Welcome Class of 2024!

Our first Week of Welcome aims to connect you to some of the people, offices, and opportunities on campus and introduce you to the exciting, historical city of Boston before you begin classes on Monday, August 31.  We have planned a number of events for you, beginning with a welcome dinner on Thursday, August 27 in the evening.  Additional activities include an academic fair, open houses across campus, a community service project, and opportunities to explore Boston.

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 and Eagles Give Back community service project require preregistration.

All incoming first year students are also asked to completed a series of mandatory online learning modules prior to arriving on campus. Additional details about these will be sent out in July. 

Please note, the WoW Schedule is subject to change and will be updated in the coming months. The complete schedule will be available via the website and Welcome App in June.

Residential Life Opening Meetings and Community Dinner*

Residence Hall   Dinner    Building Meeting    Floor Meeting 
Hardey-Cushing / CKM 6:30–7:15 p.m. 5:00–6:15 p.m. 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Duchesne / CLFX 5:00–5:45 p.m. 6:30–7:45 p.m. 7:55–8:55 p.m.
Keyes / FSG / Williams 5:45–6:30 p.m. 8:00–9:15 p.m. 6:45–7:45 p.m.

Welcome Receptions
Locations across campus

Grit 'N Wit Challenge Course
8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | Alumni Stadium
At Grit 'N Wit you have the opportunity to try something different. To push yourself physically and mentally. To overcome challenges and obstacles. And help your teammates accomplish the same.

Friday, August 28

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Welcome Tent
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Outside Conte Forum

University Welcome 
10:00 a.m. | Conte Forum
University leaders will welcome the Class of 2024 to Boston College.

Opportunities Fair
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Conte Concourse
Faculty, staff, and students will provide information on specialized academic programs and majors/minors, volunteer opportunities, campus retreats, campus recreation, intramurals, student employment, and other opportunities available at Boston College. Explore the opportunities at your own pace and connect with people who can answer your questions and provide you with valuable information.

Portico Trip to Boston
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
All first year Carroll School students will meet their Portico Teaching Assistants in their assigned classroom locations prior to leaving for Boston.

Advising Meetings by School

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Pre-Major Advising Meetings
All Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences first-year students will meet their pre-major faculty advisors to discuss their academic plans and advising resources for their four years at Boston College. Students will receive an email with their advisor's name, session time, and session location prior to their meeting. 

Connell School of Nursing Orientation and Lunch
11:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. | 

Lynch School of Education Orientation and Lunch
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | 

Diversity Edu Reflections
4:30–7:30 p.m | Classrooms across campus

Target Take Over

Saturday, August 29

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Class of 2024 Photo ★  
11:30 a.m. –12:15 p.m. | Alumni Stadium
Put on your SuperFan shirt and join your classmates for a Weeks of Welcome tradition–Eagles on the Field!

Superfan 101
12:15 p.m. | Conte Forum
Learn some of BC's traditions! Join members of the Boston College Football Team, Spirit Squad, and Screaming Eagles Marching Band for an introduction to the SuperFan rituals and traditions of gameday!

DiscoverBOSTON Excursions
1:30 p.m.–5:30 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. Registration is required.

Speak About It



BC Boardwalk | Conte Forum
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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 30

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Eagles Give Back: Class of 2024

Join your fellow eagles for a morning of community service with Cradles to Crayons.

Mass

Scheduled throughout the day
All students are welcome to campus Masses as we all nurture and celebrate the faith life of the Boston College community. For a list of places of worship for various faith traditions in the surrounding community, visit bc.edu/worship.

Get Out of Your Bubble  
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | 
"Get out of your Bubble" is a game show-style, fun and fast-paced presentation which introduces students to a new and more open way of seeing cultural differences. Through jokes, prizes, and facts the show gives students the tools to understand cultural difference and to maximize their potential in a changing world.

 

Floor Meetings

6:00 p.m. | Residence Halls
Discussions with your Resident Assistants about the Boston College community and preparing for the college experience.

Ever To Exhale Yoga
7:00 p.m. | Stokes Amphitheater
Come join us for a free sunset yoga session to relax your body, center your mind, and breathe through your stress. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat! We will also have several mats available to borrow.

Monday, August 31

Start of Classes

Transfer Student Welcome Reception
3:00–5:00 p.m. | 4th Floor Maloney Hall Reception Area

Event Registration

Event registration for Weeks of Welcome activities will go live in June.

DiscoverBoston Excursions
Saturday August 29
1:30 p.m. | Conte Forum Bus Stop

The Division of Student Affairs is excited to welcome you to the Boston College community and offer you an opportunity to DiscoverBOSTON during Welcome Week. One of the great things about BC is the dynamic of its proximity to the city of Boston and the close-knit campus that allows for building relationships with fellow students and professors.

Upperclassmen will lead small groups of first-year students on excursions into Boston. The destinations are spots that the leaders appreciate and want to share with you. Transportation will be provided via the MBTA.

This opportunity will be available on a first come, first served basis and registration is recommended. Check back in June to RSVP to participate.

Eagles Give Back: Class of 2024

Sunday, August 30
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Cradles to Crayons

Check back in June to register for the Class of 2024 Community Service event.

 

Boston College Prerequisites

As an incoming Boston College student we want you and your classmates to have a healthy social, academic, and residential experience at Boston College. All first yeasr students will be asked to complete four required video modules prior to arriving on campus in August. These include the following:

  • Diversity Edu
  • Alcohol Edu
  • Sexual Assault Prevention Module
  • Mental Well-Being

Additional details about each of the modules and how to access them will be provided in July.

Meet some of our Welcome Week Ambassadors!

Facts & Figures

30

Weeks of Welcome Events

46

Offices Represented at the Opportunities Fair

1,000

Students Participate in DiscoverBoston

12

Welcome Receptions Across Campus

Student Affairs Instagram