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Calling all DC area alumni!  Please click here to join our BC DC Alumni Facebook page, which is kept up to date with all the latest news on Eagles in DC. 

Do you have suggestions for programs in the DC area? Do you have interest in serving on a committee to help plan and organize future events? Please contact chapter leader Dan Hermes '84 or one of the members of the Alumni Association chapters team. We welcome your input and look forward to hearing from you.

If you have questions, suggestions or would like to get involved with community service events sponsored by the Washington DC Chapter, please contact Mazen Yacoub '93 at 617-504-0091 or

Click here to check out photos from BC's Eighth Annual National Day of Service!

Upcoming Chapter Events

Alumni Mass with Joseph O'Keefe, S.J. 
March 2, 2014 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University
37th and O St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 

On Sunday, March 2, Boston College alumni from Washington DC and The Council for Women of Boston College will gather at the Dahlgren Chapel on Georgetown University's campus in Washington, DC, for an alumni Mass.

We are honored to welcome Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J., professor of education as celebrant for Mass. Immediately following Mass, the groups will host a reception, where Dean O'Keefe will offer some remarks on the state on Boston College. This event is jointly sponsored by the Alumni Association's  Washington, DC Chapter and The Council for Women of Boston College. 

RSVP by Monday, February 24, 2014. Family and friends are welcome.

Please note that space is limited, so please reply at your earliest convenience. We hope to see you there!

Recent Past Events


Irish Whiskey Public House
1207 19th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 463-3010

Saturday Games
Drink special Begin 1 hour before Kick-off
Check your local listings for Kick-off times

The Boston College DC Alumni chapter is pleased to announce an enhanced game watch program this year with pre-game brunch specials for daytime Saturday games, pre-game happy hours for evening games, and post-game specials on Irish whiskey.

Irish Whiskey Public House (street parking / public garage parking available on M St., 19th St. and 20th St.). This venue is metro accessible via the orange/blue line - Farragut West stop or via the red line - Dupont Circle, Farragut North.

2013 Game Watches

Wreaths Across America
Arlington National Cemetery, Sat., December 14, 8:30 a.m.
BC alumni and friends  will help decorate the graves of our honored veterans with holiday wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.  This is the fourth year BC alumni have participated in this national event at Arlington.  No sign up required - just show up at Arlington National Cemetery by 8:30 a.m. and participate in the larger event.    Also, if BC alumni have interred family members or friends, and they can't attend,  we'll make sure a wreath is placed on the grave marker.  No requests denied.   We just need the full name (location is even better, but we can find graves via Arlington's registry).

Questions?  Contact Brian Cummins ‘82, P'11'08

BC vs. University of Maryland FanFest on the Road
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2 hours prior to kickoff, ends 30 min. before game
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, College Park, Md.

Football season is in full swing and FanFest on the Road gets your game day started! Please join us for another year of pre-game excitement. Your fellow alumni and friends will gather at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center for a pre-game reception. Cookout fare, desserts and non-alcoholic drinks are included and we’ll offer a cash bar.  Cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child. Pre-registration is required.

To show Boston College's support for the Wounded Warriors, we’ll be hosting 20 military veterans at our reception. This will be a great opportunity to thank the men and women that serve our country.

Click here to pre-register.

Always an Eagle: BC in D.C. 2013
October 22, 2013 6:30 PM 
Metropolitan Ballroom, The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue
NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

The Eagles have landed!  Please join fellow alumni, parents, and friends on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to welcome BC's most recent graduates to the Washington, D.C. chapter and area.

Remember when you first moved down to D.C.?  This was a group that you leaned on, and we hope you will join us inpaying it forward for the next generation.  Help our newest Eagles, the Sesquicentennial Class of 2013, meet their BC family in D.C. and realize the wonderful and powerful BC community available to them. Network with fellow alumni and learn about upcoming chapter events.

Whether you are new to the city yourself or have lived here for decades, this event is the perfect reminder that you are Always an Eagle, no matter where you have landed.

Your registration includes heavy hors d' oeuvres and a drink ticket, and a cash bar will also be available.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy!

Click here to register

Gold-themed Mixer
Wednesday, May 22
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Lucky Bar, 1221 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

Fellow Eagles! You are cordially invited to a joint happy hour with peer leaders and alumni at gold-theme universities.  The event will be well attended by alumni at other notable gold-theme institutes of higher education, including: Vanderbilt, Cal, and Michigan. So come one, come all, and meet other gold alumni in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Dropkick Murphys Pre-St. Patrick's Day Concert
Sunday, March 10, 2013
9:30 Club
815 V St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Join fellow DC-area Boston College Alumni at DC's legendary 9:30 Club for a pre-St. Patrick's Day concert with Boston's own Dropkick Murphys.  Limited tickets are available to BC Alumni for $35.  You can purchase tickets online through Ticketfly, but with fees, they will cost $41.  To buy your ticket though the DC Chapter, please use PayPal - a link will be provided soon.  Please indicate if you would like your ticket mailed, or if you want to collect it at the pre-concert happy hour.  If you want it mailed, please be sure to enter the mailing address.

There will also be a pre-concert happy hour, location TBA.

Wreaths Across America
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater

This is truly an unique event to our area (at least in the magnitude of Arlington Cemetery) and one which you'll not soon forget!  It is a great way to honor our nation's fallen soldiers and military families who have been laid to rest on the slopes which overlook the Potomac and our nation's capital.  This is also an opportunity to join fellow BC Alums in celebration of this tribute to these heroes/ heroines, whose graves you will visit.  Brian'82 and Patty'81 Cummins will lead you through the cemetery and you will have the opportunity to visit several grave sites of former BC Alumni, and you may want to visit those of family or friends on your own.

