Enrollment & Student Life

Boston University is proud to be home to an incredibly active, diverse, intellectually rich student body – a community of rising scholars and professionals across 16 schools and colleges who are each day helping to define the future through their research, service and exploration on and off campus.

Boston University is committed to providing its students with an experience that is at once inclusive, challenging and fulfilling, making available a vast array of intellectual and co-curricular opportunities, as well as essential resources and administrative support as they advance their academic careers.

Dean of Students

The mission of the Dean of Students and the Division of Student Affairs is to enhance the quality, character, and perspectives of Boston University students. Through its many orientation, mentoring, and counseling programs, the Division promotes an environment that encourages intellectual exchange and individual expression. By offering these programs and a rich residential environment where students can interact with each other, faculty, staff, and other adults, the Division strives to help students develop both personally and academically. The role of the Dean of Students is to interact with students and student associations to represent student concerns and to provide programs and services that facilitate both personal and academic growth. Learn more about the work of the Dean of Students Office and Associate Provost and Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore.

Enrollment & Student Administration

The Office of Enrollment & Student Administration (ENSA) oversees a host of critical functions affecting the student experience at BU, including: undergraduate admissions, student financial assistance, the University registrar, student employment, enrollment operations, the University Service Center, the Center for Career Development, the Center for Enrollment Services, and the Educational Resource Center. Additionally, the office directs the University’s undergraduate enrollment strategies, oversees a wide range of student-related information systems, and coordinates functions and activities targeting undergraduate retention. Learn more about the work of ENSA and Vice-President and Associate Provost for Enrollment & Student Administration Christine McGuire.