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Fall 2016 Parent Newsletter

Dear Boston College Parents:

Fall is here, but summer remains top of mind in our lead story, which introduces Boston College’s Summer Programs Abroad. That’s because enrollment begins October 15 for 2017’s intensive, month-long summer sessions. This newsletter also highlights University Health Services in its new location—the Thomas More Apartments—located at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue.

Wishing you and your student continuing success this fall.

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

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Contemplative spaces: Summer study abroad

Each year, some 300 students enroll in one of the Office of International Programs’ month-long, faculty-designed and led summer courses abroad. Launched in 2001, the summer program offers an international complement to any field of study, and an immersive, if brief, test run for those unsure about spending a full semester abroad. It is an opportunity every student should at least consider. Read more about summer study abroad>>

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University Health Services finds a new home
University Health Services moved in late June from Cushing Hall to its new location in the Thomas More Apartments, the recently completed residence hall at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue. The entrance to the 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is on St. Thomas More Road. Read more about UHS's new home>>

Get Ready Section

Parents of seniors, don’t forget to make your Commencement travel and lodging plans and remind your senior to schedule their senior-class photo for the Sub Turri yearbook.

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


Hispanic Heritage Month closing ceremony: October 14

Undergraduate student advising for spring semester is underway

Spring semester course registration begins November 11

Thanksgiving holiday: November 23–25

Last day to officially withdraw from a course or from the University: November 28

Study days: December 12–13

Final exams: December 14–21

Holiday break: December 22–January 16

View more class-specific dates and deadlines >>

Class of 2020 on Alumni Field

Students move into the Thomas More Apartments, Boston College’s newest residence hall. VIEW MOVE-IN SLIDESHOW>>

Welcome Home

A new year gets underway on the Heights. VIEW WELCOME HOME VIDEO>>


The 2016–17 Lowell Humanities Series offers an impressive fall lineup that includes talks by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Roz Chast, and Jeffrey Sachs, among others. VIEW LOWELL HUMANITIES SERIES SCHEDULE>>

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