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New Student Orientation Spring 2021

Welcome to the Boston Architectural College!

  • 01/17/2021  to 01/21/2021

  • See meeting links below.

  • studentlife@the-bac.edu

  • Students, Admissions, Academics

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

We also suggest you download the ‘Guidebook' app and follow our guide: BAC New Student Orientation SP21  for more useful information and resources.

Please reach out to the Office of Student Life at studentlife@the-bac.edu if you have any questions about New Student Orientation!


NSO SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

Sunday, January 17

10AM - Connect with your Orientation Leaders! 

Your Orientation Leader, who is a current BAC student, will be reaching out to you to answer your questions, guide you through your Orientation process, and help you get virtually acclimated to the BAC community. Check your BAC email for a message from them!

12PM - Drop-In Hours: Office of Student Life
Meet OSL Staff, Zach and Charlotte, and ask questions about getting involved, housing, and student activities

Monday, January 18

*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.

Tuesday, January 19

8AM – International 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!

10AM – International Student Informational Session
International Student Advisor, Maria Polyanskaya, is here to talk about F1 Visas, the immigration process, and getting acclimated to the BAC!

12PM - Welcome from Rich Griswold

Listen to Dean of Students, Rich Griswold, welcome you to the BAC Campus and to New Student Orientation!

12:30PM - Enrollment & Advising Presentation
Rebecca Chabot-Wieferich and Michael Daniels, Director of Foundation Student Support as they walk you through your schedule, the student portal, and answer advising question.

2PM - ‘Getting Started’ Session
In this session, new students 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.

4PM - Drop-In Hours: Health Insurance & Operations
Chat with the Operations team about getting enrolled in student health insurance and set up an appointment!

5PM - Parent Session
This is a chance for Parents to ask questions to Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Rebecca Chabot-Wieferich!

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!

Wednesday, January 20

8AM - International 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!

10AM - International Student Informational Session

International Student Advisor, Maria Polyanskaya, is here to talk about F1 Visas, the immigration process, and getting acclimated to the BAC!

12PM - Drop-In Hours: Library 
Talk to Library staff to ask questions about online data bases, research methods, and our incredible library space

3PM - Drop-In Hours: Practice Dept.
Join the Practice department to discuss practice hour requirements, job opportunities, Gateway, and CityLab!

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!

Thursday, January 21

10AM - Drop-In Hours: Advising
Use this time to connect with the advising team, finalize your schedule, and ask any questions regarding courses!

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!

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.

4PM - Closing Remarks with President Daas
Closing out our five days of events is President Mahesh Daas, offering well wishes for you semester!


Important Departments and Contacts
*Schedule time with these people/departments during your free times*
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