Five Schools, One Community:
The Colleges of the Fenway

Through the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) consortium, students share the best of both worlds: continuing to study and live in a small-college setting while enjoying the resources of a larger academic environment.


In 1996, Emmanuel College President Sister Janet Eisner, SND invited presidents of neighboring colleges in the Fenway area to form a collaboration to enhance the educational experience of all their students and faculty, while still retaining the unique and special qualities of each institution. Today, the COLLEGES OF THE FENWAY is a five-college consortium that includes Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Simmons University and Wentworth Institute of Technology.  

Collectively, the colleges represent more than 12,000 undergraduate students, comprising 16.2 percent of the total Boston population of undergraduates attending four-year colleges, more than 700 full-time faculty and 2,300 course offerings.


Want to add glassblowing to your studio art skillset? Enhance your communications & media studies major with a course in data literacy & visualization? Or learn Japanese before your dream study abroad trip? The hallmark of the five college consortium, cross-registration enables COF students to take courses at other COF institutions.  

Browse the course directory, learn the four easy steps to complete course registration and check out other special COF academic opportunities, such as minors in sustainability or performing arts.


If there isn't enough going on within Emmanuel's dynamic campus, students are regularly invited to participate in activities and events across COF schools. Also, check out:


College is a chance to explore the world, and the COF Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center works directly with students to enhance and promote international programs, study abroad and cultural exchange both at the COF and abroad.  

Learn more about the GEO Center and search available opportunities.

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