Our Mission

The First Year Experience seeks to introduce new undergraduates, both freshmen and transfer students, to the many opportunities available at Boston College. Our unique programs, including Orientation, 48hours, Compass Mentoring, and Conversations in the First Year, are designed to help all students engage more fully with the University and challenge themselves to realize their full potential. 

Gasson Hall

Meet the Staff

Mike Sacco

Mike Sacco

Executive Director, Office of First Year Experience and Center for Student Formation
michael.sacco@bc.edu

Ali Bane Hammond

Ali Bane Hammond

Director
First Year Experience & Orientation
alison.bane@bc.edu

Andrew Basler

Andrew Basler

Associate Director
Retreats & Formation
andrew.basler@bc.edu

Joelinda Coichy Johnson

Joelinda Coichy Johnson

Assistant Director
Orientation, Leadership & Student Engagement
joelinda.johnson@bc.edu

Erika Bruno

Erika Bruno

Administrative Assistant
erika.bruno@bc.edu