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BC Student Affairs Parent Update Spring 2015 Banner

Dear Boston College Parents:

With finals underway and Commencement just a few weeks ahead, our students are getting ready for summer transitions—moving back home, beginning a new internship, or seeking or starting a full-time job. Our spring newsletter offers career advice to undergraduates and young alumni on building and leveraging their Boston College networks, an introduction to our new dean of students, and expert advice for parents of Eagles returning home this summer.


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

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Work it: Building a career begins on campus

This summer, Ryan Michelle Western ’15 will start a full-time job as a recruiter for the IT staffing agency Insight Global—the outcome of a career search she began as a freshman at Boston College’s Career Fair. The communication major credits a whole network of mentors for helping her go from “having no idea what to do with my life,” as she puts it, to confidently launching her career. READ MORE about career planning and networking at Boston College >>


Be Informed Section

Meet Tom Mogan: Boston College's New Dean of Students
Thomas A. Mogan talks about his new role as associate vice president and dean of students and his plans to make his office “a central resource for all student concerns.”  READ MORE about Dean Mogan >>





Smooth landings: Your Eagle's summer return
Thomas P. McGuinness, a psychologist who’s been counseling Boston College students for 26 years, offers suggestions to help you make the best of your student’s return home.  READ MORE from Dr. McGuinness >>

Get ready section

Final exams take place May 5–12

First day of summer classes: May 12

Commencement is Monday, May 18, 2015

Learn more about events and activities leading up to our 2015 Commencement exercises

End of year move-out
Underclassmen must check out of resident housing by Tuesday, May 12. Senior residents are required to check out Monday, May 18. Please consult our end of year move-out page for all important dates and information.

View more class-specific dates and deadlines


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Resilience Matters

Alex Lickerman, M.D., assistant vice president of Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago and author on helping college-aged students develop resilience.  VIEW VIDEO HERE >>

Spring Scenes

Warmer weather was particularly welcome this year.  VIEW VIDEO HERE >>

Student leaders

Meet our 2015 leadership award winners. VIEW VIDEOS HERE >>

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