BC Then and Now

A lot has changed over the course of 150 years at Boston College. With major transformations in the campus, mascot, sports, and even party scene, BC as we know it is much different from what it once was. Still, even with all the development and changes, BC has been able to keep in touch with its Jesuit roots and has fostered an incomparable learning environment for thousands of students throughout the years.

Navigating campus then (1909):

Courtesy of Boston College Magazine

Photo courtesy of Boston College Magazine

Navigating campus, now:

Screenshot taken by Katie Carsky

Screenshot taken by Katie Carsky

 

Mac, then:

Courtesy of Wikimedia

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Mac, now:

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

 

Campus, then (original South End campus):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

Campus, now:

Courtesy of Wikimedia

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

 

Baldwin, then (1923, actually a hawk):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

(1923-1961, stuffed and mounted golden eagle):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

(1961, Margo who died of bird flu in 1966):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

(After stricter endangered species regulations):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

Baldwin, now:

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

(and before PETA stepped in):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

 

How students got to class, then (2002):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

How students get to class, now:

Courtesy of whatirealized.com

Photo courtesy of whatirealized.com

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

 

Football, then (1912):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

Football, now:

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

 

How to travel Comm Ave, then (1909):

Courtesy of Walking Bostonian

Photo courtesy of Walking Bostonian

How to travel Comm Ave, now:

Courtesy of Gavel Media

Courtesy of Gavel Media

Courtesy of Wikimedia

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Screenshot taken by Katie Carsky

Screenshot taken by Katie Carsky

 

Seniors, then (1913):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

Seniors, now:

Courtesy of Achvr

Photo courtesy of Achvr

Courtesy of Blogspot

Photo courtesy of Blogspot

 

Lower, then (1885, the Reservoir includes Bradley Basin):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

Lower, now:

Courtesy of Immersive Education

Photo courtesy of Immersive Education

 

Holy War, then (at Fenway):

Courtesy of Boston College

Photo courtesy of Boston College

Holy War, now:

Courtesy of NESN

Photo courtesy of NESN

 

The Mods as they appeared then (1970’s):

Courtesy of Gavel Media

Courtesy of Gavel Media

The Mods as they appear now:

Courtesy of Gavel Media

Courtesy of Gavel Media

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