Housing and Rules of Conduct
Housing and Meals
VASI students are able to experience college life by staying in one of Boston University’s residence halls. Male and female students stay in different areas, and students are assigned another VASI student as their roommate. BU’s residence halls are equipped with 24-hour security personnel and observe a nightly curfew. VASI counselors who are current BU School of Visual Arts students or recent alums stay in the halls with the students to provide mentorship, and Resident Assistants trained by BU Residence Life also live in each hall to provide additional support.
Curfew rules are in place to protect each student’s safety. The residence hall curfew is strictly enforced and is as follows:
Sunday–Thursday nights: 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday nights: midnight
VASI students who live in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan of either 14 or 19 meals a week. There are several dining halls available, so students have options that are near their residence and their classes. Commuter students have the option to purchase dining points that enable them to eat in the dining halls with their classmates.
Every effort is made to plan event schedules around the dining hall hours, but occasionally students may need to purchase a meal off-campus. A few pizza parties and picnics are usually planned throughout the program, and these are included in the program tuition.
Rules of Conduct
VASI is a program for serious art students. A student’s failure to act appropriately can interfere with the work of other students and prevent them from obtaining maximum benefit from the offered programs. Rules governing student conduct while enrolled in VASI are provided to each student during orientation. Infractions of the rules may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from VASI. If a student is dismissed for violation of the rules of the program, no tuition or housing refund will be given.
Boston University Student Health Services consists of a walk-in Medical Clinic and a Mental Health Clinic that can be visited by appointment or on an emergency basis. Several physicians and registered nurses are on campus for regularly scheduled office hours between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services within the Student Health clinics will be provided for a per-visit fee of $25. All medical costs incurred outside the clinic (including, but not limited to, ambulance charges, pharmacy costs, hospital emergency room visits, x-rays, laboratory tests, etc.) are the responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian.