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Boston College Experience for High School Students

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 is in residence and is capable of responding to most of the students' needs. Students can expect significant interaction with the Boson College Student Life Office who plan a variety of truly engaging activities. At the same time the student is given a degree of freedom and responsibility to establish priorities and to manage his/her time accordingly.

Furnishings in student rooms include a desk, chair, chest of drawers, closet and bed. Students are responsible for bringing their own linens and for housekeeping within the room. Fans, microwaves, refrigerators, clothes hangers, wastebasket, 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 or a trash removal fine. 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.  Please refer to the Office of Residential Life website for additional policies, safety regulations and conditions of residency applicable in Boston College residence halls.  (

The Boston College Experience Program is housed  in the residence hall, 66 Commonwealth Avenue ('66') , on Lower Campus.  '66' is a four story residence hall with two seperate wings that can house approximately 227 students in double and triple rooms.  Located in the heart of Lower Campus, 66 is near the Residential Life Welcome Center, Corcoran Commons, Hillside Dining Hall, the Recreational Complex and the Boston College MBTA station of the green line.
Rates per person:  $2225 per person based on a shared room.  

For further details and, after acceptance into the BCE Program, to register for housing, please go to the BCEP page on the Residential Life website:
Students will also receive further information after activation as a BC Summer student.

Social Regulations
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, including but not limited to the Boston College Student Code of Conduct at ( 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 hall by 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and by midnight Friday and Saturday. The use of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited. Infractions may result in dismissal. Students are not allowed to bring motor vehicles to campus.

Program. Counselors and advisors are available to talk with students about their problems or concerns.

Boston College reserves the right to amend and supplement the rules and regulations governing participation in the College Experience.

Dining Facilities
Breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner are provided in McElroy Commons and the Corcoran Commons (the Lower Campus Dining Facility). Both dining facilities provide a wide variety of a la carte selections to suit individual needs. For budgeting purposes, $750 has proven adequate for meal costs.

Recreation Facilities
The William J. Flynn Recreation Complex is the focal point for athletic activities and recreation. The Recreation Complex contains: jogging track, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball and squash courts, 8-lane 25 yard lap pool with separate diving well, heated spa, changing room and saunas. We also have an outdoor patio with tables, chairs and lounge chairs for sunbathing. Our fitness area includes a wide variety of cardiovascular machines,a full compliment of free-weights, and full line of selectorized strength training equipment. We offer several group exercise classes including yoga and cycling. Fitness trainers on staff can help with your program. Enjoying these facilities with those who share similar academic interests adds another dimension to summer study.  Use of the Recreation Complex is subject to rules and regulations, including regulation pertaining to use by minors.  Please refer to the BC Rec website at (