What kinds of clubs are there on campus?
We have more than 90 clubs and organizations here at Emmanuel, and our students create new ones every year! Whether you are interested in playing Quidditch (yes, we have a club for that), sailing on the Charles River or want to dive into many of our academic clubs, we have what you are seeking. Check out our Clubs + Organizations page to learn more about our students' co-curricular and extracurricular clubs and organizations.
How is the food on campus?
The food at Emmanuel is AMAZING! You should definitely plan on eating in the dining hall when you visit campus. From stir-fry to the home-cooked section to gluten-free and vegan options, Emmanuel's dining services, managed by Bon Appetit, will not disappoint.
What can I do on campus during the weekends?
Aside from having the ENTIRE city of Boston as your backyard, Emmanuel students are always hard at work planning events for weekend fun, just feet from your residence hall. Like poetry? Interested in carving a pumpkin? Perhaps a night of laser-tag is more your speed. Just walk out of your room: You will never be bored here!
Can I start a club once I am an Emmanuel student?
You absolutely can! The majority of our clubs and organizations on campus were started by students and then funded and supported by Emmanuel and the SGA (Student Government Association). Interested in knowing more about our Clubs + Organizations? Maybe you will be the one to introduce a new club to the Emmanuel community!
What is a Resident Assistant?
A Resident Assistant (RA) is a current student who lives in your residence hall, usually on your floor or an adjacent floor. He or she helps you adjust to campus life and plans programs to bring your floormates together and build the community at large. They are trained in working with students, and offer you the resources needed to be successful in all facets of living at the College. Need someone to talk to? They are there for you 24/7.
What is there to do in the Fenway area of Boston?
There are MANY things to do in the Fenway area! You can go to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park (by getting discounted tickets through Emmanuel), explore the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, eat at a variety of restaurants, or walk around the local parks and community gardens. Interested in checking out the rest of Boston? There are countless opportunities to attend plays and performances, academic lectures and explore the history of our great city. For more information on Boston, check out our Best of Boston page and learn what this great city has to offer!
Does Emmanuel ever offer tickets to students for events in the city?
Emmanuel will often buy blocks of tickets to games, shows and events in Boston and surrounding areas, and offer them to students at a discounted rate. Whether you are interested in sports, plays or festivals, let Emmanuel be your connection to the excitement of Boston!
Are there a lot of parks and green space in the city?
Boston is known for its parks and green space throughout the city including the Boston Common, Boston Public Gardens and the Emerald Necklace park system (whose miles of trails pass right in front of campus!). Go for a walk, run or bike ride to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It's easy to find peaceful, quiet spaces in and around the city through its beautiful and numerous parks.
Will I have the opportunity to meet other students from Boston-area schools?
With so many colleges in the Boston area, you are bound to meet students all over the city! Perhaps the easiest way to meet students from neighboring colleges is through the Colleges of the Fenway, a consortium of five institutions including Emmanuel, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Simmons College and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Collectively, these colleges represent more than 10,000 undergraduate students (16% of the total population of undergraduates in Boston attending four-year colleges) more than 700 full-time faculty and offer 2,300 courses. Our consortium allows our students to cross-register at the other institutions, eat at each other's dining halls, participate in a joint intramurals, clubs, music and art groups, study abroad and much more.
If you have additional questions about student life or any facet of Emmanuel, please contact the Office of Admissions at 617-735-9715 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.