Residence Information

Specialty Community Address Residence Office
Chinese House 172 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Classics House 176-178 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
College of Communication Floor Warren Towers 11C Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue
College of Communication Floor Warren Towers 14C (all female) Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue
College of Fine Arts Floor Claflin Hall 9 Claflin Hall, 273 Babcock Street
College of General Studies House 166-168 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Common Ground House 158-160 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Community Service House 31 Buswell Street South Campus, 518 Park Drive
Core Curriculum Floor Warren Towers 11B Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue
Core Curriculum House 141 Carlton Street South Campus, 518 Park Drive
Earth House 29 Buswell Street South Campus, 518 Park Drive
Education House 179 Bay State Road Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road
Engineering Floor Myles Standish Hall 7 Myles Standish Hall, 610 Beacon Street
Engineering Floor Warren Towers 12C Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue
Engineering Floor The Towers 4W (all male) The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Engineering House 1 Buswell Street South Campus, 518 Park Drive
French House 153 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
German House 209 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Italian House 193 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Japanese House 206 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Kilachand Honors College House 117 Bay State Road Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road
Kilachand Honors College Floors Kilachand Hall 2, 3, 4, 5 Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road
Management Floor The Towers 8W and 9W The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Management Floor Warren Towers 14B Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue
Management House 161 Bay State Road Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road
Music House 207 Bay State Road 575 Commonwealth Avenue
Sargent College Floor The Towers 7W (all female) The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Sargent College House 205 Bay State Road 575 Commonwealth Avenue
Spanish House 188-190 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Trustee Scholars House 200 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Wellness House 7 Buswell Street South Campus, 518 Park Drive
Women in Science and Engineering Floor Warren Towers 15A (all female) Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue
Women in Science and Engineering Upper Class House 163 Bay State Road The Towers, 140 Bay State Road
Writers’ Corridor Kilachand Hall 4 Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road

 

Classics House
Requirements:  A major or minor in classical studies, Greek, Latin, Modern Greek, or archaeology

Additional Requirements: Commitment to participate in house events and activities

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Trips to museums, lectures, dinners, and informal gatherings with faculty members

Location: 176-178 Bay State Road

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College of Communication Floors
Requirements: Enrollment in the College of Communication
Additional Requirements: Commitment to actively plan and participate in floor programs and activities

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunity to interact with a variety of students, staff, and faculty from the College of Communication to develop a close-knit social and educational support network; field trips, socials, lectures, intramural sports, and a wide variety of cultural events

Locations: Claflin Hall 3 (all female), Warren Towers 11C, Warren Towers 14C (all female)

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College of Fine Arts Floors
Requirements: Enrollment in the College of Fine Arts
Additional Requirements: Commitment to plan, attend, and/or perform in floor activities

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunity to interact with a variety of students, staff, and faculty from the College of Fine Arts to develop a close-knit social and educational support network; field trips, socials, lectures, intramural sports, and a wide variety of cultural events

Locations: Claflin Hall 9

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College of General Studies House
Requirements: Enrollment in the College of General Studies (juniors and seniors who are selected to reside in the house will act as mentors to underclassmen and will be expected to participate in house activities)
Additional Requirements: Commitment to active planning of, and participation in, house activities and college events, including involvement in at least one house activity and/or one college event each month, and planning of at least one event per semester.
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Faculty presentations of on-going research provide opportunities for students to investigate the liberal arts beyond the classroom. Tutoring and panel presentations provide students with techniques and assistance directly developed for residents.

Location: 166-168 Bay State Road

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Common Ground House
The Common Ground House is rooted in the tradition and philosophy of Howard Thurman, former Dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University. The focus of Common Ground House is exploring the notion of pluralism and developing meaningful community between people of different cultural, ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds. Residents are able to explore a wide range of social, cultural, and educational experiences.
Requirements: Martin Luther King Scholar, Howard Thurman Center Ambassador, or demonstrated commitment to the Howard Thurman legacy by attendance at Common Ground Orientation or other programs sponsored by the Howard Thurman Center

Additional Requirements: The specialty community residence application must include a brief essay about involvement as a Martin Luther King Scholar, Howard Thurman Center Ambassador, or attendee at Common Ground Orientation or other programs sponsored by the Howard Thurman Center. All applications will be reviewed by the Howard Thurman Center.

