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Parent Update Winter 2017

Dear Boston College Parents:

Spring semester is well underway, and finals and summer transitions are fast approaching. For seniors, commencement and post-college life await. For upperclassmen, summer may bring a new internship, research project, summer job, and some downtime. In this issue of Parent Update, Joe Du Pont, associate vice president and director of the Boston College Career Center, offers advice on how you can encourage your student’s career exploration efforts during the warm-weather months. Meanwhile, our “Rites of Spring” feature offers a sampling of beloved spring rituals on the Heights.  

I wish you and your student all the best, and extend my warmest congratulations to parents of graduating seniors.

Ever to Excel,

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


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Advice from a pro: How to help your Eagle’s career search this summer

As a parent, you play an important role in your student’s career exploration. BC Career Center Director Joe Du Pont offers some essential tips on helping your student use the summer months wisely to explore interests and skills, gain experience, and make useful connections. Read suggestions of what you can do to help >>


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Rites of spring: Beloved rituals on the Heights

Springtime is peak season for dance, music, theater, art, and other student traditions. Read more about favorite spring events and yearly rituals >>


For future Jesuits: Loyola House

A residential program for male Boston College students considering a vocation within the Society of Jesus, Loyola House offers opportunities for prayer, service, contemplation, and conversation with peers and Jesuits. Read more about Loyola House >>

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Effective June 1: New housing cancellation policy aims to decrease housing waitlists

All students who registered for room selection received notification of the new policy in March. Read more about the new policy >>

Get Ready


Coming up at the Career Center:

Final exams: May 10–17

First day of summer classes: May 17

Commencement: Monday, May 22, 2017
Learn more about 2017 Commencement events and activities

End of year move-out
Underclassmen must check out of resident housing by May 17. Senior residents are required to check out 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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Students turn out for Art After Dark, a special, pre-opening celebration of “Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic,” the McMullen Museum of Art’s newest exhibit. View art opening video

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A Lynch School of Education junior talks about her marketing internship at FableVision Studios. View internship video

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Some 500 students took part during spring break this year in “Appa,” BC’s Appalachia service trip, fanning out to 40 different cities and towns to help with community service projects. View service video

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