Welcome Parents!

Congratulations and welcome to the Boston University community. This is a very exciting time for your family and we hope this information will be helpful to you as you plan the coming months.

Discover why BU is a smart choice for your family

Gain a sense of the unique value a BU degree provides for your son or daughter. Boston University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU)—a prestigious association of top research universities in the United States and Canada. To learn more about this honor, watch the video above.

Help your student stay on track for September

Important next steps are included in this helpful checklist. The 2014/2015 BU Academic Calendar is also available to help you plan holidays and vacation schedules for next year.

Attend an Event this Spring

We hope you will be able to join us for one of the on-campus Open House programs hosted by BU’s Schools and Colleges. It is a great way to learn more about our academic programs and explore campus with access to dorms and facilities to get a sense of where your son or daughter will live, eat, and study over the next four years. If you are not able to come to campus, we also host receptions across the country and around the world where you will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives and other admitted students and families.

Please note: To register for both on-campus and off-campus events, your son or daughter must login to their BU Web Account on the Applicant Link

Plan Your Stay in Boston

To help you plan your visit to campus, we have provided several links below. There are a few important things to remember:

Hotels fill up quickly. Check out the dates for the Open House programs and reserve your hotel as soon as possible. You will find hotels listed alphabetically in the link below.

Getting to campus
Boston University is an urban campus. Driving and parking in the city can be challenging. We recommend using public transportation if at all possible. If you plan to drive to campus for a spring event, directions and a parking pass are provided at the link below. We advise you to arrive early to allow for traffic and parking during peak commuter times.

Contact us

If you wish to speak with an Admissions representative, please feel free to call us during business hours Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time or email us.

Phone: 617-353-2300
Email: admissions@bu.edu

Parents of international students may contact us at:
Phone: 617-353-4492
Email: intadmis@bu.edu