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. Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, our 17-acre campus in the city's Fenway area is home to over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 44 countries and 30 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 nearly 90-year-old building is the landmark structure of our campus. It is home to administration and staff offices, the chapel and many of our classrooms.
We are known for the quality of our values-based education and offer a supportive learning environment that fosters academic excellence, intellectual integrity and a strong social conscience. The world of liberal arts and sciences is about being transformed and driven by ideas. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio ensures you'll engage in intimate discussions to pursue those ideas.
Our study abroad program expands the mind, invigorates the spirit and offers a global context and perspective that will stay with you for life. Choose from more than 500 programs in 70 countries to spend a year, semester, summer or school break abroad. Emmanuel students have studied everywhere from Australia and Russia to China and Uganda.
The Chapel, sitting in the heart of the Emmanuel Campus, is home to a long history of College traditions. The stained glass windows have lit the way for generations of students as they marched towards Baccalaureate or celebrated Christmas Mass. Our Campus Ministry staff supports students of all faiths. 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 are involved in volunteer activities. Our annual Day of Service provides first-year students with the chance to help out around Boston. And there are many service opportunities to explore throughout your career at Emmanuel, from participating in Alternative Spring Break to enrolling in one of the College's service learning courses.
Jean Yawkey Center and Marian Hall
Center of campus, the Jean Yawkey Center flourishes with many campus attractions. Inside is the Maureen Wilkens Atrium, Marian Hall classrooms and offices, the Marian Hall Cafeteria, Gymnasium and, of course, the campus bookstore.
Our Quad is an oasis from the bustling city streets and a favorite place for students to convene. 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. Nestled between our Administration Building and the Jean Yawkey Center, the Quad is truly the heart of our campus.
The Jean Yawkey Center The Jean Yawkey Center is the central gathering place for the entire Emmanuel community. The "living room" of our campus, it's the place to study between classes and meet with friends. Here you'll also find the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership, a center dedicated to developing service opportunities for students and providing City of Boston youth with after-school and summer programs.
Home of the Saints The Jean Yawkey Center is also home to the athletic offices and gymnasium - 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. Each team participates in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Fitness centers can be found in the Jean Yawkey Center as well as St. Joseph Hall. Each 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. Prefer to get your exercise in the great outdoors? Boston's parks and waterways are rich with bike paths and jogging trails, and great skiing is just a short drive away.
A Fitness Center can also be found in the basement of St. Joseph Hall, equipped with cardiovascular machines, circuit training and free weights.
Dining Hall 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 or Muddy River Café for quick grab-and-go options.
Muddy River Café Emmanuel is proud to offer outstanding dining services that promote sustainability by emphasizing locally-grown foods. On the move? Swing by the Atrium Café or Muddy River Café for quick grab-and-go options.
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center The Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center, which opened in the fall of 2009, includes teaching laboratories for biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and psychology/neuroscience, faculty research space and offices, student study areas and new classrooms for all disciplines.
Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center
The 47,500 sq. ft. center 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).
Faculty-Student Research Emmanuel's faculty-student research program enables students to gain access to the kind of research 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. Through faculty-student research, students gain a deeper understanding of a subject of interest and establish critical relationships with a mentor that last a lifetime.
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.
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 the diversity lecture series 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 Every room in our residence halls includes Internet, cable and voicemail. 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.
All residence halls have lounges and areas for study and community programming. 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.
Clubs + Areas of Involvement Emmanuel offers students a wide range of educational and social opportunities that facilitate the development of the whole person. With over 90 co-curricular clubs, activities and organizations Emmanuel provides opportunities that enhance students' educational endeavors, foster critical thinking, social and intellectual interaction and an awareness of the world beyond the classroom.
Colleges of the Fenway Colleges of the Fenway (COF) is a collaborative effort of six neighboring Boston-based 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 institutions within the COF 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