Life In Boston

Located in the Theatre District and in the heart of downtown Boston, the Emerson College campus is two blocks from the city’s famous “Freedom Trail” and our residence halls look out over Boston Common toward the gold dome of the Massachusetts State House.

Emerson’s Neighborhood

Emerson’s central location puts everything within close reach. Walk a few blocks north of campus and you’ll find yourself in Beacon Hill, a historic neighborhood known for its cobblestone streets and gaslight streetlamps. Just one block east is Chinatown, a favorite spot for late-night cheap eats. To the west is the Back Bay, home to Boston’s Victorian brownstones and upscale boutiques.

Newbury Street
Emerson students walk past upscale boutiques on Boston's Newbury Street.

Getting Around Boston

Boston’s historic subway/street trolley system, the “T,” is affordable and easily connects Emerson to many of the city’s exciting cultural attractions, historical sites, entertainment and recreational escapes – directly from Emerson’s “front door” at the Boylston Station.

Let public transportation get you around town quick, easily, and car-free: students can register for a MBTA Semester T Pass through Off-Campus Student Services.



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Getting aroundThe MBTA Green Line, right across from the Emerson College Boston campus