Welcome to Boston College

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.

Vice President Shawna Cooper-Gibson explains Student Affairs, which works with students outside of the academic sphere and adds to their understanding of who they are as a whole person.

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

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?"

What is life at Boston College going to be like? What will happen on this journey? There is no formula and the experience is about the small moments.

Take a look at the beautiful Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

BC students talk about their experiences as members of the AHANA (African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) community on the Heights.

Campus Tours

Join our student tour guides and visit Boston College virtually to learn about the buildings, history, and campus community on the Heights.

Experience the beautiful BC campus, affectionately known as the Heights.

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 opened the Margot Connell Recreation Center - a 244,000 square-foot, four-story structure - in the summer of 2019.

BC Dining is an award-winning, self-operated dining service.

Academics

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 has a unique faculty advising program. Students are looked at holistically, and while faculty are at the Heights to teach and research, they also develop relationships with students.

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.

Eagle Exchange is an online platform connecting the global Boston College community through lifelong, professional conversations.

Students and faculty discuss the benefits of BC's core pilot courses, which provide freshmen with a unique opportunity for in-depth study of contemporary issues.

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 2020-21 year was unlike any other. The Eagles banded together to make it a memorable one.

Take a look at some moments from and leading up to the first day of a typical academic year.

From Freshman Convocation to Pops on the Heights, this is what the first month looks like at Boston College.

The BC Marching Band collaborated with the Korean Student Association’s AEROdynamiK Dance Crew to create a music video, performing a rendition of “ON” by the world-famous Korean pop group BTS.

The Common Tones of Boston College were founded in 2015 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.

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

In 2017, BC baseball hosted the Sixth Annual ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park. The Eagles play in honor of Pete Frates '03, champion of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.​

The Boston College marching band celebrates 100 years of BC Bands.

Service

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 March 2018, Connell School of Nursing students and faculty provided primary care and health education to Nicaragua residents and learned more about that country's health care, social, and political systems.

Faith

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.

Woods College of Advancing Studies Dean Karen Muncaster speaks about the unique experience and high-quality education students receive studying at Woods.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development community is defined by collaboration and cooperation.

BC Students

After losing his sight at the age of nine due to his battle with cancer, Nick Claudio '22 submitted the highest peak in Africa.

Grace Cameron '20, M.Ed. '22, Megan Philips '21, and Susie O'Connell M.S. '12 took to the Boston Marathon course with Campus School students in their hearts.

BC pitcher Samrath Singh '22 is believed to be the first observant Sikh to ever play Division I baseball. He has made a home at the Heights.

Dan Creighton '18: biochemistry major, member of the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, captain of the Boston College Division I Men's Swim Team.

Carmen Martin '20 and Sarah Keffer '21 continued the Boston College tradition of running the Boston Marathon to raise money for the Campus School where they both volunteered.

Caitlin Keenan '19 was a Connell School of Nursing student, ROTC member, women's club soccer player and Chorale member.

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

Torry Katsiroubas Stamm ’03, the president and fourth-generation owner of Katsiroubas Bros. has seen more faces in the past 10 months than the previous 10 years combined.

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.

In 1973, a group of BC nursing and education students formed the first women’s hockey team at the University and in 2019, members of the original team reunited and were honored during a game at Kelley Rink.

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.