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunities to explore a wide range of social, cultural, and educational experiences

Location: 158-160 Bay State Road

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Community Service House
Requirements: Involvement in local community service organizations and projects, participation in FYSOP or the Community Service Center strongly preferred
Additional Requirements: Commitment to participate in house events and activities, and a
willingness to explore different service opportunities and learn about different issues within the local area
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: The Community Service House is a housing option for all students interested in volunteerism. The staff of the Community Service Center works closely with the resident assistant to organize group service projects and informative lectures. Some of the topics that may be addressed are hunger and homelessness, AIDS/HIV awareness, literacy initiatives, and mentoring programs.

Location: 31 Buswell Street

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Core Curriculum Floors and House
Requirements: Enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum
Additional Requirements: Active participation in floor and house activities (Note: Current residents of Core Curriculum Floors may be given preference for residency in Core Curriculum House)
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Study and review sessions with Core Curriculum faculty, group discussions, various social and cultural events

Locations: Warren Towers 11B, 141 Carlton Street

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Earth House

Requirements: Strong interest in the environment and environmental issues including biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy, and environmental policy; participation in sustainability initiatives on campus; involvement in events such as Earth Hour and RecycleMania
Additional Requirements: Earth and/or Environmental Sciences majors may be given preference for residency

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Recycling projects, whale watches, hiking, bird watching, other outdoor activities

Location: 29 Buswell Street

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Education House
Requirements: Open to any undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Education
Additional Requirements: A commitment to live and actively participate in the Education House community

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Participate in the School of Education alumni activities, apple picking, coordinate an annual trip to Salem, Massachusetts, preparation of a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, hosting the Junior Pinning Ceremony, and participating in the End-of-Year BBQ with the School of Education Community.

Location: 179 Bay State Road

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Engineering Floors and Engineering House
Requirements: Enrollment in the College of Engineering
Additional Requirements: Commitment to plan and participate in floor or house activities

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Group study, informal gatherings with deans and faculty members, lectures, a wide variety of social and cultural events, the opportunity to work closely and socialize with members of all class years, intramural sports

Locations: Warren Towers 9B, Warren Towers 12C, Myles Standish Hall 7, The Towers 4W (all male), 1 Buswell Street

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Kilachand Honors College
Requirements: Enrollment in the Kilachand Honors College.

Additional Requirements: Commitment to actively plan and participate in programs and activities. Good standing in Kilachand Honors College.

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunity to interact with a variety of students, staff, and faculty from Kilachand Honors College to develop a close-knit social and educational support network; field trips and a variety of cultural events

Locations: 117 Bay State Road and Kilachand Hall 2, 3, 4, 5

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Language Houses
Requirements: A major or minor in the appropriate language or demonstrated commitment to learning the language by enrollment in a foreign language course at Boston University; commitment to speak the appropriate foreign language at all times in the common areas of the house. The specialty community residence application must include a list of language courses taken at Boston University. All applications will be reviewed by the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature or the Department of Romance Studies.

Additional Requirements: Commitment to plan and engage in cultural activities in the appropriate language; active interest in the life, work, culture, and literature of the country or countries where the language is spoken.

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Cultural and social events, film showings, readings, and talks in the language of the house; an immersion environment for language learning; opportunities to explore the local and international language community.

