This is Your Place!
Emmanuel College is the place to sharpen your mind. Expand your horizons. Unleash your potential. Embrace your faith. Extend your reach. And exceed your expectations. Is this your place? Come see for yourself!
Welcome to Emmanuel College!
We are a coed, residential Catholic liberal arts and sciences college located in the heart of Boston's Fenway neighborhood. Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, our 17-acre campus is home to more than 1,800 undergraduate students representing 48 countries and 33 states and territories.
Administration Building The first thing you'll notice upon entering our campus is our historic Administration Building. Designed by the award-winning architectural firm, Maginnis & Walsh, this century-old building is the landmark structure of our campus. It is home to administrative and staff offices, the Chapel and many of our classrooms.
Academic programs at Emmanuel are driven by our mission, helping to create lives rich in meaning, service and purpose. Students can choose from more than 50 majors, minors and areas of study, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and complemented by real-world experiences.
Study abroad lets you pursue a language, a major, a dream. In addition to creating a well-rounded academic experience in an increasingly interconnected world, studying abroad can give you a greater understanding of your place in the world. Emmanuel students can choose from more than 500 study abroad programs in over 70 countries.
Mission + Ministry
The Chapel, set in the heart of the Emmanuel campus, is home to a long history of College traditions. Our Campus Ministry staff supports students of all faith backgrounds. Through a variety of student-focused ministries, programs and discussions, they'll challenge and encourage you to put your beliefs into action.
Social Justice + Community Service
Community service is an integral part of Emmanuel's mission—80% of our students contribute more than 40,000 hours of service annually, in Boston and around the globe, through programs such as Alternative Spring Break, annual Days of Service, Habitat for Humanity, Saints Giving Back and service-learning courses.
During the warmer months, this green space comes alive with activity as a place to find a game of ultimate Frisbee or to catch some rays and relax. Located between our Administration Building and the Jean Yawkey Center, the Quad is truly the heart of our campus.
Jean Yawkey Center + Marian Hall Across the Quad, you'll find the Jean Yawkey Center and Marian Hall - a bustling hub of student activity, athletics, dining, academic classrooms and the College bookstore.
Jean Yawkey Center
If the city of Boston is your extended classroom, the Jean Yawkey Center (JYC) is your extended living room. It's your student center, your dining hall, your gym and fitness cetner and your study spot - all in one. Take a look at the number of activities that take place in the JYC every day, and you'll see why the JYC is the hub of campus activity.
Marian Hall Dining Room The food? It's
really good. Emmanuel is proud to offer outstanding dining services that promote sustainability by emphasizing locally grown foods. Our main dining facility, located in the Jean Yawkey Center, offers buffet dining featuring everything from stir fry to comfort foods. On the move? Swing by the Atrium Café for quick grab-and-go options.
Muddy River Café If you're short on time between classes, stop by the recently-expanded Muddy River Cafe in the Administration Building and check out the grill station, pizza oven, panini counter, salad bar and other grab-and-go items!
Jean Yawkey Center Gymnasium The Jean Yawkey Center Gymnasium is the place where Saints pride comes alive. Emmanuel athletics offers 16 varsity sports including cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, softball, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Teams participate in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and are affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Jean Yawkey Fitness Center
Our fitness center is equipped with cardiovascular machines, circuit training and free weights. Here, you can choose to challenge yourself with a workout on one of our TreadClimbers, explore adventurous terrain with our virtual reality stationary bikes or hit the weights.
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center
This 47,500 sq. ft. building, which opened in the fall of 2009, reflects the College's goal of building distinctive academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through leveraging its unique location in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA).
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center
The Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center includes teaching laboratories for biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and psychology/neuroscience, student-faculty research space and offices, student study areas and new classrooms for all disciplines.
Faculty-Student Research Emmanuel's faculty-student research collaborations enable students to gain access to the kind of experience rarely available at the undergraduate level. At the heart of the program is the College's commitment to offering rigorous academic experiences and preparing students for both graduate school and the professional world.
Cardinal Cushing Library The Cardinal Cushing Library provides the resources, services and technology to meet your present and future educational needs. Here you'll gain access to more than 96,000 volumes in the circulating and reference collections, 394 active journal subscriptions and 45 online databases. Sign up for peer tutoring or get tips for applying to grad school through our Academic Resource Center.
Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall Within the Cardinal Cushing Library is the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall, our state-of-the-art, 250-seat multimedia facility. Students have the opportunity to listen to prominent guest speakers through some of the College's most popular events, including Through the Wire and the Wyant Lecture Series, featuring speakers in the humanities, history and the arts.
Residence Life Emmanuel College students enjoy the convenience of walking out of their residence halls and immediately finding themselves in the center of campus. Emmanuel provides four residence hall locations—St. Ann Hall, Loretto Hall, St. Joseph Hall and Julie Hall—as well as two nearby satellite locations for returning students.
Inside Our Residence Halls Resident Assistants on each floor will help ensure you're comfortable in your new home away from home. During your initial year, you'll live among classmates as part of the First-Year Residential Experience. You'll interact with students beyond the classroom and get a feel for the great sense of community Emmanuel has to offer.
A Fitness Center can also be found in the basement of St. Joseph Hall, equipped with cardiovascular machines, circuit training and free weights.
Residence Hall Common Areas
St. Joseph Hall features a recreation room with pool tables, a fitness center and full kitchen for student's use. The main lounges in Loretto and St. Ann Hall offer large-screen televisions, ping pong tables, vending machines and wireless Internet access. In Julie Hall, you'll find Hynes Square; a large multi-functional atrium.
Engagement Emmanuel offers students a wide range of educational and social opportunities that facilitate the development of the whole person. With more than 90 co-curricular clubs, activities and organizations, it is our diversity of interests that brings us together as a vibrant, dynamic community. Whatever your interests, engagement is an important part of finding your place on campus.
Colleges of the Fenway Colleges of the Fenway (COF) is a collaborative effort of six neighboring colleges in the Fenway area: Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Wheelock College. Each semester, students have the opportunity to cross-register for courses at other COF schools and participate in joint activities including intramural sports and performing arts.
The Fenway Neighborhood
Emmanuel resides among some of the city's best known locations, including the Emerald Necklace, a vibrant system of parks that connect throughout Boston, and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, one of the most prestigious medical, academic and research districts in the world. For sports fans, we're also only a few blocks from Fenway Park: The home of the Boston Red Sox.
The Hub of the Universe
At Emmanuel, we know learning doesn't occur only within a classroom's walls, that's why we encourage our students to use the city as their extended classroom. There's a reason why Boston's been nicknamed "The Hub of the Universe." We guarantee you'll find a wealth of resources, history and culture to tap into, no matter what your interest.
Internship Opportunities Through internships, students are exposed to a world beyond Emmanuel. By working in a professional environment they have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and get much more than course credit in return. Our students intern at some of Boston's finest institutions. By doing so, they enrich their learning experiences and take major steps toward professional careers.
Around Boston Boston is a city with historic landmarks and new discoveries waiting around every corner. From the golden dome of the State House to shopping at the Prudential Center, or the famous Swan Boats of the Public Gardens, you're always just a hop, skip and a "T" ride away from exploring all that the city has to offer.
Maps + Directions
Emmanuel's campus is between Brookline Ave. and Avenue Louis Pasteur, and is easily accessible by car, bus or subway.
Emmanuel College | 400 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115 Map + Directions