Explore Our Welcoming Community

Stonehill College – founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948 – provides students with an exceptional education anchored by the belief in the inherent dignity of each person. As you progress along the tour route, we hope the information provided at each stop will give you a better understanding of how Stonehill’s expansive leadership and experiential learning opportunities equip students for success in a rapidly evolving and globally competitive world.

May Hall, Quad Entrance

As you leave the Admission Welcome Center, head around the path to the quad entrance of the Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences building, home to the Philosophy, History and Religious Studies & Theology departments. In its modern, technology-driven classrooms, Stonehill professors emphasize critical analysis and creative thinking while mentoring students in more than 100 academic programs across the College.

Meehan School of Business

Take a look across the campus quad at the newly built Leo J. Meehan School of Business, home to our Business, Economics and Healthcare Management programs as well as our Marketing and Data Analytics master’s degree programs. The building features a Bloomberg room, capital markets room and several high-tech collaborative spaces.

Duffy Academic Center

Completing our look at academic buildings surrounding the campus quad is Duffy Academic Center, which houses professors from many disciplines including the Mathematics and Languages, Literatures & Cultures departments. Duffy is also a hub for services and resources – such as the Navigation Center for Student Success – that maximize each student’s academic, professional and personal development.

At Stonehill you will discover your passions and gain the skills that will allow you to maximize your impact in whatever career you launch. How will you lead?


Choose Your Path

You can now decide between two tour paths: a condensed tour of academic buildings or the full tour, which includes a look at residential life.

On the full tour, you’ll learn more about student life on campus, including a look inside our first-year residence halls and on-campus dining options.
The shorter path will take you to the Shields Academic Center next. It focuses mainly on our academic buildings and is about 15 minutes shorter.


Roche Dining Commons

There is so much to explore at Roche Dining Commons. On the second floor you’ll find our largest and main dining hall. On the lower level is the Hill, a contemporary eatery, and Brother Mike’s, an on-campus pub for anyone over 21. Roche is also home to our mail room, student-run radio station WSHL and the Office of Student Engagement.

Residence Halls

This portion of the tour route passes three of Stonehill’s seven corridor-style residence halls. These buildings feature common area kitchens, laundry rooms and accessible bathrooms. Nearly 90 percent of students live on campus in our residence halls.

The Feeley Bridge

You've come to one of our favorite spots on campus for a photo op: the Feeley Pedestrian Bridge. Take a moment to take in the beautiful scenery and view of Ames Pond before continuing your tour.


Shields Science Center

You’ll soon come upon The Thomas & Mary Shields Science Center, home to our Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology departments. The Shields Center offers state-of-the-art laboratories where students have access to equipment that is typically only available in graduate-level programs.

College Center and Merkert Gymnasium

The College Center is home to the Computer Science and Education Studies departments. Stonehill also offers a master’s degree program in Inclusive Education with licensure and non-licensure options. On the bottom floor, you’ll find Merkert Gymnasium, the home court for our men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball and volleyball teams.

Martin Institute of Law & Society

Before you continue on the tour, turn back to look at the Martin Institute of Law & Society. It hosts several events throughout the year as well as sponsors groups on campus such as the Civic Ambassadors Program, Mock Trial and Model U.N. It's also home to the Political Science & International Studies Department and our top-ranked Sociology and Criminology Departments.

Chapel of Mary

Daily Masses are celebrated in various chapels on campus, including here at the Chapel of Mary. In a wing adjacent to the chapel, you’ll find Health Services, Counseling Services and Campus Ministry, which offers several faith-based opportunities along with domestic and international service programs.

Cushing-Martin Hall

Cushing-Martin Hall is home to the Communication, English and Visual & Performing Arts departments. It features rehearsal and studio spaces as well the Carole Calo Gallery. You’ll also find Career Development, which is part of our Navigation Center for Student Success and an important resource for students seeking research, co-op and internship opportunities.

MacPháidín Library

During your time at Stonehill, you'll likely spend many hours here in the MacPháidín Library. It has three floors and gets quieter as you work your way up. In addition to an extensive collection of books and periodicals, the library features state-of-the-art learning and collaboration spaces and a cafe.

Additional Points of Interest

Now that you have reached the formal conclusion of our walking tour, we encourage you to explore our sports complex, athletic fields and the Farm at Stonehill.

The Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex is at the heart of an extensive array of indoor and outdoor resources for athletics, intramurals, club sports, and fitness, yoga and spin programs. Learn more about athletics & recreational sports. 

The Farm at Stonehill grows fresh organic produce and distributes it to four community partner organizations. Learn more about The Farm and community engagement.

Donahue Hall

Donahue Hall is considered by many to be the heart and soul of Stonehill College. The Georgian-style mansion was built by industrialist Frederick Lothrop Ames in 1905. When the property was purchased for the creation of Stonehill in 1948, it was the epicenter of all campus activity. Today it houses the president’s office and its stunning great room, which overlooks the campus and hosts regular social functions.


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