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Dear Boston College Parents:

It's my pleasure to share the winter edition of Parent Update, our e-newsletter that aims to keep you up-to-date and informed about undergraduate life at Boston College.

Our spring semester is off to a strong start, and while the mercury may be dipping, our students find myriad ways to make the most of winter months. With this in mind, we hope you'll enjoy our features on the performing arts and undergraduate research at the Heights.

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

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Showtime: Winter rehearsals reap spring rewards

As winter settles in, the Boston College campus appears to quiet down. The sites and sounds of frisbees on the quad and football games give way to hot cocoa-making and study sessions. Sports move indoors. But inside the walls of residence halls, rehearsal rooms, and studios across campus, feet are flying across dance floors, actors are practicing on-stage swordplay, and instruments and voices are harmonizing.  READ MORE about Boston College's student performing arts groups  >>


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Explorations: Research enriches the undergrad experience
This year, more than 300 undergraduates are pursuing faculty-led and independent research projects at Boston College. READ MORE about undergraduate student research at Boston College >>

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Calendar check: New board keeps tabs on popular programs on campus and off
The recently formed Campus Activities Board (CAB) coordinates the planning and scheduling of on-and off-campus events from concerts to swing dance lessons. READ MORE about on- and off-campus activities >>

Get ready section

It’s that time of year; please advise your student to schedule a flu shot

Commencement is Monday, May 18, 2015

If you haven’t booked your travel and lodging plans for Commencement, we urge you to do so now. For lodging information, visit our accommodations webpage.

Last date for all students who plan to graduate in May 2015 to verify their diploma names online: January 21

Last date for undergraduates to drop/add or declare a course pass/fail online: January 21

The Career Center’s undergraduate Internship Fair: January 22–23

Spring break: March 2–6

Fall semester course registration begins on April 9

View more class-specific dates and deadlines

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Students in the fall semester Theater Skills: Stage Combat class get ready for Honor, Shame, and Violence: A Shakespeare Anthology Project on stage in late January.

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Boston College launched an exclusive LinkedIn group for students and alumni. READ MORE >>

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A look at scenes from your student’s fall semester on the Heights. VIEW VIDEOS >>

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