On-Campus Visits

Boston University is excited to welcome visitors to our campus! We host in-person tours and information sessions where you can experience the vibrancy of BU’s campus and meet current students. Here is some helpful information in preparation for your visit:

  1. Registration is required for all events.  Please select a date from our events calendar to register for a program in advance of your arrival on our campus.
  2. During high school vacation weeks, holidays and weekends, our programs often reach capacity weeks in advance.  We recommended securing your visit before making travel plans.
  3. If you are unable to secure a reservation, you are welcome to take our self-guided mobile walking tour. Using your phone you can choose from options that mirror our in-person tour, or opportunities to explore our West campus and Housing facilities through videos and narrated tour stops.
  4. A member of the Board of Admissions is available to answer questions at the Visitors Center during our operating hours.
  5. We offer information sessions year-round, but campus tours are not available when BU classes are not in session (much of December and January, Spring Break (in March) and May). We do host information sessions and campus tours throughout the summer.
  6. Campus tours enter several buildings on campus, but residence halls are not included. Admitted students have the opportunity to tour residence halls at Admitted Student Open Houses in April.
  7. Parking for visitors is limited. See our Directions and Parking page for the most updated information at the time of your visit.
  8. Only trained service dogs are permitted in our building and on campus tours. Pets and emotional support or comfort dogs are not permitted.
  9. COVID-19 vaccination, with booster when eligible, is encouraged for all visitors.  Proof of vaccination is not required.

Campus Visitor Center

Alan and Sherry Leventhal Center
233 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (September 16 – December 2, with the exception of November 25)
Sunday: CLOSED

Holiday Closures:
Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 23 – Sunday, January 1: CLOSED for Holiday Intersession
Monday, January 15: CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, April 15: CLOSED for Patriots’ Day

Phone: 617-353-2318
Email: visit@bu.edu

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