The Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 15. Join campus partners including Student Affairs, UGBC, and CAB for a full day of programming to celebrate and cheer for all the runners at the Mile 21 mark!

Events Leading up To Mile 21


Sunday, April 14

Boston Marathon Mass
5:00 pm | St. Ignatius Church

Join Campus Ministry and St. Ignatius Parish this evening for 5pm Mass at St. Ignatius Church. Here we will have a special blessing for those running the Boston Marathon.

Marathon Monday Schedule of Events | April 15

Event information is subject to change. 


Mile 21 Breakfast Concert Kick off | 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 

Upper Campus, Corcoran Commons, and Walsh Patio

Stop by one of three locations around campus to grab free breakfast! BC Dining will be serving breakfast empanadas, fruit, coffee and water.  

BC Recreation Classes:

  • Morning Yoga | 8:00-9:00 am (Taught by Anna Serikas) |  Baldwins Backyard (grass to the right of the MCRC) 
  • HIIT Class | 9:00-9:45am (Taught by Kristen Allen) | Outdoor Basketball Court  

Mile 21 Headline Concert Featuring T Pain | Concert gates open at 8:30 a.m. | Concert is for BC Students Only and BC IDs are required for entry.

Location: Mod Parking Lot

Please note: You must present your e-ticket at the following locations / times to receive your wristband for entry into the concert. There will be no admittance for anyone without a wristband on the day of the show - plan ahead to get your wristband at one of the following locations / times:

Food Vendors | 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: Campanella Way/Robsham Theater Arts Center Lawn

The Division of Student Affairs is hosting (4) unique food vendors who each will be dishing out some of their specialties all at no cost! The Smoke Shop (BBQ) will be serving sliders and sides, Dumpling Daughter will serve (2) types of buns, Flour will be serving baked goods, and The Sausage Guy is back cooking up sausage, peppers and onions. Watch the outdoor screen with a live feed of the Marathon and be sure to get up to Comm Ave to cheer on the runners at Mile 21! Food will be limited, so once a vendor is out, it’s gone!

Mile 21 Cheering Section | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Location: Commonwealth Avenue/Main gate through St. Ignatius

The heart of Patriots Day is cheering on the runners as they cross mile 21 and head down Commonwealth Avenue. Join UGBC and your peers to show your Eagle spirit to the 30,000 marathoners as they hit the home stretch of the race. Giveaways including t-shirts, bucket hats, cow bells, thunderstix, hand clappers, rally towels, and more will be handed out. And don’t forget to make a sign or grab a fat head of the BC runners and get loud as they pass by! Join us from Linden Lane to St. Ignatius Church.

Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park 

At a deeply discounted price, tickets will be available to attend the Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels game including bus transportation at $5 . Buses will leave campus at 10:00 a.m. for the 11:10 a.m. start. Tickets are limited.


Mile 21 Logo

Important Reminders for the Concert:

  • You MUST bring your BC ID and wristband.

  • NO bags, open containers or bottles of any kind

  • Gates open for the concert at 8:30 am - make sure you have your wristband as well as your BC ID.

Entering and Exiting from the Concert:

  • Mod residents and those already in Mods should enter the concert from the Mod entrance between 15-16 

  • All others should enter the concert from Maloney Lawn. Lower campus residence halls should not try to enter at mod entrance or between mods/Corcoran Commons

  • There is no re-entry into the concert

  • All students will exit the concert from Campanella Way by the Commonwealth Ave Garage. There is no concert exit back directly into the Mods

Important Reminders for Mile 21 (General)

  • You MUST bring your BC ID  and wristband.

  • Food options as well as hydration stations are available throughout the day! Stay hydrated and make sure you eat!
  • Commonwealth Avenue will close at 8:00 am on Monday, April 15, 2024.

  • Students are not permitted on the course after the Marathon has begun.

  • Remember to be good citizens on and off campus! It is important to think about your behavior and the impact you have on others throughout the day!
  • Review Boston Athletic Association's list of allowable and prohibited items, as well as spectator information.

  • NO bags of any kind will be permitted in or near the marathon route.

Shuttle Buses from Newton

On Marathon Monday we encourage you to take the 7:00 am, 7:15 am, or 7:30 am shuttle from the Newton Campus Stuart stop.

Boston College bus service will be limited during the Marathon due to road closures. Buses will resume service in the late afternoon hours at the discretion of local law enforcement

Mile 21 Media