Set Up a BU Account

In order to register for BU courses online, you will first need to set up a BU Login Name and Kerberos password.

BU email will be forwarded to any email account you specify, but you can also access BU email through a BU Google Apps account. The Google Apps account provides access to Google Sites, Google Calendar, Google Documents and a variety of Google Gadgets.  To activate a BU Google Apps account, present your current BU ID at an IT Help Center.  Find IT Help Center hours and locations here.

Note: The process for setting up your email account is different if you are registered for Metropolitan College programs at military locations or programs at North Campus–Chelmsford. Please contact one of the following individuals for details:

  • North Campus–Chelmsford students should contact Holly Conviser at conviser@bu.edu.
  • Hanscom Air Force Base students should contact Gerard Keegan at gkeegan@bu.edu.