Welcome to the First Year Hub! As a first year student or family member, the FY Hub is your one-stop shop for the information and connections to campus partners that will be most essential for a successful transition to the Heights! You can filter by topic or just search a question that you have. If you can't find what you're looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at bcfye@bc.edu.

Conversations in the First Year: First Year Lunch

Connect, in-person, with classmates through First Year Lunch. We will provide a socially distanced location, a lunch, a discussion guide and four classmates - the rest is up to you! Conversations In the First Year: First Year Lunch is a chance to meet your classmates, engage in a meaningful conversation and make some new connections.

How the First Year Lunch Process Works:

  1. Enter the First Year Lunch Lottery to participate. 
  2. Wait for a First Year Lunch invitation from The Office of First Year Experience. Invitations will be issued on a monthly basis (e.g. March's lunch invites will be sent in February). 
  3. Respond to the First Year Lunch invitation email promptly to sign up for one of the available lunch times. Be sure to act fast so you don’t miss your chance. 
  4. Look for an email with your lunch details. 
  5. Attend your lunch and connect with classmates!

NOTE: At this time, we are only able to allow students to participate in First Year Lunch one time. If you have already participated in the First Year Lunch, you will not be able to sign up a second time.

I signed up for the First Year Lunch Lottery, what is next?

Wait for an invitation from the Office of First Year Experience. Invitations for lunches will be sent out on a monthly basis (e.g. March's lunch invites will be sent in February). Please note that you may not receive an invitation immediately. But, we will do our best to offer invitations to all lottery participants before the end of the semester.

I received a First Year Lunch invitation email, but I cannot make any of the times that are available. What should I do?

You should email bcfye@bc.edu. If you cannot attend when invited, you will remain in the lottery and we will send you another email to invite you to sign up for lunch dates in the future.

How many times can I sign up for First Year Lunch?

One time. Your lottery submission constitutes your one chance to attend a lunch. Once you sign up, you will remain in the lottery until you are selected, so there is no need to sign up again.

I signed up for a lunch, but now I cannot make it. What can I do?

Email bcfye@bc.edu as soon as you can so we can adjust our plans accordingly. Note, any no shows will forfeit their ability to participate in the First Year Lunch in the future and may incur a fee.

How can we help you?

