discover the heights
Often referred to as America’s college town, the Boston area is a center for education, finance, technology, healthcare, the arts, culture and history. Boston College’s campus is located 6 miles from downtown Boston. You can take advantage of internship opportunities, as well as participate in the cultural and entertainment options at museums, theaters, historic landmarks, professional sports arenas, and restaurants. Students can ride the MBTA trolley, the “T,” which is located near the Lower Section of the Main Campus.
Useful Facts about the “T”
Boston College “T” Station: 797 footsteps from Linden Lane, Main Campus
$2.00 fare for a one-way ticket to downtown Boston
153 MBTA trolleys depart from the Boston College Station each day
Approximately a 30-minute ride from BC to downtown Boston
Easier to navigate than driving in the city of Boston!
BC 2 Boston
Want to explore the city of Boston but don’t know where to start? The Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) aims to give BC students a variety of recommendations on dining, performing arts, shopping, and city events. BC 2 Boston also provides discounts on tickets for the theater, symphony, and music concerts.
BC Traditions and Boston
The year 2013 marks Boston College’s 150th anniversary. In honor of the University’s founding and history within the city of Boston, the Sesquicentennial Mass of the Holy Spirit, was celebrated at Fenway Park on September 15, 2012. You can view a slide show of the Mass at http://at.bc.edu/celebrate
Annual traditions that connect Boston College students and the city of Boston include:
Freshman Harbor Cruise
Pops on the Heights
Head of the Charles
Beanpot Hockey Tournament
Boston College’s international programs provide a wide range of opportunities for students to study overseas, enhance language skills, and gain a global perspective. Summer, semester, and yearlong options are available for all undergraduate majors. The Office of International Programs’ advising assistants and international advisors will help you determine the program that fits your academic requirements and interests.
Learn more at /offices/international/.