Health & Wellness
As a student in the Boston University Summer Term High School Programs, you'll benefit from Boston University's wide range of campus resources, services, and recreational opportunities, including the following:
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. 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.
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 email@example.com. The Office of Disability Services may be reached at 617-353-3658, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at bu.edu/disability.
Fitness and Recreation Center
If you're looking for fun activities to engage in during your free time, Boston University's Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) is the place to go. With approximately 270,000 square feet of space, FitRec offers an 18,000-square-foot weight and cardio room, a lazy river, two separate swimming pools, two multi-use gymnasiums with seven courts, an elevated 1/8 mile jogging track overlooking several activity areas, racquetball and squash courts, and a 35' climbing wall.
Students in our High School Programs must be at least 16 years of age to purchase a membership for use of the FitRec Center while they are on campus. Eligible students need to have their parent(s) or guardian(s) fill out an Informed Consent and Waiver of Liability form (enclosed in the High School Program acceptance packet). The form should be returned to the Summer Term High School Programs office with other forms prior to arrival.
For Summer Challenge and Summer Preview students, we recommend that this form is filled out even if you do not intend on purchasing a membership, since some of our planned afternoon activities occur in the FitRec Center and the form is needed.