Marathon Monday Details

Monday is  an amazing opportunity to watch the Boston Marathon! BC students are the fortunate few with a FRONT ROW seat to the Marathon. Enjoy the opportunity to watch such an amazing and historic Boston event. Many student, faculty, staff, and BC alumni will be participating. Start Times: Men's Wheelchair (9:17AM), Women's Wheelchair (9:19AM), Elite Women (9:32AM), Elite Men (10:00AM). Runners should be passing BC around 11:45AM.

Traveling on Marathon Monday will be tricky. Commonwealth Avenue will be closed in the early morning, making it very difficult to cross from one side to the other. If you plan on spending the day on campus, please plan ahead!

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The safety and security plan for Monday April 18th includes
  • Addition of cameras along the Boston portion of the Marathon route and upwards of 50 observation points will be set up along the finish line area in the Back Bay to monitor the crowd.
  • Additional ambulances, Boston EMS personnel and medical tents along the Boston portion of the route. 
  • Newbury Street and Huntington Avenue outbound will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow easier spectator movement in the area.
  • Vehicular traffic will also be prohibited on many streets in Boston on the days leading up to the Marathon. For information on street closures and parking restrictions please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get up to date information. 

If you plan on attending the events, please remember:
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings. “If you see something, say something.” We encourage spectators to call 9-1-1 in an emergency or if they see suspicious activity.
  • All public drinking, open containers and intoxication will not be tolerated.
  • Congregating on rooftops, fire escapes and porches is prohibited.
  • In this time of heightened security we appreciate you not bringing backpacks to the marathon. These items are not banned however individuals may be subject to search.
  • It is recommended that you take the MBTA to travel due to the large volume of visitors who come in to the city.

Boston College and the Boston Police Department urge students to PLEASE monitor their homes/apartments and prevent situations that lead to arrests, fines, or serious health and safety issues. Historically on this day social gatherings escalate very quickly and get out of control. Every year students are arrested, fined, summons to court, or hurt as a result of their behavior. We urge you to limit the number of guests, alcohol consumption, and monitor behavior in and around your apartment. We want you to end the year with great memories, not a court date. 

Entrance to the Mods is Restricted on Monday. In order to enter you must be 21+ and have a valid ID and you must be a current Boston College student with an active BCID. There will be no exceptions made for students who do not have proper identification.

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