Emmanuel's New Julie Hall Rises Above Brookline Avenue

Emmanuel College’s New Julie Hall has altered the skyline of Brookline Avenue from Longwood Avenue to The Fenway. The school’s newest building, set to open in the Fall of 2018, features contemporary apartment style living throughout the 18-story, 690-bed student residence that is replacing the older 220-bed Julie Hall. The additional space will allow for 84 percent of students to live on campus, up from the current 73 percent. Apartments will include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, as well as some one bedroom apartments.

 New Julie Hall from Brookline Avenue

"This new residence hall is a pivotal step toward Emmanuel's second century that will enhance the student life experience," said Sister Janet Eisner, SND, President of Emmanuel College.

Over the past decade, the College has made significant investments in its campus including the state-of-the-art Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center and the Jean Yawkey Student Center. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has applauded Emmanuel's new residence hall project as an important step toward an initiative to provide more on campus housing for college students in Boston.

Through a long term partnership with neighboring MCPHS University, the new residence hall will accommodate students of Emmanuel and MCPHS University. Both institutions are members of the Colleges of the Fenway and COF schools have a long history of collaboration on academic and on student housing initiatives.

The future residence hall will include these features:

  • 155 two-bedroom apartments, each with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living room and a washer-dryer
  • 64 single apartments, enhancing the diversity and flexibility of the College's housing options
  • A lobby that will serve as a common are for the whole community, with a cafe, convenience store, fitness center and gathering spaces
  • Energy-efficient windows, LED lighting and water-and energy-saving plumbing, heating and cooling equipment(the building will meet LEED Silver specifications)
  • Outstanding views of the Fenway neighborhood and Boston