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International Student Orientation

Information for 2017

Orientation is required for all freshman undergraduates and exchange students. It is strongly recommended for all new graduate international students.


Dates for Orientation: For undergrad and exchange students, the dates for Orientation will be Tuesday, August 22nd until Thursday, August 24th. Orientation for all new graduate students will be Wednesday, August 23rd.


For more details about Orientation, please click here.

(Please keep in: this schedule is subject to change)


Undergraduate/Exchange Students - Orientation Sign-Up  

Graduate Students - Orientation Sign-Up


To attend the Sunset Boat Cruise, please click the link below to pay. Freshmen CANNOT attend the Boat Cruise, due to mandatory events for Welcome Week.

Pay for Orientation Boat Cruise here: (freshmen CANNOT attend. Do NOT click on UPS document; click on Sunset Boat Cruise: $18.00)


If you are having problems signing up for orientation please contact our office at



It is strongly recommended by students who have participated in the program in the past, and by our office, that you make every effort to attend. This orientation will supplement your other orientations (Freshman, Exchange and Graduate Orientations). It is designed to allow you to meet both American and other international students, and to provide you with useful information about Boston College and the facts you should know as an international student in the United States. If you have questions, please contact us at