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About Us



Campus Recreation cultivates life-long health and active lifestyle experiences. We honor the Jesuit Catholic commitment to the formation of the whole person through diverse programming in a safe, fun environment. 

Core Values

Respect: Valuing opportunities to interact with those we serve and maintaining our facilities to create a welcoming and caring environment.

Integrity: Upholding a culture of honesty, trust, fairness, responsibility, and accountability to maintain high standards in all we do.

Passion: Bringing commitment and energy to elevate the physical and social well-being of the Boston College community.

Development: Fostering the personal growth of our members and student leaders through self-discovery, experiential learning, teambuilding and role modeling.

Camaraderie: Creating a foundational home for relationships and community at Boston College.

Photo of the Flynn Recreation Complex


The growth of the University's student population during the 1960s convinced Athletic Director William J. Flynn that a recreational space for students and employees of Boston College was sorely needed. He suggested a $25 student recreation fee to help finance the project, and Boston College borrowed the necessary funds to complete it. The Recreation Complex opened in March 1972 and was dedicated to Flynn in 1979.

Architect Daniel Tully designed the building in the shape of a hyperbolic parabloid, creating an easily recognizable roofline on campus. Today, the 144,000 square foot facility features a 10,000 square foot fitness area, running track, tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash and racquetball courts, air-conditioned fitness studios, aquatics center with pool and dive well, saunas, and more!