George Sherman Student Union (GSU) & Food Court
775 Commonwealth Avenue
A focal point of campus activity, Boston University’s George Sherman Union is home to an extensive food court with varied dining options, and the University’s late-night entertainment venue, BU Central, where you’ll find concerts, stand-up comedy, competitions, video games, and much more. The GSU also houses a conference auditorium. University-sponsored groups and organizations are able to reserve conference rooms for meetings and seminars. Films, lectures, art exhibitions, and recitals are held frequently.
925 Commonwealth Avenue
Located within Boston University’s new $225 million John Hancock Student Village—a ten-acre hub of activity designed to be the thriving center of student life and athletics—Agganis Arena is the state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment center that opened in January 2005. A 290,000-square-foot premier venue with 6,300 seats for hockey and ice shows, the Arena is expandable to over 7,200 seats for concerts, sporting events, family shows, trade shows, and conferences.
Barnes & Noble @ Boston University Bookstore
660 Beacon Street (Kenmore Square)
Barnes & Noble @ Boston University is where you can pick up your textbooks, notebooks, and other classroom supplies. The bookstore also offers a wide selection of magazines, books, and clothing.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
BU Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery
885 Commonwealth Avenue
A showplace for many of the finest exhibitions of contemporary art in the region, the gallery brings a special focus to developments in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American and regional art. The gallery is located on the first floor of the College of Fine Arts and is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. (September through May). Complimentary admission to the gallery and all events.
The Boston University Experience
602 Commonwealth Avenue
(Blandford Street entrance)
The Boston University Experience is a unique, state-of-the-art multimedia presentation highlighting Boston University’s academic excellence and showcasing the University as a force for positive social change throughout its history. The BU Experience demonstrates how Boston University is an intellectual, diverse, and daring institution.
225 Bay State Road
The Castle, a graceful, vine-covered Tudor revival mansion built in 1905 by gothic author and Boston businessman William Lindsay, was acquired by Boston University in 1939. BU’s fourth president, Daniel Marsh, and his family moved into the mansion and used it for entertaining. Today the Castle is available for functions, receptions, and conferences.
Daniel L. Marsh Chapel
735 Commonwealth Avenue
The physical and spiritual center of the Charles River Campus, this interdenominational chapel is open for prayer daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. In the Chapel Plaza stands the sculpture Free at Last, the University’s tribute to its distinguished alumnus, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inside, the chapel’s limestone interior, enriched by oak pews and wood carvings, provides a warm setting for silent meditation and worship for students, faculty, and staff.