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Parent Update winter 2016

Dear Boston College Parents:

Welcome to the winter edition of Parent Update.

This issue features the Lowell Humanities Series, which brings some of the country’s most prominent writers, scholars, and artists to Boston College each year. It also takes you “behind the scenes” at the Robsham Theater Arts Center during the making of our fall musical Carousel.

With all good wishes to you and your student in the new year.


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

lowell humanities

Lowell Humanities Series: A showcase for authors, artists, and intellectuals brings the humanities to life

Boston College’s high-profile cultural series draws “the best and brightest” to campus for lectures, readings, and interactions with students.  READ MORE>>


Be Informed

Behind the curtain: The making of Carousel
On opening night of Carousel, it all looked effortless: the lights dimmed, the curtain parted to reveal a bright fairground, and the clock slid back a century and a half, transporting the audience. Some 70 students and a team of professionals spent two months making that theater magic happen. READ MORE>>


New residence halls in fall 2016
Rising juniors and seniors will have more housing choices this fall, when residence halls open at 2000 and 2150 Commonwealth Ave. READ MORE>>

Get Ready

Commencement is Monday, May 23, 2016

Be sure to make travel and lodging plans for Commencement 2016. You can find lodging information on our hotel accommodations webpage.

The last date for students graduating in May 2016 to verify their diploma names online: January 27

Coming up soon at the Career Center  

Applications accepted for fall room selection: February 1, view more information on room selection

Spring vacation: March 7–11

Undergraduate student advising for fall semester begins: March 17

Fall semester course registration begins: April 14

Last day to officially withdraw from a course or from the University: April 19

Study days: May 6–9

Final exams: May 10–17

View more class-specific dates and deadlines >>

Second Photo Feature

Aspiring student entrepreneurs bring their best ideas before alumni judges. VIEW VIDEO>>

sound check

Artist-in-residence Ronan Tynan, one of the three Irish Tenors, teaches a master class in Gasson 100. VIEW VIDEO>>

fall in review

A look back at fall on the Heights. VIEW VIDEO>>

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