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Welcome to the Heights

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.

Boston College is a place of belonging; a place where home is not just a location, but a way of living.

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?"

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

There are many people on the Heights  who create a foundation of support and happiness in to enhance students' lives.

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.

The centerpiece of Boston College's $300 million strategic investment in the sciences, 245 Beacon Street, officially opened in January 2022. 

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. 

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

The Division of Student Affairs is home to 15 affiliated departments that provide a rich array of co-curricular programs and services that promote student learning, health and wellness, leadership development, and community engagement.

Learn about the many signature experiences, events, and traditions that are unique to life on the Heights!

It's an exciting time to be back on campus as each new school year begins.

The Boston College Marching Band was invited to perform at halftime of a New England Patriots football game on September 17, 2023, at Gillette Stadium. 

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 Career Center empowers students from all academic disciplines to incorporate their career goals into a broader sense of living a life of meaning and impact. 

Ashley Waldron '26, an engineering major and student equipment manager for the BC men's hockey team, combined her passion of hockey with her engineering knowledge to design and create a new device called SaucerPost, which is now being used by the Eagles to practice their stickhandling and puck-passing skills.

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

Danny Gillis, who became known as the "BC Fiddle Kid" in 2013, was a fan favorite at Boston College men's hockey games whenever he would air-fiddle to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on the video board during the second intermission. His lifelong dream of attending BC as a student has now come true, as he joins the Class of 2028.

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.

Danny Gillis, who became known as the "BC Fiddle Kid" in 2013, was a fan favorite at Boston College men's hockey games whenever he would air-fiddle to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on the video board during the second intermission. His lifelong dream of attending BC as a student has now come true, as he joins the Class of 2028.


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 January 2024, Arrupe International Encounter students traveled to Johannesburg with the Center for Global Education and Experience to learn about a faith that does justice in the South African context. 


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. 

Connell School of Nursing student Esther Udoakang '25 explains how her studies and extracurricular activities help to prepare her to make a difference in the world.

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.

Fran Hodgens '24, who is studying Accounting for Finance and Consulting and Business Analytics in the Carroll School of Management, shares his story as a BC student.

Teresa Knestout '24, who is studying Elementary Education and Applied Psychology in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, shares her story as a Boston College student.

Jarvis Goosby '24 is a politcal science major discusses his experience with the core curriculum and his favorite BC traditions.

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.

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.