Item match your criteria

<p>Looking to reflect on your transition to BC? Don't miss out on 48hours: an off-campus weekend experience for first-year students to connect with upperclass mentors and peers about their joys and challenges of navigating college life.</p> <p><a href="mailto:48hours@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">48hours@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3281</p>
Getting Involved
Academic Advising
<p><span class="btn btn-default btn-maroon">Workbook Coming Soon</span></p> <h3>Contact</h3> <p><a adhocenable="false" href="mailto:aac@bc.edu">aac@bc.edu</a></p> <p>617-552-9259</p>
<p>Are you ready to pick your courses? Make sure to carefully read your Academic Planning Workbook -- it will help guide and prepare you for course advising and registration.</p> <p><a href="mailto:aac@bc.edu">aac@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-9259</p>
Academic Support
<p>Ascend is a program for first-year women through the Center for Student Formation. Participants have an opportunity to meet new peers, engage in meaningful conversations about life at BC, and connect with upperclass female mentors.</p> <p><a href="mailto:ascend@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">ascend@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-6140</p>
Getting Involved
BC Bookstore
<p>Looking for a new laptop for college? Curious about the books you will need for your classes? Need some BC swag for your wardrobe? The BC Bookstore has you covered for this and so much more.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bc@bkstr.com" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">bc@bkstr.com</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;800-978-0978</p>
Transitioning to BC
BC Heights
<p>Want to get the scoop on life at BC? Check out The Heights, BC's independent student newspaper to find out what's happening on and off campus!</p> <p><a adhocenable="false" href="mailto:business@bcheights.com" target="_blank">business@bcheights.com</a></p>
Transitioning to BC
BC Library
<p>Need to do research for a paper or project? Use the BC libraries website to gain access to research databases, course reserves or to recieve assistance from a librarian!</p> <p>617-552-4472</p>
Academic Support
BC Police
<p>The Boston College Police Department works together with the BC community to create a safe and secure campus environment that encourages mutual respect, caring for others and responsible behavior.</p> <p>non-emergency: 617-552-4440 | emergency: 617-552-4444</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety
Campus Ministry
<p>Shaped by the University’s Jesuit, Catholic tradition—Campus Ministry programs invite participants to recognize and respond to the call of God in their lives by supporting ongoing spiritual and religious growth and challenging individuals to commit to a life of prayer and service to others.</p> <p><a href="mailto:ministry@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">ministry@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3475</p>
Getting Involved
Campus Rec
<p>Looking for a way to stay physically active? BC Rec has all you need from team sports to fitness classes to athletic facilities, including the new Margot Connell Recreation Center.</p> <p><a href="mailto:campusrec@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">campusrec@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-0797</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety
Career Center
<p>The Career Center can assist with more than just finding a job after graduation. Check out their website to learn about major and career exploration resources and programs that can point you toward meaningful paths at BC and beyond.</p> <p><a href="mailto:career.center@bc.edu " target="_blank" adhocenable="false">career.center@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3430</p>
Academic Support
Compass Mentoring Program
<p>Compass is a mentoring program specifically designed for first year students of color at BC. Participants will have an opportunity to meet other AHANA peers, engage in meaningful conversations around transition to BC, and connect with upperclass mentors.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bccompass@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">bccompass@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3281</p>
Getting Involved
Connors Family Learning Center
<p>The Connors Family Learning Center is here to support your academic success. They provide tutoring, skills workshops, and special services to students with learning disabilities.</p> <p>Tutoring Appointments:&nbsp;617-552-0611</p>
Academic Support
Tutoring Apponitments: 617-552-0611
Core Curriculum
<p>Open only to first-year students, the interdisciplinary Core courses - Complex Problems and Enduring Questions - probe compelling contemporary issues and explore subjects crucial to the human experience.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bcsa@bc.edu">core@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-1297</p>
Academic Support
<p>Cornerstone courses at BC are small, discussion-based seminars that allow you to get to know a faculty member as both a professor and academic adviser.</p>
Academic Support
Counseling Services
<p>Transition can be tough. University Counseling Services (UCS) provides professional and confidential mental health services to help students overcome their challenges.</p> <p>617-552-3310</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety
Dining Services
<p>Curious about dining on The Heights? Learn about BC's dining halls, including schedules, menus, meal plans, and where you can use your Eagle bucks!</p> <p><a href="mailto:bcdining@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">bcdining@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-2263</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety
Disability Services
<p>Disability Services empowers students with medical, physical, psychological, and temporary disabilities to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals.</p> <p><a href="mailto:student.support@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">student.support@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3470</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety
Division of Student Affairs
<p>Student Affairs is home to 15 offices that provide countless programs and services promoting student learning, health and wellness, leadership development, and community engagement.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bcsa@bc.edu">bcsa@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-8600</p>
Getting Involved
Freshmen League
<p>The Freshmen League is a program designed for first-year men at BC through the Center for Student Formation. Participants have regular meetings with two upperclassmen leaders who will help them learn the ropes of BC and get off campus to experience the city of Boston.</p> <p><a href="mailto:frleague@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">frleague@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-6140</p>
