Welcome Class of 2028!


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 26. We are planning a number of exciting events for you, beginning the evening of Thursday, August 22*. Activities will include a University Welcome, small group reflection time, the Class of 2028 photo, trips into Boston, and much more!


Please note: An updated Weeks of Welcome Schedule will be available Summer 2024.


*First-year move-in will be held August 22. Additional information from Residential Life will be available in the coming weeks.

2024 Welcome Week Schedule

Please note: Events are subject to change.

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. 


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 21

Programming for FY already on campus/session 7 

Paint Night O’Connell House | 7:30-9:30 PM | O'Connell House Upper Campus

Thursday, August 22

★ 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.
Stuart (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 23

Spanish Placement Test (first-come, first-served; max. 45 students) | 8:15 am - 10:00 am | 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 2027 to Boston College.

Opportunities Fair
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. | Conte Forum Concourse

Academic Advising Sessions/Portico  | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. ★
Lynch- 2:00 PM in Fulton 511 for first lecture.  Breakouts following.
Portico- 2:00 - 5:00 PM meet in Fulton (various locations communicated to students directly)
Nursing- 2:00 - 4:00 PM- Providing lunch, 245 Beacon Street Auditorium
MCAS- 2:00 - 5:00 PM- will receive an email with specific time from their respective advisor on August 24th.  Providing cookies and lemonade

O'Connell House Open | 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Hypnotist | 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. | Robsham Theater Arts Center
Movie Night - Pitch Perfect| 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. | O'Neill Plaza

Saturday, August 24

★ 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. 

Arts Fest | 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 25

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

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

Class of 2028 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

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

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

Thea Bowman AHANA & Intercultural Center Welcome & Mixer | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Murray House

Mass | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | St. Joseph's Chapel

Multi-Faith Mixer | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Multi-faith Chapel

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

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 26

Start of Classes

Transfer Student Welcome

Facts & Figures


Weeks of Welcome Events


Offices Represented at the Opportunities Fair


Students Participate in DiscoverBoston


Welcome Receptions Across Campus

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