Parking: given the problems with Metro in previous years...you might want to try parking at Ft. Myers (adjacent to the cemetery), but arrive early to get ahead of the crowd, thousands will attend this event.  Look for the BC banner!

MEISAN Networking Reception with Professor Kathleen Bailey

The Army and Navy Club
901 17th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. (on the southeast corner of Farragut Square)
Thursday, Dec. 6
6–9 p.m.
There is no charge for this event. However, registration is required.

The District of Columbia Chapter of the Boston College Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Alumni Network is pleased to invite all DC-area alumni to a reception with Professor Kathleen Bailey on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, D.C.

Professor Bailey will provide an overview of the growth and development of the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program at Boston College, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

All alumni—ranging from ICS majors to those with only a semester of Rise and Rule—and anyone interested in learning more about Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at Boston College are invited.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and we will have a limited open bar. Once the open bar runs out, drinks can be purchased with cash.

Professional attire is requested as the Army and Navy Club requires that men wear a jacket and tie and women wear attire of comparable formality.

The nearest Metro stops are Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Orange and Blue Lines).

To register, click here. For more information, contact Alex Guittard at 619-993-1968 or acguittard@gmail.com.

Washington D.C. Welcome Home and Holiday Reception 
November 27, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Hotel George
Leaders Room
15 E Street NW
Washington, D.C. 

The Boston College Alumni Association and the Washington, D.C. Chapter invite all area alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate the holiday season and welcome alumni who are new to the area.  Please join us for this special occasion on Tuesday, November 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hotel George.

Cynthia Egan '78, University Trustee Associate and president, T. Rowe Price Retirement Services will be our featured guest and offer remarks.

All who attend will be able to meet and greet fellow DC Eagles, and find out more about the region, and learn how they can get involved with class and chapter leadership, community service, athletics, spirituality, and much more.

The registration fee is $15 for alumni, parents, and friends and complimentary for members of the Class of 2012.

Please click here to register!

Boston College vs Wake Forest Gamewatch
Saturday, November 3, 2012,  3:30pm
Irish Whiskey
1207 19th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

Fresh off their first conference win of the season, the Boston College Eagles will look to make it two straight in a road trip to BB&T Field to battle the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Chase Retting connected on a  last-minute 14-yard touchdown pass to Johnathan Coleman as the Eagles surged to a 20-17 win over Maryland. The Eagles let a 13-0 lead slip away but came back in the final seconds with a victory.  Come out and join your fellow Eagles at Irish Whiskey Public House to root for a Maroon & Gold victory this Saturday against the Demon Deacons.

1/2 Priced Burgers (all 4 burgers will be included)
$4 Pretzel Bites
$4 Jumbo Guinness Glazed BBQ Wings
$2 Double Dip Chips (house made fries)

$3 Miller Lite and Sam Adams Drafts
$10 Pitchers of Miller Lite and Sam Adams

Irish Whiskey
1207 19th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

Check your local listings for kickoff time!

Boston College vs. Army Pre-Game Tailgate
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Daley Field
West Point, New York
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Kickoff: 12:00 noon

Adult: $20.00pp
Child (12 and under) $14.00

Please join Boston College alumni, friends, and fans in cheering on the Eagles as they battle the Army Black Knights on Saturday, October 6, 2012. We invite you to a pregame tailgate on Daley Field located on the campus of West Point just a short walk to Michie Stadium.

Pregame tailgate includes a brunch buffet menu, beverages, and a cash bar (BYOB if preferred)

To purchase game tickets please call (617) 552-GOBC

Please keep in mind the Cadet Review on “The Plain” starts at 9:00 a.m., our location offers a great view of this honored traditions so please plan accordingly. 

West Point Game Day Events Itineraries 

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BC Hockey Frozen Four Game Watch
Thursday, Aapril 5th, 2012
8 p.m.
Cleveland Park Bar & Grill
3421 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 806-8940

Join us as #1 Boston College, the Hockey East regular-season and tourney champions, will take a 17-game winning streak into its Frozen Four national semifinal matchup with Minnesota on April 5 in Tampa.The Eagles have won the national championship four times - 1949, 2001, 2008 and 2010, and are hoping to win it all again

Cleveland Park Bar & Grill is located across from the Uptown Theater and is less than one block from the Cleveland Park Metro stop on the red line.
DC Boston College game watches are announced via email from EaglesInDC.org and on the BC DC Alumni Facebook page

Boston College National Day of Service
Saturday, April 21st
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Embry Rucker Community Shelter / Reston Interfaith
Reston, Va, and other locations as needed

On Saturday, April 21, we will be making bagged lunches for the Embry Rucker Homeless Shelter. Up to 10 people can prepare the meals at my home in Reston. Hopefully these slots will fill fast and we'll need overflow locations. If you are unable to attend but want to help, we will need financial contributions as well as volunteers to do the grocery shopping. Please consider being a part of this worthwhile service project.

Directions will be given via email after RSVP

Please RSVP to Jess Nguy ’00 at jess.nguy@gmail.com

Date Event Location
Apr 25 2014
Arts Awards Celebration and Reception Boston College, Tent on Stokes Commons

Apr 26 2014
BC on the Road: Eagles for Others - Philadelphia, PA Gesu School, 1700 West Thompson Street, Philadelphia, PA

Apr 27 2014
Newton College New York Spring Tea At the home of Susan Pollock Kintner NC '64

Apr 27 2014
Newton College Washington, D.C., Tea Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD

May 1 2014
Newton College Boston Spring Reception Brae Burn Country Club, 326 Fuller Street, West Newton, MA

May 3 2014
Class of 1961 Mass and Dinner McMullen Museum, Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill campus

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