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If you have any questions, please contact Housing Placement at
or call 617-552-8582.

Sustainable Living & Learning Community

The Sustainability Living Learning community in Edmond’s Hall is a community dedicated to rising sophomores interested in exploring the broad topic of sustainability, engaging in service, and being part of a new opportunity to promote environmental awareness. While no prior experience is necessary, an interest in and commitment to living in an intentional community around the issues of sustainability is necessary. A limited number of spaces are available on lower campus in Edmond’s Hall. Students must apply at the time of their housing intent.

For further infractions regarding the program or application please contact Dorrie Siqueiros,

The Shaw Leadership Interest Housing application can be found here.


Shaw Leadership Program


The Shaw Leadership Program is a unique four-year living–learning program run through the Office of Residential Life. Each summer, 20 highly motivated incoming First Year students are selected from a competitive applicant pool to become the "Shaw Class" for that graduating class. During the first year in the program, students reside in the Shaw House, attend weekly leadership workshops, participate in community service opportunities, and apply the skills they learn to create and complete a leadership project.

Open to First Year students only.


First Year Women Experience

The Women’s Experience in Kostka Hall, an all-female hall on Upper Campus, will strive to engage residents in conversations around women’s issues, empowering women, and women’s leadership. This new community, in collaboration with the Women’s Resource Center, will include dinner series, retreats, peer mentors, intentional programming, and opportunities to connect with women in leadership roles. Through the experience of living in Kostka, residents will deepen their commitment to personal health and wellness, explore and develop their identity, and engage in meaningful conversations.

Open to first year students only.


Honors Houseline

Students have the unique opportunity to live in an atmosphere that starts in the classroom and extends to the residence hall. Faculty lectures and cultural, academic, and social programs are held in this residence hall throughout the year. Residing with the students are three Resident Assistants from the Honors Program. The application process is also highly competitive, and housing in this program is not guaranteed to all honors students.

Medeiros Hall, 66 Commonwealth Avenue, and Gabelli Hall
Open to all classes.


Multicultural Learning Experience Floorsline

Fostering diversity is an important part of the University's educational mission. The Multicultural Learning Experience Floors (formerly the Mosaic Multicultural Floors) are open to students of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and provide residents the opportunity to be introduced to and learn about various cultures.

Students will work to further define and promote diversity with the hall and throughout the University through programmatic methods. Students are encouraged to plan and participate in multicultural theme programs that address the issues of our society.

Open to Freshmen only.


Healthy Living Communityline

Boston College has established Healthy Alternatives lifestyle floors for students interested in living in an environment free of alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances. This floor also encourages the students to maintain a lifestyle that supports academic success, personal development, well-being, and a sense of community. Residents will work to further define and promote healthy choices within the hall and throughout the University through a variety of programmatic methods.

Open to all classes.


Recovery Housing

Boston College Recovery Housing is a residential community within the BC campus for students who have made a commitment to their long term recovery from substance dependence. Through a structured and supportive environment, students can maintain sobriety while continuing to develop as individuals, thrive academically, and foster supportive relationships with others in recovery. For More information please contact Nicolas Sperry at or visit

Open to all classes.

Romance Language Floorline

The Romance Language House seeks to bring students and faculty together to foster an intellectual community that shares the events of daily life in French and/or Spanish. Students living in the Maison Française and the Casa Hispánica participate in a unique academic living environment and must be proficient in French and/or Spanish to live on the floor. Students applying to the Romance Language Floors are also required to interview with the Romance Language Fellows-in-Residence.

Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.



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