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Living in Boston

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Why live in Boston?

Art, culture, and entertainment abound in this historic city. A multitude of activities and events around the area make Boston an amazing place to live and study:

In Boston

Whale watching and harbor cruises
 
Boston Harbor Islands National Park
 
The Museum of Fine Arts
(free with BC ID)
 
The Freedom Trail, Bunker Hill,
and the U.S.S. Constitution
 
Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics
and Boston College Eagles games
 
Concerts and events
on Boston Common
 
Boston's vibrant Theater District
 
Kayaking on the Charles River
 
The historically Italian North End
(filled with delicious restaurants)

nearby

Cape Cod and the Islands
 
Gloucester and other seaside towns
 
Easy travel to NYC, Montreal,
Portland ME, and Newport RI
 
Fall foliage excursions
and apple picking
 
Skiing in Vermont and New Hampshire
 
Walden Pond
and historic Lexington and Concord
 
Salem (especially fun around Halloween)
 
Plymouth Rock
 
Hiking in the Blue Hills

Housing

Boston's diverse neighborhoods offer a wide array of housing options.  The Office of Off-Campus Housing at Boston College maintains lists of available area rentals, people looking for roommates, and alternatives to getting an apartment (i.e., childcare or elder care in exchange for room and board).  The Office of Off-Campus Housing also hosts an Off-Campus Housing Fair for graduate and law students each June.


Living in Community

Students interested in community living have a number of options.

The Newman House

Newman House Student Community
is an informal community of graduate students rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Newman House serves as a space of friendship, academic and spiritual encouragement, and mutual learning.

The Assumptionist Center
The mission of the Assumptionist Center is to pride housing and hospitality for lay men studying graduate theology.  Students can engage in the community as much or as little as they want.  Mass, morning prayer, and evening prayer happen daily, and numerous other events occur throughout the semester.  Contact Fr. Donald at despinosa330@gmail.com.

1863 Commonwealth Avenue
Historically known as the Grad House, this twelve bedroom house - a ten minute walk from the STM - is a place where lay men and women can live together in an informal community. If you are looking for fellowship without the intentionality of formal communal living, than this is the place for you. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.