Visiting the School of Theology
Whether you are an alum, a friend, or a prospective student, we would love to have you on campus! Our building is one of the original buildings at the center of the Boston University Charles River Campus and is next to Marsh Chapel. The “BU Central” stop along the Green B-Line is our nearest subway “T” stop, and is located directly across the street from our building. It is best to check-in at the Dean’s Office (Suite 110 on the first floor) when you arrive so you can be directed to the appropriate office you will be visiting. See below for more information about traveling to and visiting the School of Theology.
Prospective Students: Schedule a Visit to Campus
Although a visit to the School of Theology (STH) is not necessary for admission, prospective students often find it helpful as they discern which school is right for them. Our community is best experienced in-person, and our Admissions Office team is happy to accommodate visitors to campus. Significant others, family, and friends are also welcome to visit with you.
There are two types of visitation days: Catch-a-Glimpse open house events, which happen once a semester, and individual visits, which you can arrange at any time. Our Admissions Office staff hopes to make your visit to campus helpful, memorable, and full of the hospitality that is characteristic of this seminary community.
Catch-a-Glimpse Open House Events
Each academic year the Admissions Office hosts “Catch-A-Glimpse” open house events for prospective students. These offer an opportunity to visit classes, talk with faculty and current students, learn about financial aid and housing, tour the School, and meet with Admissions Office staff. The goal is for each prospective student to catch a glimpse of what it might be like to be a student and walk our halls on a more permanent basis. Please register for the next upcoming Catch-a-Glimpse event using the form below:
Schedule an Individual Visit
If you are unable to attend a Catch-a-Glimpse event, we are happy to help you plan an individual visit to the School of Theology. Provide us with some basic information below and a member of our Admissions Office staff will be in touch with you soon to help create a custom visit to fit your interests. If you have any questions about visiting, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-353-3036.
Getting to BU's Campus
Our Admissions Office is on the first floor (suite 108) of the School of Theology building, which is located at 745 Commonwealth Avenue; Boston, MA 02215. Our building is next to Marsh Chapel at the center of the University’s Charles River Campus. The “BU Central” stop along the Green B-Line is our nearest subway “T” stop, and is located directly across the street from our building.
Accommodations When Visiting
There are a number of hotels near the School of Theology where prospective students often stay when visiting. Hotel Buckminster in Kenmore Square and The Inn at Brookline provide accommodations within walking distance of BU’s campus. Those traveling with a car might consider The Walker Center, which is farther from campus (a 45-minute subway commute) but provides free parking and bed and breakfast style accommodations, all with easy access to the “T” for traveling to campus via the subway.
Paid parking is available on-campus, and can be located using BU’s Parking Services map.
Unfortunately, STH cannot provide funding or travel reimbursement for prospective students to visit campus. (We make it up to them with generous financial aid for their degree programs, instead.)