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Housing Interests Survey for Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

October 22nd, 2014

The Housing Interests Survey for Spring 2015 incoming freshmen and transfer students is now available!

Shipping & Storage

October 2nd, 2014

Boston University has partnered with The UPS Store to provide students with safe, convenient storage and Ship Ahead Service.

Read more about these options on the BU Vending Services website.

College of General Studies January Admits

August 7th, 2014

CGS January admits should check out all of the information on CGSNow!

This page contains a listing of:

  • Important dates
  • BU Social Media Connections
  • FAQs and much more

BU Housing Now on Twitter!

March 15th, 2014

BU Housing is now on Twitter. We’ll be here to share information regarding our up-coming processes and events for all things relevant within the world of on-campus housing at BU. Please follow us, @BU_Housing, and stay tuned for tweets keeping you informed.

BU and UPS Store partner to offer Summer Storage

February 21st, 2014

Boston University has partnered with the UPS Store located at 1085 Commonwealth Avenue to provide summer storage for students.  Please read more on our storage webpage.

Roommate Choice: Gender-Neutral Housing for Fall 2013

August 13th, 2013

BU Housing presents gender-neutral housing for fall 2013. For more information – Click Here

New Terrier Card Information Available

August 13th, 2012

Continuing students:

As soon as you arrive on campus for the fall semester please pick-up a new, pre-printed Terrier Card at the Terrier Card Office. You will need the new Terrier Card for use in the all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms, Barnes and Noble
at Boston University, on-campus retail establishments (including the Union Court and City Convenience stores), on-campus vending machines and residence laundry rooms.

Freshmen and Transfer students:

You will receive your Terrier Card at Orientation. If you did not receive a card then go to the Terrier Card Office.

The Terrier Card Office, located on the lower level of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, is open Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and during Labor Day weekend from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

There is no cost for your initial new Terrier Card; we do ask that you turn in your current Terrier Card in exchange for your new card.

The University is no longer using the Boston University Identification (BUID) number for dining plan and Convenience Point transactions. Therefore, it is critical that you have a new Terrier Card if you have a dining plan or Convenience Points plan. The BUID number will still be used for residence access, FitRec access and library privileges.

You can learn more about the new Terrier Card at

Summer 2012 housing information released; air conditioned rooms to be available

December 15th, 2011

Boston University Housing is pleased to announce that air conditioned rooms will be available to students for the Summer 2012 sessions. Students will have the option of requesting air conditioned double- and single-occupancy dormitory-style rooms in 575 Commonwealth Avenue this summer, which represents the first time BU Housing has been able to offer air conditioned housing to our summer students. Most of the rooms in 575 Commonwealth Avenue are double-occupancy, and all of them include private bathrooms as well as air conditioning. In addition to the air conditioned rooms in 575 Commonwealth Avenue, BU Housing will continue to offer dormitory- and apartment-style housing in small brownstones on Bay State Road and in South Campus. These rooms and apartments are not air conditioned.

Space is limited, and assignments are made in date received order. More information about summer housing for the 2012 sessions, as well as the official residence and dining plan rates for summer, can be found in the Summer Housing section of our website.

Requesting a room change after room selection

April 8th, 2011

Continuing students who participated in room selection for the 2011–12 academic year may submit a room change request for consideration during the summer. Direct swaps and pull-ins are not permitted during the summer.

If you are a continuing student who would like to be considered for a change, you must submit a request in writing. You may complete a Room Change Request Form at BU Housing, 25 Buick Street.

Room change requests are prioritized by (1) class year (seniors, then juniors, then sophomores); (2) room selection number in reverse order; and (3) room change interests.

Please read more information about requesting a room change after room selection.

Residence and dining plan rates

February 22nd, 2011

Residence rates are assessed based on the type of room or apartment to which a student is assigned. In dormitory-style residences, there are seven different room types–single, double, triple, and quad rooms that have either shared bathrooms on a floor or private bathrooms within a room or suite. In apartment-style residences, there are five different types of accommodations–single- or multiple-occupancy bedroom apartments, all with bathrooms and kitchens.

Dining plan rates vary depending on the dining plan selected. Students assigned to dormitory-style residences are required to choose one of the six dining plans.

View rates for the 2011–12 academic year.