Dear Fellow Employee:
The strength and vitality that Boston College today enjoys is due in no small part to the many important contributions made by each of its members. Read more.
New Employee Welcome
Welcome and congratulations on joining the BC Community! Here you will find information on benefits, policies, life on campus and beyond! We hope you find this information helpful as you begin your career at Boston College.
Please refer to the New Employee Checklist to help you get started!
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Boston College! As a member of our staff, you are a part of an institution that is proud of its Jesuit heritage and the accomplishments that have made it an outstanding national university. Read more.
New employees are encouraged to take advantage of the many benefits offered to them as a Boston College employee. To learn more, please select a topic of interest below:
• Employee Handbook - information providing all the details you need to know about regarding the various benefits options provided at Boston College.
• Benefits Providers - alphabetized list of the various third-party vendors we work with to provide different benefits.
• Healthy You - series of health management programs designed to help faculty and staff understand, improve, and maintain their health.
• Additional benefits of working at BC - an informal list of some other "benefits" that are available to BC employees.
If you have questions, you may contact the Benefits Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 552-3329.
1. BC Retirement (401K) - BC contributes 8% of your salary
2. Tuition Remission - Opportunity to take classes on campus
3. Fitness Reimbursement ($150) - Visit Harvard Pilgrim, www.harvardpilgrim.org/bostoncollege
4. Cell phone - Let your provider know you are a "BC Employee"
5. MetLaw - Help with legal documents such as a will, power of attorney, estate planning and more
Meet Michael Leone
"BC has so much to offer, both professionally and personally, and as a new staff member at the University, BC 101 was a creative and resourceful way to accelerate my understanding of the many programs and offerings available at BC. I'm now enrolled in the part-time MBA program, and BC 101 played a direct role in the time of this decision. I'm grateful to the many amazing people who shared their insights and experiences as part of this program."
Contact Human Resources
You can contact the Boston College Human Resources department using the information below. We would like to hear from you and welcome your feedback.
Human Resources Departmental Areas
Human Resources Service Center
Office for Institutional Diversity
Top Things To Do On Campus
• Enjoy a specialty coffee and pastry at the Chocolate Bar (Stokes Hall).
• Join the BC Rec Plex and sign up for a spin class, bootcamp or yoga session (Use your complimentary two week pass from Orientation).
• Visit Bapst on main campus, home of the Bapst and Burns libraries. While you are there, walk the 9/11 Memorial Labyrinth located on the Burns library lawn.
• Celebrate the arts by joining students, faculty and staff at the annual Arts Festival.
• Walk over to McMullen Museum on Brighton campus during open hours to see the latest collection or sign up for a Yoga class at the museum through the Healthy You program.
• Volunteer your time - tutor a struggling student, sign up for an immersion trip to Nicaragua or visit a food pantry in Boston.
• View the University Events calendar for upcoming speakers, seminars, trainings and more.
• Attend mass at St. Ignatius (main campus), Trinity chapel (Newton campus) or attend other multi-faith offerings across campus.
• Attend a BC athletic event such as the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day football game held in the fall.
• Visit O’Neill Library to request museum passes to the Museum of Fine Arts, Gardner Museum or access free audio/e-books.
• Join a campus tour offered through the Undergraduate Admissions office in Devlin Hall (no sign-up necessary).
• Buy a BC sweatshirt at the BC Bookstore (located in McElroy Commons and the first floor in Maloney Hall) using your employee discount.
• After you join a team for Walk Across Campus (Healthy You) and get your free Fitbit, take a walk around the Chestnut Hill reservoir (1.5 miles).
• Have a meal with a colleague at one of the 5 main campus dining halls including the Faculty Dining Room located in McElroy Commons.
• If you have a meeting on Brighton campus, take a ride on the Shuttle Bus.
The Office of Employee Development (OED) strives to foster a workforce dedicated to performance excellence, mutual respect, diversity, and the well-being of all members of the community in the Catholic Jesuit tradition.
As part of your first year at the University we would like to invite you to BC 101 which is a series of sessions to introduce you to various areas across campus and present information on the University culture and community.
BC 101 is a great opportunity to hear from University leaders about their areas and provide you with a chance to network with other new employees across campus.
Welcoming…Respectful…Fosters Engaging Dialogue
Human Resources and the Office for Institutional Diversity are committed to working with others across campus to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce reflective of the community we serve. Our commitment begins with ensuring everyone feels welcomed and respected, as we foster dialogue across campus.
Boston College is committed to building and preserving a community where people can work together, free from offensive, intimidating or hostile behavior. We are providing online training on Title IX and Discriminatory Harassment to all employees to improve how we interact and show respect for one another, as well as, within the larger BC Community. As a new employee you will have received an email asking you to complete this training and we strongly encourage you to complete that training within 60 days.
