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.

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.

  • 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 – www.bu.edu/buworkscentral.

  • 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 aochelp@bu.edu.

  • Applicants for admission to undergraduate studies at Boston University use this service to view the latest information about their application. All aspects of the application process, including communication of an admissions decision, are handled through the Applicant Link. These components include checklists,information about financial aid, invitations to receptions, etc.... more »

  • The Business Link provides a view of historical Financial and Sourcing and Procurement systems (through FY 2011) and full administrative functions for Auxiliary Services, Student Employment, Undergraduate Admissions, etc.... more »

  • 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, send email to a class list, and perform other functions.... more »

  • The Faculty/Staff Link provides authorized school & college administrators access to information and functions pertaining to student lists, instructors' schedules, past University schedules, and other academic areas.... more »

  • 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.... more »

  • The Student Link enables students to 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.... more »