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Parent Update Summer 2014

Dear Boston College Parents:

Welcome to the summer edition of Parent Update, a Division of Student Affairs newsletter designed to keep you informed and up-to-date about undergraduate life at Boston College.

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students to the Heights for a rewarding and productive academic year!


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

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On the move: New Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center opens its doors

Since her freshman year, Patience Marks ’15 has called the Office of AHANA Student Programs her “home away from home.” When Marks and her fellow students return to campus this fall though, they’ll find that Boston College’s hub for multicultural programs and services has moved from its longtime offices at 72 College Road to Maloney Hall, where it will now be known as the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center.
READ MORE about the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center >>

Be Informed Section
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Great beginnings: Six tips to jump-start your student's new year
The annual autumn migration from home to the Heights can induce stress and instigate anxious moments for undergraduates as well as their parents. READ MORE and view a sampling of undergraduate bucket lists >>

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Here and back: Getting around Boston College
Wondering how your son or daughter will get around the Heights this fall? The Boston College Shuttle transports students between Newton and the Main Campus and to the Brighton Campus. READ MORE about getting around campus >>


Get Ready Section


First-year students move in on August 27, 2014. Find information on Welcome Week here.

Returning and transfer students move in on August 29, 2014.

Classes begin on September 2, 2014.

The Student Involvement Fair is September 5, 2014.

The last day to add/drop, declare pass/fail is September 10, 2014.

The Boston College Career Fair is September 18, 2014.

The annual student health and wellness fair, Healthapalooza, is September 22, 2014.

Parents' Weekend is September 26–28, 2014.

View here for more class-specific dates and deadlines


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Writing Funny Section

English major Tracey Wigfield ’05, a TV writer and producer who shared an Emmy Award with Tina Fey for the final episode of 30 Rock, talks about comedy and her career. View Wigfield video >>

Unmasking History Section

History Professor Heather Cox Richardson’s students plumbed the Burns Library comic book collection archive—one of the country’s largest—to explore mid-twentieth century American values. View Richardson video ≥≥

Get Involved Section

A 60-second look at scores of clubs and organizations on display at the annual Student Involvement Fair. View Student Involvement video >>

Link to Student Affairs at the BC Beat
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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
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