, personal items, and toiletries. Detailed information about Fall Move-In will be emailed to students in late July by the Office of Residential Life.

Orientation check-in for students, parents, and guardians will be held on Sunday, August 18 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Thomas More Apartments, located at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue (Brighton, MA). The check-in process will last 20-30 minutes. Please plan your day accordingly, so that you do not miss any part of the program. Students will receive their Orientation schedule and other important information during check-in on Sunday. Registered parents/guardians will also receive their Orientation schedule at check-in. 

If you are driving to campus, please park in the Commonwealth Avenue parking garage on levels 2-6 (parents/guardians will receive validated parking passes during check-in that can be used to exit the garage). Please note that the parking garage is a 4-5 minute walk from the Thomas More Apartments.

Please make note of the following two language exams that will take place on the Sunday morning of Session 7. If you plan on taking one of these exams, please plan your day accordingly:

  • Pre-Orientation Spanish Placement ​Test​. For students who took Spanish in high school and may be continuing with Spanish courses at Boston College, the Romance Language and Literatures Department will be administering a Pre-Orientation Spanish Placement Test on Sunday, August 18 prior to the start of Orientation. Registration for this ​test​ will take place from 11-11:30 a.m. on the second floor of Corcoran Commons. Students who plan on taking the ​test should plan their Orientation travel and arrival accordingly. After completing the test, students should proceed to the Thomas More Apartments for Orientation check-in. Please review important details about the Spanish Placement Test. If you have questions about this placement test, please contact the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at rll@bc.edu.

  • English Writing Assessment for Non-Native Speakers. An English Writing Assessment will be given to all students whose first language is not English on Sunday, August 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008. If your first language is not English, you are required to take the English Writing Assessment. The results of the assessment will determine your placement into core English courses during freshman year. You should plan to arrive to campus no later than Saturday afternoon, August 17, in order to be well rested for the next day's assessment. For information regarding the English Writing Assessment, please contact BC's Director of English Language Learning, Lynne Anderson, at lynne.anderson@bc.edu.

Session 7: The Student Program

Your three-day Orientation program will keep you quite busy! You will plan your academic program with a faculty adviser, register for fall courses, and become better acquainted with the people and resources that will help you get off to a great start here on the Heights.  

Following check-in on Sunday, the Orientation program will begin at 3 p.m. with a liturgy in the Catholic tradition. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the liturgy, we will walk to McElroy for dinner and welcoming remarks, followed by an evening program featuring an esteemed member of the Boston College faculty. After the evening program, parents and guardians will leave for their respective lodging. Students must remain on campus and reside in on-campus housing for the duration of the program.

On Monday and Tuesday, the Student Program will run independently from the Parent Program. Students will move through much of Orientation with their assigned Orientation Leader and small group. Students will continue on campus with dinner and a variety of evening activities.

On Tuesday, the students and parents/guardians will continue in separate programs and will come together for a closing program at 2 p.m. For students who are attending International Student Orientation, it will begin immediately following the close of University Orientation, around 2:30 p.m.

IMPORTANT: During Sessions 7, students are required to stay in their fall housing assignment and are not to leave campus at any time. Orientation is a mandated program and students must attend all components of the three-day program.

A Note About Orientation for International Students: We are thrilled to welcome you to Boston College this summer! We realize that many of you will be traveling a great distance to get here. That is why we highly recommend that you arrive on campus on Saturday, August 17, before University Orientation begins on Sunday, August 18.

Arriving on Saturday will give you time to get settled into your residence hall room and catch up on jetlag. It will also provide you the opportunity to travel to local stores to purchase bedding, personal items, toiletries, and anything else you may not be able to pack in your luggage. From the time Orientation begins on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. to the time it concludes on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., you will NOT be permitted to leave campus nor will you have time to run errands. You should also make note of the English Writing Assessment for Non-Native Speakers, which will take place on Sunday, August 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Devlin 008. If you are a non-native speaker, you should take this exam before you check-in to Orientation on Sunday afternoon.

Beginning on Tuesday, immediately following the close of University Orientation, International Student Orientation will begin. It is a completely separate program run by the Office of International Students and Scholars. Please be aware that International Student Orientation is required for all freshman, undergraduate transfer students, and exchange students. For further information about International Student Orientation, visit the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Session 7: The Parent Program

At each Orientation Session, a three-day Parent Orientation will run concurrently with the Student Orientation program. The Parent Program is designed to support the adjustment process that occurs when a student leaves home for college and to familiarize parents and guardians with the resources that are available within the University community. Parents and guardians will hear from Boston College students, faculty, and administrators about this exciting and challenging transition. In panels, discussions, and informal conversations, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and learn more about important issues like academic expectations and community standards. During this time, offices and services across campus will be open for consultation.

