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Helpful Information About the BC Residence Halls

Link to Residence Hall Floorplan Page
(BC username and password required)

 

Access to Residence Hall Floorplans is restricted to members of the BC community for the security of our students. All students, faculty, and staff can access the floorplans using the link below and authenticating with their BC user name and password.

Pursuant to its authority under Chapter II of the Massachusetts Housing Code, minimum standards of fitness for human habitation (105 CMR 410.100), the city of Newton Health and Human Services Department has granted a variance to the minimum square footage requirements (105 CMR 410.400) to allow specific rooms to be used as triples.

For a list of rooms, or if you have any questions about the variance, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 617-552-3060.

Standard Traditional Double Room

Traditional Rooms are located on the Upper, Newton, and College Road Campuses as well as 66 Commonwealth Ave. and Greycliff Hall.

A typical traditional double room at Boston College is approximately 12 feet wide by 16 feet long. These rooms come furnished with 2 desks, 2 beds, 2 dressers, and 2 closets. Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

Please note that these images are a generalized representation of a traditional double room at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of every traditional double.

traditional double

traditional double


Standard Traditional Triple Room

Traditional Rooms are located on the Upper, Newton, and College Road Campuses as well as 66 Commonwealth Ave.

A typical traditional triple room at Boston College is approximately 23 feet wide by 16 feet long. These rooms come furnished with 3 desks, 3 beds, 3 dressers, and 3 closets. Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

Please note that these images are a generalized representation of a traditional triple room at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of every traditional triple.

traditional triple

traditional triple


Standard Traditional Forced Triple Room

Traditional Rooms are located on the Upper campus

A forced triple room at Boston College is approximately 12 feet wide by 16 feet long. These rooms come furnished with 3 desks, 3 beds, 3 dressers, and 2 closets. Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

Pursuant to its authority under Chapter II of the Massachusetts Housing Code, minimum standards of fitness for human habitation (105 CMR 410.100), the city of Newton Health and Human Services Department has granted a variance to the minimum square footage requirements (105 CMR 410.400) to allow specific rooms to be used as triples.

For a list of rooms, or if you have any questions about the variance, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 617-552-3060.

Please note that this image is a generalized representation of a forced triple room at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of every forced traditional triple.

forced triple

forced triple


Standard Traditional Single Room

Traditional Rooms are located on the Upper and Newton Campuses as well as 66 Commonwealth Ave. and Greycliff Hall.

A typical traditional single room at Boston College is approximately 8 feet wide by 12 feet long. These rooms come furnished with a desk, bed, dresser, and closet. Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

Please note that this image is a generalized representation of a single room at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of every traditional single.

traditional single

traditional single


Standard Traditional Quad Room

Traditional Rooms are located on the Upper, Newton, and College Road Campuses.

A typical traditional quad room at Boston College is approximately 16 feet wide by 36 feet long. These rooms come furnished with 4 desks, 4 beds, 4 dressers, and 4 closets. Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

 Please note that this image is a generalized representation of a traditional quad room at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of every traditional quad.

traditional quad

traditional quad

4 Person Suite - 2 Bedrooms

4-person suite, located in Walsh Hall

A typical 4-person suite at Boston College contains two, double-occupancy bedrooms, a small entry way, a storage closet and a bathroom.  The bedrooms have approximately 140 square feet of space.  These bedrooms come furnished with 2 desks, 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 desk chairs and 2 closets.  Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

Please note that these images are a generalized representation of 9-person suites at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of suite.

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8 Person Suite - 4 Bedrooms

8-person suite, located in Vanderslice, 90 St. Thomas More, Stayer Hall, and Walsh Halls

A typical 8-person apartment at Boston College contains four, double-occupancy bedrooms, a common living room, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette and dining area.  The bedrooms have approximately 170 square feet of space and the living room and dining room areas have almost 300 combined square feet of space.  These bedrooms come furnished with 2 desks, 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 desk chairs and 2 closets. The living room and dining room have 2 couches, 2 chairs, a coffee table, a dining room table and 4 chairs.

8-person suites in Vanderslice, 90 St. Thomas More, and Stayer Halls have full-sized refrigerators. The 8-person suites in Walsh Hall do not have refrigerators.

Please note that these images are a generalized representation of 8-person suites at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of suite.

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9-person suite – 3 bedrooms

9-person suite, 3 bedrooms, located in Vanderslice Hall

A typical 9-person suite at Boston College contains three, triple-occupancy bedrooms, a common living room, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette and dining area.  The bedrooms have approximately 170 square feet of space and the living room and dining room areas have almost 300 combined square feet of space.  These bedrooms come furnished with 3 desks, 3 beds, 3 dressers, 3 desk chairs and 2 closets. The living room and dining room have 2 couches, 2 chairs, a coffee table, a dining room table and 4 chairs.  These rooms are not forced triple rooms and are not eligible for the forced triple rebate.  Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

Please note that these images are a generalized representation of 9-person suites at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of suite.

