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Emerson College





Educational Resources

Libraries

Media Services Center, College Archives, member of the Fenway Libraries Consortium Online network

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 173,513 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 642 current serial subscriptions.
  • 10,341 microforms.
  • 9,760 Audio/Visual items.
  • 7,467 e-books.

Museums & Art

Cutler Majestic Theatre, historic 1,200-seat proscenium theater; Tufte Performance and Production Center, 11-story teaching facility housing two television studios, makeup lab, costume shop, theatre design/technology center, and two performance and rehearsal theaters; WERS-FM, Boston's oldest noncommercial broadcaster; Levy Marketing Suite; Journalism Studios, featuring a digital newsroom and broadcasting studio with control room; Robbins Speech, Langauage and Hearing Center, one of seven clinics/programs for speech and hearing therapy; TRF, which coordinates television, radio and film facilities; Rotch Field, a newly-constructed athletic field with a synthetic surface for outdoor sports. A new 12-story college center and residence hall to open in 2006 and renovated Paramount Theater complex to open in 2008.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 458 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 61 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 28 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 14 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,200 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 all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

health service

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, academic

Career

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

Campus Safety

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

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 42% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 27% of housing units are Singles.
  • 55% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 17% of housing units are Triples.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 4 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

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

Extracurricular

  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: The EVVYs digital and media arts awards show, Spring Musical, Hand-Me-Down Night (senior recognition event).
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 66 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Gold Key, Lambda Pi Eta (national honor society for communications)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Club, Hillel, Goodnews Fellowship, Islamic Community of Emerson, Center for Spiritual Life.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amigos (Latino student organization), ASIA (Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness), EBONI (Emerson's Black Organization with Natural Interests), EI-Emerson International (international students organization).
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amnesty International, Communication, Politics & Law Association, Developed Images (photo magazine), Digital Media Group, Earth Emerson (environmental group), EmComm (student-run marketing agency), Emerson Channel (campus TV), Emerson Comedy Workshop, Emerson Dance Company, Emerson Records, Emerson Songwriters Alliance, Emersonian (yearbook), Film Arts Society, Frames Per Second (film production group), gauge (magazine), Lauph (humor magazine), JSONS-Journalism Students Online News Service, Mercutio (theatre troupe), Musical Theatre Society, National Broadcasting Society (student chapter), NSSLHA (national student speech-language-hearing association), Radio-Television News Directors Association, Rareworks Theatre, SGA (student government), Society of Professional Journalists, spec. (screenwriter's club), Undergraduate Writiers Network, WERS & WECB radio stations.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Berkeley Beacon (weekly, during the academic year)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston, MA (8), Providence, RI (55)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Boston, MA (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Boston, MA (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,400
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 4 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 3% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 3 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 3% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited






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