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On Your Floor: HER House

Rhett stops by for dinner at this Bay State Road co-op


BU Today’s newest video series, “On Your Floor,” which showcases different residence hall floors and specialty houses across campus, returns with a visit to the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House, more commonly known as HER House.

The residence, which just celebrated its 85th anniversary, is one of the oldest cooperative dorms in the nation. It was established to provide women who otherwise would be unable to afford college a chance to attend BU by offering nominal room and board—a mission it continues today.

HER’s two dozen current residents recently invited Rhett the Terrier puppet to stop by for a little home cooking and a tour of the Bay State Road mansion-turned-dorm.

If you would like more information about applying to live in the HER House, email her.cooperative@gmail.com.

Think your floor or specialty house is pretty cool and want “On Your Floor” to visit? Post it in the Comment section below or DM us @BUToday.

Alan Wong

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

4 Comments on On Your Floor: HER House

  • Renee on 05.07.2014 at 1:43 am

    This was awesome !! Thank you all so much! This house has been one of the best things to happen to me at BU.

    • David Keefe, BU Today on 05.07.2014 at 10:09 am

      Ham is too good!

  • Dani Redmon on 05.07.2014 at 11:36 am

    I lived at the HER House for four years; I cherish the friends I’ve made there and foundation upon which it was built. Thanks for the great article!

  • Marisa Pond on 05.07.2014 at 2:27 pm

    Rhett’s the best!

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