For our visitors to campus:
The city of Boston and Boston University have experienced an unprecedented amount of snow this year making travel conditions and parking extremely challenging. We recommend using public transportation for your visit to our campus. Thank you for your patience.
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.
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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.
Visitor Programs for Students and Families
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.
All ten of our undergraduate schools and colleges offer tours of their facilities. Please make arrangements by contacting the school or college directly.
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 February through March. Sign up online.
Learn more about BU and the transfer application process from a member of the Board of Admissions. Register here.
Congratulations on being admitted to Boston University! We have special events, including Open House and Orientation programs, designed just for you.
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 early March. Space is limited for this program. To request this visit, please fill out our form.
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.