For detailed information, please visit the website for Students
Activities Office at www.bu.edu/students/
Office of the University Registrar
The Office of the
University Registrar maintains student records, issues transcripts,
verifies attendance, issues diplomas and non-dining I.D. cards, produces
the class schedule, supervises registration and Veterans Affairs,
and records grades.
Every student is required to register for the
classes they are supposed to take before the scheduled deadline.
To register, students should select their classes from the Class
Schedule and register according to instructions provided by their
School or College. Most continuing students are eligible to use
TelReg and WebReg to register for their semester classes. Students
should check with the advising office in their School for more information
on the School's requirements. Incoming freshmen or first time students
are ineligible to use TelReg and WebReg and must follow the walk
in or mail in registration procedure using a Registration Form,
as instructed by their School. Students should contact their School
or College for further information.
BU Identification Card (Terrier Card)/ Terrier
All Boston University students are assigned a nine-character, computer-generated
I.D. number. This University I.D. number or 'U' number will be used
for all University records including registration, class adjustments,
and access to the Telephone Information System.
Terrier Cards for new students are issued at the start of the first
semester. Photo identification must be presented to receive a new
card. Valid identification includes a driver's license, state identification
card or passport. The Terrier Card is valid for on-campus identification
Students who reside in on-campus housing will receive their Terrier
Cards when checking into their University residences.
New, full-time Charles River campus students who reside off-campus
may obtain their Terrier Card, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m. from
Office of the University Registrar
881 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor
Terrier Card Office
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
New part-time students will receive their Terrier Cards in the
mail during the beginning of the semester.
Student attending the Medical Campus should obtain their Terrier
Medical Campus I.D. Room
715 Albany Street, Room 212
Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Student Link provides direct access to public and personal
academic, financial and institutional data maintained in the University's
central computer system.
To access information on The Link, you
need a BU login name and a Kerberos password. These are the same
pieces of information used to protect your account on ACS (Academic
Computing System), your Boston University e-mail, your entry in
Boston University's electronic directory, and a growing number of
You create a BU login name and Kerberos password when you apply
online for an ACS account. You will need your BU ID number, so have
your Terrier Card on hand.
If you have questions or problems creating your BU login name or
choosing a Kerberos password, please see an IT Help Desk consultant
at the Front Office of Information Technology at 111 Cummington
BU has a range of different libraries specific to subjects. They
- Mugar Memorial Library
- African Studies Library
- Astronomy Library
- Beebe Communications Library
- Educational Resources Library
- Frederick S. Pardee Management Library
- Music Library
- Science & Engineering Library
- Special Collections
- Alumni Medical Library
- Pappas Law Library
- School of Theology Library
BU Libraries have the facility of a Web Catalog. It includes search,
reserve services, borrowing records, book renewal, library purchase
requests, and other general information. You can visit them at http://library.bu.edu/
Barnes & Noble at Boston University has the textbooks for
the classes. The store has a selection of both new and used textbooks.
Students can reserve textbooks online for in-store pickup, and some
widely used college textbooks are also available for download.
The Student Employment Office works with currently enrolled
degree students to assist them in their on-campus employment endeavors,
through the Job Board and Quickie Job Services. Student Employment
also assists students with the Payroll process. For more details,
visit their web site at www.bu.edu/seo/