Boston College Experience Program Housing
office of residential life
“I believe that nothing could be more rewarding or educational in every sense…Not only did I find the courses well taught, comprehensive, and extremely interesting but the experiences I had outside the classroom were just as valuable. At Boston College, the atmosphere was perfect for meeting every kind of person and making innumerable friends.”
—student from Rhode Island
High school students must live on campus or with their families. The convenience of being near the libraries, computer center, and other academic facilities, along with the social and educational opportunities afforded by residential living, contributes to the total value of the Summer program. Staff thoroughly familiar with Boston College programs and resources are in residence and are capable of responding to most of the students' needs. At the same time, the student is given the freedom and responsibility to establish his/her own priorities and to manage his/her time accordingly.
Furnishings in student rooms include a desk, chair, chest of drawers, closet and a bed.Fans, microwaves, refrigerators, clothes hangers, wastebaskets, and blankets are not provided. Students are responsible for leaving the room in the same condition in which they originally found it or be subject to damage and/or trash removal fines. No animals or pets of any kind are allowed within the residence halls. All buildings at Boston College, including the residence halls, are smoke free.
The Boston College Experience Program is housed in the residence hall, 66 Commonwealth Avenue (66), on Lower Campus. (Note: A BC username and password are required to access these floorplans). 66 is a four story residence hall that houses approximately 227 students in double and triple rooms. Located in the heart of Lower Campus, 66 is near the Welcome Center, Lower Live Dining Hall, the Recreational Complex and the Boston College MBTA station off the green line.
Combination-secured bathrooms and showers are located on each floor. The facilities also include vending areas and laundry rooms that accept either Eagle-One Card or coins. Both buildings are non–air-conditioned and are occupied only by BCEP students. Although located in a safe neighborhood, there is a Boston College Police Officer on Upper Campus each night of the program for added safety.
- Shared Occupancy (two or three persons per bedroom): $38/night
- Single Occupancy (one person per bedroom): $76/night
Check-in will take place in the Summer Welcome Center on Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Individuals will not be permitted access to their Summer Housing assignment before June 22. Individuals who find it necessary to arrive prior to this date or leave later than the official check-out may apply to stay in the Summer Guest House. Individuals who cannot arrive within the scheduled check-in period must email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to check-in.
Check-out will take place any time before Saturday, August 3 at 12:00 noon.
As members of the Boston College Summer community, you are expected to abide by guidelines and requirements geared to protect the health and safety of all participants. Please review the Safety and Security Policies before check-in. Learning to become a responsible member of the community is part of what students gain from the Boston College Experience. Independent activity and responsibility to the group are factors in the college experience.
Students are expected to be in their residence halls by 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and by 12:00 midnight Friday and Saturday. The use of alcohol and drugs is prohibited. Infractions may result in dismissal. Students are not allowed to bring motor vehicles to campus. Counselors and advisors are available to talk with students about their problems or concerns.
Parents or family wishing to check their student out for the weekend must complete and fax the sign-out form 48 hours prior to the student's departure. The form requires a parent signature and contact information for the person who will be responsible for the student during their time away from Boston College.
Fax number: 617-552-2536
All meals are provided by Boston College Dining Services. All dining facilities provide a wide variety of selections to suit individual needs. No summer meal plan is available; however, you may find it convenient to add Dining and/or Eagle Bucks to your Eagle-One Card account through Agora. You will receive your Agora login credentials upon check-in. For budgeting purposes, $700 has proven adequate for meal costs. The facility also includes a vending area and laundry room that accept either the Eagle-One Card or coins.
The William J. Flynn Recreation Complex is the focal point for athletic activities and recreation on campus. The recreation complex contains:
There is also an outdoor patio with tables, chairs, and lounge chairs for sunbathing. The fitness area includes a wide variety of aerobic and resistance equipment: over 75 aerobic machines, 25 Nautilus and Body Master strength-training machines, and free weights. Fitness trainers on staff can help you with your fitness program. Enjoying these facilities with those who share similar academic interests adds another dimension to summer study.
BCEP students will get acquainted with the best that Boston has to offer via one of the city's oldest and most acclaimed tour agencies: the Boston Duck Tour. After seeing the sights, students will enjoy an afternoon in one of Boston’s most fun and interactive museums, the Museum of Science.
Students will enjoy a day in the sun at one of the East Coast’s premier summer getaways: Newport, Rhode Island. In addition to pristine beaches, students will have the opportunity to stroll the Cliff Walk and gaze at some of the historical mansions built during Newport’s Gilded Age. Of course, there is a wide variety of shopping and dining opportunities to suit anyone’s taste in historic downtown Newport. Transportation to and from Newport is provided.
What would a summer be like without attending one of New England’s leading tourist attractions? Six Flags New England offers BCEP students access to a world-class theme park and to a water park — the best of both worlds for our students. Transportation and admission are provided to residents (flash passes are extra!).
BCEP residents will be treated to a day of shopping on the cheap at one of New England’s finest shopping outlets. In addition to great deals on countless items of designer clothing, Wrentham offers a variety of restaurants and gift shops. A perfect place to pick up a souvenir for friends and family back home! Transportation is provided.
BCEP residents will get a sneak peak at the nation’s oldest and most famous ball park, Fenway. Whether or not you are a member of “Red Sox Nation,” a summer is not complete without a visit to Fenway. In addition, students will then be able to see the penguins at the New England Aquarium, a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation.
Despite the fact that BCEP students will be living on Boston College’s campus throughout the summer, BC is just of many great academic institutions in the greater Boston area. Every week, an official tour of one of the region's other campuses will be organized, allowing students the opportunity to see what other schools Boston has to offer. Visit Boston University, Tufts, Harvard, Northeastern, MIT, and more!
Housing applications will be available through Agora Portal beginning the first week in May. Upon registration and payment for courses, you will receive your BC username and password, which are required to access the application. After you login, click "My ResLife" under "My Services," then select "Applications," then "Summer Programs."
Once your Summer Housing Application has been submitted and accepted, all fees will be charged directly to your student account. Your submitted application will retain the status of "Incomplete" until it has been processed by our staff. Once it has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Application processing will not begin until Tuesday, May 21. Due to limited space, applications will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
NOTE: Only the last 5 digits are needed when calling from an on-campus phone.
|Boston College Police Department (non-emergency)||617-552-4440|
|Boston College Police Department (emergency)||617-552-4444|
|Office of Residential Life||617-552-3060|
|BCEP Housing (Before June 7)||617-552-4727|
|BCEP Housing (After June 7)||617-552-2626|
|BCEP Housing Fax||617-552-2536|