What can you expect as a High School Honors commuter student at Boston University? That depends on your course(s). Commuter students can opt to take either one or two courses, for a minimum of 4 credits. When choosing your courses, take note of which days and times they meet. That is your class schedule for the six weeks of the program.
Commuter students are not on a meal plan, but they are able to dine with friends by purchasing meals at the food court in the George Sherman Union (hours vary by individual restaurant) or in the Fresh Food Company at Warren Towers, which offers a large assortment of cuisines for all tastes, including vegetarian and vegan options. The dining staff can also accommodate food allergies or other dietary restrictions.
While studying at Boston University as a commuter, you will attend social activities with your High School Honors peers and Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) program students. Commuter students are expected to check in with the program on Monday, July 1, when you will obtain your student ID (Terrier Card), and attend orientation, which begins at 8 am. You will also meet your assigned program assistant (PA). To help you get to know everyone, the BU campus, and Boston, we plan a variety of fun group events during the first week. After that, each weekend has a planned activity along with some optional activities during the week. Commuter students will be expected to take part in a select number of social events. Weeknights are free for homework, impromptu activities, and time with friends. Students will have access to Warren Towers from 7 am - 11 pm daily. Take a look at our Program Activities to see the types of exciting activities we plan.
You will also have plenty of free time to enjoy the BU campus and all that Boston has to offer. You can purchase a short-term membership to Boston University’s Fitness & Recreation Center, study at one of BU’s 23 libraries, or relax on the BU "beach."