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Parent with his student


This section of the is designed to help parents better support and guide their son or daughter throughout their educational journey at Boston College. These pages are meant to act as a resource to answer questions, identify contact information and campus resources, and to garner helpful suggestions for working with a student as they transition to campus life.

The college years are an exciting time for students; however, they also pose challenges along the way. The Office of Residential Life values its partnership with parents and works to to maintain healthy living environments that allow students to flourish, both academically and socially.

While the staff in Residential Life are always available to talk with parents, students are first encouraged to discuss any concerns or questions with their Resident Assistant or Resident Director. This protocol encourages students to develop confidence in their new surroundings and helps familiarize them with residential living expectations.


Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs: Parent Resources Website