Emerson College is located in the one of the oldest, most picturesque cities in the U.S.—and one of its best college towns. Small in scale yet large in scope, the city is an internationally renowned center of excellence in higher education, healthcare, and technological innovation that attracts a diverse mix of students and professionals from around the world.
Emerson’s epicenter is located at the intersections of Boylston and Tremont streets at the southeast end of Boston Common. The gold dome of the Massachusetts State House can be seen from many vantage points on campus and the subway stops at our front door (Boylston Station on the Green Line).
The view from Emerson College: the Massachusetts State House and Boston Common
Nearly half of our facilities are new or renovated since 2002. Some of the campus’s facilities include:
The Paramount Center, a three-building arts-residence complex is the most recent addition to the College’s urban campus. It includes the renovated 590-seat Paramount Mainstage, the 150-seat Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, the 170-seat Bright Family Screening Room, faculty offices, rehearsal spaces, a scene shop, and a residence hall for 262 students.
The College also has four other performing arts venues:
- Cutler Majestic Theatre, a 1,200-seat Broadway-style theatre, renovated in 2002
- Bill Bordy Auditorium and Theater
- The Semel and Greene theaters, located in the Tufte Performance and Production Center, which is also home to a costume shop, design/tech studios, the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Design Technology and Makeup Suite, and television studios
In fact, the College owns more performance space than any other institution in Boston.
The brand new 590–seat Paramount Mainstage (left) and the 1,200-seat Broadway-style Cutler Majestic Theatre (right), renovated in 2002
Communication and Media Production
Emerson has one of the largest installations of film, video, and audio post-production facilities of any college in the country. Digital production labs contain workstations with multimedia production and digital video/audio applications, including Avid Nitris, Adobe After Effects, and Final Cut Studio. Emerson has been designated a New Media Center since 1995.
Emerson also has numerous radio, television, and film outlets and facilities:
WERS and The Emerson Channel
Emerson’s clinical facilities include the Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, located at 216 Tremont Street. Graduate students work with patients and participate in a variety of Emerson-run clinics that are widely recognized in the field.
The College features four residence halls, three of which are newly renovated or brand new within the last five years.
- The Little Building, the largest residence hall, houses 748 students
- Piano Row Residence Hall, a LEED-certified residence hall that is home to 554 students
- The Colonial Building is a newly renovated residence hall offering suite-style living to 372 students
- Paramount Center Residence Hall, the newest residence hall, houses 262 students
The Little Building (left), hallway-style, and Piano Row (right), suite-style
Students use the nearby Boston Common for relaxation and recreational activities such as tennis, softball, running, Quidditch, and ice-skating. The Field at Rotch Playground, located a mile from campus, serves as a practice and playing field for Emerson men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams and the women’s softball team. The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, located in the Piano Row Residence Hall, is the site for men's and women's basketball and volleyball games and other events. A fitness center for students, faculty, and staff is located in the Little Building.