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WELCOME TO THE BAC CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO THE BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE! S O W H AT ’ S
L E A R N.
Dear Students, It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the Boston Architectural College! As you progress through your design journey, you will find many amazing opportu-nities to expand your creative knowledge and learn from experienced practicing designers, both within and outside of our classrooms and studios. Best of all, along with your skills, you will develop an impressive resume, portfolio, and pro-fessional network that will guide you throughout your design career. The BAC provides a variety of resources to help you succeed, including: • One of the oldest architectural and design libraries in the country • Advanced design software and technologies • A range of student services • Expert practicing faculty and staff available to mentor you throughout your education We are particularly proud of our diverse student body, which is comprised of experienced practitioners, high school and college graduates, transferees, and first-generation college students, as well as members of traditionally under-represented groups. All of our students—now your classmates and col-leagues— bring their lifetime experiences and unique personal journeys to the BAC, fostering a rich and inclusive learning environment. The College is located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, which features prominent architecture, renowned museums, and a famously extensive university culture, making it an ideal location to study design. As a BAC student, Boston and the Back Bay will be your campus.You will be able to enjoy the city, immerse yourself in the community, and learn from the environment around you as you advance through your degree at the Boston Architectural College. I look forward to having you join our community! Sincerely, Glen S. LeRoy
Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP President
YOUR EXPERIENCE student life We are pleased to welcome you and feel that you will make a great addition to our student body. Here at the BAC youâ€™ll find there is no shortage of activities and events to get involved in. Meet, network, and socialize with fellow students, faculty, and professional leaders through a variety of social, community, and professional student organizations. Engage in some of our student events including First Fridays where students congregate off-campus for a social gathering with free food. Celebrate the academic year with PARTI, the annual event where BAC students and alumni enjoy a night of cocktails, a live band, and DJâ€™d dance party. We at the BAC take pride in our rich history and student life traditions that engage our students.
LIVING IN BOSTON housing The BAC is located in the heart of Bostonâ€™s Back Bay, in close prox-imity to design firms, galleries, museums, cultural institutions and landmarks. The Office of Student Life is here to help you with all as-pects of off-campus living, including getting involved with campus life, finding roommates, signing a lease, and learning how to navigate the city. Since all students at the BAC live off-campus, most of our pro-grams and services are designed for you no matter where you live. The BAC is offering a residence hall option at Pine Manor College. Read on to the next page to learn more. Our off-campus housing website housing.the-bac.edu is your one-stop shop to apartment living in and around the city of Boston. This site has it all, from current apartment listings to finding housing from abroad to information on knowing your rights as a tenant.
LIVING IN RESIDENCE HALLS residence hall option Some students are looking for a traditional college residential experience. We are partnering with Pine Manor College to make an ideal living situation for first-time undergraduates, international students, and others who seek an alternative to commuting long distances by car. Pine Manor College is in nearby Brookline, MA in Chestnut Hill, a quiet, safe and elegant part of town. The BAC is a thirty-minute ride on the MBTA D green line train to the Hynes stop, right on our block. In addition, students may have cars on Pine Manorâ€™s campus. Each residence hall is shared with approximately 30 other students. Double and Single rooms, both with shared bathrooms, are available. Accommodations are roomy enough for working on your assignments for design studios. Typical Residence Hall Suite
meal program Included in the cost are meals at our Dining Hall. The Dining Hall, which is operated by ARAMARK, provides 14 meals per week including brunch and dinner on the weekends. These include hot and cold entrees and many cook-to-order options. Dining halls are shared with PMC students and others from other smaller colleges.
security Pine Manor’s Campus Safety department works to protect students’ welfare on campus. Three security officers including a supervisor are always on duty. In addition, Pine Manor College’s front gate is manned 24-hours a day while at least one officer walks the campus.
