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Resources for Students

Summer Session 2015

Computing Services
The Information Technology Services Help Center, is located in O'Neill Library. The facility includes a technology Help Desk in Room 248, multimedia software and hardware located in O'Neill 205, computers with general productivity and research software are on the third floor behind the Reference Desk, and printers on the first and third floors. Valid BC ID required.

Religious Services

Liturgy is offered on class days in Gasson Hall Chapel at noon, and in the Church of St. Ignatius at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday vigil, and on Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon and 5:30 p.m.

The Campus Ministry Office is located in McElroy 215. A complete listing of local clergy and detailed information on religious services of many faiths is available there.

Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library

The Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library contains over a million volumes and nearly 17,000 serial subscriptions. Summer students are encouraged to get to know the library resources quickly. The Guide to the Boston College Libraries is available at the library reference desk. All registered summer students are granted full library privileges with their identification card.

Dining Facilities

During the Summer, breakfast, lunch, and dinner areprovided in the Eagles’ Nest (located in McElroy Commons) between 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and on the lower campus, either at Hillside Cafe in 21 Campanella Way or Corcoran Commons, between 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

For convenience in purchasing summer meals, one may add a minimum deposit of $125 to your Eagle One Card account via Agora, accessed at; any unused balance is fully refundable. For additional details telephone (617) 552-3500.

Campus recreation

The William J. Flynn Recreation Complex is the focal point for athletic activities and recreation. The Recreation Complex contains: jogging track, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball and squash courts, 8-lane 25 yard lap pool with separate diving well, heated spa, changing room and saunas. We also have an outdoor patio with tables, chairs and lounge chairs for sunbathing. Our fitness area includes a wide variety of cardiovascular machines,a full compliment of free-weights, and full line of selectorized strength training equipment. We offer several group exercise classes including yoga and cycling. Fitness trainers on staff can help with your program. Enjoying these facilities with those who share similar academic interests adds another dimension to summer study.

A BC ID is required to use the Recreation Complex. Summer students may purchase membership for unlimited Complex use. If summer membership is not desired, daily access to the Complex is available with a BC ID and paying a $5 fee at the door. Further information about summer membership including rates may be obtained by contacting the Membership Office at (617) 552-0797 or by visiting the Campus Recreation  web site at


A patrolled and well-lighted parking area is available on lower campus. All students parking on Boston College campuses are required to display a 2014 parking decal on their vehicle. Permits may be purchased for approximately $235. Permit allows parking from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Any questions, please contact the Office of Student Services at 617-552-3300 or visit

Health Services

The University Health Service Clinic is located in Cushing Hall. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 9 to 3 p.m. The clinic provides emergency treatment of minor injuries or illness and willingly acts as liaison with community doctors for any help necessary which the clinic cannot provide. For routine care telephone (617) 552-3225; in an emergency telephone (617) 552-4444. Website:

Campus Store

The bookstore is the place for textbooks, bestsellers, study aids, stationery, college supplies, gifts, B.C. clothing and small items such as newspapers and snacks. The bookstore is located on the first floor of McElroy Commons and it may be reached by telephoning (617) 552-3520 or 1-800-978-0978. It is open Monday through Thursday 9 to 6:30 p.m.; Friday 9 to 3 and Saturday 9 to 5.

The Hillsides Shop located on lower campus at 21 Campanella Way is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 


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