BC Splash
Welcome to BC Splash, a student-run organization at Boston College

Take a look at a the course catalog for our Fall 2016 program!

Have you attended BC Splash before? If so, apply to be a BC Splash Outreach Representative! BC Splash Outreach Representatives spread the word about the BC Splash program at their high school. Click here for the link to the application!

BC Splash: Education for Students by Students

BC Splash is about providing you with your first college experience by giving Boston College undergraduates the opportunities to share their passions with you. This once a semester event brings together around 150 college undergraduates with 600-900 high school students to participate in an exciting and academic day. Join us in the Fall for an unforgettable experience! If you would like to stay up-to-date with Splash deadlines and applications please fillout this form.

About the Parent Program

All of us at BC Splash are excited to offer a Parent Program option this semester. While the students are spending a day living their first college experience, the parents can spend the day answering the questions about how to make their children's dreams a reality. Join the Parent Program for the day and hear from a panel of professors, admissions directors, and financial aid specialists. In addition, spend time networking with other parents and professions to make the most of BC Splash. Once again, if you would like to stay up-to-date on deadlines and announcements, please fill out this form or contact us at bcsplash@gmail.com.

About the Splash Leaders & Splash Leader Panels

We are excited to offer students an opportunity to hang out with a small group comprised of current BC undergraduates and other Splash students in a one hour session before classes begin. You can also eat lunch with your Splash Leader group! To participate, register for the 'BC Splash Meet and Greet' class during the 9AM time slot. Here you can discuss questions you have about the college process, Boston College, and any other aspects of higher education. The 'BC Splash Small Groups' will be the only option during the 9AM time slot. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get even more out of their BC Splash experience. Offered throughout the day are the new and innovative Splash Leader Panels, which will give you an opportunity to talk to real college students about their experiences!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I bring with me to BC Splash?
That is a great question! Students should bring a signed liability form and be ready to have fun. You should dress for the weather, as you may have to walk outside between classes! It is especially important to bring a warm jacket in the Fall.

Q: I cannot find my schedule on the website anymore! What should I do?
We are glad that you asked! When you arrive at BC Splash, you will receive your own folder that includes a copy of your student schedule, a campus map, and other important information! Your student schedule will include the times and locations of all your classes!

Q: What type of classes are taught?
At BC Splash we strive to keep our classes as exciting, interesting, and educational as possible. We pride ourselves on the variety and creativity of the classes that our undergraduates put together. If you would like to see a sampling of the variety and kinds of classes presented, take a look at the Spring 2013 course catalog here.

Q: Where do I park or drop off my child for BC Splash?
Parking for Splash will be in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. There will be a banner on the front of the garage that says "BC Splash Parking." Please be aware that there is generally a $5 exit fee for the garage. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to alleviate this. Once in the parking garage, you can take the elevator to the 7th level, walk toward the construction site, and then take a left to get to middle campus. If you want to drop off your student, you can do so on Linden Lane, the main gate to Boston College's campus by Gasson Hall, from there the student will be able to walk directly to Fulton Hall for check-in.
Helpful Hints for Finding Boston College:
1) Make sure to put in 140 Commonwealth Ave. Newton, MA in a GPS. Boston College is, ironically, not located in downtown Boston but in the city of Newton.
2) If you are googling directions, make sure to distinguish between Boston College and our neighbor down the street Boston University. Occasionally this has been an issue with attendees from out of state.

Q: Where does my child check-in for Splash?
Check-in is located in the Honors Library right inside the front doors of Fulton Hall on Boston College's Chestnut Hill Campus. There will be a large signs that says "BC Splash" leading up to Fulton Hall as well as signs in the front of all of the buildings that Splash is using for the event. Fulton Hall can be found up the hill from the entrances to both Parking garages. If you can't find it, just ask! Students in BC Splash t-shirts will be around all day and anyone on BC's campus will know where Fulton is. At check in, you will receive a folder with your personalized schedule, a handout of logistical information, and a campus made specifically for this BC Splash event.

Q: Do I have to pay for lunch?
Lunch is not provided by BC Splash. Students have two options if they will be on campus around lunchtime. The first option would be to eat in McElroy dining hall right on campus. Lunch at McElroy should be $7 - $10. Splash Leaders in Red shirts will be eating in the dining hall with the students as well as guiding students from the main quad to McElroy dining hall. The other option is to bring your own lunch! You can still eat in McElroy with Splash Leaders or picnic with friends in the quad.

Q: What's the deal with cancelled classes?
Unfortunately, some classes do end up cancelled with fairly short notice. This happens for a number of reasons, ranging from low enrollment to an unexpected commitment on the part of the teacher. We make every effort not to cancel classes recklessly and to alert students ahead of time when we have to cancel a class. When you check-in, we have a problem solving table to help you get into a new class if one of yours is cancelled the morning of Splash, you can also add more classes or make changes to your schedule at the problem solving table throughout the day.

Q: What can parents do during BC Splash?
Though parents cannot go with their students to Splash classes, we do offer a program for parents who want to stick around campus. This year's Parent Program will start at 10:30AM and include talks about admissions and financial aid, sample splash classes, student panels, and the all important coffee. Full schedule will be posted at Check-in where we will have Splash Team members available to answer all of your questions.

Q: Who teaches the BC Splash classes?
All the classes offered at BC Splash are taught and designed by the fantastic undergraduate and graduate students of Boston College!

Q: What do the different colored t-shirts mean?
That's a great question! Here's the rundown.
Purple t-shirts are Splash board members. These 16 students plan the event starting in September.
Blue t-shirts are the teachers. These are the students that are in the classroom with your child teaching them all the great material you learn in Splash classes.
Black t-shirts are general volunteers. They are great for directions or helping you check-in or deal with a cancelled class.
Red t-shirts are Splash Leaders. They will be leading small groups as well as games in the quad throughout the day. Looking for someone to talk to? Look no further than a red t-shirt.

Do you have more questions?
E-mail us or find someone in a purple t-shirt on the day of Splash! We're happy to help you with anything you might need.


If you want to be added to our email list to receive more information and updates about Splash email us at bcsplash@gmail.com. Also feel free to contact us with any questions through email or phone at 617-297-7524.



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