Dear Boston College Parents:
Fall semester is a few weeks away, and the campus is already humming with activity as we get ready for our students’ late-August arrival. Parent Update aims to keep you informed, and this edition features a roundup of essential dates to remember—from move-in day to Parents’ Weekend. It also highlights some September events your student won’t want to miss, including the annual Student Involvement Fair on September 1 and the September 12 Fall Career and Internship Fair—an annual tradition that drew nearly 2,000 students last year. Our lead story provides details of that event and other on-campus employer recruitment opportunities your son or daughter should prepare for.
Wishing you and your family a restful and safe late summer.
Barbara Jones, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
Recruiters on the Heights: Be prepared
During the 2017–18 academic year, the University will host more than 18 on-campus opportunities for students to meet, greet, and impress employers. And more than 500 recruiters from across the country will visit Boston College to interview students for internships and employment in a range of fields, according to Joseph Du Pont, associate vice president for Student Affairs, Career Services. But in order to take advantage of these opportunities, says Du Pont, students have to prepare. Read more about career planning >>
Settling in on the Heights
A roundup of important early fall dates and events that your student won't want to miss. View key dates >>
Download the Class of 2021 Welcome Week App
A single download, free of charge, gives you access to the complete schedule of events and activities for Boston College’s 2017 Welcome Week. Download the Welcome Week App >>
Getting around Boston College
Wondering how your son or daughter will get from place to place while on the Heights this year? The BC Shuttle transports students between the Newton, Main, and Brighton Campuses. Read more about getting around BC >>
University Health Services on First-Aid Essentials
As you and your student think about packing for move-in day, don’t forget to tuck in a first-aid kit. Read more about first-aid basics and what to have on hand >>
DAYS AND DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
- First-year students: August 23. Find information on Welcome Week here.
- Returning and transfer students: August 25
First day of classes: August 28
Last day to add/drop, declare pass/fail: September 6
Parents' Weekend: September 29–October 1
Coming up at the Career Center:
- Launch: The Career Week for Juniors and Seniors: October 16–21
- Job shadowing program: January 3–9, 2018
- Endeavor: The Liberal Arts Advantage for Sophomores: January 10–12, 2018
Student photos are on display in the Student Affairs suite in Maloney Hall. View photography slideshow.
A senior in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences discusses her internship at the Franklin Park Zoo. View internship video.
A BC undergraduate reflects on her Campus School volunteer experience. View volunteer video.