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Places to Eat             Places to Study      Places to Play


Places to Eat:

Check out BC Dining for all hours, menus and fun events. All these on capmus dining halls take Dining Bucks. Dining bucks can be purchased through the Agora Portal (10% Discount at all dining locations on campus)

Upper Campus:

Check out McElroy Commons built in 1961 and our oldest dining location, McElroy Commons houses several different dining venues:

Carney's - Featuring several hot and cold food stations with an amazing amount of choices.

Eagles Nest - Deli sandwiches, great salads, soups and more!

The Chocolate Bar - Exceptional coffee and more chocolate than you can imagine

Faculty Dining Room - An upscale restaurant for BC Faculty & Staff and their guests.

Lyon's Hall Welch Dining Room in Lyons Hall features fresh made as well as name brand grab and go items throughout the day.  Lyons Hall Hours of Operation

Lower Campus Dining:

Corcoran Commons houses several different dining venues:

Lower Live - Featuring several hot and cold food stations with an amazing amount of choices.

The Loft - Home to organic, local, and artisan products and foods.

The Shack  - where you can grab a quick bite and enjoy outdoor dining

Maloney Hall houses the popular Hillsides Cafe.

Hillside Cafe is a popular spot on the BC Campus, located in Maloney Hall, right next to Conte Forum plaza.  Hillside features freshly made specialty sandwiches, panini and upscale deli sandwiches, all of which compliment the full service coffee bar featuring Starbucks beverages.



Complementry coffee, tea and more at the John Courtney Murray, S.J. Graduate Student Center. The Murray Center is dedicated to the support and enrichment of graduate student life at Boston College. Its amenities include study rooms, a computer lab, DVD lending library, kitchen, deck and patio space. Be on the look out for our study break programs during finals.


Take the BC Shuttle to Cleveland Circle to enjoy:


Eagles Deli


Dunkin Donuts






Places to Study


BC Libraries: 

1. O’Neill Library (Main Library)

2. Bapst Library

3. ERC (LSOE, Ground Floor)

4. School of Theology & Ministry

5. Social Work Library (McGuinn)

6. Law Library (Newton Campus)


Connors Family Learning Center – Tutoring, Learning Disabilities Support, Instructional Support (O’Neill Library, 2nd Floor):

Campus Technology Resource Center (CTRC) – Computer Lab located in O’Neill Library, 2nd Floor:

Every BC Grad Student is allotted 500 pages/semester of printing FREE. Students can pay for additional pages by adding “Eagle Bucks” money to their student account on the AGORA portal

Murray Graduate Student Center

The Murray Graduate Student Center has a dining room, living room and reading room avaiable for studying. We also have a computer lab and conference room for group projects. Reserve a space for your group through our reservation system.


Places to Play


Walk, run or roll around the beautiful 1.6 mile reservior loop.


Join the Boston College Flynn Recreation Complex (The Plex). You can enjoy a swim, take a class or join a intermural sport's team.


Check out Boston College's Arts Department bucketlist. Attend a show, check out the McMullen Museum or watch a documentry on campus. You can purchase/pick up tickets at the Robsham theather located on the lower part of campus. 


Check out the Boston College sports team in action! Become a superfan, learn the cheers and root for your favorite players. Visit the athletics page for more information!