Welcome to Boston College

Experience the beautiful BC campus - affectionately known as the Heights.

Current students and faculty explain what they love about BC and why you should choose life on the Heights.

As a Jesuit, Catholic university and a leader in the liberal arts, we view formative education as being central to our mission of educating students who will use their gifts in the service of others.

Vice President Shawna Cooper-Gibson explains Student Affairs, which works with students outside of the academic sphere and adds to their understanding of who they are as a whole person.

Boston College is not just a place to you come to, it's a place you're a part of.

At Boston College, you will be asked, "What brings you joy? What are you good at? And who does the world need you to be?"

What is life at Boston College going to be like? What will happen on this journey? There is no formula and the experience is about the small moments.

Boston College is a place with a heart and soul and tradition like no other.

BC students talk about their experiences as members of the AHANA (African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) community on the Heights.

Campus Tour

Join our student tour guides and visit Boston College virtually to learn about the buildings, history, and campus community on the Heights.

Residential Life

Living on Boston College's campus includes a meaningful residential life experience, access to the city of Boston, and a vibrant campus community.

Boston College's Margot Connell Recreation Center is a 244,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, four-story structure students use of a variety of activities. 

First-year students live in traditional style rooms on Newton or Upper Campus, with both locations offering many resources to make BC feel like home.

Boston College Dorm Tours

Boston College students provide a quick tour of their dorm rooms on campus, ranging from traditional doubles to apartment style housing.


The Carroll School of Management offers a transformative academic experience that integrates the study of management with the liberal arts, encouraging students to explore majors and minors outside of CSOM, while also inviting students in other schools study its programs.

Anchored by a human-centered, inclusive approach and design-thinking methodologies, engineering at BC is bolstered by a global viewpoint, ethical underpinnings, and distinctive capstone projects that address real-world challenges.

BC is at the forefront of scientific research and innovation, while also prioritizing a formative liberal arts education as the foundation for R1 Research acumen. 

The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program is an undergraduate academic, merit program that annually awards full-tuition scholarships and fully-funded, GPSP-sponsored summer programs to 18 incoming freshman students.

The Core Curriculum allows students to acquire a common intellectual foundation as they experience an intensive grounding in the defining works of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and introduction to world history and culture.

245 Beacon Street is a brand new, 150,000-sq. ft, state-of-the-art science facility in the heart of the Boston College campus.

Student Life

Relive the moments from another great year at Boston College.

Take a look at some moments from and leading up to the first day of a typical academic year.

From Freshman Convocation to Pops on the Heights, this is what the first month looks like at Boston College.

The Boston College Marching Band, Golden Eagles Dance Team, Dynamics, and BC Irish Dance collaborate to perform a medley of ABBA songs.

The Common Tones of Boston College were founded as the only a cappella group on campus that focuses on giving back.

ALC Showdown is BC's largest annual student dance competition with the goal of promoting diversity and cultural awareness through dance.

The BC Marching Band collaborated with the Korean Student Association’s AEROdynamiK Dance Crew to create a music video, performing a rendition of “ON” by the world-famous Korean pop group BTS.

The BC baseball hosts the Annual ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park. The Eagles play in honor of Pete Frates '07, champion of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.​

Boston College lacrosse captured the first national championship in program history in May 2021.

BC Social Highlights

When Boston College students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together on the Heights, we can't help but celebrate that unmistakable "BC Feeling."

Welcoming the newest class to the Heights is a longstanding BC tradition and this invitation is sure to delight Harry Potter fans.

This student-produced video was inspired by the C21 Center's "Espresso Your Faith Week," to serve as an invitation to Shake Off our burdens and choose to foster "Agape: unconditional love that seeks nothing in return" in the lives of others.


The PULSE Program is a pioneering service-learning program that has offered 3.2 million hours of service to the greater Boston community throughout its history.

One of BC's proudest traditions is the annual Red Bandanna 5k, hosted by the Volunteer & Service Learning Center, to honor 9/11 hero Welles Remy Crowther '99.

In March 2018, Connell School of Nursing students and faculty provided primary care and health education to Nicaragua residents and learned more about that country's health care, social, and political systems.


St. Ignatius thought the Examen was the most important prayer one could offer. Every semester, Campus Ministry asks us to look back with an Ignatian reflection.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit – a centuries-old Jesuit tradition – brings the Boston College community together to ask for God's blessing at the start of the new school year.

Local artist Ken Packie was commissioned to carve an ailing tree’s nearly six-foot-wide base into a three-dimensional portrayal of the Holy Family, celebrating BC’s Jesuit Catholic heritage and recognizing the historical significance of the Brighton Campus.

Schools & Colleges

Dean of Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., explains the school's mission and what attracts students.

A welcome message by Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton '78, P '13.

Connell School of Nursing Dean Katherine E. Gregory explains how BC students are uniquely positioned as nurses as a result of a liberal arts and a scientifically rigorous nursing education.

The Woods College provides flexible, academically rigorous, ethics-focused undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs for a wide range of students.

Dean Stanton Wortham explains how the Lynch School pursues the goal of  improving the human condition through education and applied psychology through excellence and ethics in teaching, research, and service.

BC Students

The Heights is home to more than 1,700 international students from 55 different countries. Undergraduates come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, leading to a vibrant and enriching campus atmosphere.

After losing his sight at the age of nine due to his battle with cancer, Nick Claudio '22 submitted the highest peak in Africa.

Julia Spagnola ’23, a Campus School volunteer and Vice President of UGBC, ran the Boston Marathon as part of the Campus School Boston Marathon Team.

A physics major and computer science and music minor, the 2022 Pops on the Heights soloist Maxwell Korman '23 excels in the classroom and on the stage.

BC pitcher Samrath Singh '22 is believed to be the first observant Sikh to ever play Division I baseball. He has made a home at the Heights.

Caitlin Keenan '19 was a Connell School of Nursing student, ROTC member, women's club soccer player and Chorale member.

Day in the Life Vlogs

Boston College students show us a typical day in their lives, including academics, housing, activities, and more.

Seasons at BC

Students take advantage of the sunshine, warmer weather, and outdoor offerings that come with springtime on the Heights. 

A look at the fall semester at the Heights, including study, spirit and the splendor of the changing season.

Christmas time on the Heights is a truly special sight.

BC Alumni

Welles Crowther '99 became known as the "Man in the Red Bandanna" for the handkerchief he wore as a protective mask while saving lives in the World Trade Center's South Tower before it collapsed during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. His legacy is proudly honored at Boston College.

Hannah Terrile '22, who studied communication and marketing, shares how her experiences at BC helped prepare her succeed as a social media assistant with the New York Mets.

Shan Rizwan '21 came to the Heights as an undecided major, but discover his true passion with a camera and microphone. His YouTube Channel has more than 91,000 subscribers as he documents his daily life, travels, and now his full-time role as a content creator.