Locations: La Maison Française (French House), 153 Bay State Road

La Casa Hispánica (Spanish House), 188-190 Bay State Road

Chinese House, 172 Bay State Road

La Casa Italiana (Italian House), 193 Bay State Road

Japanese House, 206 Bay State Road

Deutsches Haus (German House), 209 Bay State Road

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Management Floors and Management House
Requirements: Enrollment in the School of Management
Additional Requirements: Active commitment to plan and participate in floor/house programs and events
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunity to interact with students, staff, and faculty from the School of Management and from related academic institutions; lectures, socials, workshops, cultural events, and house/floor intramurals

Locations: Warren Towers 14B, Kilachand Hall 2, 161 Bay State Road

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Music House
Requirements: A major or minor in music or the ability to demonstrate an active interest in music.
Additional Requirements: Current activity as a performing musician; performance, at least once each semester, in a house program or public forum; commitment to living and participating in a musical environment, and to planning musical events

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Performance at house and area functions, group and individual practice sessions, access to soundproof practice rooms and pianos

Location: 207 Bay State Road

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Sargent College Floor and Sargent College House

Requirements: Enrollment in Sargent College

Additional Requirements: Commitment to participate in floor activities
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Lecture series, tours of health-care facilities (such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes), career information sessions, group study sessions, various social and cultural events

Locations: The Towers 7W (all female), 205 Bay State Road

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Trustee Scholars House (Boyd House)
Requirements: Enrollment in the Trustee Scholars Program

Additional Requirements: Commitment to actively plan and participate in house programs and activities

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Interaction with faculty members; access to soundproof music room and kitchen; meetings and seminars; special dinners and other events

Location: 200 Bay State Road

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Wellness House
Requirements: Interest in a healthy lifestyle.  Residents are asked to commit, via signed house agreement, to live in a smoke-free and substance-free environment; all guests are expected to respect the smoke-free and substance-free nature of the house. Residents are expected to participate in wellness-related events throughout the year.
Additional Requirements: In addition to the specialty community residence application, please provide responses to the following additional questions:

  1. Wellness means different things to different people. How would you define wellness for yourself?  What are some things you do in your daily life to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
  2. What do you consider the biggest health concern for college students today? How would you address this concern?
  3. Has there been a facet of your personal wellness that you have struggled with in the past? What have you done to overcome this obstacle? How might you help peers/friends struggling with the same issue?

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Programs on the areas of wellness; social and recreational events

Location: 7 Buswell Street

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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Floor

Requirements: Female students who are declared majors in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline. WISE@Warren students must register for a freshman seminar (First Year Experience) that meets twice a month and focuses on career opportunities, discussions with STEM female faculty and non-academic professions, academic preparation and social and community outreach around STEM topics.

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: WISE@Warren residents belong to a small academic and social community in a large residential complex with opportunities for direct contact with faculty outside the context of class; availability of tutoring and academic support; priority consideration for select research opportunities; career exploration seminars; opportunities to develop study groups with students taking the same courses; interaction with upper-class peer mentors who will share experiences, help with your acclimation to campus, and participate in social, cultural, and athletic outings sponsored by the floor or house.

Locations: Warren Towers 15A (all female freshman and sophomores)

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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) House

Requirements: Female students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who are declared majors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  Preference is given to former WISE@Warren Residents. WISE-UP residents must have a willingness to foster and contribute to a shared support system in the community; interest in making study connections with peers; and interest in learning about careers and research from STEM female faculty mentors.

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Special seminars, interaction with STEM female faculty, peer and graduate student metnoring, academic support, STEM career experiences, creativity and innovation, and Societal outreach in STEM

Location: 163 Bay State Road

Writers’ Corridor
Requirements: Interest in writing and sharing your work with others and submitting original work for floor publications.  Commitment to planning and attending floor activities.
Additional Requirements: In addition to the specialty commununities residence application, applicants must provide a creative writing sample of no more than 250 words with the specialty community residence application

Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Maintenance of a creative environment, discussions and debates with faculty members, attendance at theatrical events, bimonthly writers’ workshops, monthly coffee houses. WISE-UP residents share a Bay State Road brownstone and can participating in special seminars, interactions with STEM female faculty, peer and graduate student mentoring, academic support, STEM career experiences, creativity and innovation, and societal outreach in STEM

Location: Kilachand Hall 4

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