For our visitors to campus:
BU Admissions follows the University schedule for closings or delayed openings due to inclement weather. On the day of your visit, please check the BU website or call BU’s emergency closing line at 617-353-SNOW (617-353-7669) for updates.
On-street metered parking on our campus is limited. We recommend using public transportation for your visit. For more information, visit our directions and parking page.
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.
Admitted Student Visit Programs
Special visit programs are offered in the spring for newly admitted students. Learn more on our Admitted Students website.
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
These programs are for current high school students during their college search. Admitted students will be invited to on-campus programs upon their admission.
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? Our students will lead you on a tour of three science labs used by Boston University undergraduates. The availability of labs varies by day but can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Marine Science.
This tour is offered on select Mondays and Fridays from September through February. Sign up online.
These tours meet in Room 423 of the Yawkey Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Road and leave promptly at noon on days when they are offered.
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.