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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.

From September through May, visitors should park in the Beacon Street Garage, above level three, unless otherwise instructed. From June through August, visitors may park in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage above level 3, unless otherwise instructed.

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.

Visitor parking policies and rates

Visitors can use the MBTA subway system (known in Boston as the "T") to easily access campus. Traveling outbound from the center of Boston, take the B train on the MBTA Green Line. Boston College is the final stop on the B train.

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.

 

Hotels near campus

Driving Directions

From points north and south: Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30). Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College. 

From points west: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston College. 

From downtown Boston: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow above directions from Centre Street.

Beacon Street Garage: Use the intersection of Beacon and Chestnut Hill Drive, Brighton, MA 02135. Head away from the reservoir (west) on Beacon Street and the Beacon Street garage will be on your right.

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

Main Gate: Use 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA. Please note that parking is extremely limited on Middle Campus. We strongly encourage you to park in one of the two parking garages.

Please note: If you are using Apple Maps or Siri on an iPhone to get to campus, please be sure to type in/speak the address "140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA."  Simply typing or saying "Boston College" may not bring you to our main campus.

If taking an Uber, Lyft or other similar service to Boston College, use the address 140 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 for drop off at McGuinn Hall. 

Experience Our Campus

A world-class research university, Boston College offers a wealth of resources—from libraries and dining halls to an art museum and 244,000-square-foot fitness center—just six miles from downtown Boston. BCSSW boasts the best of both worlds: proximity to a large city and the intimacy of a beautiful college campus.  The Boston area has a legacy steeped in revolution, making it an ideal launchpad for social workers who are beginning their careers with a desire to make a meaningful impact. 

Visit our Dedicated Social Work Library

BCSSW has the only dedicated social work library in New England. The BCSSW library connects students and alumni to a robust collection of over 20,000 books, journals, and databases. Visit the ground floor of McGuinn to use carrels, computers, printers, scanners, smart televisions, and group study spaces or to borrow iPads, laptop chargers, adapters, and other technology.

McGuinn Hall

In addition to our social work library, McGuinn Hall also has an MSW student lounge and PhD student lounge to give students a place to congregate, connect, and grab a bite during classes.

For questions about visiting BCSSW, contact swadmit@bc.edu or 617-552-4020. 

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