New students are invited to attend an orientation session on the first day of summer classes. This orientation has been designed to provide you with an introduction to summer study at Boston College and an opportunity to meet other new students.
Session I Orientation
Monday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Simboli 135
* New degree and certificate students are required to attend the orientation session.
New students who plan to enroll in an STM degree program and would like the credits they are taking this summer to count toward their degree should consult the degree-specific policies regarding summer courses on the STM website before registering for courses.
Summer Registration begins Thursday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m., (EST) for all STM students.
All students must be registered for their class prior to the first class meeting.
For step-by-step instructions to register for a course in Eagle Apps please go to this link. You will need your BC credentials and also be connected to the BC VPN (if you are off campus) in order to access this website. You can find instructions to access the BC VPN here. If you need assistance, please email Melissa Bjorklund.
To access all resources for your summer course you MUST activate your BC Credentials. Information on how to set up your BC Account was sent to you after you enrolled. NOTE: you will need to know your BC username and Eagle ID, which can be found on your admission portal.
Students with questions about how to access and/or use Canvas should contact the BC-LMS helpdesk for support. They are available by email 24 hours a day and by text chat or phone Mon-Fri 9:00 pm to Midnight (Eastern US time). Contact information can be found here: https://bc-elocs.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.
Activating Boston College Credentials: Every Boston College student, faculty, and staff member has a unique username that is assigned when you first become a member of the BC community. Your username is usually some variation of your last name. Most electronic services and resources restricted to the BC community, including email and Agora Portal, require authentication by entering your username and password. For detailed information about activating your BC credentials and creating passwords, please follow this link: https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/its/support/account-network-access/basics.html
Activating Boston College Email: Boston College provides email services for all affiliated students, faculty ans staff (including part time and visiting faculty and staff). For detailed information on setting up your BC email address please follow this link: https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/its/support/communication-collaboration/email.html
IMPORTANT: Google will prompt you to set up 2-Step Verification. Don’t delay setting it up. You have 7 days after logging into your Gmail account to set up 2-Step Verification. If you don’t set it up within 7 days, you will be locked out of your account, and need to contact the BC ITS Help Center for assistance (617) 552-HELP (4357).
Given the brevity of these summer courses, it is essential that students come prepared to engage in learning the very first day. To facilitate this, each course has work to complete prior to the first day of class. This generally includes reading and often requires a written essay to be submitted before or on the first day of class.
Pre-course work and first day of class assignments will be posted in the Canvas page for your class.
Activate BC Zoom Account
If you are taking an ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS class, please follow the directions found at the following link to activate and access your BC licensed Zoom account. This is the account you will use to interact with your class this summer. http://cteresources.bc.edu/documentation/zoom/accessing-your-bc-zoom-account/
Please note that all tuition charges must be paid prior to the first class. You can pay your student account through your Agora Portal.
Payment by International Wire Transfer: Boston College has partnered with FLYWIRE to make international tuition payments. For more information, please visit the Student Services website at: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-services/billing-student-accounts/billing.html#make_a_payment.
COURSES FOR CREDIT ($1,262 per credit)
(3 credit courses) 1 course = $3786
(2 credit courses) 1 course = $2524
(1 credit courses) 1 course = $1262
COURSES FOR AUDIT ($631 per audit)
(3 credit courses) 1 course = $1893
(2 credit courses) 1 course = $1262
(1 credit courses) 1 course = $631
ONLINE DROP/ADD: Drop/add must be done prior to the second class meeting for all three-week courses. Drop/Add for the six-week courses must be done prior to the sixth class meeting. Drop/add must be done prior to the second class meeting for the 19th Annotation course and the Post-Master's Certificate course. Donna DeRosa and Melissa Bjorklund will be available before and after class during Sessions I and II to process any drop/add requests. REFUNDS: Students who withdraw from a course before the add/drop deadlines will receive a 100% refund. PLEASE NOTE: Refunds are not available after the posted add/drop deadlines.
Contextual Education is a requirement of the MATM and has two components. In a student'sfirst year they complete the 1 credit course "Introduction to Theological Reflection," which meetsmonthly across both fall and spring semesters. Residential students should register for TMPS7280.01 - Introduction to Theological Reflection (Campus). Hybrid students should registerfor TMPS 7280.02 - Introduction to Theological Reflection (Online).
The second component is the "Contextual Education Internship." For full time students this isusually completed in the last full academic year of the degree program. The experiencecontinues across fall and spring semesters of the second year. It is composed of threeelements: work at a supervised ministry site; theological supervision; and participation in theclassroom component. The classroom component is synchronous for residential students andprimarily asynchronous online for those in the hybrid format. The establishment of internshipministry sites and supervisors must be done prior to the beginning of the experience. Therefore,in the spring semester prior, MATM students must meet one-on-one with Dr. Callid Keefe-Perry,Faculty Director for Contextual Education and Marcia Ryan, Associate Director of SupervisedMinistry. Once students have confirmed they will be enrolling in Contextual Education theyshould register for the appropriate course: residential students should register for TMPS8139.01 - Internship Reflection Group (Campus) and hybrid students for TMPS 8139.02 -Internship Reflection Group (Online). Details about the process for enrolling are here.
