Activities & Events

Boston Campus Life

We offer 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 is focused on fostering a student-centered and vibrant campus life experience. Check out the Cardinal Pride Portal for all things student engagement including student and department events, clubs and professional organizations, campus resources and more! 

Cardinal Booth

There is so much to explore in the city of Boston, and through our Cardinal Booth you can access special deals and hard-to-get tickets. If offers you the opportunity to purchase 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 future healthcare professionals and their mentors have a dedication to career learning that 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.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is an annual MCPHS tradition that invites family and friends of our current students to join us both on and off campus at various events and programs scheduled throughout the weekend. Family Weekend allows guests to explore the great city of Boston and its many attractions and enjoy campus life.

Formal Events

The Center for Campus Life hosts a full schedule of formal events throughout the academic year, including the Harvest Ball, and induction ceremonies for our honor societies.

Cardinal Days

Once 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 life-size “Operation,” take a turn in a bouncy house, and receive MCPHS swag. LiveRed Days offer the perfect opportunity to connect with classmates and make new friends.

Senior Celebrations

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

Schwartz 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 the entire MCPHS community better understand the needs and hopes of individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. We were one of the first universities to offer Schwartz Rounds at the undergraduate level.

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether it's volunteering locally at Boston Children’s Hospital, or 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 putting their commitment to community service and compassionate patient care to work during their academic careers in a way that benefits everyone involved.

Weekday Activities

Walk through the Atrium on our Boston campus and you will find students participating in our on-campus weekday activities. There is always something going on, from crafts to musical performances to scavenger hunts.

Weekend Trips

Join your classmates on weekend excursions and trips, including shopping trips and seasonal experiences like apple picking.