Housing and Dining

Students are guaranteed BU Housing for eligible programs.

Boston University Housing offers a variety of housing options throughout the year for CELOP students such as university residences, also known as “dorms”, contracted hotels, and other residences. Living in BU Housing is also a great opportunity for students to practice their English.

To apply for BU Housing, students must first submit an application and be accepted to a CELOP program. After being accepted to one of our programs, we will provide instructions on how to submit an Online Housing Application. Boston University Housing processes all applications and informs students on room assignments.

Boston University Housing and Dining Plan Rates


BU Housing

When you live in a BU dormitory you will usually share a room with one of more people. Former CELOP students tell us that living in BU Housing with other students, both American and international, is an important part of their Boston University experience. All BU Housing options are secure and have a Resident Assistant available to help you adjust to your new home.

Due to high housing demand, Boston University Housing sometimes provides housing to CELOP students though contracted hotels in the area.

Small Dorms

South Campus Brownstones. The small, unique residences on Buswell, Carlton, and Beacon Streets, and Audubon Court on Park Drive are all within an easy 10-minute walk from the center of campus. These brownstones each accommodate from 14 to 64 residents in single, double, triple, and quadruple-occupancy rooms, and in suites.


Bay State Road Brownstones

The elegant and charming brownstones along Bay State Road provide attractive housing overlooking tree-lined Bay State Road or the Charles River. Twelve to 80 students are accommodated at each address, primarily in double or triple rooms, with an occasional single or quadruple. Most of these residences are coeducational.

*Summer CELOP students may be assigned to the Bay State Road brownstones, above. During the academic year, students may be assigned to any residence on campus.

Large Dorms

Myles Standish Hall, 610 Beacon St.

Myles Standish Hall at 610 Beacon Street

Myles Standish Hall, formerly a fashionable Boston hotel, stands just on the northeast edge of Kenmore Square. The e-shape style of this brick building makes it unique among residences on campus.

The Towers

The Towers at 140 Bay State Road

The Towers residence, located on beautiful, tree-lined Bay State Road, is coeducational by floor.


Contracted Hotels

Boston University Housing provides housing to CELOP students also through contracted hotels in the Boston area. The hotels have a front desk staffed 24 hours a day and Boston University Resident Assistants (RA). The Student Terrier Card permits you to use the on-campus dining facilities.


Off-Campus Housing

Students may also choose to live off campus. Students who choose to live off campus are strongly encouraged to make their housing arrangements well before arriving in Boston. Boston University does not provide housing for married couples or students with children. If you choose to live off-campus, please note that you are responsible for finding appropriate living accommodations.

CELOP does not arrange, inspect, endorse,
or recommend any specific off-campus option for students.

CELOP students have used the following accommodations:


There are many homestay options available in Boston. If you are interested in a homestay option, you are completely responsible for contacting the organization and making all necessary arrangements.

Off-campus dorms/guesthouses

Boston University Off-Campus Services

The Boston University Off-Campus Services office provides housing services and assistance if you want to live off campus. Their office maintains updated listings of available rental apartments and sublets in the Boston area. The service is free of charge to all Boston University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. They also have information about tenant rights and responsibilities, neighborhood descriptions, definitions of common rental terms, considerations before signing a lease, and other resources to help with your housing search.

Keep in mind that CELOP is on the “B” Green Line of the MBTA and on the #57 bus route. Neighborhoods that are nearby include Boston, Brookline, Allston, Brighton, Cambridge, and Newton.

CELOP does not arrange, inspect, endorse,
or recommend any specific off-campus option for students.


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