June 10, 2016

Emmanuel College to Build New Residence Hall in Boston

Emmanuel College today announced plans to build a new residence hall on its main campus in Boston. Featuring a bold modern design and contemporary apartment-style living spaces, the building will enable Emmanuel to house more of its students on campus, enhancing the vibrancy of the College community.

Contemporary apartment-style living spaces will enhance the vibrancy of the College community as Emmanuel enters its second century

Emmanuel College today announced plans to build a new residence hall on its main campus in Boston. Featuring a bold modern design and contemporary apartment-style living spaces, the building will enable Emmanuel to house more of its students on campus, enhancing the vibrancy of the College community. The project will begin this month and is scheduled to conclude by the fall of 2018.

The new 18-story, 690-bed student residence will be constructed on the site of the existing 220-bed Julie Hall. The additional space will allow for 84 percent of students to live on campus, up from the current 73 percent. Apartments will include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, as well as some one bedroom apartments.

"This new residence hall is a pivotal step toward Emmanuel's second century that will enhance the student life experience," said Sister Janet Eisner, SND, President of Emmanuel College.

Over the past decade, the College has made significant investments in its campus including the state-of-the-art Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center and the Jean Yawkey Student Center. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has applauded Emmanuel's new residence hall project as an important step toward an initiative to provide more on campus housing for college students in Boston.

Through a long term partnership with neighboring MCPHS University, the new residence hall will accommodate students of Emmanuel and MCPHS University. Both institutions are members of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), a collaborative of six neighboring Boston-based colleges in the Fenway area. COF schools have a long history of collaboration on academic and on student housing initiatives.

Emmanuel has engaged top-tier architecture and construction management firms to lead the project including Elkus Manfredi Architects and John Moriarty & Associates. These firms have extensive experience with higher education, cultural, and commercial construction projects for organizations such as Harvard University, Duke University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Emerson College. 

About Emmanuel College

The only Catholic college in the heart of Boston, Emmanuel educates and inspires more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. The College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, participation in a vibrant campus community, and countless internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences and liberal arts foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's commitment to educate the whole person and provide an ethical and relevant 21st-century education. For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu.

Architectural rendering of the new residence hall

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