On Sunday, the Parent Program and Student Programs will operate together. Following check-in, the Orientation will begin at 3 p.m. with a liturgy in the Catholic tradition. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the liturgy, we will walk to McElroy for dinner and welcoming remarks, followed by an evening program featuring an esteemed member of the Boston College faculty. After the conclusion of the evening program around 8 p.m., parents and guardians will leave for their respective lodging, while the Student Program will continue on into the evening.

Beginning Monday morning, the Parent Program will run independently from the Student Program. On Monday evening, parents and guardians will have the evening free for dinner and exploring Boston. To view curated restaurant recommendations from the First Year Experience staff, download the BC Welcome App. The Parent Program will rejoin the Student Program for the closing session from 2–2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. At that point, Orientation will conclude, however International Student Orientation will begin immediately following the University Orientation for those required to attend. If you would like to stay for the duration of the Parent Orientation program, we advise you to make travel arrangements so that you can remain on campus until at least 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that lodging is not provided for attendees of the Parent Program. Parents and guardians typically find lodging at one of the many nearby hotels. On Tuesday, we are happy to provide luggage storage for parents and guardians on campus, if needed.

Read Boston College Magazine's featured article on First Year Experience's Parent Orientation.

International Students

A Note About Orientation for International Students

We are thrilled to welcome you to Boston College this summer! We realize that many of you will be traveling a great distance to get here. That is why we highly recommend that you arrive on campus on Saturday, August 17, before University Orientation begins on Sunday, August 18.

Arriving on Saturday will give you time to get settled into your residence hall room and catch up on jetlag. It will also provide you the opportunity to travel to local stores to purchase bedding, personal items, toiletries, and anything else you may not be able to pack in your luggage. From the time Orientation begins on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. to the time it concludes on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., you will NOT be permitted to leave campus nor will you have time to run errands. 

English Writing Assessment for Non-Native Speakers

  • An English Writing Assessment will be given to all students whose first language is not English on Sunday, August 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008. If your first language is not English, you are required to take the English Writing Assessment. The results of the assessment will determine your placement into core English courses during freshman year. You should plan to arrive to campus no later than Saturday afternoon, August 17, in order to be well rested for the next day's assessment. For information regarding the English Writing Assessment, please contact BC's Director of English Language Learning, Lynne Anderson, at: lynne.anderson@bc.edu.

Beginning on Tuesday, immediately following the close of University Orientation, International Student Orientation will begin. It is a completely separate program run by the Office of International Students and Scholars. Please be aware that International Student Orientation is required for all freshman, undergraduate transfer students, and exchange students. More information on International Student Orientation.

Transfer Students

Orientation for Transfer Students

We are thrilled to welcome you to Boston College this summer! This year’s Transfer Orientation will take place July 21-23, 2019 (Session 6). All of the program details outlined for Sessions 1-6 apply to Transfer Orientation. We know you are not new to college, you are just new to Boston College, and we have designed your Orientation program to give you opportunities to learn about the many activities and resources available to you at the University.

During Transfer Orientation, transfer students will live on campus in University housing. This offers a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other new transfer students. You will meet with academic advisors who will help you determine the courses you need to enroll in to fulfill University requirements, based on your previous academic transcript. And you will spend time with current Boston College students who have transferred from other institutions and with our Orientation Leaders.

Please be advised that Transfer Orientation is a mandatory program. You can register for Orientation Session 6 via the Agora Portal.

Transfer students who begin at BC in the spring semester will be required to attend an abbreviated Orientation program that will take place the Thursday and Friday prior to the start of classes. Additional information about this Winter Transfer Orientation program will be provided to deposited students in December.

FAQ

Q: What happens at Orientation?

A: Full itineraries for both the Student and Parent Orientation will be available on the Orientation website by the first week in June. 

Q: What should I bring to Orientation?

A: Please see the "Preparing for Orientation" box.

Q: Where will I stay during Orientation?

A: During Sessions 1-6 students will stay in one of our residence halls on Lower Campus. If you attend Session 7, you will move into your Fall housing assignment upon arrival to campus.

Q: Where will my parent(s) or guardian(s) stay during Orientation?

A: Boston College does not provide housing to parents and guardians attending Parent Orientation at this time. Parents and guardians typically find lodging at one of the many nearby hotels.

Q: Can I bring my siblings to Orientation?

Unfortunately, no. Due to limitations on space, students may register no more than two parents or guardians for Orientation. Siblings, friends, and unregistered parents and guardians will not be able to attend.

Q: How does the course registration process work at Orientation?

A: You will register for your first semester of courses on Tuesday of Orientation alongside a faculty member who will have led you through a thorough academic advising process the day before. Prior to your Orientation session, review the Academic Planning Workbook you receive in the mail so that you can feel as prepared as possible for advising and registration. If you lose your Academic Planning Workbook, one can be found on the Office of Student Services checklists after May 15th.

Q: Will I be able to see my parent(s)/guardian(s) or leave campus during Orientation?

A: The Student and Parent Orientation Programs operate together on Sunday until 8 p.m., at which point parents and guardians will leave for their respective lodging, while the Student Program will continue on into the evening. The two programs do not reunite until the conclusion of Orientation at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Ultimately, Orientation is designed to give students and parents separate, but complementary, experiences. Students may not leave campus during Orientation and must attend all components of the program.

