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Parent Update Winter 2017

Dear Boston College Parents:

Spring semester is off to a busy start, and our students are settling into new routines. They’re also fast discovering campus spaces that offer warm alternatives to cold winter days. One terrific option is Boston College’s recently relocated and renovated McMullen Museum of Art, which we profile here. Our winter edition also offers a guide to the University’s off-campus housing resources, and more.

On behalf of my colleagues in Student Affairs, I wish you and your student all the best in the semester ahead.


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

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New space, wide embrace: The McMullen Museum of Art reaches out to students

On a warm evening in early September, hundreds of students turned out for a private party celebrating Boston College’s McMullen Museum in its new home. The evening was the first in a series designed to encourage undergraduates to make the museum their own. Read more about programs and opportunities at the McMullen >>


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A guide to your student’s year of living off campus
During any semester, some 65 percent of juniors live off campus in nearby Newton, Brighton, and Brookline. Read more about University resources for students living off-campus >>


Campus Activities Board: Spring events
An appearance by electronic dance music producer and DJ Marshmello and a weekend ski trip are among events the Campus Activities Board (CAB) has planned. Read more about CAB events >>


25 Years 4Boston
One of Boston College’s oldest and largest student service organizations, 4Boston, marks a milestone. Read more about 4Boston >> 

Get Ready

Commencement is Monday, May 22, 2017

Be sure to make travel and lodging plans for Commencement 2017You can find lodging information on our hotel accommodations webpage.

Deadline for students graduating in May 2017 to verify their diploma names online: January 25

Career Center events to note

Applications accepted for fall room selection: January 30–February 10, view more information on room selection

Spring vacation: March 6–11

Undergraduate student advising for fall semester begins: March 16

Fall semester course registration begins: April 6

Easter Break: April 13–17

Last day to officially withdraw from a course or from the University: April 20

Study days: May 5–8

Final exams: May 9–16

View more class-specific dates and deadlines >>

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Undergraduate student research was on display during the University’s Advancing Research and Scholarship Day. View research video >>

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Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Pili Montilla ’00 headlined “Launch,” a career conference for juniors and seniors. View Launch video >>

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A rotating student photo exhibit is on display in the Division of Student Affairs reception area in Maloney Hall. View student photos >>

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