BU Glossary

Shortly after they arrive on campus, you might hear your son or daughter proclaiming, “After my class in COM I’m going to head to LooseLeafs at the GSU. Then I told my friend I’d meet her at StuVi so we can go to our PDP class together at FitRec.” What does it all mean?!

We’ve provided this BU Glossary to help you translate the Terrier Lingo:

100 Bay State

Address of the new Center for Student Services, home to the Educational Resource Center, Center for Career Development, and the Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons

1019

A coeducational residence at the corner of Babcock Street and Commonwealth Avenue with a large common study room.

575 Commonwealth Avenue

Residence Hall located near Kenmore Square.

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Agganis

Agganis Arena, BU’s state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment center

Allston

A Boston neighborhood on the west border of BU’s campus

APARC

African Presidential Archives and Research Center

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Barnes and Noble

The University bookstore, located at 660 Beacon Street

Bay State Road

The Street between Commonwealth Avenue and the Charles River. It is lined with brownstones which house students and University offices, programs, and centers.

BioSquare

A facility in downtown Boston which unites Boston University and the Boston Medical Center in a collaboration between industry and academia. For more information, visit www.biosquare.org.

BSC

Brownstone Student Council

BUEMS

Boston University Emergency Medical Service

BUMP

Boston University Marine Program

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CAS

College of Arts and Sciences

CELOP

Center for English Language and Orientation Programs

CFA

College of Fine Arts

CGS

College of General Studies

COM

College of Communication

Comm. Ave.

Commonwealth Avenue

Convenience Points

Like dining points, Convenience Points can be used like cash (one convenience point is equal to one dollar) at all Campus Dining Services locations and for many other services on campus. Students can purchase all books and other merchandise at Barnes & Noble at BU, get necessities from any of the six Campus Conveniences, wash their laundry, get snacks from vending machines, and even make photocopies. For more information, visit Student Account Services at 881 Commonwealth Avenue or call 617.353.2264.

CSC

Community Service Center

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Danielsen Hall

This coeducational residence is located on Beacon Street near Massachusetts Avenue and along the Charles River.

Dining Points

Dining Points are used like cash at all Campus Dining Services locations. One point is equal to one dollar. There are many dining plan options. Visit the Dining Plans & Convenience Points website for more information.

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ENG

College of Engineering

ERC

Educational Resource Center

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FitRec

Fitness and Recreation Center, located at 915 Commonwealth Avenue

FYSOP

First Year Student Outreach Project, a program for incoming students to participate in community service throughout the Greater Boston area the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester

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GA

Graduate Assistant

GPA

Grade Point Average

GRS

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

GSM

Graduate School of Management

GSU

George Sherman Union

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Hillel

This student organization supports religious, cultural, educational, and social interests of all Jewish students at Boston University. The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House is located at 213 Bay State Road in a beautiful new building. For more information, visit the Hillel website.

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IRWA

Institute for Religion and World Affairs

ISSO

International Students and Scholars Office

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K


Kenmore Square

A neighborhood around Fenway Park, near East Campus

KHC

Kilachand Honors College

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LAW

School of Law

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MED

School of Medicine

MET

Metropolitan College

Myles Annex

This limestone residence, created in the Classical Revival style, is accessed from the second floor of Myles Standish Hall.

Myles Standish Hall

Formerly a fashionable Boston hotel, this residence stands just on the edge of Kenmore Square. The e-shape style of this brick building makes it unique.

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Newman House

The Catholic Center at Boston University, located at 211 Bay State Road, houses offices for the Catholic Campus Ministers, a small Chapel, and some study and gathering places.

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ORL

Office of Residence Life

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PA

Peer Advisor

PDP Class

Physical Development Program, usually one or two non-academic credit classes students may register for each semester. These classes include ballroom dancing, fencing, yoga, and many more.

PERD

Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

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RA

Resident Assistant

ResLife

Residence Life

RHA

Residence Hall Association, branch of Student Government

Rhett

Boston University mascot (Boston Terrier)

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SAO

Student Activities Office

SAR

Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

SDM

School of Dental Medicine

SED

School of Education

SHA

School of Hospitality Administration

SMG

School of Management

SPH

School of Public Health

SSW

School of Social Work

STH

School of Theology

Student Village (StuVi 1 & StuVi 2)

The Student Village provides students with superior recreation, athletic, living, dining, and outdoor spaces. The Village includes a Track and Tennis Center, state-of-the-art Fitness and Recreation Center, four new high-rise Residence Halls (StuVi 1 located at 10 Buick Street & StuVi 2 located at 33 Harry Agganis Way), and a Sports and Entertainment Arena.

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TA

Teaching Assistant

Terrier Card

Student identification card

The Castle

The castle is located at 225 Bay State Road.

The Freep

The Daily Free Press–an independent student newspaper founded on May 5, 1970.

The T

The subway system of the Massachusetts Bay Turnpike Authority. The T runs along Commonwealth Avenue to transport BU students.

The Towers

A coeducational residence located on beautiful, tree-lined Bay State Road

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UROP

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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W


Warren Towers

Residence Hall located on mid-campus along Commonwealth Avenue. Includes Fairfield, Marshall, and Shields Towers.

WBUR

Boston’s National Public Radio (90.9 FM)

West Campus Complex

Claflin, Sleeper, and Rich Halls are separate residences arranged in a semicircle overlooking Nickerson Field next to the Case Athletic Center.

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