Q: I am attending Session 7 (August 18 - 20, 2019). When can I move in to my residence hall? 

A: Students attending Session 7 will be granted access to their 2019 - 2020 academic year housing placement beginning Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9 a.m. We highly recommend that international students and those flying or driving a long distance arrange their travel so that they may move-in on Saturday, as opposed to the Sunday morning prior to Orientation Check-In. Arriving on Saturday will provide you time to get settled and travel to local stores to acquire dormitory necessities, such as bedding, personal items, and toiletries.

Q: I am an international student attending Session 7. Do I have to take a language assessment? 

A: An English Writing Assessment will be given to all students whose first language is not English on Sunday, August 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008. If your first language is not English, you are required to take the English Writing Assessment. The results of the assessment will determine your placement into core English courses during freshman year. You should plan to arrive to BC campus no later than Saturday afternoon, August 17, in order to be well rested for the next day's assessment. For information regarding the English Writing Assessment, please contact BC's Director of English Language Learning, Lynne Anderson, at lynne.anderson@bc.edu.

Q: How can I take the Spanish placement test? 

A: For students who may be continuing with Spanish courses at Boston College, the Romance Language and Literatures Department will be administering a Pre-Orientation Spanish Placement Test on each Sunday morning before Orientation. Registration for this ​test​ will take place from 11-11:30 a.m. on the second floor of Corcoran Commons. Students who plan on taking the ​test should plan their Orientation travel and arrival accordingly. After completing the test, students should proceed to the Thomas More Apartments for Orientation Check-In. Review important details about the Spanish Placement Test. If you have questions about this placement test, please contact the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Q: I have special dietary restrictions. Can I be accomodated at Orientation?

A: Absolutely. All meals served during Orientation are buffet style and the included options are meant to satisfy a variety of palettes, allergies, and restrictions. If you find that the options in the buffet are not suitable during any Orientation meal, just find a representative of FYE or Dining Services, who will be able to accommodate any need within minutes. Should you have a medical condition that requires special nutritional accommodations, you are welcome to contact the University Nutritionist, Kate Sweeney.

Q: How do I get to BC from Logan International Airport? 

A: There are two easy ways to travel between Boston College and Logan International Airport.  By taxi or ride share service, the trip costs approximately $40 and takes about 30 minutes without traffic.  Alternatively, using the "T" (short for the MBTA, Boston's public transportation system) costs approximately $5 and takes about an hour.  

To take the “T” from Logan Airport, take the Silver Line to South Station and then take the Red Line to Park Street. Then, take the Boston College Green Line outbound train (Line B to “Boston College”). Stay on the train until the last stop. For a faster route, you can pay $5 for a Logan Express bus from the airport to Hynes Convention Center.  At Hynes, take Green Line B to Boston College Station. It will cost $2.65 for a one way trip on the “T.”  For more information, visit the MBTA website.

Q: How much does Orientation cost?

A: The fee for Orientation is $530, which will be charged to your fall semester bill. For questions regarding your bill, please contact Student Service at (617) 552-3300.

The Parent Program

The Parent Program

At each Orientation Session, a three-day Parent Orientation will run concurrently with the Student Orientation program. The Parent Program is designed to support the adjustment process that occurs when a student leaves home for college and to familiarize parents and guardians with the resources that are available within the University community. Parents and guardians will hear from Boston College students, faculty, and administrators about this exciting and challenging transition. In panels, discussions, and informal conversations, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and learn more about important issues like academic expectations and community standards. During this time, offices and services across campus will be open for consultation.

On Sunday, the Parent Program and Student Programs will operate together. Following check-in, the Orientation will begin at 3 p.m. with a liturgy in the Catholic tradition. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the liturgy, we will walk to McElroy for dinner and welcoming remarks, followed by an evening program featuring an esteemed member of the Boston College faculty. After the conclusion of the evening program around 8 p.m., parents and guardians will leave for their respective lodging, while the Student Program will continue on into the evening.

Beginning Monday morning, the Parent Program will run independently from the Student Program. On Monday evening, parents and guardians will have the evening free for dinner and exploring Boston. To view curated restaurant recommendations from the First Year Experience staff, download the BC Welcome App. The Parent Program will rejoin the Student Program for the closing session from 2–2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. At that point, Orientation will conclude. Students attending Sessions 1-6 will need to return to their residence hall at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue to pick up their bags and drop off their room cards before leaving campus. We advise you to make travel arrangements so that you can remain on campus until at least 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that lodging is not provided for attendees of the Parent Program. A list of nearby hotels and accommodations is available here. On Tuesday, we are happy to provide luggage storage for parents and guardians on campus, if needed.

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Not a Superfan yet? You will be! Get ready to learn about the traditions that make BC special, and raise your voice to sing the BC Fight Song "For Boston" for the first time.