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About the Office of Residential Life

at boston college

     The mission of the Office of Residential Life is to create a respectful, healthy, inclusive, and safe living community for our residents.  We are committed to integrating the Ignatian tradition into the formation of each student by connecting their intellectual, ethical, religious, and spiritual lives through a multiplicity of programs and services.  Our role in this formation is to promote the academic mission of the University, encourage responsible and ethical behaviors, engage residents in conversations regarding diversity, and to create safe, well-managed learning environments where students can seek the greater good.  The Office of Residential Life seeks to accomplish these goals in particular through:

  • Providing safe, secure, and well-maintained residence halls
  • Offering programs and leadership opportunities designed to promote responsible decision making and personal accountability
  • Providing educational, developmental, social, and spiritual support to our students
  • Recruiting and selecting a competent staff that reflects the cultural and personal diversity of the resident student body
  • Managing responsible and accountable fiscal and administrative policies and services

     In the formation of our students, through the accomplishment of these goals, the Office of Residential Life complements the nature of Boston College as a University in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition.  For any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by the hall staff, please feel free to stop by our central office in Maloney Hall, suite 413,  Monday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  We can answer questions on room assignments, housing eligibility, and facility concerns.

linden lane

Boston College
Office of Residential Life
Maloney Hall 413
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3859




Room Selection & Placement


Summer Student &
Conference Housing


(Res Hall Opening & Closing)


On-Campus Facilities Maintenance


Submit a Work Order

Access Management
(Cards, Combos, & Keys)


Hall Programs,
Lounge Reservations,
Flyer Distribution


Off-Campus Housing