Charles River Campus Information Central

To learn more about your field education experience as students, field instructors, or advisors, please visit the Field Education webpage.

Please contact the Student Services Office with questions .

Writing Resources

Research Resources

The Research Tutor is available to Charles River and Off-Campus program students.

Students can sign up for tutoring appointments using the online signup sheet* or by emailing For students who are unable to come to campus during the office hours listed above, the research tutor is reachable by phone during office hours (617-353-0264). Outside of office hours, students can email to reach the tutor.

Research Department Tutor: Ethan Pettijohn
270 Bay State Road, Basement Room B41

*A link to the online signup sheet will be sent to your student email address at the start of your semester.

There are 12 libraries at the University. Mugar Memorial Library is the primary library at BU for study, teaching, and research in the humanities and social sciences. Most of the materials related to social work are in this library.

The University has an extensive collection of books and journals online and in the library. If you require special help doing research, the School has its own library liaison:

Meredith Kirkpatrick

The Boston University Libraries  website provides access to the library resources available at Boston University, including print and electronic books, online journals, videos, etc.

When doing a literature review and research for an assignment, check the Boston University Libraries website as well as databases and e-journals.  Social work databases and other resources can be found on the Social Work Research Guide. All of our research guides can be found at

Academic Calendar & Course Rotation Guide

BUSSW Calendar 2017-18

2016-18 CRC Course Rotation Guide

Registration/Forms & Student Accounting Services

Learn more about what it’s like to be a graduate student at Boston University. Click here to find more information about health services, housing, and becoming involved in Student Organizations.


Students who are veterans can find specialized services at Veterans Services.

International Students
The International Students and Scholars Office provides F-1 and J-1 students with helpful legal information, travel, transportation, housing, health insurance, and childcare services. Director of Student Services Cate Solomon (617-353-5607) serves as the SSW International Student advisor, helping provide students with support as they transition to the School.

We encourage you to take care of your physical health. Below are links to help you understand your student health insurance, know the myriad of fitness resources at BU, and know what health services are available to you on campus.

Health Requirements

Boston University is very concerned about the health and wellness of our entire student community. To this end, the University requires that every incoming student (freshman, transfer, or graduate) have a physical examination by a licensed practitioner and be immunized against the following common communicable diseases: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus, hepatitis-B, and (bacterial) meningitis.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all full-time undergraduate and graduate students, all full-time and part-time health sciences students, and any full-time or part-time international students submit proof of immunization.

The BU Student Health Services website outlines pre-matriculation requirements and provides instructions for completing and submitting the necessary forms and entering your immunization information on the Immunization Portal (for which you will need a Kerberos username and password issued by the University). When completing the forms, please be sure to include immunization dates as well as the signature of your health care provider. It is recommended that you make a copy of the forms before submitting them to:

Boston University Student Health Services
Attn: Medical Records
881 Commonwealth Avenue, West
Boston, MA 02215

You may also fax the information to 617-353-7224 or 617-353-3557.

For additional health-related information, please go to the BU Student Health Services website.


Referral information for counseling resources is available. Students are always welcome to meet with Director of Student Services Cate Solomon (617-353-5607) to discuss their emotional/psychological needs, concerns, and questions, or to learn more about available resources.

University Mental Health Resources

  • Family Resources
    help for families dealing with the challenges of work life and family life
  • Danielsen Institute
    help from a mental health clinic with special concerns for the religious dimensions of personality
  • BU Psychological Services Center
    offering testing for psychological and learning disabilities; sliding scale available

For Off Campus Mental Health Resources

Social Work Therapy Referral Service

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) offers Reduced-Fee Therapy for Social Work Students.

Free, confidential referrals to licensed clinical social workers (LICSWs) committed to the personal and professional growth of social work students.
Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Therapy
Boston: 617-720-2828
Statewide: 800-242-9794

Visit our Career Resources page.

Computing Resources

BU offers support to enable students to use their computers to their full capacity.

  • TechWeb
    A resource for all computing resources at the University
  • IT Help Center
    A free resource dedicated to helping Boston University’s students, faculty, and academic staff use their computers effectively with consulting services and tutorials
  • IT Help Center—Purchasing
    An online store for computers, software, peripherals, and accessories

Email Resources

BU offers support to enable students to use their email to its full capacity.

  • Email
    A free service provided to the entire Boston University community
  • Email Fowarding
    Forward your email to another email service (e.g., Hotmail, Gmail). Be sure that you DO NOT KEEP A COPY OF INCOMING EMAIL ON ACS.
  • Webmail
    Log in to check your email via the web

Information Services

  • Student Link
    Access your records at Boston University
  • Blackboard
    Faculty build, conduct, and manage courses on the web for students.

Students access Blackboard to get course syllabi (with the lists of required books to purchase). Teachers post links to web-based content here and leave messages about assignments for students to read.

  • Access your courses on Blackboard.
  • For information on printing and saving from CourseInfo and Mugar Course Reserves, see the tips page.


Contact Us

Cate Solomon, MSW, PhD
Director, Student Services Office
SSW 113

Jennifer Rosenberg Warner
SSW 114

Alexandria Morales
Student Services Staff Coordinator
SSW 109

Diana Lynch
Writing Support
SSW 107

Ethan Pettyjohn
Research Tutor