About Us

The full-time staff, faculty-in-residence, and students who make up the nearly 350 employees of Residence Life at Boston University are dedicated to enhancing a student’s academic experience by creating civilized, learning-friendly communities within campus residences.

Under the guidance and direction of 27 live-in professionals, the Residence Life team delivers a broad range of programs and services to students, including specialty communities, Residence Hall Associations, the Faculty-in-Residence program, crisis intervention, conflict mediation, enforcement of residential rules and regulations, and information about campus resources.

Residence Life is one of the few departments at the University with an on-call system that allows staff to be available to assist students, parents, and members of the University community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

With more than 11,000 students living in 145 residences, the Residence Life team manages one of the largest, most complex residence life programs at any university in the nation.

This website is designed to give you insight into the various functions of the department, but the best way to get to know Residence Life is to get to know one of our staff members. We hope you become an active member of our dynamic residential community!