Orientation for Global BFA in Film Art Students

Welcome to your first summer in Boston! Student Transitions and Family Programs is excited to have you join us for a six-week stay before heading to Paris. During your time on the Boston campus, in addition to your classes, you will participate in an extended Orientation program. During this program, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Meet and learn from your fellow Global BFA cohort members;
  • Learn techniques and develop skills to help you succeed as a Global BFA student;
  • Meet staff who will serve as resources during your time as a Global BFA student;
  • Explore Boston and the surrounding areas; and
  • HAVE FUN! 

Class of 2025 Orientation Schedule

Date Activity
Monday, June 27 Class of 2025 (First-Year) Move-In
Monday, June 27 GBFA Parent and Family Orientation Session
Thursday, June 30 Summer Session 2 Classes Begin
Monday, July 4 Independence Day; No classes
Saturday, August 13 GBFA Senior Only Dinner Reception
Wednesday, August 17

Summer Session 2 Classes End

Thursday, August 18

All cohorts must move-out of their residence hall by noon

Class of 2025 ready to leave for required group flight by 12:00 p.m.


Orientation Week at Paris College of Art

Held in the beginning of the fall semester, orientation is a comprehensive, week-long introduction to life as a student at PCA. Through a series of lectures, museum visits, dinners, walking tours, and other activities, new students have the opportunity to discover the French capital and establish themselves as temporary residents. During orientation, students register for classes, open bank accounts and phone contracts, and most importantly, meet the staff, faculty and fellow students who form the school community.