George Sherman Union Hours and Information

April 3rd, 2014

The George Sherman Union (GSU), located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, is one of the “centers” of student life and a focal point of campus activity.

Information updated September 13, 2017

George Sherman Union Operations Desk

The Operations office provides information about resources on campus and all its happenings to guests, students, and staff alike. If you need to find a space in GSU, drop by our office and we would be happy to help. In addition, we can provide a variety of chargers, office supplies, and equipment to anyone with a BU ID.

We would love to help you with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Please stop by our office or contact us at:
Email: aimavens@bu.edu
Phone: (617) 353-5498

Location

George Sherman Union, Second Floor
775 Commonwealth Avenue

Hours

Academic Year Hours:
Academic Year Hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 12am
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 12am

Summer Hours
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 6pm
Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 5pm

Please note that our office is open 8am – 11pm on Thursdays during Orientation sessions. (Learn more about University Orientation.)

Please note that the GSU Operations desk is closed on during all university-wide holidays.

The Union Court (Food Court)’s schedule is available on Dining Services’ website.

What We Do

Equipment Loan Outs

Our office loans out the following items for student and student group us on a first-come-first-served basis:

  • Mac chargers (excluding newest generation of Macs)
  • iPhone and Android chargers
  • A/V cables, VGA and HDMI mac adaptors for mini-display port
  • Easels
  • Extension cords
  • Speakers

We will hold your BU ID while you have the item. There is a two-hour limit on borrowing these items (unless they are being used for an event.) Students that do not return their items on time will no longer be able to borrow from our office.

Student Group Storage
BU student organizations on campus are eligible to apply for storage space. If you are interested, please have one of your E-Board members contact Taylor Sevigny at Student Activities for more information.

Lost and Found
Our office has a lost and found. If you lost an item, stop by our office to check if we have received the lost item. You can also report your lost item so that we can contact you as soon as the said item is turned into us. If you find a lost item in George Sherman Union or anywhere near the building, please also turn it into our office.

We hold valuable items (wallets, keys, credit cards, passports, etc.) for two business days. After this time period, we bring them to Boston University Police Department, located at 32 Harry Agganis Way.

We hold non-valuable items for two weeks. After this time period, we bring them to Goodwill for donations.

George Sherman Union Community Spaces
We give access to Islamic Prayer Room and Center for Gender & Sexuality Awareness to any BU student.

University Reservations

A variety of spaces in the GSU are available for reservation by student groups, faculty, staff and outside organizations. (A fee may be required for outside organizations.) Reservations in the GSU are handled through Events and Conferences.

Scarlet Safewalk

The University’s Scarlet Safewalk connects BU students looking for a late night transportation option with Scarlet Safewalk student ambassadors. Between the hours of 10 p.m and 2 a.m. each night during the Academic Year, students can request a walk from an ambassador. To request an ambassador, students should call (617) 353-4877.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open on snow days?
If the George Sherman Union is confirmed open, our office remains open for snow days.
Where can I reserve a room?
You can reserve a room through Student Activities Office. The reservation system moved to OrgSync.
Can I fax or print from the Operations desk?
We do not fax or print for students. We suggest going to FedEx at 700 Commonwealth Avenue for further assistance.
Can I reserve a projector?
We no longer lend out projectors.
Where can I get my BU ID?
You can get your BU ID from the Terrier Card Office in the basement of this building. Take the elevators to “B” and take a left. It will be on the right.

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