Next Steps for Parents

Help your student stay on track

Important next steps are included in this helpful checklist. The 2018/2019 BU Academic Calendar is also available to help you plan holidays and vacation schedules for next year.

Plan Your Stay in Boston

To help you plan your visit to campus, we have provided several links below. There are a few important things to remember:


You will find hotels and restaurants listed alphabetically in the links below.

Getting to campus

Boston University is an urban campus. Driving and parking in the city can be challenging. We recommend using public transportation if at all possible. If you plan to drive to campus, directions are provided at the link below. We advise you to arrive early to allow for traffic and parking during peak commuter times.

Contact us

If you wish to speak with an Admissions representative, please feel free to call us during business hours Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time or email us.

Phone: 617-353-2300

Parents of international students may contact us at:
Phone: 617-353-4492