The facilities at Boston College always receive mixed reviews. The athletic center for the student athletes is exceptional, but unfortunately, isn’t open to non-athlete students. The Plex is where everyone else works out, and while it does have a wide variety of amenities—group workouts, indoor track, tennis courts, pool, sauna, weight machines, cardio machines, basketball courts, and more—it is usually extremely crowded and hot, so be prepared to wait for a machine.
When it comes to the student center, don’t bother looking—there isn’t one. This doesn’t really seem to be a problem for BC students, though, because everyone functions just fine without one. McElroy, a building on Middle Campus, currently acts as a sort of student center. It has an area with couches and vending machines where many students gather in between classes, and it also has three dining halls—Eagle’s Nest, The Chocolate Bar, and Carney’s—which are very popular during lunch hours.