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BC 101

Introduction to the University culture and community


Welcome to Boston College!

As part of your first year at the University, the Office of Employee Development would like to invite you to a series of programs (BC 101) to introduce you to various areas across campus and provide you with information on the University culture and community.

BC 101 is a great opportunity to hear from University leaders about their areas and to provide you with a chance to network with colleagues from across campus. This program is intended as an introduction to the BC community for recently hired employees.

Click here to register for our upcoming sessions!





Ignatian Tradition    
Casey Beaumier, S.J., Director, Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies, shares the story of the origins of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and speaks to the primary characteristics of the Jesuit order including being attentive to those moments which bring us joy is a way to live the “good life.” He also explains additional concepts of the Ignatian charism including the Spiritual Exercises and Discernment and Indifference.                                                   

September 24th
10 to 11:00 a.m. 

Theology and Ministry Library, Room 112 - Brighton Campus                                   

University Master Plan Michael Lochhead, Executive Vice President, discusses his role and responsibilities as Executive Vice President,  as well as the organizational structure at Boston College.  Mr. Lochhead will focus on the University’s Master Plan (building program) and the University’s goals and upcoming initiatives including new projects and renovations.


October 10th
10 to 11:00 a.m.

Walsh Hall Function Room

Executive Leadership David Trainor, Vice President of Human Resources, explains how decisions are made at the executive level including the interactions among the Board of Trustees, executives and vice presidents. For instance, if you are new to higher education, you might not know what a Provost does. Mr. Trainor will explain the responsibilities of the Provost and how the academic world interacts and works with the administration.

November 7th
10 to 11:00 a.m.

Walsh Hall Function Room 

HR - How Can We Help?
We will introduce you to the different areas of Human Resources and describe how we be of assistance to you during the first year of employment and beyond. From professional development opportunities to numerous benefits, there are a range of services available to you when you become a member of the BC community. We will present a sampling of these opportunities and be available for any questions.

December 4th
11 to 12:00 p.m.

Walsh Hall Function Room

Student Life This session provides an overview of the Division of Student Affairs, student life, and student culture at Boston College. The presentation discusses who our students are, what they are involved with, and the resources available on campus to support them. TBD
Campus Life: Building an Inclusive Community You are now a BC employee but how do you become a member of the BC community? We want you to know about the many opportunities across campus regarding campus life, professional development, spiritual life and events for the whole family. It can be overwhelming to start a new job and we want to help you feel like part of the community by exposing you to events throughout the year and how you find out about those opportunities. TBD
Auxiliary Services This session will provide the participant with an overview of the service and revenue departments that compose this multi-faceted finance and business sector grouped together under Auxiliary Services. These are campus operations that students, faculty and staff commonly interface with as part of everyday life on this active university campus community. Learn who, what, why, where and when about operational units that include campus businesses such as: bookstore, dining services, catering, concessions, transportation & parking, event management, print services, and more.


Information Technology Services Technology is ever-present and constantly changing in our lives, both on campus and at home. This presentation will discuss this evolution, and how the Information Technology Services division has developed a mission and strategy to serve the Boston College community.


Academic Affairs This session begins with an overview of the Provost’s Office organizational structure, including the four Vice Provosts’ areas. It also shows the ways in which the Provost’s Office and its various initiatives support faculty research, teaching, hiring, and professional development, as well as graduate and undergraduate student programs. Statistics on faculty trends over the last few years are discussed.


Facilities Management
This session will review the organizational structure of the Facilities Management team and the operational challenges they face including details about the campus master plan and project planning. Learn more about how the campus will be growing and developing over the coming years.


Athletics Learn more about the Athletics division and how it supports the mission of Boston College. This session provide information on the Athletics program and what the Rec Plex has to offer you as a BC employee.


University Advancement This session will highlight the overall mission of the University Advancement Division which includes the Boston College Alumni Association as well as all of its fundraising units.  We will highlight both the art and science of engaging our alumni, parents and friends around the life of the university and its future, and we will discuss the various intersections of our work with students, faculty and staff across the university.