Visit Us

If you’re considering attending Boston University, you’ve probably done some research about us. But facts alone don’t tell the whole story. After all, choosing a college or university is a big step in your life. It isn’t just an academic decision. It’s personal. And the best way to see if BU is a good fit for you is to come to campus. Check out our visit programs below.

Campus Visits – Information Session & Campus Tour | Winter Visit Day | Laboratory Science Tours | Visit a School or College | Transfer Student Information SessionsExtended Campus Visits | Class Visits | Group Visits | Questions | Don’t Miss Boston!

Reservations and advance notice are required for some programs. BU Admissions is located at the Alan and Sherry Leventhal Center at 233 Bay State Road. Once you schedule your visit, see Directions & Maps for how to get here and where to park. Please plan to arrive and check in 15 minutes before your campus visit is scheduled to begin.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with the exception of November 29)

Visitor Programs for Students and Families

Campus Visits – Information Session & Campus Tour (2 hours)

Your visit will begin with a presentation where you will learn about BU’s dynamic academic and social community from a variety of perspectives. You will learn what makes an application competitive for admission and have an opportunity to have all your questions answered. You will then proceed on a walking tour of campus* where you’ll see everything from the student union to the BU “Beach.” Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Sign up online.

*As our tours are given by current students, they will not be available during certain times of the year – Spring Break in March, May, early September, and during Winter break. Please check the registration calendar to determine if a tour will be offered on the day of your visit.

Winter Visit Day

Jump start your college search and visit BU this winter! We may be covered in snow or enjoying a mild winter, but whatever the Boston weather has in store for us, you will experience the exciting place that is BU in all seasons. Register today.

Laboratory Science Tours

Interested in seeing our laboratory facilities? This is a student led tour of three labs used by Boston University undergraduates. Guests will visit Chemistry, Biology, and Marine Science labs. This tour is offered on select Fridays from September through December. Sign up online.

Visit a School or College

All nine of our undergraduate schools and colleges offer tours of their facilities. Please make arrangements by contacting the school or college directly.

Transfer Student Information Sessions

Learn more about BU and the transfer application process from a member of the Board of Admissions. Register here.

Extended Campus Visits (3 hours)

Have you already been to campus and want to see even more? We’ll give you a preview of what it’s like to be a BU student during our extended campus tour. You and your family will attend an information session, followed by a 1.5 hour tour of the full campus, including the Fitness and Recreation Center, and have lunch in the West Campus Dining Hall. This program is available on most Mondays and Fridays in September through November. Space is limited for this program. To request this visit, please fill out our form.

Group Visits

If you are looking to bring a group of 10-50 students for a campus visit, please submit our group visit request form.

Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or call 617-353-2318.

Don’t Miss Boston!

While you’re visiting BU, take time to see a city that’s truly one of a kind. See our list of some Boston highlights to help you plan your visit.