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Boston College

Educational Resources

Libraries

* The Honorable John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections houses the University's rare books, special collections and archives. * Bapst Art Library houses the art and art history collections, graduate and undergraduate study space. * The Educational Resource Center is the curriculum center for the School of Education faculty and students. * The Social Work Library serves the resource needs of the Graduate School of Social Work. * The Weston/O'Connor Library contains a specialized collection of earth sciences monographs, periodicals, and maps, particularly in the areas of seismology geology, and geophysics. * The Law Library houses a legal collection which is national in scope and covers all major areas of American law. * The Newton Resource Center is a 60 seat reading room serving first year students.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,124,242 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 52,338 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,050,845 microforms.
  • 171,099 Audio/Visual items.
  • 255,578 e-books.

Museums & Art

Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art serves as a dynamic educational resource for all of New England as well as the national and the international community. The Museum displays its notable permanent collection and mounts exhibitions of international scholarly importance from all periods and cultures of the history of art. The Museum is free and open to the public.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,000 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 750 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 500 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 24 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 8,750 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 79% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 8% of housing units are Singles.
  • 45% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 19% of housing units are Triples.
  • 22% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 6% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 29 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 83% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Middlemarch Ball, Various Sporting Events, Annual Dance Marathon
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 200 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Dobro Slovo, Golden Key National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Order of the Cross and Crown, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Phi, Psi Chi, and Sigma Theta Tau.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, Asian Christian Fellowship, Black Campus Ministry, Buddhist Club, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Hillel, Ignatian Society, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Students Association, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Salt and Light Company, St. Thomas More Society, and United in Christ.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Organization, Arab Students Association, Armenian Club, Asian Caucus, Black Student Forum, Brazilian Club, Cape Verdean Student Association, Caribbean Culture Club, Chinese Students Association, Cuban-American Students Association, French Club, German Academy, Hawaii Club, Hellenic Society, Il Circolo Italiano, Irish Society, Jamaica Association, Japan Club, Korean Students Association, L'Association Haitienne, Organization of Latin American Affairs, Philippine Society, Puerto Rican Association, Slavic Club, Society of Native American Peoples, South Asian Student Association, Southeast Asian Student Association, and the Vietnamese Students Association.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) AHANA Leadership Council, CSOM Government, CSON Senate, LSOE Senate, Undergraduate Government of Boston College, Emerging Leader Program, Jenks Leadership Program, Mentoring Leadership Program, Peer Education Network, Shaw Leadership Program, Student Judicial Board, Student Organization Funding Committee, Acoustics, Against the Current, Anime, Role Playing, and Card Game Club, Art Club, Asinine, BC bOp, Jazz Ensemble, Bostonians, Committee for Creative Enactments, Concert Band, Contemporary Theater, Dance Ensemble, Dance Organization, Dramatics Society, Dynamics, FISTS, Floetry, Heightsmen, Hello . . . Shovelhead, Marching Band, Music Guild, My Mother's Fleabag, Pep Band, Sexual Chocolate Step Group, Sharps of Boston College, Swingkids, Symphony Orchestra, Synergy Hip Hop Dance Company, University Chorale, University Symphonic Band, University Wind Ensemble, Voices of Imani, College Democrats, College Republicans, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Activism Coalition, Model United Nations, NAACP, Accounting Academy, AHANA Management Academy, Arts & Sciences Association, Association for Computing Machinery, Bellarmine Pre-Law Council, Biological Research Society, Black Law Student Association, Careers in Management, College Bowl, Computer Science Academy, CSOM Academies, CSOM Honors Program, Economics Association, English Association, Entrepreneur Society, Finance Academy, Free Radicals, Fulton Debating Society, Geology Club, Information Technology Club, International, Business Academy, Investment Club, Ladies in Business, LSOE Honors Program, Macintosh Users Group, Marketing Academy, Mathematics Society, Mendel Society; Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Student Association, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Minority Engineers, Mock Trial Program, National Student Nurses Association, Operations and Strategic Management, Philosophy Association, Political Science Association, Psychology Club, Society for Neuroscience, Society of Physics Students, Sociology Club, Urban Project, Eagles on the Weekend, Nights on the Heights, O'Connell House Student Union, Residence Hall Association, Boston College Review, Elements, The Heights, Naked Singularity, Stylus, Sub Turri Yearbook, WVBC/WZBC 90. 3 FM, 4Boston, American Red Cross, Appalachia Volunteers, Best Buddies, BICSO, Campus School Volunteers, Circle K, Dance Marathon, Eagle Volunteer Corps, Festival of Friendship, Heights Boys and Girls Club, Learning to Serve, Operation Smile, Project 2000, Rotaract Club; SCOPE, AIDS Awareness Committee, Allies, Amnesty International, Animal Rights Organization, BC Student Agencies, Career Center Peer Advisors, Chess Club, Eagle EMS, Ecopledge, Environmental Action Coalition, FACES, LGBC, Mahjong Club; Partnership for Life, Quality of Student Life Committee, STITCH, Student Admission Program, UNICEF, Women's Resource Center, Men's Crew Club, Cycling Club, Equestrian Club, Field Hockey Club, Figure Skating Club, Golf Club, Karate Club, Men's Lacrosse Club, Women's Lacrosse Club, Multisport Club, Men's Rugby Club, Women's Rugby Club, Ski & Snowboarding Club, Men's Soccer Club, Women's Soccer Club, Special Olympics Club, Surf Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club, Women's Volleyball Club, Men's Water Polo Club, Women's Water Polo Club, Appalachia Volunteers, Borderlinks, Gimme a Break; Nicaragua Immersion, Pedro Arrupe Volunteers, and Urban Immersion.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Heights, Crossroads, The Observer

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston (6), Providence/Warwick (47)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Boston (6)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Boston (6)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 6% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 17% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,200
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Northeastern University)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Boston University)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Boston University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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