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Types of Accommodations

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Boston College offers three main types of rooms: traditional, suite, and apartment.  This page describes and gives an image of a standard version of each type of room.  The actual room you live in might not look exactly like the images provided as layouts change from building to building.  Note that each type of room is not available on each part of campus, so be sure to pay attention to the locations given in the descriptions.


Room Types

During the application processes, you may be asked for your housing room type preferences. Room descriptions are made up of three different pieces of information: room style, capacity, and campus location. Here are some examples of room descriptions:

Traditional Style 3 Person College Road
(Style) (Capacity) (Location)
Apartment 4 Person Lower Campus
(Style) (Capacity) (Location)

 
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Traditional Style Residences

Traditional style halls have varying combinations of double, triple, quadruple, or forced-triple rooms. They have common bathrooms on each floor. Residents in these halls must enroll in the full University Meal Plan.  While there is some variety to the shape and layout of each room type depending on the hall, a standard version of each room type is described and pictured below.

Traditional style halls are found on all our campuses and include the following halls: Roncalli, Welch, Williams, Claver, Loyola, Xavier, Fenwick, Cheverus, Kostka, Medeiros, Fitzpatrick, Gonzaga, Shaw House, Keyes Hall, Hardey House, Cushing Hall, Duchesne, 66 Commonwealth Avenue, and Greycliff.


 

Traditional Single Room

Traditional single 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

 

Traditional Double Room

Traditional double 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

 

Traditional Triple Room

Traditional triple 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

 

Traditional Forced Triple Room

Traditional forced triple 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.

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.

traditional triple
forced triple

*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.


 

Traditional Quadruple Room

Traditional quad 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

Suite Style Residences

Suites have two or three people per bedroom, with either four, six, seven, eight, or nine people per suite. Each contains a private bathroom and common area within the suite. Residents are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their suites. Residents in suite style halls are required to have the full University Meal Plan. Suites are found in: Walsh, Vanderslice, 90 St. Thomas More, and Stayer Halls.


 

4 Person, 2 Bedroom Suite

4 person, 2 bedroom suites are 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 4 person suites at Boston College and may not depict the exact layout of suite.

four person suite
four person suite

 

6 Person, 2 Bedroom Suites

6 person, 2 bedroom suites are 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. Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

These rooms are not forced triple rooms and are not eligible for the forced triple rebate.

six person suite
six person suite

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.


 

8 Person, 4 Bedroom Suites

8-person, 4 bedroom suites are 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.

eight person suite
eight person suite

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.


 

9 Person, 3 Bedroom Suites

9 person, 3 bedroom suites are 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. Please be sure to bring your own linen, as it is not included with the room.

These rooms are not forced triple rooms and are not eligible for the forced triple rebate.

nine person suite
nine person suite

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.

Apartment Style Residences

Apartments have two people per bedroom, with either four or six people per apartment. Each contains a private bathroom, living room, dining area, and full kitchen. Residents are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their apartments. Residents in apartments are not required to participate in the University Meal Plan; however, may elect to sign up for the Flex Dining Plan. The areas of apartments include the Modular Apartments, Rubenstein, Ignacio, Voute, Gabelli, and Edmond's Halls. Apartments are located on Lower Campus.


4 Person, 2 Bedroom Apartments

4 person, 2 bedroom apartments are located in: 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.

four person apartment
four person apartment

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.