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WHAT IS 48hours?

48hours is an opportunity to step off campus for a weekend, hear personal narratives from Juniors and Seniors about their experience transitioning to BC, and gain some perspective about your first year.

Your First Year

To help you negotiate this important crossroad, Boston College has established 48hours as a first-year enhancement program. Every year, almost a third of the first-year class participate in a 48hours weekend. The overwhelming assessment of 48hours from past participants was that it gave them a realistic and candid look at both the possibilities and challenges that Boston College poses for its newest members.

48hours will offer you opportunities to:

  • Reflect on your college experience
  • Determine new ways to capitalize on your college experience
  • Meet new friends and mentors
  • Relax and have fun away from campus

Where is 48hours held?

48hours is held at an off-campus location full of New England charm. You will be with over one hundred of your classmates from both Newton and Upper campuses.


How can alumni and friends of BC help? Recently, Boston College's Development Office has made it possible for alumni and other BC supporters to earmark all or part of their donations to Boston College specifically for 48hours. These donations have helped immensely. For example, they have made it possible to hire a much needed intern and, more importantly, to offer scholarships to students with financial need. Donations to 48hours can be made through the image below.

Donate online button: For BC. For Eagles, For Others.