Getting Involved
Gold Pass
<p>Hey Superfan! The Gold Pass is BC students' ticket to all the Eagles' regular season athletic events. You can use the app for easy access to each game.</p> <p>617-552-GoBC (4622)</p>
Getting Involved
Information Technology Services
<p>You might be wondering how to get technologically plugged into BC and gain access to virtual tools like Agora, Canvas and the VPN... Our friends in ITS can get you started and answer your BC tech questions.</p> <p><a href="mailto:help.center@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">help.center@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-4357</p>
Transitioning to BC
International Student Orientation
<p>Run by the Office of International Students and Scholars, International Student Orientation will help you navigate the transition to BC as an international student.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bcis@bc.edu" target="_blank">bcis@bc.edu</a> | 617-552-8005</p>
Transitioning to BC
Multifaith Opportunities
<p>Home to student groups celebrating a wide range of faith traditions, the Multi-Faith Center welcomes you to celebrate your own faith, as well as to learn more about cultures and backgrounds unfamiliar to you.</p> <p><a href="mailto:ministry@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">ministry@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3475</p>
Getting Involved
Office of International Students and Scholars
<p>Visit the Office of International Students and Scholars to find information on navigating the transition to BC as an international student, visas, and International Student Orientation.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bcis@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">bcis@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-8005</p>
Getting Involved
Office of Student Involvement
<p>With more than 300 student organizations to choose from, OSI is one of the many stops you can make to connect to opportunities to get involved, develop leadership skills and make a difference on campus and beyond.</p> <p><a href="mailto:osi@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">osi@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3480</p>
Getting Involved
Residential Life - Transitions
<p>Visit the Office of Residential Life&nbsp;for move in dates, housing forms, packing lists, and virtual tours of BC's first year residence halls.</p> <p><a href="mailto:reslife@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">reslife@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3060</p>
Transitioning to BC
Robsham Theater Arts Center
<p>Don't miss out on the rich theater scene at BC! Get your tickets to a wide variety of performances and productions held in the Robsham Theater Arts Center.</p> <p>617-552-4800</p>
Getting Involved
Shuttle and Transportation
<p>Need to get from Newton to Upper Campus? Learn about the BC shuttle routes, schedules, and download the real time bus locator - the TransLoc app.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bcsa@bc.edu">shuttle@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-0151</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety
Student Outreach and Support Services
<p>Student Outreach and Support Services is committed to the growth of well-rounded and healthy individuals and in particular provides support to students who identify as LGBTQ, connecting them with campus support services.</p> <p><a href="mailto:student.support@bc.edu">student.support@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3470</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety
Student Services
<p>The Office of Student Services is a one-stop service for students. Look there for the Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Employment, Student Accounts, Student Loans, and Credit and Collections offices.</p> <p><a href="mailto:studentservices@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">studentservices@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;617-552-3300 or 800-294-0294</p>
Transitioning to BC
Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center
<p>The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (BAIC) supports the undergraduate community—with a particular focus on AHANA (people of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent), multicultural, multiracial, and OTE students—in navigating college life and fulfilling their potential.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bowmancenter@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">bowmancenter@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3358</p>
Getting Involved
Transfer Students
<p>Transferring&nbsp;to Boston College? Be sure to check out&nbsp;Undergraduate Government of Boston College's (UGBC)Transfer Student Guide to help in your transition to the heights!</p> <p><a href="mailto:bcfye@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">bcfye@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3281</p>
Transitioning to BC
Undergraduate Government of Boston College
<p>The Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) is BC's student government body. Created to enrich the lives of students, its purpose is to serve students' interests and to help cultivate an engaged and caring student community.</p> <p><a href="mailto:bcsa@bc.edu">bcsa@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-8600</p>
Getting Involved
University Health Services
<p>Do you have questions about immunization forms or about the student health insurance plan? Or are you on campus and not feeling well? UHS is here to support student healthcare needs and to diagnose and treat physical, emotional, and/or transitional concerns. </p> <p>617-552-3225</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety
Volunteer and Service Learning Center
<p>&quot;Men and Women for Others&quot; is a phrase that embodies the Volunteer &amp; Service Learning Center's (VSLC) mission. The VSLC supports students looking for volunteering opportunities in the Boston area by providing advice, resources, and opportunities to serve.</p> <p><a href="mailto:vslc@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">vslc@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-1317</p>
Getting Involved
Women's Center
<p>The Women’s Center supports, educates, and empowers students of all genders. Valuing personal agency and strong community, the Center works to cultivate leadership, authentic relationships, and awareness of intersectional social justice issues.</p> <p><a href="mailto:women@bc.edu" target="_blank" adhocenable="false">women@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;| 617-552-3489</p>
Health, Wellness, and Safety

We're here to help make your transition to college as seamless as possible, so you can concentrate on the things that matter. Check out the resources above to get started.