We welcome you to our community and hope you take a moment to learn more about our affinity groups and our diversity and inclusion programming and initiatives. If you have any questions about the Office for Institutional Diversity please contact us.
BC Technology Essentials
The IT department provides numerous services such as your BC email, phone, voicemail and access to the eduroam wireless network.
Learn about BC Technology Essentials
We offer training for core business and office software.
View the IT Training Calendar
Need Tech Help?
View the Tech Help Contacts
Collaboration. Continuous Improvement. Innovation.
People. Service. Transparency.
The following offerings are some ways you can participate in the HEALTHY YOU initiative:
• Campus Recreation: Want to get fit, maintain a healthy weight, and have fun doing it? Campus Recreation is here to support you as you move toward a healthier, more active lifestyle. Please visit www.bc.edu/rec to learn more!
• Walk Across Campus: Each semester you can participate in a two-month HEALTHY YOU walking competition using the Fitbit step tracker.
• Lunch & Learns: Attend lunchtime seminars that span topics from healthy eating to living a value driven life all offered during the lunch hour.
• Eldercare Information Programs: In these sessions, a panel of industry experts will provide current information, customized resource materials, and time for Q&A on topics that can help you manage caregiving issues.
• Mindfulness and Meditation: Programs designed specifically to fit your busy life so that you can learn how to take time to focus your attention and awareness on daily activities and reflect on this specific focus.
These programs and more change semester to semester and are offered complimentary to all benefits eligible faculty and staff as part of the HEALTHY YOU initiative.
• Tuition Remission - If you would like to learn more about tuition remission, visit BC Benefits to learn how you take advantage of this opportunity.
• Certificate Program - The Woods College of Advancing Studies, the 4th oldest school at Boston College, offers flexible undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, with classes on the evenings, weekends, and online/hybrid. Certificate programs include Project Management, Human Resources, Executive Leadership, Information Technology, and Corporate Communications. Most can be completed in 4-6 courses. More information can be found at bc.edu/woods.
• Center for Teaching Excellence - The Boston College Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) supports faculty in creating engaging and inclusive learning environments for their students. The CTE provides programming and resources designed specifically for new faculty, including teaching-related sessions at the New Faculty Orientation (convened by the Office of the Provost), the Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching, and the FAQ for New Faculty web page. The CTE also offers a variety of programs for all faculty such as our Back-to-School workshops at the beginning of each semester, periodic Pedagogy Reading Groups, year-long Faculty Cohorts on Teaching, and the annual Excellence in Teaching Day. For more information on any of these CTE programs, go to bc.edu/cte.
• Boston Consortium – Facilitates communities of practice, dialogue, innovation, shared effort, and learning between and amount its member schools. They offer special workshops throughout the year. For more information visit, http://www.boston-consortium.org/.
• Local associations/listservs - ask your manager if there are any associations/listservs that are specific to your area
• Development opportunities - on and off campus, please visit Employee Development’s page for additional learning resources.
Meet Marcela Norton
Employee Relations Officer, Dining Services
Diversity and Inclusion
Boston College is committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community. Our commitment begins with ensuring everyone feels welcomed and respected, as we foster dialogue across campus.
Below are a few key programs we believe you should be aware of as you begin your position here at Boston College:
• Title IX/Discriminatory Harassment on-line training for new hires (New employees will receive an invitation to complete this training online. Any questions, please contact Judy Ferres at email@example.com)
We welcome you to our community and hope you take a moment to learn about the above programs and the Office for Institutional Diversity’s other diversity and inclusion programming and initiatives. If you have any questions about the Office for Institutional Diversity please contact us.
New to Boston
New to the area? Below you will find information about Boston, the surrounding areas and exploring New England! We've provided helpful links about housing, parking, city life, and the best way to navigate and enjoy your time in the area.
• Boston.com - for local news and stories
• Top 10 things to do in Boston - Plan a visit to Boston
• Guides for living in Boston – from buying a home to getting around to getting involved
• Exploring the city - Learn about the Boston neighborhoods and the surrounding towns
• Explore Massachusetts - Looking to get out of the city? Explore Massachusetts and all it has to offer
Meet Vaughn Williams
"I love being back at the Heights and living right outside of Boston. First thing I had to do was get to Fenway Park and watch the Red Sox. Also made sure that I headed down to the the Charles River in the early evening and walked over to Harvard Square. And lastly, the joy of coming back to Boston is eating one of my favorite foods, lobster. After taking the commuter rail down to South Station, I walked over to one of my favorite lobster places the Barking Crab near Seaport."
For All Employees