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Dear Boston College Parents:

Welcome to the fall edition of Parent Update, a Division of Student Affairs quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed about undergraduate life at Boston College.

This edition introduces you to Endeavor, a new career exploration program for Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences (MCA&S) sophomores launching in January. It also features “on the scene” coverage of Boston College EMS, an entirely student-run emergency medical service.

I wish you and your student continued success this fall.


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

endeavor program

Introducing Endeavor: The liberal arts advantage for sophomores

Boston College is set to launch “Endeavor: The Liberal Arts Advantage for Sophomores,” a two-day career exploration program that will take place January 14 and 15 (the last two days of winter break).  READ MORE>>


Be Informed Section
bc ems vehicle

Helping Hands: Boston College Emergency Medical Services

It’s training time for BCEMS, an entirely student-run medical service that provides basic life support and other treatment at hundreds of campus events each year. READ MORE>>

House call visit


House Calls: Reaching out to first-year students
Faculty and administrators drop by first-year residence halls. READ MORE>>

Get ready section

’Tis the season for your student to get a flu shot

Career Center deadlines:
For one-day job-shadowing program: November 15
For Career and Internship Connections: November 30
For Endeavor: The Liberal Arts Advantage for Sophomores: December 1

Undergraduate student advising for spring semester is underway

Spring semester course registration begins November 14

Thanksgiving holiday: November 25–27

Last day to officially withdraw from a course or from the University: November 30

Study days: December 10–11

Final exams: December 12–19

Holiday break: December 20–January 18

Parents of seniors: Be sure to make travel and lodging plans for Commencement 2016 if you haven’t already done so. And please remind your student to schedule a senior-year photo for the Sub Turri yearbook.

View more class-specific dates and deadlines >>


student involvement fair

climate change

Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson spoke at “Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change,” a four-day, interdisciplinary conference inspired by Pope Francis’s recent encyclical. VIEW HERE>>

Together again

Parents and students reunite during Parents' Weekend. VIEW HERE>>

the journey

A Boston College education is a journey. VIEW HERE>>

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