Freshmen and Transfer Students

Room assignments for freshmen and transfer students are made after the following are received by the University:

A number of factors are considered when making room assignments including residence and campus areas requested, initial date the New Student Housing Application is submitted, program of study, mutual roommate requests, and space availability at the time the room assignment is finalized.

Requests for a specific assignment are considered if there is available space. Interest in a specific residence, residence type, or residence rate does not guarantee placement in such.

If you are an entering student in the fall, your room assignment will be confirmed over the summer (in July or August). Your confirmation will contain your room assignment, on-campus mailing address and telephone number, residence and dining plan charges, roommate’s name, and information regarding fall move-in. If you are an entering student in the spring, you will be contacted via e-mail with your room assignment in January before move-in begins.

Extended Housing

In the past decade, student demand has steadily increased because of the quality and benefit of living in University housing. To accommodate growing demand and to provide for fluctuations that exceed our capacity, Boston University has leased property and assigned students to housing that is close to, but not on, the University’s main campus. These units are generally located in nearby hotels.