Dahod Family Alumni Center at the Castle

The Castle was donated to Boston University in 1939 and served as the home of BU presidents until 1967. It has played a part in countless Scarlet Key ceremonies, weddings, and other events—to say nothing of at least three Hollywood films. But it began its life, more than a century ago, as the home of Boston businessman William Lindsey and his family. In 2018, after a much-needed renovation and thanks to the generosity of donors—including a gift from BU Trustee Shamim Dahod (CGS’76, CAS’78, CAMED’87) and her husband, Ashraf Dahod—the Castle became the home of the Dahod Family Alumni Center. If you’re a Terrier, that means it’s home to you.

Visit your Alumni Center

Located at 225 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215, the Dahod Family Alumni Center is open to visitors five days a week (Mondays through Fridays) from 9 am to 5 pm. Please note that holiday and intersession days may affect these hours.

This respite for all BU alumni is a place to meet with friends, reconnect with your alma mater, relax or work in the Hollowell Alumni Lounge, and enjoy a stylish meal in the classically redesigned BU Club. See how you can explore your home on campus: