Activities at MCPHS

In a community filled with passionate and engaged students, faculty, and staff. From academic enrichment to activities, formal events, and on-campus programs, our student support services staff are focused on fostering a student-centered and vibrant campus life experience. On our Boston campus, you will experience:

Cardinal Booth

There is so much to explore in the city of Boston, and through our Cardinal Booth, you can take advantage of discount and hard-to-get tickets. Buy discounted movie, aquarium, and museum tickets – you can even score a ticket to a Red Sox/Yankees game at historic Fenway Park.

Educational Enrichment

Our community is made up of passionate and engaged future healthcare professionals and their mentors, and our enthusiasm for live-long learning comes to life on our Boston campus. Students, faculty, and staff of all disciplines attend academic programming hosted by their peers, which allows them to gain valuable inter-disciplinary insight into all aspects of the healthcare industry.Stop by the Open Lab Day in our Diagnostic Medical Sonography lab and get an insider look at the world of imaging. Attend the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene’s Oral Health Fair and receive an oral health assessment from our students. Or hear research insights from our PharmD students during poster presentations. It’s all part of the immersive healthcare environment on our Boston campus.

Fenway Card

Your MCPHS ID gives you access to a variety of perks. Just show your Fenway Card, and enjoy free admission to our neighbors, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), two of the nation’s most prestigious art museums, as well as discounted admission to a variety of other Boston-area locations.

Formal Events

The center for Campus Life hosts a full schedule of formal events throughout the academic year, including the Red Dress Ball, Pre-Med Gala, Harvest Ball, and induction ceremonies for our honor societies.LiveRED DaysOnce a month, our Atrium transforms into a celebration of all things MCPHS. Jump into a photo booth with Red the Cardinal, enjoy refreshments, play a game of live-size “Operation,” take a turn in a bouncy house, and receive MCPHS swag. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with your classmates and make new friends.

Schumann Fitness Center

Stay fit at the Schumann Fitness Center, which offers a variety of equipment, amenities, and classes. The Center features locker rooms and showers, as well as 50 pieces of the latest technology in cardiovascular and strength equipment from top of the line manufacturers. Looking for group exercise experiences? Each semester, the Center offers classes in a variety of areas, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Tango, and each class can be tailored to your specific needs.Our students also enjoy access to the pool facilities at Colleges of the Fenway member Simmons College – just visit our Cardinal Booth for a pass.

Senior Week

Leading up to commencement, we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students through fun activities, dinners, ceremonies, and more.

Relaxation Days

During exam weeks, you will find that the Student Lounge has been transformed into a relaxation oasis, complete with free chair massages, refreshments, quiet spaces, meditation, and relaxation crafts. It’s the perfect way to unwind – before or after your finish your exams.

Swartz Center Educational Rounds

We understand that providing competent, compassionate care can be challenging in today’s healthcare settings – which is why we affiliate with the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare to offer rounds designed to help entire MPCHS community better understand the needs and hopes of individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. In fact, we were one of the first universities to offer Swartz Rounds at the undergraduate level.

Volunteer Opportunities

From volunteering at our neighbor Boston Children’s Hospital to serving at-risk and under-deserved populations at the Esther Wilkins Forsyth Dental Hygiene Clinic, there are plenty of ways to give back at MCPHS. Our students are passionate about putting their commitment to compassionate patient care during their academic careers - and their commitment to community service comes to life on our Boston campus.Weekday ActivitiesWalk through the Atrium on our Boston campus and you will find students participating in our on-campus weekday activities. From crafts to musical performances to scavenger hunts, there is always something going on.Weekend TripsJoin your fellow classmates on weekend excursions and trips, including shopping trips and seasonal experiences like apple picking.

A Student-Centered Environment

MCPHS Dean of Students Craig Mack

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Get a glimpse of your future at Spring Open House

MCPHS student at Boston Spring Open House

Join us on our Boston campus for a day of discovery and exploration.

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Using Fenway Cash off campus

Use your Fenway Card to buy meals and groceries at lots of nearby restaurants, supermarkets, and drugstores.

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