Housing Assignments

From room selection to choosing suitemates, how to find your place on campus

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Living on campus is proof positive of our vibrant student community. And we’re thrilled for you to be a part of it. Every day in our halls and lounges and dining rooms, people from around the country and around the world share their passions for movies, sports, academics, books, politics, food, and fashion. It’s easy to find your group, or groups, and hard to run out of things to talk about, laugh about, and learn.

In this section, we’ll walk you through the steps to finding your home-away-from-home, so you can concentrate on all of the exciting opportunities that BU has in store for you.

Maybe you’re browsing for something besides a how-to on securing your room: Is vacation housing available while residences are closed? Are there year-round housing options that allow me to stay put beyond my academic semesters?

For answers to these questions and more, you’ve come to the right place.

How It All Works

Freshmen and transfer students are assigned rooms after they complete their New Student Housing Application. Continuing students are assigned time slots for room selection based on their class year by seniority.

 

Freedom & Flexibility

We are an urban research university that draws independent thinkers from around the world. So, customizing is just part of life here at Boston University. If you need to make an adjustment, we'll work with you. And you can get back to doing your own thing: collaborating with more than 30,000 individuals just like you.