Animals on Campus
Animals are permitted on Boston University outdoor property, only if they are on a leash or otherwise under physical restraint so that the rights and safety of pedestrians are safeguarded.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service dogs are permitted in University facilities for persons with documented disabilities. In University residences, we adhere to a strict no pet policy. Emotional Support Animals (ESA), if formally approved through the Office of Disability Services, are permitted in specified student dorm rooms, but not allowed in common spaces.
Students who bring pets or animals into the residences are subject to disciplinary action.
Learn more about the accommodation process via the Disability Services website under “Service and Emotional Support Animals Policies & Procedures — Students”