Cheer at BU games. Audit classes. Power up your career. You’ll be amazed at the wealth of benefits and privileges available to you. They’re your inside track for continued learning, professional networking, entertainment, and personal growth for the rest of your life.
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Boston and beyond
Alumni Insurance Program
Whether you’ve just graduated or are getting ready to enjoy a well-earned retirement, the Alumni Insurance Program can help you at every stage of your life. We are pleased to offer several types of medical, life, auto and home insurance available at special rates to BU alumni.
Real Estate Advantage is a free real estate and moving services benefit program available nationwide to Boston University alumni and immediate family. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, let the professionals at Real Estate Advantage help you with your decision and guide you through the buying, selling and moving process.
- Home purchase and home sale assistance from experienced realtors
- Cash rebate when you buy or sell a home, and two rebates if you do both
- Closing cost credits when you finance or refinance
- Moving assistance facilitated by top van lines
- Access to a variety of insurance products
- Support, advocacy and coordination of your preferred services provided by your own Real Estate Advantage Specialist
Visit our website for more information on Real Estate Advantage or to register for services. A Real Estate Advantage Specialist is ready to assist you at (800) 396-0960, or email RealEstate-Advantage@NEMoves.com.
*Registration is required prior to speaking with a real estate agent to ensure program eligibility. The Real Estate Advantage Program is a free, no-obligation benefits program offered in all states through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The ability to pay a cash rebate may be modified or prohibited by law in some states. Closing cost credits are available on qualifying loan programs only.©2014 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. If your property is listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully.
Downtown Harvard Club of Boston
In partnership with the Harvard Club, Boston University alumni can become members of one of the best private clubs in Boston for an array of social activities, dining venues, and access to a network of over 140 reciprocal clubs worldwide. Named a Platinum Club of the World, it’s one of only 27 in the United States and the only Platinum Club in New England! (The Harvard Club of New York City does not participate in the reciprocity program.)
Downtown Harvard Club Membership Information
- Membership includes access to the Downtown Harvard Club Monday – Friday, and the Back Bay Harvard Club Saturdays & Sundays.
- The Downtown Harvard Club serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, has a bar and a members lounge.
- The Harvard Club’s member events calendar has roughly 200 member events annually, from Wine Dinners, Author Series, Networking Nights, and Food & Beverage tastings.
- Members have access to 140 reciprocal clubs around the world. (The Harvard Club of New York City does not participate in the reciprocity program.)
- Members are able to book private events for business meetings, anniversary parties, and weddings.
Even if you don’t reside in Boston, Downtown Harvard Club members have access to 140 private clubs around the world through an extensive reciprocal network.
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, members gain access to dining and overnight accommodations at these clubs. Most are located in city centers, and some are expansive resorts or golf clubs. Clubs are competitively priced compared to nearby hotel rooms, often covering the cost of membership dues with the savings achieved in just a few trips.
When business travel finds you in Boston, the Downtown Harvard Club can confidently serve as space to meet clients or work in between appointments.
Learn more about membership or begin the membership process.
Charles River Campus
A state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment center, Agganis Arena is a staple of the University—and BU alums can take advantage of all that it has to offer long after graduation.
Men’s hockey season tickets
Catch all the exciting men’s hockey action with full or half-season packages. Recent grads (anyone who has graduated in the last 10 years) can get a substantial discount on season tickets, with a full-season package for as little as $219 (a $180 discount)! Purchase your tickets on the Agganis Arena website.
Premium Club membership
BU alumni save $100 off of a Premium Club membership, which gets you the best seats in the house for concerts, shows, and sports events at Agganis. For a limited time, all recent grads—alums who have graduated within the past 10 years—can purchase two 8-game, half-season memberships with parking and access to the Francis D. Burke Club room for just $995!
- Members-only pre-game dining and a full-service bar
- Exclusive early entry
- VIP premium garage parking
- Private, direct elevator access
- Preferred option to purchase tickets for Beanpot and Terrier hockey postseason tournaments
- Complimentary Terriers souvenir
Get the inside look at what’s coming up at Agganis with this free email subscription service. You’ll receive information about:
- Advance emails regarding upcoming events
- Exclusive insider news
- Special deals and and offers for tickets and gifts
- Online contests and prizes
Barnes & Noble @ BU
Located at 910 Commonwealth Avenue directly across the street from BU’s Fitness & Recreation Center, Barnes & Noble at Boston University boasts over 100,000 titles—as well as all the BU swag you could hope for. The bookstore offers hats, shirts, and a range of gifts and clothing geared to every school on the Charles River and BUMC campuses.
Alumni get a 10% discount on general trade books and on most merchandise from the store. Be sure to bring your alumni card to receive the discount!
Dining and events at the Castle
As a BU alum, you’re a lifelong member of the University community, and you deserve the best possible home on campus. What better home than the beloved
BU Castle, the iconic Tudor Revival mansion on Bay State Road? With its grand opening in the fall of 2018, now’s the time to take a look around your new home, and to explore a bit of its storied history.
This century-old gem has been restored to its original elegance—and updated to be fully handicapped accessible—to house the Dahod Family Alumni Center.
This respite for all BU alumni is truly yours: a place to meet with friends, reconnect with your alma mater, relax in the Alumni Lounge, and enjoy a stylish
meal in the classically redesigned BU Club, featuring the inventive cuisine of Executive Chef Amin Belkadi.
On the Castle’s garden level, you can stop by for a casual bite and beer at the newly renovated Fuller’s BU Pub, BU’s own private club. With an enclosed year-round patio and over 15 beers on tap Fuller’s is the place to visit if you’re over 21. Just don’t forget your alumni card.
And yes, we still have the Knight’s Quest!
If you want to learn more about hosting private events at the Dahod Family Alumni Center at the Castle, including weddings, connect with a BU Events and Conferences staff member.
225 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-353-5261 with questions.
FitRec (Fitness & Recreation Center)
You can stay connected to Boston University with a discounted membership to the world-class Fitness and Recreation Center (FitRec), which offers:
- Two-story cardiovascular fitness and weight training center
- Family programming
- Competition and recreation pools
- Indoor jogging track
- Personal training
- Climbing wall
- Two gymnasiums with seven multipurpose courts
- Racquetball and squash
- Hundreds of recreational classes including yoga, fitness, dance, and cycling
- Young alumni membership rates
BU alumni can borrow all circulating materials from any of the almost dozen University libraries, aside from online resources. If you have an alumni card, you can borrow books for the customary four-week loan period.
With more than two million books, journals, electronic, and other non-print sources, the BU Libraries are ranked 70th out of more than 3,000 libraries in North America. Plus, we’re the second largest academic library in the Boston area, after Harvard.
Alumni who visit the University get a 50% discount from the posted rate at the following BU facilities*. Please show your alumni card to the lot or garage attendant to receive your discounted rate!
Short-term overnight parking is available at the Langsam Garage, 278 Babcock Street (Lot B) . With the alumni discount, the rate is $12 per night. Parking must be purchased from the lot attendant, who is there from 7am to 9pm on weekdays.
- Agganis Arena—7am to 11pm
- Langsam Garage—7am to 11pm
- Bridge Lot—8am to 1pm
- Questrom School of Business Garage—7am to 6pm
For parking closer to East Campus/Kenmore Square on Sundays, we suggest street parking, as meters are free.
*Please note: During an event at Agganis Arena, this discount is NOT valid at the Arena Garage (Lot A), Surface Lot (Lot C-2), Buick Street (Lot D), or CFA (Lot E).