Welcome Back Guide

The start of a new school year is a hectic time. Figuring out new classes, learning brand-new material, and readjusting to the school-year schedule can be a bit overwhelming. I have been finding myself jotting down dates, searching my emails for important information, and panic-texting a classmate or two to make sure I am not missing anything. 

In an attempt to quell the chaos, I put together some pertinent administrative information for the semester. Whether it’s knowing when the next shuttle is arriving to get to school or having resources to learn more about different BC Law departments, this guide has helped me keep everything in one place. 

Need more information or have anything to add to our resource guide? Make sure to comment on this post or reach out to me to add more great information. 

New Student Orientation
BC’s New Student Orientation took place virtually this year. You can watch some of the sessions and get great information on all that BC Law has to offer here.

School Hours
Doors to the Law School Buildings will be open at the following times: 

Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:50 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (access limited to Law Library)
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (access limited to Law Library).

Please note that use of the building is not open to the public and a mask must be worn at all times.

Lockers
Student lockers are restricted to daily use only this semester. If you need a locker for the day, feel free to use any of the open lockers located near the East Wing. Please be mindful of others using the lockers and try to pick a locker at least 6 feet away from another locker in use.

Dining Hall
Stuart Dining is open, providing meals, snacks, and beverages. The dining area has been reorganized to provide for social distancing and to account for waiting times around selecting food. If standing in line isn’t your thing, you can also take advantage of BC’s Get Mobile App to order food online and pick it up. Learn more about mobile ordering here.

Library
The library is reserved for BC Law students, faculty, and staff only. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing measures are mandatory. The library staff has taped off chairs, carrels, and tables to accommodate physical distance. Study rooms are reservation only and have cleaning kits to disinfect the table and chairs after use. Printing and scanning will still be available, with disinfectant wipes and sanitizers near all machines. Phone chargers, laptop chargers, and headphones are not currently available for check out. Bluebooks, E&Es, and Nutshells will be available for check out.

Hours of operation are provided below. 
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (access limited to Law Library)
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (access limited to Law Library).

Bus Schedule
The Law School Shuttle Express has a new schedule. Direct service to Newton Campus from the Reservoir T stops takes place at the following times:

7:00 a.m.
7:40 a.m.
8:35 a.m.
3:10 p.m.

The shuttle operates Monday-Friday. When the Law Shuttle is not in service, students are encouraged to take the Newton Campus shuttles to get from Main Campus to Newton Campus. These shuttles operate constantly throughout the week, picking up at Stuart Hall and dropping off at College Road.

Finals
The final examination schedule can be accessed here.  Students will have 48 hours from the times posted on the exam schedule to start the exam.

Career Services
Career Services has many resources within the CSO Google Drive that are perfect for students looking for employment. CSO also has provided a plethora of recorded sessions filled with great information on securing that perfect position. You can check out their recorded sessions here, or head over to the CSO Google Drive for even more helpful tips. 

Virtual Student Organization Fair
September 16, 12:00 pm – 1:pm
Come to the first virtual student organization fair on Wednesday, September 16th at 12pm on MyBC to see all the student organizations BC Law has to offer and connect with different student organization leaders virtually.
View Event

BC Parking Day Pass
BC’s Parking and Transportation Office has launched a day parking permit option. Law students can log in and purchase a 1 Day pass for $6.00, and pay by credit card or bill it to their student account. Learn more on the Parking website.

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