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On the Rise

Exploring BC’s Evolving Campus

Perhaps the most visible sign of the Light the World campaign’s ongoing impact is Stokes Hall, the 183,000-square-foot home for the humanities that opened in spring 2013. Now the good work continues with these transformative projects:

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St. Mary’s Hall

The beloved home of BC’s Jesuit community is open again after a comprehensive renovation of the 98-year-old building’s facade and interior spaces. While St. Mary’s Chapel and modernized Jesuit residences remain in the north wing, the south wing now holds the Woods College of Advancing Studies as well as the Computer Science and Communication Departments.


The Connell School of Nursing at Maloney Hall 

  • Location: Lower Campus
  • Timeline: Summer 2015
  • Read more in “Building for the Future,” from the Light the World newsletter

With the transition to a state-of-the-art facility in Maloney Hall, the nursing school will increase its overall space by nearly 80 percent and double its simulation lab size. Final preparations are being made and, when open, this dynamic new environment will include “learning neighborhoods” and other features to encourage collaborative study and a team-driven approach to health care.


The New McMullen Museum of Art

  • Location: Brighton Campus
  • Timeline: Summer 2016
  • Read more about the “New Home for McMullen” from the Boston College Chronicle

Construction is under way to relocate the McMullen Museum, which will be housed in the Roman Renaissance Revival building that was formerly the archbishop’s residence. This new locale will nearly double the museum’s available exhibition area to more than 7,000 square feet and will feature a soaring three-story glass entryway and a University conference center on the first floor.


The Residence Hall at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue

The superstructure is in place for BC’s newest residence hall, which is being built on the land that once held More Hall, across from St. Ignatius Church. The dorm will provide an additional 490 beds in four- and six-person undergraduate apartments. The 240,000-square-foot hall will rise between five and six stories and will also house University Health Services.

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