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St. Mary’s Hall South, located in the heart of Boston College’s Chestnut Hill campus, is home to the Woods College of Advancing Studies.
St. Mary’s Hall South houses the Woods College’s administrative deans and staff and hosts prospective and current student events and new student and walk-in course registration.
The Bapst Library is home to Gargan Hall, whose lofty ceiling, stained glass windows, and wood panelling distinguish it as a gem of collegiate gothic architecture and make it a popular spot for quiet study. The building also serves as the University’s art library, housing archives, databases, and journals that offer support to students studying art history, architecture, museum studies, and photography.
The Gasson Rotunda is located at the center of the University’s oldest building, Gasson Hall. Surrounded by murals of notable Jesuits, the space features a white Carrara marble statue of the Archangel Michael triumphing over Satan.
Originally designed as the University’s assembly hall, Gasson 100 currently serves as a center for special events, lectures, and performances.
The plaza in front of O’Neill Library, a major crossroad of activity and central gathering place at Boston College, is bordered by Gasson, Devlin and St. Mary’s Halls. Once made up mostly of brick and concrete, the plaza went through a complete transformation in 2012, part of the University’s efforts to create more green spaces on its Middle Campus.
Refurbished in 2013 as part of the University’s efforts to increase and connect the green spaces on Middle Campus, the Gasson Quad provides students with another gathering spot, as well as access to Gasson, Lyons, Fulton and Devlin Halls.
Stokes Hall, a 183,000-square-foot academic building completed in 2013, houses the classical studies, English, history, philosophy, and theology departments, the Academic Advising Center, and the First Year Experience offices, as well as 36 classrooms, conference rooms, and the Chocolate Bar, a coffee and pastry shop popular with students, faculty, and staff.
As the hub for the teaching of the liberal arts at Boston College, Stokes Hall’s 36 classrooms are busy, often hosting as many as 175 classes on any given school day.
The Campus Green (also referred to as Stokes Lawn) was shaped in 2013 with the construction of Stokes Hall. In addition to Stokes Hall, the green is surrounded by McElroy, Carney, McGuinn, Fulton, and Lyons Halls.
The Higgins Hall atrium was created in 1997 when the building was expanded to meet the needs of the University’s growing science programs. Higgins Hall is home to offices, classrooms, state-of-the-art core facilities, and research laboratories for the physics and biology departments.
Haley House, located on Boston College’s Upper Campus, houses the Woods College’s academic advisors, program directors, and other administrative staff.