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overview of the bc web site

This page gives an overview of the main Boston College web site and highlights key information resources.

To learn more about how the BC web site is structured and how to use if more effectively, view our Learn Our Web page, which is linked in the left navigational panel of every page.


The A–Z section is a one-stop finding resource for all information on the Boston College web site. It provides a variety of options to browse or search the University's web information resources. All your choices are listed at the left. Key tools include the comprehensive A-Z Index; directories; contact information; keyword search; browsable topical seach; and list of web sites for various types of organizations, publications, calendars, and web-based services.


The Agora Portal is the home page for students, faculty, and staff. It provides daily news, announcements, and features, plus easy access to web sites and services regularly used by the campus community.

About BC

The About BC section provides a quick overview and introduction to the University, and includes a campus tour, brief history, fact sheet, maps, and directions to our campuses.


The Admission section leads to the web sites of all the University's admission offices for undergraduate and graduate programs. These sites also contain information on tuition, fees, and financial aid.

Schools and Colleges

The Schools & Colleges section contains links to the web sites of the University's schools and colleges, leading in turn to their academic departments and programs. A listing of academic departments and programs for the University as a whole appears in the A to Z section.


The Research section provides an overview of research activities at Boston College, links to the web sites of the University's many research centers and institutes, and resources for students and faculty engaged in research.

Alumni & Friends

The Alumni & Friends section gives access to the University Advancement web site, which includes the Alumni Association, the Alumni Online Communty, For Parents, and information on giving to Boston College.