Dean's Message

Dean Erick Berrelleza

Erick Berrelleza, S.J.

Dear Prospective Student,

I’d like to introduce you to Messina College, the two-year residential college division of Boston College set to welcome its first class of students in the summer of 2024.

As a first-generation college student myself, I didn’t have people to talk to about applying to college or navigating college life. Serving as dean of Messina College will enable me to provide access and vital support to students who are often facing that same uphill battle. At Messina College students will be part of an associate’s degree program grounded in Boston College’s academic excellence, student support, and caring faculty.

I hope you will take some time to review the following overview of Messina College, which includes its academic offerings, an introduction to our facilities and resources, and answers to some common questions. If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to reach out. In the meantime, I wish you all the best in the year ahead.

Erick Berrelleza, S.J.

Founding Dean
Messina College 

Q&A with Erick Berrelleza, S.J.