Directions to the African Studies Center
The African Studies Center is located on the 4th and 5th floors at 232 Bay State Road. A small elevator is available in the lobby. Offices for the African studies administration, African language faculty, core Africa studies faculty, publications unit, a graduate student lounge, and the William O. Brown Seminar Room can be found on the fifth floor. On the 4th floor find the Teaching Africa Library, the African studies outreach unit, and the West African Research Association.
By Public Transportation (MBTA)
Take the Green Line “B” car to Boston University East. Proceed one block north to Bay State Road and turn left. African Studies is in the second building on the left, shared with the departments of Anthropology and Political Science.
By Car From the West
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). Exit left. Follow signs for Cambridge to the second set of lights. Turn right at the lights and travel on Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From the North
Take I-93 or Route 1 South to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From the South
Take I-93/Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) north to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From the Kenmore Square exit, at the first set of lights, turn right onto Beacon Street. The road soon forks. Take the left fork into Kenmore Square (the right fork is Bay State Road). In Kenmore Square, stay to the right and bear onto Commonwealth Avenue.
African Studies Center is at 232 Bay State Road, across the street from The Castle. Parking lots and on-street metered parking are available up and down Commonwealth Avenue.