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.
Information Session | Campus Tour | Ultimate Terrier Tour | Class Visit | Visit a School or College
Transfer Information Session | Laboratory Science Tour | Students with Disabilities | Group Visits
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Reservations and advance notice are required for some programs. Once you schedule your visit, see Directions & Maps for how to get here and where to park.
Visitor Programs for Students and Families
Hear from a current student about life at BU and get helpful information about admissions and financial aid policies from an Admissions representative. This session is a great opportunity to get all your questions answered. Sign up online
A student will lead you on a walking tour of campus where you’ll see everything from the Castle to the student union to the BU “Beach.”This tour should give you a good sense of our campus, and our student tour guides will give you the inside information on BU life. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Sign up online
Want to see it all? 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 hour long 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 during the fall semester. Space is limited for this program. To request this visit, please call us at 617-353-2318.
Want to experience life as a BU student? Spend time attending a class with a student host. This program is offered for high school seniors from October through November during the fall semester. Visits are available Monday through Thursday. Advance notice of at least two weeks is required. To request this visit, please call us at 617-353-2318.
All nine of our undergraduate schools and colleges offer tours of their facilities. Please make arrangements by contacting the school or college directly.
Learn more about BU, the transfer application process, and the credit evaluation process from a member of the Board of Admissions. Sign up online.
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.
- The Admissions Reception Center is not wheelchair-accessible, but an Admissions representative will be glad to meet with you in an accessible location. Please call us at 617-353-2318 to make arrangements.
- Any prospective student or family member who would like a sign language interpreter or other accommodation while visiting should contact the Admissions office at least two weeks in advance at 617-353-2318 (TTY).
If you are looking to bring a group of 10-50 students for a campus visit, please submit our group visit request form.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us or call 617-353-2318.
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.