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Spring 2018 Parent Newsletter

Dear Boston College Parents:

The close of an exceptionally wintry spring semester here in the Boston area brings with it final exams, summer transitions and, for seniors, the excitement of Commencement, as well as thoughts about post-college life. Our lead story showcases the resources and services that are available to our students and young alumni through our Career Center. This issue of Parent Update also highlights eight Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences (MCA&S) alumni mentors as they reflect on how their own liberal arts education prepared them for the professional world. As always, I wish you and your student all the best, and extend my warmest congratulations to parents of graduating seniors.

As always, 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

Career Services

Career Center serves new grads, young alums

Springtime of senior year can be a challenging time for students whose plans are uncertain—and for their parents. Fortunately, the Boston College Career Center offers a rich array of resources for recent graduates and new alumni as well as current students. Learn more >>


Be Informed

From Hogwarts to the Heights

“Special Delivery,” a Harry Potter-themed video welcoming the Class of 2022 to Boston College,  attracted more than 230,000 viewers and 18,700-plus reactions on Facebook alone. View the backstory >>


What’s best about the liberal arts? Alumni reflect

Eight MCA&S alumni who took part in a recent Endeavor program share thoughts on how their undergraduate liberal arts educations prepared them for their professional careers.  Meet them here >>


Get Ready

Study days: May 4–7

Final exams: May 8–15

First summer session begins: May 15

Commencement: Monday, May 21

Learn more about 2018 Commencement events and activities


Underclassmen must check out of resident housing by Tuesday, May 15. Senior residents are required to check out on Monday, May 21. Please consult our end-of-year move-out page for important dates and information.

Last day to receive full refund after withdrawing from fall housing: May 31  

View more class-specific dates and deadlines >>



Five of BC’s finest women hockey players brought home gold medals from the 2018 Olympic Games after the U.S. Women’s National Team topped Canada, 3-2. Read about the game >>


Ten standout student vocalists raised their voices at the 14th annual Sing It to the Heights Competition, Boston College’s American Idol-inspired singing contest. Read more and view a slideshow >>



Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta, the highest-ranking African American bishop in the U.S., will address graduates and receive an honorary degree at Boston College’s May 21, 2018, Commencement. Read more about Archbishop Gregory >>  

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