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We welcome prospective students to visit throughout the year to experience our campus and engage with our community. Contact our Admission Office to sit in on classes and meet with professors, current students, and our admissions team.

We encourage prospective PhD students to contact our doctoral program admissions team to schedule a visit or discuss any questions.

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Parking & Transportation

Getting to Campus by Car

From points north and south
Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24. 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 1.5 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 Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1.5 miles to Boston College.

Parking on Campus and GPS Navigation

Despite our name, 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.

Vsitors should park in either the Commonwealth Avenue Garage or the Beacon Street Garage, above level three, unless otherwise instructed by a gate attendant.

For the Beacon Street Garage
Use 1103 House Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. The Beacon Street Garage is connected to Alumni Stadium, the University’s football stadium.

For the Commonwealth Avenue Garage
Use 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Use the intersection of St. Thomas More Road and Commonwealth Avenue. From St. Thomas More Road, take a right onto Campanella Way to the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. 

Once parked, take the elevator to the 7th floor of the parking garage. Take a left off the top of floor of the garage onto Middle Campus. The Boston College School of Social Work is located in McGuinn Hall, across the street from Fulton Hall and Cushing Hall.

 

Getting to Campus Using Public Transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), called the T, is trolley system that travels above and below ground. The different lines of the T are color-coded. Boston College is located at the end of the "B" line branch of the T's Green Line. One-way fares are $2.75 and travel time from downtown Boston outbound to Boston College is approximately 45 minutes. Once you exit the T at Boston College, cross to the other side of the street (Commonwealth Avenue) and walk up the hill to the right to the Main Gate. Enter campus at Main Gate and walk down Linden Lane. Gasson Hall (the building with the tower) is located directly at the end of Linden Lane. Walk across campus to McGuinn Hall.

View a map of the Green Line branch of the T

From Logan Airport
Take the SL1 (silver line bus) to South Station. Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

*Travel time will vary depending on time of day. A taxi is generally the fastest way to get to campus.*

From South Station
Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife inbound to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Boston College is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, approximately 6 miles west of downtown Boston. There are many accommodation options in the area and we have listed a variety of  options within a 5 miles of campus below. While our office does our best to keep this list current, we strongly recommend that visitors consult with each hotel regarding rates and discounts. We also suggest the use of mapping services, such as Google Maps, to get a better understanding of hotel locations.

Some of the hotels near Boston College will offer discounts to Boston College visitors. These rates may change throughout the year. We recommend asking about discounts when making your reservation.

Disclaimer: This webpage is meant to provide a service to our visitors. We make no claims about the quality of facilities or services at these or any other hotels.

Hotel Name Address Distance from Boston College Easily Accessible to T
AC Hotel by Marriott Boston Cleveland Circle 395 Chestnut Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02135

617-730-3660
1.5 miles Yes
Courtyard by Marriott, Brookline 40 Webster Street
Brookline, MA

617-734-1393/800-321-2211
2 miles Yes
Holiday Inn, Brookline 1200 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA

617-277-1200
Reference BC when making reservation for a discounted rate.
2 miles Yes
Hotel Boston, Brighton 1650 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

617-566-6260
2 miles Yes
Chesley Road B&B 11 Chesley Road
Newton Center, MA

617-584-0839 or chesleyroad@comcast.net
2 miles Yes
Park Lane B&B 11 Park Lane
Newton Center, MA

617-964-1666 or pranpran@gmail.com
2 miles Yes
Beacon Inn 1750 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA

617-566-0088
2 miles Yes
Crowne Plaza Hotel 320 Washington Street
Newton, MA

617-734-1393/800-321-2211
Click on hotel name to the left for BC rate
3 miles No
Doubletree Guest Suites 400 Soldiers Field Road
Brighton, MA

617-783-0090
3 miles No
The Bertram Inn 92 Sewall Avenue
Brookline, MA

617-566-2234
3 miles Yes
The Samuel Sewall Inn 143 Saint Paul Street
Brookline, MA

617-713-0123
3 miles Yes
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Brookline-Longwood Medical 111 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA 02474

617-232-1487
3 miles Yes
Hyatt Regency 575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

617-492-1234
4 miles No
The Verb Hotel 1271 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

855-695-6678
4 miles Yes
Sheraton Needham 100 Cabot Street
Needham, MA

800-325-3535
Please call Reservations for BC rate
4 miles No
The Inn at Longwood 342 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA

617-731-4700
Reference BC when making reservation to be eligible for 15% off best available rate.
4 miles Yes
Homewood Suites by Hilton Needham Boston 200 1st Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
781-455-9987
5 miles No
Charles Hotel One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA

617-867-1200
5 miles Yes
Hotel Commonwealth 500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

617-927-4445
5 miles Yes
Hotel Indigo 399 Grove Street
Newton, MA

617-969-5300
Click on hotel name to the left for BC rate
5 miles Yes
Marriott Newton 2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA

617-969-1000
5 miles No