From an intimate get-togethers to complex conferences, we’re here to plan, support, register, and impress. Our on-campus services are always available to guarantee your event’s success.
Boston University Events & Conferences is a certified One-Stop Shop department dedicated to excellent, professional service and next-level event services. We are staffed by a team of hard-working, unbelievalby talented event professionals who are here to ensure a perfect event, from start to finish. We’re always ready to work with you.
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Planning. Meeting. Eating. Celebrating. We do it all.
Event Specialists, Registration Services, and Catering
The Events Services team is a group of highly motivated and energetic event planning professionals committed to working with you to create a truly memorable event/conference. All external groups holding an event at Boston University will be assigned an Events Specialist to work with you. Your Events Specialist will be your sole liaison with all the University service departments, providing you with a “one-stop shopping” experience.
The key to a great event or conference is great people. We offer online event registration in addition to our full event coordination services. Our tech-savvy and client-focused staff can develop a sleek and effective registration site, facilitate secure payments, provide skilled on-site support, and ensure smooth sailing from the earliest birds to the last-minute walk-ins. We can manage your guests and provide a streamlined registration experience, regardless of the location. From just a helping hand to a next-level registration experience, we’ve got the package best suited to your needs.
Great food and stellar service are the key to every successful event. And BU is second to none. Whether it’s a continental breakfast prior to your meeting, a coffee break, an opening reception, or a black tie banquet, our award winning catering team is ready to assist you. Learn more about BU Catering. Your Events Specialist will be happy to have a comprehensive catering proposal prepared especially for you.
Please note that prices listed in the catering guide may not reflect charges for items such as additional waitstaff, specialty linens, and required taxes. Any amount charged by Catering on the Charles (such as administrative, service, delivery, labor, or other charge or fee), unless expressly designated as a tip or gratuity, is not for the benefit of any employee(s) and is not a tip or gratuity. Charges or fees other than those designated as tips or gratuities are not distributed to employees except where expressly stated otherwise in writing.
If you’re staying in one of our residences during the summer, you’re in for a culinary treat. Residential dining options are available to all of our overnight conferences guests. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (brunch and dinner on Sunday); each meal features a variety of choices on a rotating basis. Our dining halls take pride in serving tasty, healthy meals using sustainable and local food. Special dietary needs? Our dining team is happy to assist.
Only on campus for a few hours? Not enough time to make it to a residence hall for lunch? Don’t worry. With a variety of retail dining options on campus, we have your meals covered. From a food court in the George Sherman Union, the Buick Street Market and Café, Breadwinners in the School of Management, the School of Law Café, to Rize Café in the Yawkee Center for Student Services, there’s something for everyone. See all the options for yourself. Check out a tour of BU Dining.
Campus Amenities & Support
Boston University is a city within a city. Everything you need to hold a world-class event is at your fingertips.
Parking, Recreation, A/V, and More
Parking & Transportation
Forget Boston traffic and parking hassles. BU Parking & Transportation Services is here to eliminate the stress so you and your guests can focus on your event. There are a number of visitor parking spaces available—either pre-paid or pay-on-entry—at rates far below the usual rates of downtown Boston; arrangements for extended stay group rates can be made through Events & Conferences. The campus shuttle, The BUS, traverses campus at regular intervals—a BU conference ID is required. And the “T” serves us well: all Charles River Campus venues are conveniently located along the B branch of the Green Line while Medical Center locations are close to the Orange Line’s Massachusetts Avenue station.
Fitness & Recreation Center
Away from home and haven’t gotten in your workout? You need to visit our Fitness & Recreation Center, a modern facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment—one of the largest and finest fitness centers in the Northeast. Work up your sweat solo or in a group workout—FitRec will help you get going, whatever your speed, whatever your motivation. Check out our facilities at FitRec. Check out a tour of FitRec.
Boston University provides free wireless access to guests in most locations on campus, including the public areas of residence halls, all classrooms and event spaces.
A podium microphone? Projection for your PowerPoint presentation? No problem. Enhance your event with state-of-the-art equipment supported by professional technicians and desktop support specialists. Services include notebook computer display, presentation software support, audio/visual services, sound reinforcement, and audio recording services. Webcasting services are also available.