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 are two ammo containers 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 at the northwest and northeast. There are five feral ghouls on this level, in the east restroom, the west register area, and two reside near the west stairs. There is also an Expert locked door on the north end of the room which leads behind the counter and to a protectron with a Novice terminal and the 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 to the far north end of the tracks feeding on a raider corpse with the journal scrap. 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 lootEdit

  • Live & Love issue #2 - 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 protectrons using a terminal downstairs and wait for them to open it.
  • College Square Station key - Bottom level, in the subway's storage room on the west side, next to a tool case.
  • Vault-Tec lunchbox - In the northeast corner of the map, tucked underneath a shelving unit
  • A bottlecap mine - At the end of the northwest hallway near the subway tracks on the bottom of a shelf.
  • Journal scrap paper note - On a corpse near the end of the northwest hallway near the subway tracks, close to Tad.
  • Gametitle-FO4 CC Note - On the doghouse, during A Pint-Sized Problem.
  • Gametitle-FO4 CC No more - Note, on the murderer.

Related questsEdit

  • 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.
  • Gametitle-FO4 CC 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.
  • When at this location, companions make comments, which are activated two locations: at the square itself and within the station, close to Tad's body.[clarification needed].
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Location comments
Character Specific location Comment
Cait At the square "Ferals turned this place into a real shitehouse."
"Looks like the ferals are doin' the exterminatin' for us."
Codsworth At the square "Ah the ol' College Square. To think this place used to be a hub of activity."
"Looks like these Raiders became quite the Feral feast."
Curie At the square "College Square. I was hoping some professors or even students would be here..."
"We simply must study these feral ghouls more. Do they possess only animal cunning? Or is there trapped inside some higher cognition?"
Danse At the square "Damn ferals are coming out of every crack in the ground... an infestation that needs to be exterminated."
"Goddamn ferals chewed through these Raiders like they were ragdolls."
Deacon At the square "Raiders used to be in this area. Can't say I miss them."
"Aw, did the poor raiders get eaten by Ferals? For once, the Ferals did something right."
Hancock At the square "College Square, huh? You looking to become someone's dinner?"
"This is where they decided hide? If the Ferals were looking for brains, it must've been a light meal."
Nick Valentine At the square "College Square isn't exactly the intellectual hotbed it once was."
"It's hard to believe anything that was once human could do something like that."
Piper At the square "To have been in this place in its prime."
"Never wish a death like that on anyone."
Preston Garvey At the 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."
"Looks like the ferals did our job for us. Good riddance."
MacCready At the square ""
"Yum... looks like the ferals had themselves a little Raider feast."
X6-88 At the square "College Square used to be a raider stronghold. That was a long time ago."
"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 scenesEdit

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.


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