Student Support

BCSSW faculty, staff, peers, advisors, and alumni form a community of support dedicated to student success in the classroom, field placements, and beyond. The greater Boston College community also provides state-of-the-art facilities, student organizations, and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration at research centers and institutes.


Questions about accessing support services? Contact:

Teresa Touhey Schirmer
Associate Dean, Student Experience

A Range of Support

BCSSW Library

Enjoy a dedicated space to study and access hundreds of research databases. The Social Work Library is located right in McGuinn Hall.


Advisors support you during your time through the program and monitor the practicum process for improvements. Advisors range from full-time faculty to active practitioners and leaders in a variety of human services settings.

Career Services

Through individual appointments, programming, and events, BCSSW Career Services helps students attain their career goals by maintaining relationships with employers and alumni who share their knowledge, networks, and opportunities.

BCSSW Writing and Research Tutors

These free tutors help you succeed in Research Methods in Social Work Practice and Program Evaluation or improve your writing by providing feedback about sentence structure, grammar, and APA style.

The Connors Family Learning Center

The CFLC offers instructional support for faculty and graduate students, special services to students with learning disabilities, and tutoring and skills workshops to all BC students.

Equity, Justice, & Inclusion

Boston College promotes a culture of inclusion that values each individual. Student groups and annual events focus on the diversity of our University community.

Peer Advisors

Before you even set foot on campus, you’ll receive a Peer Advisor, who is available at orientation to help you as you transition into the program.

Disability Services Office

The Disability Services Office helps students with disabilities achieve their educational, career, and personal goals by ensuring they have equitable access to the full range of institutional and community resources.

University Counseling

Access one-on-one counseling and psychotherapy on campus. University Counseling also works to strengthen the mental health culture of Boston College as an institution.

Health and Safety

The BC Office of Graduate Student Life provides academic and co-curricular support to the graduate and professional student community.


Graduate Student Life

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