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Boston University maintains a number of apartment-style residences for our students. While the majority of these are in the South Campus area, along Buswell Street, Arundel Street, Mountfort Street, St. Mary’s Street, and Park Drive, there are apartment-style residences in Student Village, on Bay State Road and on Commonwealth Avenue as well.
Apartment occupancy varies from one to six residents, while size and floor plans vary considerably. All apartments are furnished and equipped with kitchen facilities and bathrooms (though not necessarily a “living room”). Students must provide their own kitchen utensils, cleaning items, and bathroom supplies.
Term of occupancy for apartment-style accommodations is the same as for the undergraduate academic year as stated in the Terms and Conditions of the Residence License Agreement. The apartment-style residences are generally open during Thanksgiving and spring recesses. Upperclassmen receive first priority for apartment-style accommodations. In on-campus University apartments, students find that sharing the experience of home cooking and communal living is a great way to live on campus. Students who want the apartment experience but do not want to do their own cooking may choose to purchase a dining plan and continue to eat in the residence dining rooms. Participation in the University’s dining program is optional for apartment residents.