SPIRITUAL FORMATION FOR MINISTRY
Summer-only and hybrid M.A. degree students are required to register for Spiritual Formation for the Practice of Ministry. In this one-credit formation process, students gather in small cohort groups for prayer and reflection on central themes of spirituality for ministry in order to cultivate practices for integrating faith, life, and ministry. The process consists of two parts: the weekly cohort and the creation of a personal spiritual formation plan, the components of which may be fulfilled throughout the duration of one’s degree program. Groups meet twice a week for three weeks in session one from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., under the guidance of a trained facilitator. The meeting dates are Tuesday, June 27, Thursday, June 29, Monday, July 3, Thursday, July 6, Monday, July10 and Thursday, July 13. The required Spiritual Formation syllabus and readings are available online. Graded on a pass/fail basis. NOTE: Master’s degree students who live locally and/or who also take courses in the academic year are required to take TMPS7080 in the academic year rather than the summer. Students with questions about this policy should contact Sr. Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J., Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at (617) 552-8447.
All new degree and certificate students are required to take the online academic integrity tutorial in their first summer of study. This tutorial will introduce students to the academic culture at STM and teach students best practices in terms of academic integrity. The associate dean for academic affairs will e-mail all new degree and certificate students with more information as the summer approaches.
These workshops (Part 1 in the fall and Part 2 in the spring) are required of all new degree and certificate students at STM and are a graduation requirement. Students in degree programs with a supervised ministry/Contextual Education requirement need to take them before their placement begins. For students taking face-to-face courses in the academic year at STM, they are offered on two dates each semester; students choose one each semester. For those living at a distance and doing the MA degree in a hybrid fashion, an online section is offered. Please check the fall and spring course listings to register for the appropriate workshop.
The services and collections of the Boston College Theology and Ministry Library (TML), located at 117 Lake Street in the heart of the Brighton campus, support the curricular and research needs of the faculty, students, and staff of the STM. If you plan to spend any time on the campus this summer, the TML staff look forward to meeting you at the library, where appropriate pandemic-related protocols remain in place for staff and user safety. If you plan to do all of your academic work remotely, the library staff can still provide a wide range of services to you in a virtual capacity and have made many vitally important resources in theology available online. The following websites should prove especially helpful.
Main Page of the BC Libraries: https://library.bc.edu
Website for the TML: https://libguides.bc.edu/tml
Theology at TML: https://libguides.bc.edu/theology_tml
BC Libraries Services Update - COVID-19: https://libguides.bc.edu/servicesupdate
All University students, faculty and staff are issued Eagle One Cards through the Office of Student Services in Lyons Hall. Proof of identification must be presented in order to be issued an Eagle One Card. The initial fee is $50 and will automatically be billed to your student account.
The Office of Student Services consolidates the functions of the Registrar's, Financial Aid, Student Employment, Student Accounts, Student Loans, and Credit Collections Offices in order to offer one-stop services for students and families. For more information, visit the Web site at https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/student-services/about/Contact.html.html
Massachusetts State Law requires full-time, part-time, and part-time visa-carrying students to show proof of required immunizations. All information must be submitted 30 days prior to the start of classes. Failure to do so will result in a $85 non-refundable late fee and you will not be able to register for next semester classes. More information about the immunization requirements can be found here.
Boston College has a pay parking system. All individuals using parking at Boston College are required to pay.
Parking permit applications can be found on the Parking and Transportation website. Students may complete the application in advance and then bring a check to Student Services in Lyons Hall on the first day of class to obtain a parking permit. For 2022-2023 the grad student (SGS) rate for the summer is $113. Students who need overnight parking can order the regular summer permit (SUM) for $338 for the Summer or $95/week.
For those students who are staying in on-campus housing, you will receive information about on campus parking for the night that you are checking in.
For those of you driving to campus on the first day of class, please park in the large TML lot on the Brighton Campus. Parking enforcement will be relaxed on Monday, June 26th and July 17th so students can pick up permits at Student Services that afternoon. In order to continue to park on campus, you must purchase your permit at Student Services by the end of that day or pay to park on a daily basis.
Boston College has two Children's Centers ,one on the Chestnut Hill Campus and one on the Brookline Campus, with some Summer Programming options.
The STM Summer Session Housing Application is available at this link and is due by June 7. To apply after June 7, please contact email@example.com.
Due to space restrictions, housing assignments will be granted based on the date we receive your application. Once housing is filled the online application will be closed regardless if the application deadline has not passed.
Please indicate your room preference (single, double, family accommodations, roommate preference) and any specific housing needs in the "comments" section of the summer housing application.
