From the first day you set foot on campus, you can prepare to make your time at BC a success. Here are some tips for thriving during your first year. 

Getting Started
  • Visit Student Services in Lyons to obtain your Eagle ID and parking pass.
  • Connect to campus WiFi.
  • Access the Agora Portal to confirm your contact information and privacy preferences.
  • Set up your voicemail.

Development Opportunities
  • Sign up for BC 101, a series of sessions designed to introduce you to the BC culture and community.
  • Attend a session of Meet Your Colleague, a program offering opportunities to meet members of the faculty, administration, and staff to gain a broader perspective of the University.
  • Register for a training session with ITS to learn about office software applications used at the University.
  • Attend a Forefront Social to discuss whole-person education through the Intersections Office.
  • Attend the New Employee Community Building Luncheon. An invitation will be sent to your BC email address.
  • Check out the Table Talk Diversity Series from the Office for Institutional Diversity.
Familiarize Yourself With Campus
  • Take a campus tour offered by Undergraduate Admission located in Devlin Hall.
  • Have a meal with a colleague at one of the campus dining facilities.
  • Walk over to the McMullen Museum on Brighton Campus to see the latest exhibition.
  • Visit Bapst Library on main campus. While you're there, walk the 9/11 Memorial Labyrinth located on the Burns Library lawn.
Get Involved
  • Attend Mass at St. Ignatius Church on main campus or at Trinity Chapel on Newton Campus.
  • Volunteer your time: Tutor a student, sign up for an immersion trip, or visit a food pantry in Boston.
  • Attend a BC athletic event such as the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day football game held in the fall.
  • Attend a student production at Robsham Theater.
  • Join Campus Recreation and sign up for a spin, yoga, or boot camp class.
  • Join a team for Walk Across Campus, a walking competition, and get a free Fitbit.
  • Consider joining a Boston College Affinity Group.