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New Student Orientation Spring 2022


Date

January 18, 2022 - January 20, 2022

For More Info

communications@the-bac.edu

Cost

FREE

Categories

Events  

NSO Official Zoom Room
Meeting ID: 924 6180 0483
Passcode: bacnso22

Welcome to the Boston Architectural College! We are happy to have you join our diverse and dynamic student community! The Office of Student Life is happy to kick off your BAC experience with New Student Orientation, a series of social activities, welcoming conversations, and helpful resources to get you started on the right foot.

NSO SPRING 2022 SCHEDULE

*Download the Guidebook app to access the Spring 2022 BAC New Student Orientation Guide

 

Sunday, January 16

10AM – Connect with your Orientation Leaders! – A current student who is assigned as your Orientation Leader will be reaching out to you to give you someone to ask questions to, guide you through your Orientation process, and help you get virtually acclimated to the BAC community. Check your BAC email for messages from them!


Monday, January 17

*Martin Luther King Jr. Day – BAC Campus is closed!*

Use this day as a way to get in contact with professors, financial aid, or advising! Let your Orientation Leaders know if you have any questions.

Date

January 18, 2022 - January 20, 2022

For More Info

communications@the-bac.edu

Cost

FREE

Categories

Events  

NSO Official Zoom Room
Meeting ID: 924 6180 0483
Passcode: bacnso22

Tuesday, January 18

10AM – Drop-In Hours: Office of Student Life – Meet OSL Staff, Zach, and ask questions about getting involved, housing, and student activities. 
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12PM - Welcome from Rich Griswold
 – Listen to Dean of Students, Rich Griswold, and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vic Liptak, and members of our Library Staff as they welcome you to the BAC Campus and to New Student Orientation. 
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12:30PM – Getting Started: Enrollment, Support, and the Launch
 – Join Rebecca Chabot-Wieferich, Dean of Advising, and Michael Daniels, Director of Foundation Student Support, as they go over an overview of your degree requirements and enrollment options, the resources and support at the BAC, and getting into and through your first semester. 
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2:30PM – Getting Started: Navigating the Virtual Classroom
 – In this session, you will be able to ask questions regarding the technology they will encounter in their first semester, such as Moodle, Zoom, and the BAC Cloud Canopy. 
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4PM – Drop-In Hours: Health Insurance & Operations
– Chat with the Operations team about getting enrolled in student health insurance and set up an appointment! 
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6PM – Social Activity with Orientation Leaders
 - Our student Orientation Leaders are here facilitate social time so you can get to know your fellow BAC students! There will be both virtual and in-person options. 
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Wednesday, January 19

10AM – Campus Tours – Sign up ahead of time to join our student leaders on a campus tour to see important resources and offices. THIS IS AN IN-PERSON SESSION. 
Meeting Location: TBD


12PM – Drop-In Hours: Advising
– Use this time to connect with the advising team, finalize your schedule, and ask any questions regarding courses! 
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2PM – Back Bay Neighborhood Tours
– Join Dean of Students, Richard Griswold, as he shows you around the area around the BAC! THIS IS AN IN-PERSON SESSION. 
Meeting Location: TBD


3PM – Drop-In Hours: Practice Dept.
– Join the Practice Department to discuss practice hour requirements, job opportunities, Gateway, and CityLab! 
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5PM - Parent Session
– This is a chance for parents to ask questions to Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Rebecca Chabot-Wieferich! 
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6PM – Social Activity with Orientation Leaders
- Our student Orientation Leaders are here to facilitate social time so you can get to know your fellow BAC students! There will be both virtual and in-person options. 
Join Zoom Meeting

Thursday, January 20

8AM – Abroad Student Social – Join Orientation Leaders in a social activity for those in different time zones. Get to know your peers and learn more about current BAC students! 
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10AM – International Student Informational Session (IN PERSON)
– International Student Advisor, Maria Polyanskaya, is here to talk about F1 Visas, the immigration process, and getting acclimated to the BAC!

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON SESSION. If you have any questions, please reach out to the International Student Advisor, Maria Polyanskaya, and/or International Student Admission Counselor, Jennifer Stanley.


12:30PM – Firm Panel Discussions
– Join the Practice Department and architectural firms located across the country to learn about office culture, professional projects, and much more! 
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Firms Participating:


2PM – Meet the Deans
– This is your chance to talk to your key faculty to ask questions about your courses and culture in your academic life. 
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4PM – Convocation w/ President Daas
- Closing out our five days of events is President Mahesh Daas, offering well wishes for your semester! 
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Important Departments and Contacts:

*Schedule time with these people/departments during your free moments*

Financial Aid: finaid@the-bac.edu | 617-585-0125

Bursar: bursar@the-bac.edu | 617-585-0115

Operations and Health Insurance: operations@the-bac.edu | 617-585-0211

IT and Media Services: help@the-bac.edu | 617-585-0191

Advising: advising@the-bac.edu | 617-585-0160

Student Life: studentlife@the-bac.edu | 617-585-0272

Practice: practice@the-bac.edu | 617-585-0145

Admissions: admissions@the-bac.edu | 617-585-0123