Our beautiful, welcoming campus features tree-lined walkways, splendid architecture, abundant green space, and plenty of quiet corners to study, relax, and reflect. Because the Carroll School is a smaller school situated within Boston College, students benefit from both individualized attention and the resources of a global research university.
Carroll School students also enjoy convenient access to downtown Boston—one of the world’s most vibrant cities and an innovation hotspot full of networking opportunities.
Boston College is located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton, Massachusetts. Our campus is approximately six miles west of downtown Boston. Therefore, it is important that you put the correct town and/or zip code when you are entering our address into GPS navigation or Google Maps.
Once you have parked, please remember to take your parking ticket with you so that a member of our staff can validate your parking ticket.
From September through May, visitors should park in the Beacon Street Garage, above level three, unless otherwise instructed.
From June through August, visitors may park in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage above level 3, unless otherwise instructed.
Visitors can use the MBTA subway system (known in Boston as the "T") to easily access campus. Traveling outbound from the center of Boston, take the B train on the MBTA Green Line. Boston College is the final stop on the B train.
Once you exit the T, cross to the other side of Commonwealth Avenue and walk uphill to the right. There you will find the Main Gate on your left. Enter campus and walk down Linden Lane. Continue past Gasson Hall (the tower building) through the Quad. Fulton Hall is located at the opposite end of the Quad.
From points north and south: Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30). Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.
From points west: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston College.
From downtown Boston: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow above directions from Centre Street.
Beacon Street Garage: Use the intersection of Beacon and Chestnut Hill Drive, Brighton, MA 02135. Head away from the reservoir (west) on Beacon Street and the Beacon Street garage will be on your right.
Commonwealth Avenue Garage: Use the intersection of St. Thomas More Road and Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. From St. Thomas More Road, take Campanella Way to the Commonwealth Avenue Garage.
Main Gate: Use 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA. Please note that parking is extremely limited on Middle Campus. We strongly encourage you to park in one of the two parking garages.
Please note: If you are using Apple Maps or Siri on an iPhone to get to campus, please be sure to type in/speak the address "140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA." Simply typing or saying "Boston College" may not bring you to our main campus.
If taking an Uber, Lyft or other similar service to Boston College, use the address 140 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 for drop off at either Cushing or Fulton Halls.