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Student Formation and the AHANA Community

Boston College students are known for their involvement in extracurricular activities, and lead and participate in more than 200 on-campus student clubs and organizations, including: student government, honor societies, cultural groups, religious and non-profit organizations, political causes, preprofessional preparation, academic interest groups, and volunteer and service learning initiatives around the globe.

Service is a core ideal of Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic heritage—more than 80 percent of all undergraduates volunteer by graduation. BC’s most popular service learning program is the PULSE Program, an academic course combining the study of theology and philosophy with a weekly service commitment.

Retreats give students a chance for reflection in their busy academic schedule. Two of the most popular retreats are “48 Hours,” a weekend experience for first-year students interested in learning about the many intellectual, social, and spiritual resources at BC, and “Halftime,” a three-day retreat that helps sophomores and juniors reflect on their experiences at college and explore where their talents may take them.

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