• Regular shuttle van between campus and Chestnut Hill T stop
• Access to PMC’s library and campus spaces* • Athletic fields (softball, soccer)* • Tennis courts* • Gymnasium* • Free use of laundry machines • Fitness center including nautilus and free weight equipment as well as a full-line of Precor treadmills, stationary bicycles, and elliptical machines. • Parking included *Accessible when the space is not otherwise programmed
cost Below is the estimated cost of room and board per semester during the 2018–2019 school year. Single Room: $8,000 Double Room: $6,700
For more information contact Winny Kwong-Sito, the BAC Coordinator of Student Life, at 617-585-0272 or Winny.firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT library The BAC houses one of the oldest, most historic architecture and design libraries in the country. The Memorial and The Shaw and Stone Libraries support the curricula of all pro-grams offered by the College through careful selection of print materials and electronic resources. Subjects of primary focus include architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, design history, theory, and criticism, materials and structures, and sustainable design. The Library owns approximately 44,000 books, subscribes to over 120 journal titles, and also holds a large collection of applicable codes and standards. Periodicals include a range of scholarly journals, trade publications, and popular magazines of related interest. Library staff empower students to under-stand and use these resources through information literacy training and research support. The Materials Library at the BAC serves as a resource for students and faculty in all disciplines of design. It houses thousands of physical material samples that students and faculty can access for classroom projects, presentations, experimentation, and beyond. The vast collection invites creativity, exploration, and discovery and enhances each indi-vidual designerâ€™s educational experience.
academic resources On campus, take advantage of our knowledgeable support staff, world class facilities, and state of the art technology. You will be assigned an Academic Advisor when you begin classes, or your first semester, Admissions alongside the Advising Services staff will assist you in selecting your courses during New Student Orientation. Beyond your initial registration, Academic Advisors are available to meet with students for a wide variety of reasons. In addition to academic advice,The BACâ€™s Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides a range of tutoring and writing consultation services to help students with their studies. All tutoring is free and is available via drop-in, by appointment, or both, depending on the subject.
technology resources The BAC provides state of the art technology services and resources. Our goal is to provide each student and faculty with the necessary tools, training, and support to create an opti-mal learning experience. Resources include workstations with monitors, laptops and tablets, 3D, B&W, color and plot printing devices, media equipment, photo laboratory and equipment, fabrication labs with new, state of the art laser cutters, CNC router,a wood-shop complete with Saw Stop table saw, jointer, planar, drill press, band saw, chop saw, orbital and belt sanders, and a full range of woodworking hand tools. Each teaching space has projectors permanently installed with a dedicated computer. BAC labs come complete with current software and online learning materials to expand your learning beyond the classroom curriculum. THE-BAC.EDU
financial aid The Financial Aid Office is available to help you with financing your education. Students at the BAC receive many different types of financial aid, ranging from federal grants and loans to aid from their home state. Please visit our website to get a better understanding of the different types of aid offered to our students. The BAC also offers several institutional scholarships to reward outstanding and deserving students. For more information regarding current opportunities, please contact the Scholarships & Awards Department at 617.585.0106 or visit our website at the-bac.edu/finaid. If you have not already done so the BAC recommends that all eligible students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
• Designate the BAC as a recipient of your FAFSA by including our school code, 003966. • Family income and asset information should be readily available as you complete the FAFSA. • Please use the IRS data retrieval tool to fill out the income information on the FAFSA. If you complete the FAFSA application prior to completing your tax return, simply log back onto the FAFSA website to make a correction to include this tool. • Questions about the FAFSA application should be directed to the toll-free help line at 1.800.433.3243.
We are always happy to assist you through this process. Please direct any questions to the Financial Aid Office at 617.585.0125 or email at email@example.com.
ALMOST THERE! Here is a checklist for your reference as you prepare your enrollment for the upcoming semester.
the checklist Reserve your place as a student—pay the $150.00 Intent to Register Fee Register for New Student Orientation Submit your Transfer Credit Materials (If applicable) Apply for financial aid as soon as possible by completing the FAFSA online (If applicable) Explore your housing options Submit your Immunization and Health Record. Connect with us via social media Submit your Prior Practice Application (If applicable)
important dates ACCEPTED
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 6–7:30pm O R I E N TAT I O N
Friday, July 27, 2018 Thursday, August 23, 2018
LAST STEPS Click on the links below to fill out pertinent forms.
important forms Intent to Register Form Immunization Form