There is a lot to do between now and your first day on campus, but rest assured: When you arrive, there will be many people ready to help you make the transition.
Center for Student Services
The new Yawkey Center for Student Services offers many advising services and resources for students. The Center for Career Development (CCD) works with you to make informed decisions about academic choices and offers workshops, networking, and resume writing guidance to help you prepare for a future career. The Educational Resource Center (ERC) helps you develop the academic skills required for BU’s rigorous programs through peer tutoring, language group discussions, and time management, writing, and test-prep workshops. In addition to these two centers, students can access the Arts & Sciences Writing Program, the Pre-Professional Advising office, and the College of Arts & Sciences Student Academic Life office, all housed within the Center for Student Services.
BU has many libraries on campus to assist you with your studies. They are:
- Mugar Memorial Library (general library for campus)
- African Studies Library
- Astronomy Library
- Beebe Communications Library
- Pickering Educational Resources Library
- Frederick S. Pardee Management Library
- Music Library
- Science & Engineering Library
- Special Collections
- Alumni Medical Library
- Pappas Law Library
- School of Theology Library
The BU Libraries also have the facility of a Web Catalog. It includes search, reserve services, borrowing records, book renewal, library purchase requests, and other general information. For more details, visit their website at bu.edu/library
Be the first of your classmates to show your Terrier pride and get your BU swag! The Barnes & Noble at Boston University has tons of great gear to get you excited. Barnes & Noble at Boston University will also have the textbooks required for your classes. The store has a selection of both new and used textbooks. Students can reserve textbooks online for in-store pickup. Some widely used college textbooks are also available for download. You may also purchase bedding and other items for your dorm room through the bookstore.
Now that you have been admitted to Boston University, we are sure you have questions about financing your BU education. BU Financial Assistance is ready to help you–from acknowledging your financial aid award to budgeting expenses with a payment plan to managing your money. Learn more and follow the next steps to stay on track.
First Generation Connect
For those of you who are the first, or among the first, in your families to attend college, First Generation Connect is a resource that helps ensure a smooth transition from high school to college life and beyond. Offered by our University Service Center, the program offers social events, welcome hours in the summer for new students, and workshops throughout the academic year.
The Student Employment Office works with currently enrolled undergraduate students to assist them in their on-campus employment endeavors, through the Job Board and Quickie Job Services. Student Employment also assists students with the payroll process. For more details, visit their website at bu.edu/seo/.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is a medical services facility available to all full-time Boston University students. The services available include a Walk-In Medical Clinic, gynecological and family planning services, a mental health clinic, referrals to specialists, and an infirmary.
Office of the University Registrar
The Office of the University Registrar maintains student records, issues transcripts, verifies attendance, issues diplomas, produces class schedules, supervises registration, and records grades. When you attend University Orientation you will also work closely with the Office of the University Registrar, in addition to your academic advisor, to register for your courses.