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Resources for Students

Summer Session 2016

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 are located in O'Neill 205. Computers with general productivity and research software are on the third floor behind the Reference Desk, and printers are on the first and third floors. Valid BC ID required.

Religious Services

Liturgy is offered on class days in St. Mary's Chapel Chapel at 8:00 a.m., and in the Church of St. Ignatius daily and on weekends.
St. Ignatius Summer Mass Schedule:
Weekday 5:30

Sunday 8:00 family - STOPPED UNTIL FALL
Sunday  8:00 upstairs
Sunday 10:00 family
Sunday 10:00 upstairs
Sunday  12:00 upstairs
Sunday 12:00 Spanish
Sunday 5:30 upstairs

Please see their website for more complete details.   

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, on main campus, BC Dining Services has at least one location open for breakfast, two for lunch and one for dinner.  Monday through Friday there is also a small café on the Brighton Campus as well as a minimart express option on the Newton Campus.  Typically main campus locations are the Eagles Nest in McElroy Commons for middle campus and either Hillside Café or Corcoran Commons on lower campus. To see the most up-to-date hours of operation please visit their website at /dining  and click on hours.

For convenience in purchasing summer meals using your BC student ID, students may add a minimum deposit of $20 to your Eagle One Card account via Agora. Any unused balance (over $5) is fully refundable. For information on the differences between Dining Bucks and Eagle Bucks visit /content/bc/offices/id/eagles-one_accounts.

Campus Recreation

Looking for a place to clear your head, work out and have fun this summer? Campus Recreation is at the heart of all athletic activities, recreation and socialization on campus. Our facility, the William J. Flynn Recreation Complex, includes a 10,000 square foot fitness center, air-conditioned spin studio, cardio room and group fitness studios, an indoor jogging track, basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball and squash courts, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a newly resurfaced 8-lane, 25 yard 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. BC Rec members enjoy unlimited access to our facilities as well as 30+ FREE group fitness classes a week, including: Spin, Cardio-Kickboxing, Yoga, Barre, Zumba, and Aqua Jogging. Members also receive discounts on all of our paid programs, including personal training, Masters Swim, private, semi-private and group tennis or swim lessons, and small group fitness classes.
Students may purchase a BC Rec summer membership for $100. If you aren’t ready to commit to a summer membership, there is a $7 guest fee. To qualify for the student rates, a valid BC ID is required. To learn more about our summer membership options, programs and facilities, please visit us online at To register for a summer membership or for more information, please contact our Member Services Office at (617) 552-0797.



A patrolled and well-lighted parking area is available on lower campus. All students parking on Boston College campuses are required to display a current valid parking decal on their vehicle. Permits may be purchased for approximately $235. The 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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