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Living in Boston

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Boston skyline at night

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)


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


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