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BC Student Affairs Parent Update Fall 2014

Dear Boston College Parents:

It's my pleasure to share the fall edition of Parent Update, our e-newsletter that aims to keep you up-to-date and informed about undergraduate life at Boston College.

The leaves are falling on campus, a sure sign that final exams are fast approaching. With this in mind, we hope you'll enjoy our features on the O'Neill Library and staying well on the Heights.


Barbara Jones, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs

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More than Words: Students Check Out a Host of New O’Neill Library Services    

Gate counts at the O’Neill Library have more than doubled to 1.4 million students each year during the past five years, and Boston College’s main library has evolved into a destination: a multi-service hub designed for a generation raised on the Apple Store and bookstore cafés, and a place that integrates students’ technology and social needs with serious scholarship. Read more about what the University's eight campus libraries offer >>


Be informed section
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Staying Healthy on the Heights: Students Share Their Advice

The singular stresses of college life can make even the most focused undergraduates feel overwhelmed. Some tips on physical, emotional, and social well-being, and making reasoned choices. READ MORE about staying well on campus >>

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New Boston College Mobile Preparedness App

This fall, Boston College introduced In Case of Crisis, a customized mobile application that makes all of BC’s emergency information available on a single platform. This free app provides an emergency reference guide that, once downloaded to a mobile phone, does not depend on Internet access. READ MORE about downloading this app and the University’s campus preparedness and emergency information >>


Get ready section

It’s that season again, please advise your student to schedule a flu shot

Parents of seniors, don’t forget to make your Commencement travel and lodging plans

Career Center application deadline for its one-day job-shadowing program: November 2

Undergraduate student advising for spring semester is underway

Spring semester course registration begins November 14

Thanksgiving holiday: November 26–28

Last day to officially withdraw from a course or from the University: December 1

Study days: December 11–12

Final exams: December 13–December 20

Holiday break: December 21–January 11

View here for more class-specific dates and deadlines >>

Class of 2018
working it section

Follow three seniors as they navigate this year’s Boston College Career Fair. The Career Center’s signature fall event drew 1,800 undergraduates and 130 recruiters. VIEW HERE>>

on your mark section

The Class of 2018 posed on Alumni Field during Welcome Week. The BC Screaming Eagles Marching Band, skilled in upbeat field formations, helped organize 
the event. VIEW HERE>>

pop quiz section

During Parents’ Weekend, Boston College Magazine’s Zachary Jason ’11 interviewed parents, grandparents, and offspring about students’ first four weeks of independence and empty nests. VIEW HERE>>

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Maloney Hall, 21 Campanella Way, Suite 412, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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