Welcome! Here you will find information to help you connect to wifi and beyond. Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit to BC, we hope you enjoy your time here.

Get Connected

Connect to Wifi

Visitors must register in order to connect to WiFi at BC. All visitor access ends after 24 hours. To regain access to WiFi, each day you must repeat the steps below.

  1. Connect to the “BostonCollege” wireless network.
  2. Go to helix.bc.edu and select “Guest Registration.”
  3. Complete the registration form.

You will receive a confirmation email and/or text with your login credentials. You can use these same credentials to connect other devices to the "BostonCollege" network.

Visitors From Other Institutions Using Eduroam

Guests from participating eduroam institutions can connect to BC's eduroam using their home institution’s credentials. Make sure your laptop and other devices are configured for eduroam before you arrive on campus. 

About Network Access & Restrictions

Boston College Visitor Network Access provides limited, temporary, unsecure Internet access for all visitors to BC. It is your responsibility to protect your computer and/or mobile device from viruses and other malicious code. Please ensure that your system's virus protection and operating system are up-to-date and active.

With Visitor Network Access, you will have access to the web, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), VPN (Virtual Private Network), SSH (Secure Shell), and NTP (Network Time Protocol). Visitor Network Access is restricted in the following ways:

  • Email can be accessed only via the web (Outlook, Apple Mail, etc. will not work with Visitor Network Access).
  • Instant Messenger use, such as AIM and MSN Messenger, is not allowed.

Security

Ensure you're up to date on the latest technology security requirements and best practices.