Student Services

Student Central
Student Central has over 500 links to resources and services for students, and a searchable database of common questions. While Student Central contains little new content, it provides easy, centralized access to information on academics, campus life, finances, health, and other topics of interest.

Boston University Lifebook
The Boston University Lifebook is a valuable resource for all students. Within these pages are tastes of University life; descriptions of offices, services, and resources; places to go for information; answers to questions; and suggestions for where to turn for help. An array of activities and clubs are right here on campus, and this book gives you a handle on them. From rules and regulations to opportunities and excitement, this book explains it all.

Community Service Center
The Community Service Center has provided students, faculty, staff and alumni with thousands of volunteers opportunities to address the critical concerns of the community in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way.

Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services has a wide variety of resources to help students implement their career plan. Prepare For Your Future!

George Sherman Union
The George Sherman Union is located at the center of the Boston University Charles River Campus. Its primary mission is to enhance student life outside the classroom and support educational directives of the university through programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse campus population.

Office of Housing
The Office of Housing seeks a simple goal: to provide a clean, safe, and quiet environment where civility and respect for others are the norms. They accomplish this with the active involvement of students along with the support and guidance of qualified residence directors and resident assistants.

Office of Information Technology
The Office of Information Technology provides general-access computing and communications facilities for the entire University community, including a high-speed campus network linked to the Internet, personal computing labs, central e-mail services, UNIX computing resources, Help Desks, computing services in the residences, a free tutorial program, a computer store, a sophisticated scientific computing and visualization laboratory, and telecommunications services.

Office of Residence Life (ORL)
Living on campus at Boston University is life in a very special world, and the full-time staff, faculty, and students who make up the Office of Residence Life (ORL) are dedicated to helping and supporting you. If you have any questions about your room, roommate, the rules and regulations, the neighborhood, or the University itself, the ORL staff can help you find the answers.

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) endeavors to enhance the international character of Boston University by providing essential services and support to students, faculty, and staff.

Orientation and Off-Campus Services
Orientation and Off-Campus Services helps students begin their career as a college student in the most exciting way possible. It prepares them for the many new and inspiring challenges that await them at Boston University. Whether used to the fast pace of an urban area or the slower pace of a rural community, Orientation will make transition easier.

Office of Financial Assistance
The Office of Financial Assistance is available to help the family of any undergraduate student identify ways to pay for a Boston University education.

Office of the University Registrar
The Office of the University Registrar maintains student records; issues transcripts; verifies attendance; issues diplomas and non-dining I.D. cards; produces the class schedule; supervises registration and Veterans Affairs; and records grades.

Student Accounting Services
Student Accounting Services strives to provide excellent service to students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, sponsoring agencies and others in support of the academic, administrative and financial activities of Boston University.

Student Activities Office
The Student Activities Office mission is to make any and all possible contributions which may improve the quality of life for the Boston University student community; and to provide the challenges, support, and opportunities for the increased personal development of the individual students with whom they come in contact.

Student Health Services (SHS)
One of Boston University’s outstanding benefits is its top quality health care available at the Student Health Services (SHS). It is their goal, with your cooperation, to help you enjoy the best possible health while acquiring your education at Boston University.