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The College Square station is a location in the Commonwealth in 2287. It is the subway station under College Square, filled with feral ghouls and dead raiders.


Upon entering, the first sublevel consists of a small room with some broken elevators to the south and stairs to the north. There are some feral ghoul and raider corpses littering the area. Also to the north, near a raider body, is a tripwire trap hooked up to a makeshift bomb attached to a trash can. There is an ammo box near another raider corpse hidden behind some debris.

Going down the stairs brings one to the second sublevel, which opens into a larger room with restrooms to the southwest and southeast, countertops with registers to the west, east, and north, and stairs down to the northwest and northeast. There are five feral ghouls on this level, in the east restroom, the west register area, and near the west stairs. There is also an Expert-locked door on the north end of the room which leads behind the counter to a Protectron, a Novice terminal, and Live & Love issue #2 on top of a safe.

One can go down either set of stairs to reach the platforms below. Taking the east set of stairs leads to a platform with at least four feral ghouls roaming the area. From the bottom of the stairs, there is a Novice-locked utility room to the south and access to the tracks to the north. A feral ghoul can be found at the far northern end of the tracks feeding on a raider corpse. Taking the west set of stairs leads to the opposing platform, with another four or five feral ghouls wandering around. To the north is a small hallway followed by an Advanced-locked door, both of which lead to a storeroom where a leveled feral ghoul awaits along with a steamer trunk of loot and the College Square Station key. To the south of the stairs is another Protectron and pod with a Novice terminal and access to the tracks.

Notable loot

  • Live & Love issue #10 - Behind the ticket counter on top of a doorless safe. To access the ticket counter, the Sole Survivor must pick an Expert door, find the key downstairs in the room to the left, or activate the Protectron using a terminal downstairs and wait for it to open it.
  • Vault-Tec lunchbox - Bottom level, tucked underneath a shelving unit in the northeast corner.
  • College Square Station key - Bottom level, next to a tool case in the storage room on the west side.
  • Journal scrap paper note - Bottom level, on a corpse at the end of the northwest hallway near the subway tracks, just north of Tad.
  • A bottlecap mine - Bottom level, on the bottom of a shelf at the end of the northwest hallway near the subway tracks.
  • Creation Club Note - On the doghouse, during A Pint-Sized Problem.
  • Creation Club No more - Note, on the murderer.

Related quests

  • Randolph Safehouse: The Railroad agent Mister Tims will leave dead drops in the form of six holotapes for the Sole Survivor, containing information about possible hazards to the Railroad's escort and escape of synths out of the Commonwealth. They can assist in these efforts by clearing out the location of hostiles.
  • Cleansing the Commonwealth: Knight Rhys gives the Sole Survivor an assignment to clear the location of what he calls "abominations" to further the aims of the Brotherhood of Steel.
  • Ghoul Problem: Settlers have asked the player character for help in taking care of some feral ghouls that have been terrorizing a nearby location.
  • Quartermastery: Scribe Haylen has identified the location of a piece of technology she wishes to retrieve and catalog. She asks the Sole Survivor for help in bringing back the technology in one piece.
  • Creation Club A Pint-Sized Problem: The Sole Survivor finds a recent murder victim, with a note containing some clues to what happened to them.


  • Picking the lock at the ticket counter will make the Protectron hostile to the player character. Only if it has already been activated; it will be friendly if its terminal is hacked after the door is open.
  • Upon returning to this location, everything will reset/respawn except for the dead raiders. Their bodies will be gone, leaving only their dropped weapons.

Companion comments

  • When at this location, companions make comments, which are activated two locations: above ground at the square itself and within the station, close to Tad's body.
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Location comments
Character Specific location Comment
Cait Square "Ferals turned this place into a real shitehouse."
Station "Looks like the ferals are doin' the exterminatin' for us."
Codsworth Square "Ah the ol' College Square. To think this place used to be a hub of activity."
Station "Looks like these Raiders became quite the Feral feast."
Curie Square "College Square. I was hoping some professors or even students would be here..."
Station "We simply must study these feral ghouls more. Do they possess only animal cunning? Or is there trapped inside some higher cognition?"
Danse Square "Damn ferals are coming out of every crack in the ground... an infestation that needs to be exterminated."
Station "Goddamn ferals chewed through these Raiders like they were ragdolls."
Deacon Square "Raiders used to be in this area. Can't say I miss them."
Station "Aw, did the poor raiders get eaten by Ferals? For once, the Ferals did something right."
Hancock Square "College Square, huh? You looking to become someone's dinner?"
Station "This is where they decided hide? If the Ferals were looking for brains, it must've been a light meal."
Nick Valentine Square "College Square isn't exactly the intellectual hotbed it once was."
Station "It's hard to believe anything that was once human could do something like that."
Piper Square "To have been in this place in its prime."
Station "Never wish a death like that on anyone."
Preston Garvey Square "Must have been a lot of ferals to rip right through these raiders like that. Can't say I'm too sorry about it."
Station "Looks like the ferals did our job for us. Good riddance."
Robert MacCready Station "Yum... looks like the ferals had themselves a little Raider feast."
X6-88 Square "College Square used to be a raider stronghold. That was a long time ago."
Station "This must have been their fall back point. They should have reinforced it better."


The College Square station appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

The station is based on the real-world Harvard station, located underneath Harvard Square, the real-world counterpart for the Fallout universe's College Square.