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 child. 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

Important next steps are included in this helpful checklist. The 2017/2018 BU Academic Calendar is also available to help you plan holidays and vacation schedules for next year.

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:

You will find hotels and restaurants listed alphabetically in the links 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, directions 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