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A Reminder to Emmanuel Students about On-Campus Improvements

With the start of the academic year underway, we’d like to take the opportunity to reiterate and further clarify some recent improvements we’ve made to Emmanuel’s campus. As a reminder, these changes reflect our ongoing dedication to ensuring the best possible living and learning experience for our students.

Parking on Campus

The College recently updated its parking regulations in an effort to maintain more walking and activity space for students on campus. Changes include:

  • Parking is now restricted on the residence hall-side of campus. There is 30-minute parking designated for Campus Safety-authorized drop-offs and deliveries. Please stop at the Campus Safety booth to secure permission to park in a 30-minute drop off/delivery space. Campus Safety will strictly enforce the time limit to ensure sufficient spaces are available.
  • All individuals parking on campus are required to have a valid parking tag. Day parking (Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) is restricted to student commuters who live outside Boston/Brookline and employees who have College-issued parking permits.
  • Emmanuel students and their guests who wish to park on campus in the evening or on the weekend (Monday through Friday between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. or noon on Saturday/Sunday) must purchase a single-day parking pass, 24 hours in advance, at the Campus Safety Office (Administration 139). The cost is $10 per day. Campus Safety will issue the single-day pass to guests when they arrive at the booth at the front gate of campus. Parents are also required to be registered (preferably in advance) at which time the parking fee will be waived. These procedures are in place to strengthen the safety of the campus by ensuring visitors are guests of our community members.

Reserving Study Space

In response to student requests, we increased the quantity of open study space on campus. Even better, you can now reserve group study space via our new Emmanuel College student mobile app!

To reserve study space via the app, click on “EC Online Services” then select “Group Study Room Booking.”

Haven’t downloaded the mobile app yet? Search for “Emmanuel College Student App” on either the Apple or Google Play app store to download today!

New Dining Options Available 

We’re pleased to announce that the late-night hour dining is now offered in the Muddy River Café! The late-night menu includes student

favorites like chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks.  Meal equivalency, Flex Dollars, Fenway Cash and cash are accepted.

The hours of Muddy Late Night are:

  • Monday–Thursday: 6:00 p.m.–midnight
  • Friday: 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 6:00–10:00 p.m.

The Muddy River Café is also open for full service (Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.) and for light service (Monday–Friday: 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.).

In addition, in late September we will open Dunkin’ Donuts and Joe Di’s Food Mart, both located on the first floor of the new residence hall. Joe Di’s will be stocked with everything you need for your room or apartment, including hot and cold express meals, soups, grocery items and toiletries, while Dunks will have all of your local favorites available.  Flex Dollars, Fenway Cash and cash are accepted at both locations.

Dunkin’ Donuts hours will be:

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Joe Di’s Food Mart hours will be:

  • Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Fitness & Recreation Space

The College now offers two fitness centers, a strength and conditioning center and a dance studio for student use.

  • Jean Yawkey Center Fitness Center – Cardio and strengthening equipment (open 6 a.m.–2 a.m.)
  • New Residence Hall Fitness Center – Cardio equipment (open 6 a.m.–2 a.m.)
  • St. Joseph Hall Strength and Conditioning Center – Athletic training equipment (open when not reserved for team workouts)
  • New Residence Hall Dance Studio – (open when not reserved for dance/exercise classes)

Looking for outdoor recreational space? We’ve got you covered there as well. We recently installed a volleyball net behind Loretto Hall in addition to placing more blue and gold Adirondack chairs on the Quad for students to make the most of the final days of summer!


News & Updates | Fall 2018


It was another beautiful summer in Boston, with excitement, activity and energy ever present at 400 The Fenway. As we begin the 2018-19 academic year, we welcome more than 650 new students to Emmanuel, who join our ambitious and engaged community of students, faculty, staff and alumni. This newsletter provides updates on all that is new on campus and beyond!

The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Emmanuel College’s founding. During the year, we’ll celebrate our rich history and look to an exciting second century. A student event will kick off the year in winter 2019. For more information on major Centennial events, click here.

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Message from the President: In Support of DACA

Last December, I wrote to the College community (see below) to express the importance of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, established by President Obama in 2012. Today, as elected officials prepare to address the future of DACA, Emmanuel College affirms its strong commitment to this vital and humane policy.

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Message from the President on Events in Charlottesville, VA

Dear Members of the Emmanuel College Community,

This past weekend, our nation witnessed a disturbing outbreak of hatred and violence as white-nationalist groups rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia. Events took a particularly shocking turn as one demonstrator deliberately plowed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a young woman, Heather D. Heyer, and injuring nearly 20 others. To Ms. Heyer’s family, and to all harmed in this tragic incident, we send our heartfelt prayer.

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Emmanuel Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Muddy River Restoration Project

On Friday, April 21, Emmanuel College hosted the celebration marking the completion of Phase One of the Muddy River Restoration Project, a comprehensive effort to prevent flooding, improve water flow and make landscape upgrades along this historic waterway. The milestone also marked the official opening of the “Justine Mee Liff Park.” Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, former Governor Michael Dukakis, Colonel Christopher Barron of the US Army Corps of Engineers and other dignitaries were in attendance.

The park is named after Justine Mee Liff, who served as Boston’s first female Parks and Recreation Commissioner until she passed away in 2002. Liff was dedicated to restoring the Emerald Necklace in Fredrick Law Olmsted, Sr.’s original vision.

The Muddy River Restoration Project’s objectives seek to improve flood control and water quality, enhance the aquatic/riparian habitat, rehabilitate the landscape and historic resources and implement Best Management Practices in the Longwood Medical and Academic area. The project introduces new river crossings and plantings along the recreated river’s edge for habitat and bank retention.

Announcing the 2017-2018 1804 Society Leadership Team!

Announcing the 2017-2018 Emmanuel College 1804 Society Leadership Team: Congratulations to Jeremy Morrisette, Jackie Sady, Alanna Woodlock, Sophia Berardinelli, Dan Chadwick, CJ LaCreta, Kylie Scott and Tina Le!

This dynamic leadership team will continue 1804’s tradition as a mission-based organization rooted in the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN).

The 1804 Society upholds the values of the SNDdeN and of Emmanuel’s founding vision by engaging in service, traditions, and educational programs which make the mission known and valued on campus and beyond. We can’t wait to see what this leadership team accomplishes next year!

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Emmanuel College Students Present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Musical

The Cast of "The Little Mermaid"

From Wednesday, April 5 to Sunday, April 9, Emmanuel students performed Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” musical.  Each of the five 8:00 p.m. showings, and the matinee on Sunday, were sold out performances.

The show, which was written by Doug Wright, includes fan favorites like Ariel, Ursula, Prince Eric, King Triton and Sebastian and features musical numbers like “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Read more