Explore mind, body, and spirit at Eastern Nazarene College
Eastern Nazarene College fosters a distinctly holistic, Christian living and learning community that allows students to develop their minds, hearts, and spirits. The college strives to enhance the educational experience of students beyond the classroom through the development of programs that promote intellectual, spiritual, cultural, physical, emotional, social, and career development. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources of the college and everything that the greater Boston area has to offer them.
Living On Campus
With 70% of students living on campus and drawn from 14 foreign nations and 36 states, Eastern Nazarene college provides a distinctly multicultural resident experience. The residence halls, all named in honor of individuals who have served the college and our nation, provide a variety of options to accommodate students’ unique needs and ease their transition to independent living. To learn more about the residence halls at Eastern Nazarene College, visit the Residence Halls page. Campus dining serves more than 1000 students, faculty, staff, and visitors with its three eating establishments that include The Commons, a full-service cafeteria; The Dugout, a quick-service grill, and Hebrews, a café featuring Starbucks coffee. Each meal plan is also accompanied by $50.00 of Cub Cash. Cub Cash (a debit account) can be used in the Dugout and Hebrews Café. A diversity of quality offerings and meal plans are available for both resident and commuter students. To learn more about dining options, plans, and hours of operation, visit the Dining page.
Clubs and Activities
There is no shortage of opportunities to engage in student organizations, clubs, and activities. In addition to an active student government, Eastern Nazarene College offers clubs that span a broad range of interests and affinity groups, from academic clubs like the English Club and Basement Shrader Club for physics, math and engineering students, to cultural clubs like the Black Student Union and International Student Union. Students with a creative bent may join A Capella Choir, Pep Band, or Symphonic Winds or choose to audition or work on one of the theater productions staged throughout the academic year. Recent productions have included The Titanic, Beauty and the Beast, The Laramie Project and others. To learn more about upcoming theater productions and how you may get involved, visit the Theatre for Social Justice page. A complete listing of student clubs and organizations may be found here.
Health and Wellness
The physical and emotional health and wellness of students is a top priority for the college; therefore, The Brickley Center is available to all students at no or minimal cost. Services include health visits with the campus nurse, counseling services, and career advising to prepare students for success in whatever career they choose. Counselors are available to help students design meaningful career paths that prepare them for the future and empower them to change the world for the better. Visit The Brickley Center page for additional information on services provided or contact Brad Thorne at (617) 745-3892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to 15 NCAA Division III varsity athletics teams and intramural sports, the college provides undergraduate students with a free membership and shuttle service to the YMCA in Quincy, a recently renovated $30 million fitness facility. Students have access to all fitness areas and programs, gymnasiums, pools, basketball courts, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and more. The facilities are also available for flag football and after-hours intramural sports.
Rooted in the Christian faith, Eastern Nazarene College is committed to cultivating the spiritual development of all students. Students come together in various gatherings such as weekly Bible studies, Monday Morning small groups, Late Night Fellowship, quiet prayer in Angell Chapel, and Refiner’s Fire – a gathering where students support each other and share how God is at work in their lives. Student-led summer ministry teams travel to camps and churches on the East Coast, a long-standing tradition and experiential learning for those interested. Other students participate in short-term mission trips called FUSION, designed to give students an opportunity to connect with the activity of God in contexts which cause them to cross a boundary of difference. Students are exposed to systemic and social injustices and discover the hope for restoration and reconciliation found in Christ.
In 2019, a San Diego-Tijuana Fusion team partnered with an organization called Global Immerse to experience the immigrant’s journey, delving into the human and social issues affecting immigrant families in the U.S. Another FUSION team traveled to Puerto Rico where they assisted local leaders to rebuild communities devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In 2018 and 2019, teams were sent to Zambia, led by psychology professor, Dr. Catherine Bell, and her husband, soccer coach Mark Bell. The FUSION team assisted a Christian relief agency providing food, bed nets, school visits, and home visits to those affected by HIV/ AIDS. The team also provided counseling services and a soccer ministry for local children. To learn more about campus ministry, visit the Spiritual Life and Service page.