How to apply

The Winter Break Vacation Housing Application deadline has passed. If you are still interested in vacation housing during intercession, please contact the BU Housing office at or 617-353-3511

Who can apply

All dormitory-style residences close for the three official University vacation periods: fall recess, winter break, and spring recess.

Students residing in dormitory-style residences who wish to remain on campus during these periods may apply for vacation housing. Those who apply will be housed in a local area hotel and a charge for the applicable vacation housing rate will be posted to their student accounts. Important to note: Placement in vacation housing is based upon space availability. The University does not provide dining services during official vacation periods.

Students residing in apartment-style residences and 33 Harry Agganis Way may remain in residence during all vacation periods without extra charge and are therefore not eligible to apply for vacation housing.

How to apply and cancel

Students may complete the  vacation housing application posted below.  All completed application and cancellation forms must be submitted by the deadlines indicated for the specific vacation period. Cancellation forms will be included in your confirmation email and are subject to the same deadlines.

BU Housing will send students an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of their application or cancellation forms.

Direct questions about vacation housing to BU Housing at or 617-353-3511.