Welcome Class of 2026!


Our first Week of Welcome aims to connect you to some of the people, offices, and opportunities on campus and familiarize you with campus before you begin classes on Monday, August 29. We are planning a number of exciting events for you, beginning the evening of Thursday, August 25*. Activities will include a University Welcome, small group reflection time, the Class of 2026 photo, trips into Boston, and much more!


Please note: Events are subject to change.


*First-year move-in will be held  August 25. Additional information from Residential Life will be available in the coming weeks.

The Weeks of Welcome Mobile App for the schedule and real-time updates will be available for download in early August.

Welcome to Boston College!

We have an exciting few days (and weeks!) planned which are designed to assist your transition to college life and connect you with many of the opportunities, offices, and people on campus. We invite you to take advantage of as many of these activities as you can. Please note that some of the events are mandatory for all first-year students and our DiscoverBoston event requires preregistration.

All incoming first year students are also asked to completed a series of mandatory online learning modules prior to arriving on campus. 

Please note, the WoW Schedule is subject to change and will be updated here and in the BC WoW mobile app that will be available for download in August.

Thursday, August 25

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

First Year Move-In 
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Newton, Upper Campus

Welcome Receptions
2:00 | Locations Across Campus

Community Meeting/Dinner/Floor Meetings | 5:00 p.m.

    Residence Hall Dinner     Building Meeting       Floor Meeting     Rain Location 

First Night Festival 
8:30 p.m. | TBD



Friday, August 26

University Welcome & Keynote★
11:00 a.m. | Conte Forum
University leaders will welcome the Class of 2026 to Boston College.

Opportunities Fair
12:00 p.m. | TBD

Academic Advising Sessions ★
1:00 p.m. 

Cura Reflections
4:30 p.m. | Locations Across Campus

Movie Under the Stars

9:30 p.m. | 

Saturday, August 27

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Res Run with BCPD

9:00 a.m. | Reservoir

CURA Be Brave Reflections
10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. 

DiscoverBOSTON Excursions
Registration Required
2:00 p.m. | Conte Circle
Journey into Boston with upperclassmen to learn more about the wonderful city of Boston and all it has to offer. Meet your excursion leaders and travel into the city as a group. Trips will last approximately three to four hours.

BC Boardwalk 
9:00 p.m. | Conte Forum
Join the Campus Activities Board (CAB) in Conte Forum for an evening full of activities. We will have giveaways, rides, games, and traditional carnival food!

Sunday, August 28

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Class of 2026 Photo ★  
12:00 p.m.  | Alumni Stadium, Rain Location Conte Forum
Put on your SuperFan shirt and join your classmates for a Weeks of Welcome tradition–Eagles on the Field!

Superfan 101
12:45 p.m.

CURA Stand Up BC Reflection

Intercultural & Multi Faith Mixer
4:00 p.m. | Multi Faith Chapel

8:00 p.m. | Trinity Chapel, St. Joseph's Chapel, St. Ignatius, lower church


Monday, August 29

Start of Classes

Transfer Student Welcome Reception
4:00 p.m. | 4th Floor Maloney Hall Reception Area

Facts & Figures


Weeks of Welcome Events


Offices Represented at the Opportunities Fair


Students Participate in DiscoverBoston


Welcome Receptions Across Campus

Student Affairs Instagram