Boston University Housing
Years of guaranteed housing on campus in the heart of Boston
Of undergraduates live on campus all four years
Of first-year students live on campus
First-year students are required to live on campus to get the most out of their BU experience, which means you’ll have one of the world’s most diverse, historic cities right in your backyard. BU Housing offers a variety of residence types, including:
- Large and small dormitories
- Modern high-rises with sweeping city views
- 19th-century brownstones
- Apartment-style, six-person suites and private singles
Most first-year students opt for one of the large dormitories, both for the convenience and the ease of making friends. In Warren Towers, our largest dorm-style residence, you’ll have 1,800 other students to meet, plus everything from a convenience store to a cinema room.
Interested in a faculty-guided community that focuses on experiential learning and supports discovery beyond the classroom? Our Living-Learning Communities, such as the Core Curriculum House, Earth House, or Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) floor, promote students’ intellectual development and foster community learning.
BU has another option if you’re looking for a smaller community with like-minded peers: specialty communities. Say you want to live with other College of Communication or College of Fine Arts students. Or classmates interested in community service or wellness. These are specific houses or floors within large and small dormitories for students with similar academic or cultural interests.
Our Faculty-in-Residence program puts the professors where the students are. A select group of 15 professors not only teach undergraduates, but live alongside them in residence halls across campus, serving as role models, resources, and advocates for students. These faculty members help students develop interests through collaborative, innovative, and fun activities ranging from viewing parties to preparing and testing meals that may be introduced into the dining halls.