Freshman Year

First-year students live in traditional style rooms on either Newton Campus or Upper Campus.

Sophomore Year

As sophomores, students participate in the room selection process. Students can select roommates and live in apartment style or traditional rooms based on their randomly assigned "pick time." 

Junior Year

The majority of incoming students receive three years of guaranteed housing. Students with three years of housing must live in an off-campus apartment junior year.

Senior Year

Students are not required to live on campus senior year, however more than 90 percent of BC students choose to do so. Seniors are the first to choose housing as part of the room selection process.


The majority of Boston College students receive three years of guaranteed housing. Sophomore transfer students receive one year of guaranteed housing, while nursing students, Presidential Scholars, and certain student-athletes receive four years of guaranteed housing.