Welcome Class of 2024!

Our first Week of Welcome aims to connect you to some of the people, offices, and opportunities on campus and familiarize you with campus before you begin classes on Monday, August 31. We have planned a number of events for you, beginning on Thursday, August 27 in the evening. Additional activities include a University Welcome, small group reflection time, orientation group meetings, campus tours and a scavenger hunt.

 

Please note that due to COVID-19 all events are subject to change. For updates, please visit the Boston College Reopening webpage.

Weeks of Welcome Schedule

Welcome to Boston College!

We have an exciting few days (and weeks!) planned which are designed to assist your transition to college life and connect you with many of the opportunities, offices, and people on campus. We invite you to take advantage of as many of these activities as you can. Please note that some of the events are mandatory for all first-year students and require preregistration.

All incoming first year students are also asked to complete a series of mandatory online learning modules prior to arriving on campus. Additional details about these were sent out in July, and all modules are expected to be completed by the time students arrive on campus.

Please note, the WoW Schedule is subject to change and will be updated accordingly.

Tuesday, August 25

All Day International Student Move-In

Wednesday, August 26

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Welcome Tent
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Upper Campus and Newton Campus

First Year Move In
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 

International Studen Orientation (OISS)
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

Evening Grab and Go Activities Available
Stop by O’Connell House to pick up a bag and start decorating your space!
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 27

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Welcome Tent
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Upper Campus and Newton Campus

First Year Move In
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

International Studen Orientation (OISS)
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Dinner and Floor Meetings
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Residence Hall   Dinner Pick Up Location    Time    Floor Meeting Virtual 
Duchesne   5:00–6:00 p.m. 6:15–7:15 p.m.
CLFX   5:00–6:00 p.m. 6:15–7:15 p.m.
Keyes   6:00–7:00 p.m. 7:15–8:15 p.m.
FSG   6:00–7:00 p.m.
7:15–8:15 p.m.
Williams   6:00–7:00 p.m.
7:15–8:15 p.m.
Hardey   7:00–8:00 p.m. 8:15–9:15 p.m.
CKM   7:00–8:00 p.m. 8:15–9:15 p.m.

Evening Grab and Go Activities Available
Stop by O’Connell House to pick up a bag and start decorating your space!
8:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.

Viritual Trivia Night and Virtual Bingo

Friday, August 28

★ Denotes Mandatory First-Year Event

Discover BC Scavenger Hunt
All day

University Welcome (Live Stream)
University leaders will welcome the Class of 2024 to Boston College.
11:00  – 11:30 a.m.

Opportunities Fair
Faculty, staff, and students will provide information on specialized academic programs and majors/minors, volunteer opportunities, campus retreats, campus recreation, intramurals, student employment, and other opportunities available at Boston College. Explore the opportunities at your own pace and connect with people who can answer your questions and provide you with valuable information.
11:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

School Advising Sessions
12:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

CSON Advising will take place in a concurrent session format with two rotations.

Rotation 1: Session begins at 1:30 p.m.

  • Students enrolled in Tuesday sections NURS1010 start in Fulton 511 for CSON Overview with Assoc. Dean & Staff
  • Students enrolled in Wednesday sections of NURS1010 start in their academic year classrooms for NURS1010 to meet their First Year Nursing Leads and small groups

Rotation 2: Session begins at 2:25 p.m.

  • Students in Wednesday sections of NURS1010 will proceed to Fulton 511 for CSON Overview with Assoc. Dean & Staff
  • Students in Tuesday sections of NURS1010 will proceed to their regular semester classrooms for NURS1010 to meet their First Year Nursing Leads and small groups

 

Portico TAs meet advisees
1:00 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.

Diversity Edu Reflections
All first year students must attend one of the two reflection sessions, which will be organized by Orientation Group
4:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m.

 

Session    Time       
Diversity Edu Reflections I (80  sections – Orientation Groups 1-80) 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Diversity Edu Reflections II (80 sections – Orientation Groups 81-160) 6:15-7:30 p.m.

RHA Presents Outdoor Movie Night!
Movie will be shown on Newton Campus and Stokes Lawn
Pick up your WoW Blanket and enjoy some snacks!
8:30 p.m. 

Saturday, August 29

Discover BC Scavenger Hunt
All Day

Various RA Drop-In’s for Lunch and Dinner during the day

PM Orientation Group Meetings, Round #1*
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*Your meeting time and location will be emailed to you by the First Year Experience the week of Aug 17

Orientation Group Meetings, Round #2*
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Orientation Group Meetings, Round #3*
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Orientation Group Meetings, Round #4*
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Superfan 101  (Virtual)
Learn some of BC's traditions! Join members of the Boston College Football Team, Spirit Squad, and Screaming Eagles Marching Band for an introduction to the SuperFan rituals and traditions of gameday.
7:00 p.m.

CAB Sampler (locations across campus)
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 30

Discover BC Scavenger Hunt
All Day

Bookstore Open House
During this time, the Bookstore will be open exclusively for first-year and new transfer students. We will have raffles and door prizes! 

Campus Tours
1:00 p.m./2:00 p.m. | Meet at Devlin Hall
Pre-registration required by filling out this form  
(Tours depart from multiple locations, but space is limited to keep group sizes small)

Orientation Group Meetings, Round #5*
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

BCPD Ice Cream Social
3:00 – 4:30 PM BCPD | Outside O’Connell House on Upper and outside Stuart on Newton

McMullen Museum Tours 
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required by filling out this form

Floor Meetings 
3:00 p.m.

Ever to Exhale Yoga 
7:00 p.m. | Stokes Lawn

Mass 
8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Boston College Prerequisites

As an incoming Boston College student we want you and your classmates to have a healthy social, academic, and residential experience at Boston College. All first yeasr students will be asked to complete four required video modules before August 26. These include the following:

  • AlcoholEdu
  • Mental Well-Being
  • Diversity Edu
  • Sexual Assault Prevention

 

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