New for 2015-16 – all residences open during Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks

October 1st, 2015

Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, all residences, both dormitory and apartment-style, will remain open during the Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks.

One residence dining facility will be open for brunch and dinner during the Thanksgiving Break. The Union Court, in the George Sherman Union, hours of operation will be extended during Spring Break.

During Winter Intersession Recess all dormitory-style residences will be closed and students will have the option to apply for vacation housing.

Continuing Student Application Now Available

February 1st, 2017

Now Available – Continuing Student Housing Application

The Continuing Student Housing Application for the 2017-18 academic year is now available on the Housing Portal.

The deadline to electronically sign your Residence License Agreement and pay your nonrefundable $600 housing guarantee payment is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Be sure to watch invitations to room selection information sessions and review our tutorial videos and Room Selection dates.

On-Line Maintenance Requests

August 30th, 2016

New for Fall 2016!

Student can now submit work requests for kitchen appliances, furniture, and keys via the Housing Portal.

We’ve posted a step-by-step guide for you to review before making a submission.

Room Condition Reports – Now On-Line!

August 30th, 2016

Beginning in Fall 2016, students can electronically submit their Room Condition Reports (RCRs) via the Housing Portal

Please be sure to read our walk-through posted on website and submit your RCR by the deadline.


Shipping & Storage

June 2nd, 2016

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.

2016-17 Academic Year Room & Dining Rates Now Available

February 8th, 2016

Residence and dining plan rates for the 2016–17 academic year have been established.


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.