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The Links

Overview The Links is a collection of portals that provide secure access to online services and confidential information for appropriate users. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and applicants for admission all enjoy one-stop access to the services they need, through The Links.
Available To Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments, Alumni, Prospective Students, New/Incoming Students, Guests
Benefits Each Link portal provides convenient, secure access from a single page to a collection of information and functions designed for a specific audience. Service owners can have their centrally managed web applications added to the appropriate portal and retain control of access.
Key Features
  • Student Link

    Students can view their personal, academic, financial and other information relevant to their studies at Boston University. As a student, you can register for classes, pay your bills, buy Convenience Points, and maintain your personal information. You can also sponsor ShareLink login accounts to provide parents, employers, and other interested third parties secure access to view your academic and financial information — you specify the information available to each party and control the duration of access. Some information in the Student Link, such as the University Class Schedule, is publicly viewable; all student record information requires authentication (BU login). Visit the Student Link, or learn more…

  • Faculty Link

    (BU login)

    Administrative systems available through the Faculty Link provide faculty access to class schedules, class lists, advisee lists, and final exam schedules, as well as academic and contact information for students in their current classes. In addition, faculty can initiate the automatic generation of course sites, post final grades for their courses,and perform other functions. Visit the Faculty Link, or learn more…

  • Faculty/Staff Link

    (BU login)

    School & college administrators performing academic functions are provided access to information pertaining to student lists, instructor’s schedules, past University schedules, and other administrative functions. Visit the Faculty/Staff Link, or learn more…

  • Looking for the Employee Link?

    Beginning on June 29, 2011, employees should perform HR/payroll functions through the Employee Self-Service (ESS) tab located at the BUworks Central portal –

  • Business Link

    (BU login)

    The Business Link provides academic and administrative staff access to payroll and personnel information, financial forms, and parking services. You must have a SecurID to use this service. To obtain a SecurID, contact your Departmental Security Administrator. Visit the Business Link, or learn more…

  • ShareLink

    (BU login)

    ShareLink provides secure access to those parents, employers, and other interested third parties a student has authorized to view the student’s academic and financial information. The student must use the Student Link to sponsor a login account for each person who will have access. The student also specifies the information available to each party and controls the duration of access. Visit ShareLink, or learn more…

  • Looking for the Alumni Link?

    The Alumni Link is a former name for what is now known as the Alumni Online Community. Alumni can use the Online Community to access career tools, alumni networks, Email Forwarding for Life, and so on. Visit the Alumni Online Community. If you have questions, please contact the Alumni Online Community Help Desk at 617-353-400 or

  • Applicant Link

    (Login using the BU Web Account)

    The Applicant Link allows applicants for undergraduate studies at Boston University to check the status of their applications and read admission decisions. Learn more…

  • Students, faculty, and staff must have a BU login and Kerberos password.
  • Alumni must register for an Alumni account.
  • Those wishing to use ShareLink who do not have an account with BU must be sponsored to use the service.
  • To add or manage services, you must be a Business Owner or Business Process Owner.
Cost No charge
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