Information about Housing Eligibility
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.
First-year students live in traditional style rooms on either Newton Campus, Upper Campus, or Brookline Campus (for Messina College students only). More information for incoming first-years can be found below:
In addition, non-housing information is available through Boston College's First Year Experience office.
As sophomores, most 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." More information about room selection can be found below:
In addition, for the 2024-25 academic year, there will be a living community in Walsh for sophomore students. More information about the sophomore living experience can be found below:
The majority of Boston College students receive three years of guaranteed housing. Students with three years of housing must live in an off-campus apartment junior year. More information can be found through our campus partners in the Dean of Students office:
In addition, many students choose to study abroad during their junior year. More information about study abroad can be found through the Office of Global Education.
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.
Transfer & Exchange Students
The majority of Boston College students receive three years of guaranteed housing. Sophomore transfer students receive one year of guaranteed housing. Information about appeals for more years of housing can be found below.
New international exchange students should receive information from the Office of Global Education in regards to orientation and arrival.
Living & Learning Communities
Resident Assistants are full-time students who live in the residence halls and are responsible for a community of residents. They provide support, act as a resource for students, coordinate social and educational programs, and work together as a staff to enforce University policy within the halls. More information about Resident Assistants can be found below: