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.

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.  See below for details. 

Reminders:

Download the free Weeks of Welcome app on your iPhone/Android to stay up to date on the schedule and activities planned for you the first few days on campus. (Please note that pre-registration is required for some events.) In the app you will also find information on move-in day, technology assistance, language placement tests, and maps to help you navigate campus. 

Log in to the MyBC platform, which will connect you with events, organizations, and great information about student engagement at BC. You log in using your BC credentials (BC short username email, and password).  

Download the free CORQ app on your iPhone/Android, which connects to the event calendar from MyBC and makes accessing information easier than ever. Additionally, your event pass QR code is located on CORQ when you log in using your BC username and password. This QR code will be used to scan your attendance at Weeks of Welcome and other campus events over the next four years. Click here for step-by- step directions.

Wednesday, August 24 Programming for FY already on campus/session 7 

Paint Night O’Connell House | 8:00 PM | O'Connell House Upper Campus

Thursday, August 25

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

First Year Move-In 
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Newton, Upper Campus

Campus Tours
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Welcome Receptions
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Locations Across Campus

Community Meeting/Dinner/Floor Meetings | 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Stewart (Newton)- rain site McElroy Mac and Nest (Upper/Main)- rain site

First Night Festival | Stokes Lawn/Mac Courts (Rain Location) | 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Friday, August 26

Spanish Placement Exam (by arrangement) | 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Language Lab Lyons 313

University Welcome  | 10:30 - 11:00 | Conte Forum ★
Keynote Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington | 11:00-12:00 p.m. | Conte Forum ★
University leaders will welcome the Class of 2026 to Boston College.

Opportunities Fair
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Conte Forum Concourse

Academic Advising Sessions/Portico  | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ★
Lynch- 2:00 PM in Fulton 511 for first lecture.  Breakouts following.
Portico- 1:00 - 4:00 PM meet in Fulton (various locations communicated to students directly)
Nursing- 1:00 - 3:00 PM- Providing lunch
MCAS- 1:00 - 4:00 PM- will receive an email with specific time from their respective advisor on August 25th.  Providing cookies and lemonade

Cura Reflections Round 1 and II ★
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Locations Across Campus

  • CURA Reflections Group I  - 4:30 - 5:45 p.m
  • CURA Reflections Group II - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
 
O'Connell House Open | 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
 
Hypnotist | 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. | Robsham Theater Arts Center
 
Movie Night - Shrek | 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. | O'Neill Plaza

Saturday, August 27

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Res Run with BCPD | 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. | Reservoir

CURA Be Brave Reflections | 10:30 - 1:45 p.m. ★

  • CURA Be BRAVE Reflections Round I - 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
  • CURA Be BRAVE Reflections Round II - 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. 


Careerfest | 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. | O'Neill Plaza

DiscoverBOSTON Excursions
Registration Required
2:00 - 6:00 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.

Ever to Exhale Yoga | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Stokes Lawn (Rain location: Stokes Amphitheatre under tent)

O'Connell House Open | 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

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

Mass | 11:00 a.m. | St. Joseph’s Chapel

Class of 2026 Photo ★  
12:00 - 12:45 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 - 1:15 p.m. | Conte Forum

CURA Reflections: Stand Up BC Round I and II ★
1:45 - 4:00 p.m.

  • CURA Stand Up at BC Round I | 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
  • CURA Stand Up at BC Round II | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Library Welcome | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | O'Neill Library Entrance and Burns Library

WellFest | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | O'Neill Plaza

Thea Bowman AHANA & Intercultural CEnter Welcome & Mixer | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Murray House

Multi-Faith Mixer | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Multi-faith Chapel

CAB Sponsoring BINGO  | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Yellow Room, Newton; Lyons Dining

Mass
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Trinity Chapel, St. Joseph's Chapel, St. Ignatius, main church

O'Connell House Open | 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Mass | 9:00 p.m. | Heights Room

Monday, August 29

Start of Classes

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

Boston College Prerequisites

All new students (first year new students and transfer students) are required to complete modules using the GetInclusive Platform. Using your BC credentials, log in to GetInclusive by 8/29 to complete your required modules.  If you are in need of any assistance and/or have any additional questions, please email bcsa@bc.edu.

Link:  https://app.getinclusive.com/users/boston-3214/saml/sign_in

 

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 year students will be asked to complete four required video modules prior to arriving on campus in August. These include the following:

AlcoholEdu (First-Year Students Only)

Whether you drink or not, this course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help you to reflect on and consider college drinking related issues. Part I of the course takes about two hours to complete. 45 days after completing AlcoholEdu Part I, you will receive an email to complete Part II, which takes about 15 minutes.

DiversityEdu

This online course seeks to promote diversity and inclusion by teaching students skills in addressing unconscious biases and stereotypical thinking. This module will provide the opportunity to think critically about your own perspective, as well as the perspective of others. DiversityEdu aims to create a foundation of shared ideas and language that will enhance further conversations around diversity, identity, and inclusion during your time at Boston College and beyond.In total it should take approximately one hour to complete. Your participation in the course will be recorded once you have passed the embedded quiz and completed the entire module.

Mental Well-Being

This course equips students with essential skills and information to navigate the stressors and emotional challenges associated with college life. The 45-minute module helps learners practice self-care strategies, recognize when they or their peers are in distress, and take action to find additional support. 

Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

This online interactive course provides information about the important issue of sexual violence.  It includes information about relationships and consent, as well as information on sexual assault and prevention. This is not an over-simplified lecture; it is a thoughtful and educational program for adults committed to thinking about their life choices.

Facts & Figures

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Weeks of Welcome Events

46

Offices Represented at the Opportunities Fair

1,000

Students Participate in DiscoverBoston

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Welcome Receptions Across Campus

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