Excited for your first year at Emmanuel? Learn some fun facts about your new school before you arrive to put you ahead of the game!
1. Seniors at Emmanuel used to wear their cap and gowns to class until the late 1960s.
2. Emmanuel College's President, Sister Janet Eisner, SND, is the longest currently serving college president in New England and the longest currently serving woman college president in the country.
3. If you are a graduate of Emmanuel College, you can get married in the college's chapel.
4. We've got spirit! Emmanuel has been voted the Most Spirited Institution in the Northeast by the National Association of Campus Activities three times.
5. We are only 3 blocks away from Fenway Park... which means that you can hear the crowd singing 'Sweet Caroline' during the middle of the eighth inning!
6. Emmanuel is the only college in the United States to have a major pharmaceutical research center on its campus: Merck Research Laboratories - Boston.
7. Marian Hall, now home to the Dining Hall, Bookstore and academic classrooms was the first residence hall on campus.
8. Two new buildings have been built on our campus for students since 2004: the Jean Yawkey Student Center and the Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center.
9. In 1984, Emmanuel hosted an historic Democratic primary debate on women's issues. Attendees included Walter Mondale, Jesse Jackson and John Glenn.
10. The bells that chime on the hour on campus were donated by the Class of 2005.
11. Each class has a tradition: First Year Student Ceremony, Sophomore Pinning Ceremony, Junior Ring & Tassel Ceremony, Senior Cap & Gown Ceremony.
12. The Internship and Career Development Office was created in 1935 and was called The Emmanuel Placement Bureau.
13. Degrees awarded to Emmanuel's first graduating-The Class of 1923-included English, Latin, History, Chemistry, Political Science, Mathematics, Spanish and French. We now offer more than 40 areas of academic study!
14. Emmanuel alumni include a writer and producer for CSI, a magician and escape artist, elected officials, doctors, teachers and more.
15. In 1923, the cost of four years tuition and books was $6,000.