Top Twitter Handles to Follow

As students living off-campus, it is important to keep up-to-date on all the news and events from the campus and community that may impact your off-campus experience.  We broke down the top twitter handles to follow by category.  Follow these handles and we promise you won't miss a beat while living off-campus!

Student Affairs

  • BC Off-Campus Housing: This handle is brought to you by the Office of Residential Life for Off-Campus Housing.  It will cover topics such as off-campus living tips, events, and advice.  It will also re-tweet other relevant campus and community posts. 
  • The BC Beat: This handle comes from the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and publicizes all sorts of great campus events and provides important announcements from the Vice President's Office. 
  • BC Graduate Student Life: If you are a graduate student, this is a must-follow account.  It is your one-stop-shop for all events put on by the Office of Graduate Student Life.  There are a lot of great events exclusively designed for BC's graduate student population, be sure to check them out! 

City and Campus Safety

  • Boston Police: As a city resident, you should follow the City of Boston twitter account for community safety updates and alerts, and for critical messages from the Police Commissioner. 
  • BC Police: Despite living off-campus, the Boston College Police Department will still be an important resources for information that may impact the entire BC community.  Be sure to follow BCPD for campus safety information and for events/classes they offer through their department.
  • BC Emergency Management: This is a must-follow account for emergency information.  They will post information about preventative measures to keep safe and provide updates before, during, and after any and all emergency situation.

City Resources

  • One in 3 Boston: Established by the City of Boston, this Twitter account is the hub for Boston's Millennials.  It connects young people with resources and each other.  It is always posting great events for perfect for undergrads, grad students, and young professionals.
  • MBTA: The official Twitter account of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority posts important information about the local transit system, including notices that may impact your commute to campus, such as bus, train, or subway delays.
  • City of Boston: The City of Boston maintains a very active Twitter feed with postings from the Mayor and City Council as well as neighborhood events and announcements. 

News Outlets

  • The Boston GlobeIncludes news, special reports, and headline reports a local, national, and international audience.  
  • The Boston HeraldDaily local, national, and international news coverage; includes lifestyle and entertainment coverage.
  • The Heights: Established in 1919, The Heights has been both editorially and financially independent from the University since 1971. The Heights covers BC and community news to students, faculty, and staff of the Boston College community, as well as neighbors in Chestnut Hill, Newton, and the Allston-Brighton area.

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