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Boston College is located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton, Massachusetts. Our campus is approximately six miles west of downtown Boston. Therefore, it is important that you put the correct town and/or zip code when you are entering our address into GPS navigation or Google Maps.

Visitors should park in either the Beacon Street Garage or the Commonwealth Avenue Garage, above level three, unless otherwise instructed by a gate attendant.

For the Beacon Street Garage

Use 1103 House Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. The Beacon Street Garage is connected to Alumni Stadium, the University’s football stadium.

For the Commonwealth Avenue Garage

Use 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Use the intersection of St. Thomas More Road and Commonwealth Avenue. From St. Thomas More Road, take a right onto Campanella Way to the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. 

Once parked, take the elevator to the 7th floor of the parking garage. Take a left off the top of floor of the garage onto Middle Campus. The Boston College School of Social Work is located in McGuinn Hall, across the street from Fulton Hall and Cushing Hall.

The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), called the T, is a trolley system that travels above and below ground. The different lines of the T are color-coded. Boston College is located at the end of the "B" line branch of the T's Green Line. Once you exit the T at Boston College, cross to the other side of the street (Commonwealth Avenue) and walk up the hill to the right to the Main Gate. Enter campus at Main Gate and walk down Linden Lane. Gasson Hall (the building with the tower) is located directly at the end of Linden Lane. Walk across campus to McGuinn Hall.

From Logan Airport

Take the SL1 (silver line bus) to South Station. Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 15 minutes. Travel time will vary depending on time of day. A taxi is generally the fastest way to get to campus.

From South Station

Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife inbound to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 12 minutes.