Campus Visits and Tours
|Visiting Dates/Hours of Operation 2013||Nearby Hotels|
|Parking, Directions and GPS Address
|Day Visit Program
|Eagle Eye Sessions and Campus Tours||Accommodations for Visitors
9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Monday–Friday, 2013
Click here to register for a visit during the Summer of 2013.
If you previously registered for a visit that you now need to cancel, please click here.
As at most university campuses near an urban center, parking at Boston College can be difficult at times. We have done our best to ensure that visitors to the Office of Undergraduate Admission can easily access Devlin Hall.
We always recommend that visitors use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA, known as the "T" in Boston), Boston's public transportation system, to most easily access our campus. The "B" line of the T's Green Line costs just $1.70 and brings visitors directly to campus.
Once you exit the T, cross to the other side of Commonwealth Avenue and walk up the hill to the right to the Main Gate. Enter campus there and walk down Linden Lane. Devlin Hall is located to the back and left of Gasson Hall (the tower building).
Click here to access the web site of the MBTA, where you can view a map of the Green Line on the T.
If you are driving to campus and using a GPS, please note that Boston Colllege's GPS Address is 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA. Once you arrive on campus, you will be instructed to park in the Beacon Street Parking Garage (see the map of Boston College's campus below). Please note that the Commonwealth Avenue garage is reserved for Boston College faculty and staff.*
When entering campus at the Beacon Street Garage, please inform the attendant in the booth that you are an Admission Office visitor. You will be instructed where to park.
Exit the garage on the Merkert Chemistry side. Walk to your right and up the stairs by the Merkert Center. Visitors who need an elevator will find one in the Merkert Center. Walk past Campion Hall on your left and turn right just after Cushing Hall. Devlin Hall is at the top of the hill directly in front of you. Walk through the Campus Quad to the left of Devlin and enter on the O'Neill Library side. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is located on the first floor to your left as you enter the building.
Please remember to bring your parking ticket to the Admission Office in order to have it validated.
*On the selected Saturdays on which we are open and on Columbus Day, visitors may park in either the Beacon Street or Commonwealth Avenue Garages.
Eagle Eye Sessions are conducted by Admission staff members and include a panel of current undergraduates offering their views of academic and student life at Boston College. These informational sessions last approximately one hour. Campus Tours are led by student volunteers and last approximately 75 minutes. If you plan on attending an Eagle Eye Information Session and/or Campus Tour, we ask that you register at the link provided below.
When planning a visit during University examination and vacation periods, visitors are advised to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission in advance to confirm schedules. (During high school vacation weeks in the month of April, we welcome more than 1,000 visitors per day. Families are encouraged to arrive one half-hour prior to desired tour.)
To register for an Eagle Eye Information Session and/or Campus Tour, please click here.
For directions to Boston College and a map of the Chestnut Hill Campus, click here.
Transfer Eagle Eye Sessions are conducted by Transfer Admission staff members and include a panel of current undergraduates at Boston College. Each session begins at 12:00 noon, lasts approximately one hour, and will be followed by a Campus Tour at 1:00 for those interested. Sessions will be held on the following Fridays, and pre-registration is requested.
October 19, and November 9, 2012
January 18, February 15, and March 15, 2013
If these sessions are not convenient, we encourage you to visit on another day during the visiting hours outlined on this page. Although that programming will not be geared specifically toward transfer students, it is still an effective way to learn about Boston College.
One of the best ways to become acquainted with Boston College is to spend an actual class day with a student. The Day Visit Program matches Freshman and Transfer applicants with a current Boston College undergraduate for the morning, including classes and an informal tour of the campus.
Day Visits on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday begin at 9:45 a.m., and on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. In order to accommodate as many Day Visit requests as possible, we ask you to please refer to timeline below when requesting a visit.
To schedule a Day Visit, please click here. For more information about the Day Visit Program, please call (617) 552-3378.
The Day Visit Office is student run and, therefore, it is open during the academic year only. Day Visits are available by appointment only during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Due to space limitations, Day Visits in the month of April are reserved for admitted students. We appreciate your understanding.
Should you or anyone in your immediate family have a physical disability and require special assistance when touring our campus, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800-360-2522 or (617) 552-3100 in advance of your visit. This will allow us to ensure that we are able to meet your specific needs.
There is no better way to learn about Boston College than to visit campus. We also suggest email chats (see below) with faculty, staff, and BC undergraduates who can address your interests. Prospective students will also have many opportunities for personal interaction with representatives of the University through staff visits to high schools, receptions held throughout the country, and various alumni programs.
We encourage you to email our current undergraduate students to inquire about life as a Boston College student. The Student Admission Program is a group of more than 800 undergraduate volunteers who assist applicants throughout the admission process.
These students are not Admission professionals; therefore, logistical questions (about deadlines, course selection, or applying to Boston College) that cannot be found on this web site should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (800) 360-2522 or (617) 552-3100. The Student Admission Program email account*, email@example.com, was created to address all other informal questions and will be answered by our student volunteers (during the academic year only).
*PLEASE NOTE: Because our students are not on campus year round, this service is available from mid-September through late April only, excluding exam periods and Boston College vacation periods. Emails will not be returned from May through mid-September or during exams or vacations.