Student Life

Undergraduate Classics Association

Wasps full bleed

The UCA is an organization open to any BU undergraduate who has an appreciation for the Classics. We host different performances, discussions, film screenings, and receptions throughout the year, which allow members to experience the glory of Greece and Rome outside the classroom and get to know one another better.

Annual events include the Ancient Comedy Reading where the UCA acts out an Aristophanes or Plautus comedy with the aid of guitars, rubber chickens, and student-created adaptations; and Gore-Fest, a Halloween-themed night of Greek tragedy and Roman gore.

If you are interested in joining or learning more, feel free to talk with one of our friendly officers! Alternatively, send the UCA an email at so they can add you to the mailing list.

Please visit the UCA facebook for more information or to see upcoming events.

The Undergraduate Classics Association Spring 2018 production of Aristophanes’ Wasps

Classics House

Majors and minors in classical studies are eligible for housing in the newly renovated Classics House, a three-story, co-ed brownstone housing 17 students located on tree-lined, picturesque Bay State Road.

The house is the base for the Undergraduate Classics Association, a student-run organization that sponsors lectures, dinners, trips to museums and the theater, and various other social and scholarly events.

Incoming freshmen interested in applying for the Classics House must specify this preference on the Boston University application to be considered. Returning students must fill out the Specialty Housing Application Form to be considered for the Classics House. Because there is limited space in the house, those students who have applied for the house and are eligible will then be entered in a lottery. For more information about the Classics House, call the Office of Residence Life (617-353-4380) or read about Specialty Residences on the Housing website.