Before you apply for your account, you must:

  1. Know your BU ID number. For individual students, staff, and faculty, this will be on your BU ID card. If you are a BU guest or student organization without a card, go to the IT Help Center at 179 Amory Street, or Mugar Library and they will look up your number.
  2. Have a BU login name and Kerberos password.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the Computing Ethics Policy.

Notes for Student Organizations

When applying for a student organization site, make sure the group has a BU login account for the organization. If your group has never had an account, or if the account has not been reactivated for the current academic year, contact the IT Help Center for further assistance.

On the application, use the group’s ID, BU login and Kerberos password, and last name — not your own. The last name will be the word or words before the comma in the group’s directory listing. For example, looking up “democrats” in the directory turns up “College Democrats, Boston University.” In this case, the group’s last name is “College Democrats.”