In Case of Emergency
Below are the contact numbers to use in event of an emergency.
- Summer Term High School Program office: 617-353-1378 (available weekdays 9 am - 5 pm)
- Program assistant on-call cell phone:
- Summer Challenge: 617-686-7210 (available 24 hours June 16 - August 2, 2013)
- High School Honors, RISE, and Summer Preview: 617-686-7680 (available 24 hours
June 30 - August 9, 2013)
- Warren Towers Residence Life: 617-353-3932 (available daily 9 am - 5 pm and 7 pm - midnight)
- Boston University Police Department: 617-353-2121 (available 24 hours)
Students have access to a wide variety of computers for communication, coursework, and research at the BU Common @ Mugar located at the Mugar Memorial Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue. The BU Common @ Mugar has spacious and comfortable accommodations, nearly 200 work stations throughout the first three floors of Mugar Memorial Library, and support services.
If you choose to bring your laptop with you this summer, wireless internet access is available in Warren Towers and across the entire campus.
Summer Challenge and Summer Preview residential students are sent an email a few days before the program begins providing details on how to set up their wireless internet access account before they arrive on campus. High School Honors and Research Internship in Science & Engineering (RISE) students set up their email accounts when they arrive on campus. Setting up an email account is required to access the wireless internet on campus.
You can receive mail at the dormitory and will receive your box number (this will be different than your room number) when you arrive. Wait until after arrival to give your mailing address to friends and family, since the mailroom cannot collect mail for you until you check-in. Mailboxes are located on the fourth floor of Warren Towers across from the Residence Life office. Personal mail for students should not be sent to the Summer Term office.
Box #: S-xxxx (on room key envelope received at check-in)
700 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
There are washers and dryers in the fourth floor common area of Warren Towers. The washers cost $1.50 per load and the dryers cost approximately $1.50 per load. Bring lots of quarters if you intend to do laundry. You can either bring detergent with you or buy it at nearby stores.
Student Health Services
Boston University Student Health Services, located at 881 Commonwealth Avenue West, is open to all students. Most student medical problems can be addressed through Student Health Services and students must be accompanied by a program assistant when going to Student Health Services. There is a co-pay fee of $25 for each visit. The fee can be paid by cash, check, credit card, or charged to the student's account. In the case of an emergency or the need for medical care on the weekends or weekdays after 4:30 pm, students are taken to a local hospital's emergency room, accompanied by a program assistant. Students who are not feeling well should inform the program assistant on-call immediately.
To receive emergency hospital care, the Immunization and Physical Form and Health History Form provided in your acceptance packet must be signed by your parent or guardian and returned to the Summer Term High School Programs office at least two weeks before your arrival on campus. The Immunization and Physical Form and Health History Form must also be signed by your health care provider and returned. Students who do not submit these forms in advance of their arrival are not allowed to participate in the program. If you have any questions about the forms, please feel free to contact our program staff at 617-353-1378.
Please contact us before the program begins to inform us of medical issues. It is important that we know of any medical concerns so that the best care possible is available during the length of the program.
The nearest MoneyGram service location is on-campus:
900 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
The nearest Western Union service location is off-campus:
Rite Aid #10175
1295 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Program assistants are available to accompany students to CVS and Rite Aid.
For High School Honors students only
The Educational Resource Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Center for Student Services, at 100 Bay State Road, offers peer tutoring in specific courses.
The Arts and Science Writing Center, located on 2nd floor of the Center for Student Services, provides tutoring for students taking CAS WR 100.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Disability Services may be reached at 617-353-3658, by email at email@example.com, or at bu.edu/disability.