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6-person suite – 2 bedrooms

6-person suite, 2 bedrooms, located in 90 St. Thomas More Hall

A typical 6-person suite at Boston College contains two, triple-occupancy bedrooms, a common living room, 1 bathroom and a kitchenette and dining area.  The bedrooms have approximately 180 square feet of space and the living room and dining room areas have almost 200 combined square feet of space.  These bedrooms come furnished with 3 desks, 3 beds, 3 dressers, 3 desk chairs and 2 closets. The living room and dining room have 1 couch, 2 chairs, a coffee table, a dining room table and 4 chairs.  These rooms are not forced triple rooms and are not eligible for the forced triple rebate.  Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

Please note that these images are a generalized representation of 6-person suites at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of suite.

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4-Person Apartment – 2 Bedrooms

4-person apartment, located in Edmond’s, Gabelli, Voute, Ignacio and Rubenstein Halls

A typical 4-person apartment at Boston College contains two, double-occupancy bedrooms, a common living room, 1 bathroom and a kitchen and dining area. The Ignacio and Rubenstein Hall 4-person apartments have 2 bathrooms. The bedrooms have approximately 170 square feet of space and the living room and dining room areas have almost 320 combined square feet of space. These bedrooms come furnished with 2 desks, 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 desk chairs and 2 closets. The living room and dining room have a love seat, 2 chairs, a coffee table, a dining room table or breakfast bar and 4 chairs. Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

Please note that these images are a generalized representation of 4-person apartments at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of apartment.

Facilities & Furnishings (Academic Year and Summer Session)

All maintenance issues including furnishings, pest control, and lock/combo changes should be submitted online via the Agora Portal. Please be sure to include the phone number at which you may be reached and a detailed description of the issue. If the request for repair is deemed malicious damage, appropriate charges will be added to your account and judicial sanctioning will be determined.

Facilities Services will determine the priority of your maintenance request and assign the work item to the appropriate trade shop for completion. A Work Order request should be completed within 7 days. If your request is not completed within the time frame, please contact your Resident Director. Also note: During the month of September work orders may take longer to complete due to high volume of requests.

All emergencies, such as leaks, flooding, no heat, broken locks, or combination pads, should be immediately called into the Facilities Service Center at 617-552-3048. If Facilities is closed, please call the BCPD at 617-552-4444.


ROOM/APARTMENT FURNISHINGS

Each room is assigned a set number of pieces of furniture. All furnishings assigned to your room must remain in your room. We regret that we do not have space in which to store furniture you do not want. Furniture may be moved within your assigned room only and must returned to its original position before check-out. Furnishings may not be moved out of your assigned room, such as in the hallway or lounge, or be lent to anyone. Requests for additional furniture or removal will not be acted upon.

Please note that mattresses not provided by Boston College are strictly prohibited in the residence halls. Complete list of items prohibited in the halls is available online. Also, ladders are designed for traditional hall triple lofts only and are not available for those who bunk their beds. When a room is detripled, the extra set of furniture will be removed in about 5 business days. Please do not submit Work Orders in this circumstance.

Please submit a Work Order if a piece of furniture is broken or missing. The furniture will be evaluated and repaired or replaced.


LOUNGE FURNITURE

Lounge furniture is intended for the use of all residents of a building. Lounge furniture is not allowed in private rooms. Residents converting lounge furniture for personal use will be fined and/or reported to a judicial hearing.

Damages & Trash

During the months of May and June, all buildings will be inspected by a trained Facilities Inspection team. Any malicious damages or excessive trash in your room/suite will be documented and will result in fines that will be applied to your student account by July 1st. Damages in common areas are divided amongst all residents and a $50.00 administrative fee is added to each individual account.

Any rooms/suites found with any excessive damage or excessive trash will be assessed a $500 per-person fine. Please refer to the Check-Out List for your specific area and for a detailed list of expectations.

If an individual wishes to take responsibility for damages or you find you have been billed in error, please appeal the charges no later than July 31st by using the Agora Portal and going to "My ResLife Bill".

All appeals must be submitted within 30 days of the transaction and all charges are non-disputable and nonrefundable after July 31st.


Housekeeping

All public areas, including shared bathrooms in the traditional-style residence halls, are cleaned by the Facilities Services Housekeeping staff Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Staff are available on call for emergencies on weekends. All emergencies should be called into BCPD at 617-552-4444. Please allow for at least 30 minutes for someone to respond.

All cleaning within resident apartments/suites/rooms is the responsibility of the residents. Please note that the supply of soap and paper towels within the residence hall restrooms are for guests; residents are asked to use their personal items.