Vibrant and flexible spaces to live and work mean a more productive, more connected working environment and living experience for students, faculty, and staff.

One of BU’s ongoing challenges is to keep improving our Charles River, Fenway, and Medical Campuses.

Over the past decade, we have made significant investments in residential and recreational options for students, from the multiple phases of the John Hancock Student Village to the new Medical Campus Student Residence—aimed at providing safe, convenient, and affordable housing for our medical students. That project and many others—the expanded Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, the Yawkey Center for Student Services, the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, Kilachand Hall, and more—were made possible through BU’s first comprehensive campaign, which reached its successful conclusion in September 2019.

But we must do still more. We need additional excellent residential facilities and technology-rich classrooms. We need functional offices and improved community spaces—both formal and informal ones. We need to keep reducing our environmental footprint, conserving energy, and reducing waste.

These investments are the smart thing to do, in order to keep BU competitive. They’re also the right thing to do. Our students and our University benefit from a comfortable, functional, and inviting campus environment.

There are many ways to build BU’s campuses:

  • Name a space in the Yawkey Center for Student Services, which houses the Career Services Center, the Educational Resource Center, and dining facilities for nearly 1,000 East Campus students
  • Contribute to renovation projects like the facelift for the College of Fine Arts, which is reopening the building’s elegant façade to the world
  • Designate your annual gift to the student life fund or your favorite school or college—it will be used as needed for building improvements, student organization support, and more