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Finding Us - Directions

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Boston College is located in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton, Massachusetts. The campus is approximately six miles west of the city of Boston.

Boston College Approach Map

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FROM POINTS NORTH AND SOUTH: Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30). Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.

FROM POINTS WEST: Take the Massachusetts

Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston


FROM DOWNTOWN BOSTON: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Sheraton Tara Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow above directions from Centre Street.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Boston College branch of the MBTA's "Green Line" (B) ends at the Boston-Newton boundary on Commonwealth Avenue. Cross the street and walk by St. Ignatius Church and follow the perimeter road around to campus entrances.

Directions to The Physics Department:

The main office for the Physics Depatment is located on upper campus in 335 Higgins Hall. View Campus Map

Department of Physics

335 Higgins Hall
140 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3804

Phone: 617-552-3575
Fax: 617-552-8478


Maps of Higgins Hall:
1st Floor     2nd Floor
3rd Floor     4th Floor
5th Floor     6th Floor


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