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The Office of Graduate Student Life

Reserving Space

the john courtney murray, s.j. house


To reserve space please fill out the Murray House Space Reservation Form.

All members of the BC community are welcome to reserve various areas of the Murray House for gatherings targeted to graduate and professional students. Please place your reservation at least 48 weekday hours in advance of the time you're requesting. Reservations Note, we may not be able to accommodate your request if another party has already reserved that space.

Below are descriptions of the rooms which can be reserved and their rich amenities:




The Living Room

Amenities: Cable television, DVD Player
Capacity: 20
Common Functions: discussion groups, meetings, and social gatherings



The Dining Room / Kitchen

Amenities: Complementary coffee, tea, and water; refrigerator space; microwaves; toasters

Capacity: 25

Common Functions: catered group meetings and workshops

*Please note that the dining room is not available to reserve from 12:00pm—2:00pm on weekdays and reservations do not include the adjacent kitchen area.


The Conference Room

Amenities: Large conference table; whiteboard, flatscreen television

Capacity: 8-10

Common Functions: small meetings, dissertation defenses, study groups


The Reading Room

Amenities: Comfy chair and sofas

Capacity: 8

Common Functions: small meetings, informal study groups

The Lawn

Amenities: Sprawling outdoor lawn

Capacity: 250

Common Functions: student group barbecues, pick-up games of frisbee

For more information about reserving space at the Murray House, please contact the Office of Graduate Student Life via e-mail at, or call 617.552.1855.