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Spring 2016 Parent Newsletter


Dear Boston College Parents:

As spring semester draws to a close, Parent Update highlights campus resources that help students manage the crush of finals. This edition also features another top concern of many students and parents this spring: responding to that first job offer. We turn to Joe Du Pont, associate vice president and director of the Boston College Career Center, for his advice.
With all good wishes to you and your student and warmest congratulations to parents of graduating seniors.

Ever to excel,

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


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The Finals Stretch: Surviving the end-of-semester crush

With the end of spring semester fast approaching—study days are May 6–9 and exams follow May 10–17—Parent Update highlights an eclectic and growing mix of University-sponsored programs put in place in recent years to help students sharpen their study skills and lighten their moods during finals. READ MORE>>

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Negotiating the offer: Advice from the Career Center's Joe Du Pont
With graduation upon us, Parent Update asked Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Career Services Joe Du Pont to share his advice for students seeking job offers. And while his tips are especially timely for graduating seniors, they’re of interest to any undergraduate who will one day pursue that first job offer. READ MORE>>

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Your Eagle is headed home this summer
BC psychologist Thomas P. McGuinness suggests ways to help you make the best of your student’s return home. READ MORE>>

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In your travels: Five Greater Boston tourist favorites
If you're travels bring you to campus this spring, consider making time for one or more of these perennial tourist favorites. READ MORE>>

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Final exams:
May 10–17
First day of summer classes: May 17
Commencement: Monday, May 23, 2016
Learn more about 2016 Commencement events and activities

End of year move-out
Underclassmen must check out of resident housing by Tuesday, May 17. Senior residents are required to check out Monday, May 23. Please consult our end of year move-out page for important dates and information.
View more class-specific dates and deadlines >>

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Sports authority

More than 140 undergraduates turned out for the student-organized Sports Business Networking Night. VIEW HERE>>

faculty abroad

BC faculty members explore culture and collaboration in Turkey. VIEW HERE>>


Christopher Vu ’17 plays Debussy to accompany scenes from Boston College after dark. VIEW HERE>>

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