Information for Accepted Students

We are looking forward to seeing you on campus at Boston University! Once you have arrived, you'll have a few things to do before you start your classes. Here is a step-by-step guide on how and where to get your ID, set up a BU login account, buy your books, find your classes, adjust your schedule, and more.

Boston University is located in the heart of Boston, and is easily accessible by public transportation or car. Boston's subway and bus system, known as the “T,” provides service to the BU campus via the Green Line “B” train. The main BU stops are BU East, BU Central, and BU West. Directions to campus can be found here.

We recommend that you take care of the following items as soon as you arrive.

  • Review the Program Calendar

    Be sure to review program dates listed on the program calendar. Required Internship Course meetings and AIC Workshops are included there, as well as important registration and payment dates.

  • Adjusting Your Class Schedule

    If you need to make an adjustment to your class schedule, please contact us.

  • Your Student ID: The Terrier Card

    All Boston University students are assigned a nine-character, computer-generated ID number. This University ID number or "U" number is used for all University records including registration and class adjustments. You will receive your "U" number in your emailed registration confirmation.

    Terrier Cards for new students are issued at the start of each Summer Term session. Photo identification must be presented to receive a new Terrier Card, so bring a photo ID, along with your "U" number, when going to get your card.

    To obtain a new or replacement Terrier Card, contact:

    Terrier Card Office
    George Sherman Union
    775 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
    Boston, MA  02215
    Monday–Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

    If you have questions regarding the Terrier Card, please call 617-353-9966, email, or visit

  • Make Sure You Have Your BU Login Name and Password

    A BU login name and Kerberos password are provided to all students. To obtain a BU login name and Kerberos password, please visit one of the IT Help Center locations at the Mugar Memorial Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, or at 533 Commonwealth Avenue (in Kenmore Square). When opening an account at the IT Help Center, you will need to present your Terrier Card in order to prove your affiliation as a BU student.

    The BU login name and Kerberos password are required to access most online resources at BU, including the wireless network, which you will see as BU (802.1x), course sites hosted in Blackboard Learn, and the Student Link. The BU login name and Kerberos password can also be used in conjunction with the general purpose personal computing lab located at the Mugar Memorial Library, which provides access to personal computing software and high-speed printing.

    IT Help Center
    533 Commonwealth Avenue or 771 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
    Phone: 617-353-HELP (4357)

  • Pay Your Bill

    Full payment for the Summer Study Internship Program is due by May 20, 2014. If you have not paid your bill already, please visit Student Accounting Services in person or go to our How to Pay section for more information on payment options.

    Student Accounting Services
    881 Commonwealth Avenue, Basement Level
    Boston, MA 02215
    Phone: 617-353-2264

  • Buy Your Books

    Course materials and BU merchandise are available at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in Kenmore Square. You can also find your list of required and recommended course materials in the Textbook Section of the Barnes & Noble website by entering your course information.

    Barnes & Noble Bookstore
    660 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02215
    Phone: 617-267-8484
    Textbook Direct Line: 617-236-7420

    Summer Hours

    Monday–Friday, 9 am – 9 pm
    Saturday,  10 am – 6 pm
    Sunday, 12 – 6 pm

  • Locate Your Classes and Check Your Schedule

    You'll want to make sure you know where to go—and when—on the first day of class. After you register, you will receive a copy of your course schedule and room location.

    For example, if your course is “CAS PS 101S A1 GEN PSYCHOLOGY TR 0600P 0930P GCB155,” then your Summer 1 course, Psychology 101, will meet on Tuesdays (T) and Thursdays (R)  from 6 – 9:30 pm in GCB (General Classroom Building), room 155.

    To identify your building codes and locate your classes, please use the following links:

    We are here to make your summer study experience a pleasant and rewarding one. If you have any questions about arriving on campus or the Summer Study Internship Program—please be sure to contact us.

Have a wonderful summer!