If you have a specific person with whom you want to share your room or apartment, please indicate so on the application form. You may request only a person who is taking the same sessions as you are. Summer Housing is unable to "hold" a space for two weeks until a friend arrives. Conversely, should your roommate/apartment mate leave earlier than you, we will need to fill the bed space with a new student.
Once your Summer Housing Application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Application processing will not begin until learly June. In order for the application to be approved, you must be registered for a course within the applicable session. Students not registered upon submission of a Summer Housing Application will not be approved. To prevent a delay in processing, please register for your courses prior to applying for housing.
All STM Summer students are housed in air conditioned single, double, or family occupancy rooms in Voute Hall or another similar residence hall. Units in Voute Hall are apartment-style with two bedrooms and include a kitchen, a bathroom, and a common room. Each room includes a desk, chair, chest of drawers, and bed for each occupant. No dining plan is available through the University in the Summertime, but the dining halls are open. Students may pay with cash, a card, or with their Eagle ID Dining/Eagle Bucks. Eagle IDs or coins can also be used to pay for the laundry facilities located in Voute Hall. Voute Hall, along with all other buildings at Boston College, is smoke free.
Dishes, pots, pans, glasses, silverware and other utensils are NOT provided. If you wish to use these, you will need to supply them.
Single Accommodation includes a single bedroom in a shared apartment. Double Accommodation includes a shared bedroom in a shared apartment. Each bedroom is furnished with two single beds, two desks, two study chairs, and two dressers. All buildings at Boston College, including the residence halls, are smoke free and during the summer alcohol is not permitted on campus even for those who are of legal drinking age.
A basic linen service is offered to all STM Summer students for $32.50 per person. Each student and family member will receive a supply bag that contains linens, towels, and toilet paper. Trash barrels with liners will also be provided for the suite. All linens must be returned in the supply bag provided when the student checks out.
Residence halls have laundry machines which are coin operated or can be activated by placing funds on your BC ID.
Unfortunately, Summer Housing is not able to house Summer students before or after the session. Due to the limited time available to prepare the halls, no one will be allowed to move into their assignment until the official move-in day.
More summer housing information will be available at https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/residential-life/living-in-bc-housing/summer-housing.html
|Type||Rate/Night/Bed (Air-Conditioning) Voute Hall|
|Student Double Occupancy (2 per bedroom)||$31.50|
|Student Single Occupancy (1 per bedroom)||$62.50|
|Spouse/Family Double Occupancy||$62.50 for the student/per night and $91 per family member/per night
|Spouse/Family Single Occupancy||$62.50 for the student/per night and $117.50 per family member/per night
STM Summer students bringing a spouse or additional family members should register for appropriate accommodations and include the names of each family member they are bringing in the comment section of the application. Rates depend on the number of occupants in a room and students are charged for each occupant. Please note that there are different rates per night for spouses and family members, which are listed in the table above. More summer housing information will be available at https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/residential-life/living-in-bc-housing/summer-housing.html.
Please note: Family occupancy apartments are extremely limited and will be distributed in accordance to need by STM. Family occupancy is designed for Summer students with children. STM participants planning on bringing family members must indicate this on their application and register for an entire two bedroom apartment. Family apartments are only available with space availability due to space restrictions. Please contact the Summer Housing office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering bringing your family.
STM Summer students may check in at the Summer Welcome Center, located at Stayer Hall, 110 St. Thomas More Drive, across from St. Ignatius Church, which is a short walk from Voute Hall. If you are taking a taxi to campus, you may want to have the taxi wait while you check in and drive you to the residence hall. Participants must arrive on the date listed for their course in the above chart. The Welcome Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. Please do not arrive outside these hours, as there will be no staff available to check you in. If you have an international flight that arrives after 1:00 a.m., please email email@example.com to make specific arrangements.
All residents must check out by 11:00 AM on the date of their approved departure at the Summer Welcome Center. Keys and access cards must be returned upon check-out. Keys and access cards that are not returned will result in a charge assessed to the student’s account.
Summer Housing will charge your student account for the number of nights staying on-campus.
14th ANNUAL MARY OF MAGDALA CELEBRATION
Rereading Biblical Women
Thursday, July 20, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Jaime L. Waters, associate professor of Old Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
St. Ignatius Church and Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus *This celebration of the feast of St. Mary Magdalene begins with Mass and lunch, followed by a lecture.
Free of charge
Inspired by diverse traditions and misinterpretations of Mary of Magdala, this presentation embarks on a rereading of select women in the Bible. Several biblical women, such as Hagar, Jezebel, and the Samaritan woman at the well, have been interpreted unfavorably and have been associated with negative attributes. In her presentation, Dr. Jaime L. Waters, associate professor of Old Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, rereads women to offer avenues of interpretation that honor women of the past and inspire readers today.
Sponsored by STM