The Emmanuel Promise

We are Emmanuel College, a community with a lifelong passion for teaching and learning that believes education will create a just and better world.

We believe that education changes people. It transforms their lives. It opens doors.

We challenge our faculty and students to take a rigorous and exacting approach to learning, teaching, scholarship and research.  

We believe in the enduring value of a liberal arts and sciences education. We mine the rich resources of science and health care around us. We build gateways to that world on campus.

We challenge ourselves to act. To lead. To give generously to others.

We believe that education is inclusive, that the world of ideas demands diversity.

We believe in the transformative power of real-world experience through internships, service learning, travel and opportunities abroad.

We believe that Boston offers incomparable opportunities for fun, for growth, and for serving.

We believe that education is the greatest work on earth. This belief is our rock; it is the legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the backbone of our Catholic academic tradition.

To the entering, first-year student eager to gain the knowledge of the past and skills for the future and who is perhaps a little nervous, we say, we believe in you.

To the graduate, prepared for a lifetime of leadership, global engagement and profound purpose, we say, we believe in you.

We are a community of believers. A community with a strong sense of mission, a vibrant and confident faith and a joyful spirit.

We are Emmanuel College. We believe. We challenge. We transform.

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Emmanuel Awarded Cummings Foundation Grant for Service Initiatives

In May 2019, Emmanuel College was selected as one of 100 Boston-area nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The grant will help support service initiatives through Emmanuel's Cardinal Seán O'Malley Center for Mission & Ministry.

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A Commitment to Service: Justin Prairie '05

Although half a world away in Pakistan, Justin Prairie '05 is never far from Emmanuel and Boston. A foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, Justin currently works on political and military affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Saints Spotlight: Meghan Larkin '19

When Meghan Larkin '19 was a first-year student at Emmanuel, she paid close attention to her resident assistants (RAs) and became inspired by the effort they put into creating a positive living environment.

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Location, Opportunity Driving Influences for McGrath '20

When Rachael was applying to college, she hadn't quite figured out what she wanted to study. There were several routes she could take on the path to her future, but deciding on one seemed impossible. It was then that she realized she needed to attend a school that could support all of her interests.

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