Emmanuel College's 17-acre green campus is located in the famed Fenway neighborhood of Boston. From the historic Administration Building to the innovative Wilkens Science Center, and from the lively Jean Yawkey Center to the residence halls, Emmanuel’s campus is top-notch and bustling with activity.
For our students, 400 The Fenway is their Boston address for four years. For our alumni, it’s the home they return to for reunions and events, to reconnect with faculty or to grab a cup of coffee. For the entire Emmanuel College community, it is home base – a place of innovation, history, service, friendship and academic rigor... all with a big green backyard in the midst of Boston's medical, business and cultural worlds.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
Emmanuel’s campus is comprised of academic, administrative, programming and residential buildings.
Situated in the heart of campus, the Administration Building is the architectural symbol of Emmanuel College, representative of its rich traditions and history. Designed by famed architectural firm Maginnis + Walsh more than nine decades ago, the recently-renovated Administration Building houses spaces from the historic Chapel to high-tech classrooms. The academic hub of campus, the Administration Building includes faculty and staff offices, a variety of meeting spaces, a café and an impressive Art Department.
The Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center includes 14 laboratories for biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry and neuroscience, multipurpose classrooms, meeting spaces and common areas. This world-class science center has been designed to foster interactive learning and community building. Students conduct research side-by-side with faculty members and take full advantage of the College’s location in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area.
The Jean Yawkey Center is the "living room" of Emmanuel's campus – the student center, NCAA gymnasium (home to Emmanuel’s varsity basketball and volleyball teams), fitness center and more. The center also houses the bookstore, Marian Hall Dining Room, Emmanuel's main dining facility, and the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership.
The Cardinal Cushing Library offers extensive study space, with individual study carrels, wireless access, reference terminals, and conference rooms for group projects. The reference desk is staffed more than 90 hours each week during the semester to assist student research. The Library provides a required library component as part of the First-Year Programs. Resources include more than 161,000 volumes in the electronic, circulating and reference collections, 2,000+ active journal subscriptions in print and online and 61 subscription databases. The Library also houses the College Archives.
Roberto Clemente Field is the home field for Emmanuel’s softball, men's and women's soccer and lacrosse teams, as well as the practice facility for men's and women's track and field. The facility includes a 120,000-square-foot, NCAA-regulation synthetic turf field, a three-lane, rubberized all-weather track, and practice space for expanded track and field events, including high jump, long jump, triple jump, discus, javelin and shot put.
The College has four residence halls on campus – Loretto Hall, St. Joseph Hall, St. Ann Hall and Julie Hall.
Emmanuel is steps from cultural sights and museums, world-renowned hospitals and research institutions, and the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park.
The Emmanuel College campus is in the heart of Boston's Fenway neighborhood, which means easy access to all that is cultural, historic and fun. Besides the famous ballpark that bears its name, the Fenway area offers visitors a tale of two cities: the innovative and urban vs. the lush and serene.
As a part of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, Emmanuel is located within a hub of hospitals, colleges and research institutes, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. Our location offers students interested in health care, science and technology a head start in developing skills for future careers.
Our neighborhood isn't just about medicine and research. It's also home to Boston art institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where students can become inspired by the brush strokes of the great masters of art.
Across the street from campus, the Muddy River offers a front-row seat to Boston's Emerald Necklace series of six parks and waterways stretching throughout the city. Designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who is perhaps best known for his creation of Manhattan's Central Park, the park system includes miles of green spaces, bike and running trails, rivers and ponds for all to enjoy.
Student Organizations & Activities
With more than 90 different co-curricular clubs, activities and organizations on campus, Emmanuel is a community alive with a strong sense of mission, a vibrant, confident faith and a joyful spirit. Emmanuel students are challenged to act, to lead, to give generously to others and to get involved. Students find ample opportunities to take part in academic clubs, honor societies, media clubs, performing arts, cultural organizations, intramurals, leadership roles and special-interest groups. They put their beliefs into action through educational programs and volunteer service through Mission + Ministry. As an NCAA Division III school, Emmanuel offers an athletic program that includes 16 varsity teams.