For the last 30 years, on one of the last Fridays in September, thousands of alumni, parents, and students have gathered in Conte Forum for dinner, dancing, singing, celebrating—and the biggest balloon drop on campus.

by April and Peter Kelly, P’22, ’26

As parents of two Boston College Eagles and chairs of the Parents Leadership Council, we are fortunate to have a unique window into the powerful elements that make the University the beloved institution that it is. We have experienced many of these over the last few years through the eyes of our son, Miles ’22, and now through the perspective of our daughter, Rachel ’26, who is off and running on her own BC journey. Read full letter

Chopping It Up


For Tammy ’85, MEd’87 and Steve Barry ’85, P’14, ’17, what started as a chance meeting turned into an Eagle legacy and an unrelenting commitment to Boston College.

It Runs in the Family

Regents play a role in spreading the good word about Boston College.

How does Boston College prep for its annual fundraising spectacular? Here’s a peek behind the curtain courtesy of a few key figures in the final hours before Pops.



As the inaugural John W. Kozarich ’71 Chair of BC’s new engineering department, Glenn Gaudette is in the vanguard of a revolution in how engineers are trained and the work they do.

Katherine Gregory


By balancing Jesuit history with forward thinking, Dean Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., is leading Boston College’s biggest school toward a mission-driven future grounded in the liberal arts.

A New Energy


Impacting Boston College students starts with a commitment to those that guide them. Here’s how it can make a difference across campus and beyond.

Points of Light

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