Health & Wellness

Summer Term is committed to helping you stay healthy and fit as you engage in your summer studies here at BU. As a student at Boston University, you have access to extensive health and wellness services staffed by highly qualified doctors and healthcare professionals, as well as opportunities for world-class recreation at our FitRec Center.

We hope you have a happy and healthy time while at Summer Term. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our resources.

Student Health Services

Boston University Student Health Services, located at 881 Commonwealth Avenue, is open to all summer students regardless of full/part time status or insurance coverage. Student Health Services is available by appointment or for emergencies Monday through Friday from 9 am - 4:30 pm. Student Health Services is glad to help with a range of needs from giving advice on your cold to helping to interpret complicated medical information, as needs arise. Many of our services are provided without immediate cost to full time students and others have an associated fee. Please stop by to learn more about BU Student Health Services. In the case of an emergency, call 617-353-2121 on-campus to reach the Boston University Police or 911 off-campus. If you need medical advice on weekdays after 4:30 pm or weekends, you can call 617-353-3575 to reach a nurse for advice or you may go to the closest emergency department.

Student Health Insurance

Massachusetts law requires that all full time students and all international students have medical insurance. Boston University offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna Student Health) that covers most typical health problems that students encounter while at college. To sign up for the Boston University Student Health Insurance Plan, contact Student Accounting Services at 617-353-2870 or email insmed@bu.edu.

Disability Services

Boston University is committed to supporting the academic, social, and cultural integration of individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to foster academic excellence, personal responsibility and leadership growth in students with disabilities. Individuals are encouraged to contact Disability Services to discuss support services and accommodations they may need. Services include auxiliary aids such as sign-language interpreters, exam accommodation, note taking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual's diagnosis and documented needs. Disability Services is also available to consult with individuals and groups regarding architectural, programmatic, digital, or communication access. The University's Compliance Officer for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the Director of Disability Services, Lorraine E. Wolf, Ph.D., who can be reached at lwolf@bu.edu. The Office of Disability Services may be reached at 617-353-3658, by email at access@bu.edu, or at bu.edu/disability. You can also visit in person at 19 Deerfield Street, 2nd floor.

Fitness and Recreation Center

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Boston University's Fitness & Recreation Center is the place to go for a wide range of summer recreation and fitness courses, including outdoor activities such as sailing and rowing, wellness classes such as yoga and cardio-kickboxing, and much more. With approximately 270,000 square feet of space, FitRec offers an 18,000-square-foot weight and cardio room, two separate swimming pools, two multi-use gymnasiums with seven courts, an elevated 1/7 mile jogging track overlooking several activity areas, racquetball and squash courts, and a 35' climbing wall. There is even a lazy river—a relaxing way to escape the heat on a summer afternoon. FitRec is located at 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. BU students and those enrolled in summer programs at BU are eligible for FitRec membership. Stop by the FitRec front desk to find out about your membership options. A complete list of Summer 2015 courses will be available in March at bu.edu/fitrec.