September Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

Highlights for September include the start of the fall semester, Week of Welcome for the Class of 2023, and Extended Hours at Student Services.

The Office of Student Services wishes students a great start to a new semester!

Action Items

Mark the fall bill due date on your calendars

Students received e-mails from Student Services to their BC e-mail address with their tuition and fees bill in both mid-June and mid-July.

Fall semester bills for undergraduate and law students were due on August 9. Fall semester bills for graduate and Woods College students are due on September 6.

For more information, visit the Billing page. Information on payment options, including 529 Plans, are available on the Make a Payment tab.

Prepare for move-in

The fall 2019 move in schedule is as follows:

  • Students attending Orientation session 7: Saturday, August 17
  • Freshmen: Thursday, August 22
  • Upperclassmen and Transfers: Saturday, August 24

For more information, visit the Office of Residential Life website.

Classes for the fall semester start Monday, August 26

Textbook information for the fall semester is now available on the Course Information and Schedule link at www.bc.edu/myservices. Visit the BC Bookstore website for more information.

Get ready for the Week of Welcome 2019 (incoming freshmen)

Incoming freshmen can learn online about the many activities being planned for the Week of Welcome. Some activities require advanced registration, so take a look at the Week of Welcome Schedule!

Note the Extended Hours at Student Services for the opening of the fall semester, beginning August 22

Avoid the crowd on Monday! The Office of Student Services will be open for all your Student Services needs on Saturday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fall 2019 extended walk-in and telephone service hours are available on the Hours page.

Undergraduate day students, interested in taking a course at WCAS?

Undergraduate day students may register for fall Woods College of Advancing Studies courses beginning Monday, August 26 at 8 a.m. at the Heights Room. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Registration page.

Note the Add/Drop deadline

Students may add a course or drop a course online through Wednesday, September 4. The last day for undergraduates only to drop a course in their Associate Dean’s office is Tuesday, October 1.

Waive medical insurance (if applicable)

Waivers must be completed every year. To waive medical insurance, go to www.bc.edu/myservices ("Medical Insurance"). All waivers must be submitted by September 20, 2019 for the entire academic year or by January 24, 2020 for the spring semester only. Students who do not complete a waiver prior to the deadline will automatically be enrolled in and charged the student-only premium for the Student Blue Plan.

Order a parking permit (if applicable)

Eligible undergraduate resident students and graduate students may order a parking permit at www.bc.edu/myservices ("Parking Permits and Citations"). Students may pick up their parking permit in the Office of Student Services.

Looking for a job?

Academic year job opportunities will be available on the Job Listings page beginning Thursday, August 22.

Register for Parents Weekend

Parents' Weekend 2019 will be held on September 27–29. For more information, including on how to register, visit the Parents Weekend page.

Graduating in December? Verify your diploma name

Tuesday, October 1 is the last date for all students graduating in December 2019 to verify their diploma names online.

Have a sibling in college? Remember to submit your Certificate of Sibling Enrollment form (if applicable)

Certificate of Sibling Enrollment forms are due October 1. Visit the Financial Aid Forms page (under Additional Forms) for more information.

Enroll in QuikPAY Payment Plan (undergraduate and Law students)

Enrollment for the spring semester only plan begins September 9. For more information, visit www.bc.edu/qppp.

Register to vote

September 24 is National Voter Registration Day.

BC has partnered with bc.turbovote.org to provide you with the information and materials you need to vote in every election from local to presidential. TurboVote allows you to easily register to vote online, verify or update your voter registration, request an absentee ballot form by mail, and sign up for text and/or e-mail election reminders.

Are you an incoming, returning, or transfer student?

Complete the steps outlined in the following checklists:

Complete the Incoming Student Federal Verification Form (incoming freshmen)

The 2019–2020 Incoming Student Federal Verification Form is now available on the Financial Aid Forms page. All freshmen are required to complete this form as it is used to verify your financial aid award. An e-mail was sent to all incoming students with instructions pertaining to the submission of this form.

Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (if applicable)

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable)

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Withdrawing and need a refund for your student account?

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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