Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is Splash this semester?
BC Splash Fall 2022 will be in-person on Sunday, November 13!

Q: What should I do before BC Splash?
Students only need to fill out our liability form (accessible here) and get excited about their 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 Fall 2022 course catalog here

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 canceled 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?
Just as parents cannot go to college with the students, they cannot go to Splash classes either! But, you can attend the next best thing! We offer a program for parents who want to stick around campus. Our Parent Program include admissions and financial aid presentations, student panels, and even a sample Splash class! The full schedule will be available soon and the Splash Team members will be 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: Where do I park or drop off my child for BC Splash?
Parking for BC Splash will be in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. 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 and then take a left to get to middle campus. If you want to drop off your student, you can do so outside McElroy Commons and from there the student will be able to walk directly to Stokes 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 Stokes Hall on Boston College's Chestnut Hill Campus. There will be a large sign that says "BC Splash" in the front of the building. Stokes Hall can be found up the hill from the entrances to both Parking garages. If you can't find it, just ask! At check-in, each student will receive a folder with their personalized schedule and a name tag.

Q: Do I have to pay for lunch?
Lunch is provided by BC Splash through the $10.00 fee. Students will have the option of the pizza, to pack their own lunch, or to purchase lunch from McElroy dining hall on campus. Lunch at McElroy should be $7 - $10.

Do you have more questions?
E-mail at! We're happy to help you with anything you might need.

Last modified by allynohmy on Oct. 25, 2022 at 12:47 p.m.