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.

Residence calendars

February 22nd, 2011

The residence calendars include dates for move-in and move-out, residence dining service, and residence closings during University vacation periods.

View the calendar for Summer 2011.

View the calendar for the 2011–12 academic year.

Seeing Double

August 1st, 2010

On campus: Going 50/50, a “random roommate” may be better

By Kimberly Cornuelle

In the slide show above, Claire McKinley (CAS’12) reflects on her time in Danielsen Hall.

Bena Reiter and her roommate didn’t know each other before they met at their Bay State brownstone this year. And Reiter (CAS’12) wouldn’t have it any other way.


Who’s Your Dorm?

August 1st, 2010

A random survey reveals how buildings build personalities

By Cynthia K. Buccini. Video by Edward A. Brown

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In the video above, students share thoughts about the personalities of their residences.

Andrea DeVito chose to live in Warren Towers because it’s close to her classes at the College of Arts & Sciences and she knew she’d meet lots of freshmen. “I really like the fact that there’s always people around,” says DeVito (CAS’13). “I’m never bored.”

She’s not, however, a big fan of the communal bathrooms.


2009–10 residence calendar

June 30th, 2009

The residence calendar for the 2009–10 academic year includes information about dates for move-in and move-out, residence dining service, and residence closings during University vacation periods.