Campus Recreation cultivates life-long health and active lifestyle experiences for the BC community. We honor the Jesuit Catholic commitment to the formation of the whole person through diverse programming in a safe, inclusive environment.
Strengthening the Boston College community by advancing their health and well-being.
Respect: Demonstrating good sportsmanship and valuing opportunities to interact with those we serve and each other.
Integrity: Upholding a culture of honesty, trust, fairness, responsibility, and accountability to maintain high standards in all we do.
Passion: Bringing commitment and energy to elevate the physical and social well-being of the Boston College community.
Development: Fostering the personal growth of our students and members through self-discovery, experiential learning, teambuilding, leadership opportunities, and role modeling.
Camaraderie: Creating a foundational home for relationships and community at Boston College built upon trust and fellowship.
Collaboration: Building intentional partnerships to support student and member success and achieve shared goals.
The growth of the University's student population during the 1960s convinced Athletic Director William J. Flynn that a recreational space for students and employees of Boston College was sorely needed. He suggested a $25 student recreation fee to help finance the project, and Boston College borrowed the necessary funds to complete it. The Recreation Complex opened in March 1972 and was dedicated to Flynn in 1979.
Architect Daniel Tully designed the building in the shape of a hyperbolic parabloid, creating an easily recognizable roofline on campus. Today, the 144,000 square foot facility features a 10,000 square foot fitness area, running track, tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash and racquetball courts, air-conditioned fitness studios, aquatics center with pool and dive well, saunas, and more!