Getting Started @ BU

All students must comply with the following rules before enrolling in classes. Students who do not comply with these requirements will not be permitted to register for the current semester.

Are You Safe, Settled, and Healthy?

As a result of new requirements and stricter enforcement of the state immunization requirements, Boston University is asking all students, “Are you Safe, Settled, and Healthy?” to be sure that everyone is in compliance with state and University rules. What does Safe, Settled, and Healthy mean?


Have you entered an emergency contact phone number in the MyBU Student Portal?
This number will be used by the Send Word Now system to alert you in emergency situations. You can provide the number by clicking on “Update Campus Emergency Phone” in the MyBU Student Portal.


Have you settled your Student Account? Did you pay your tuition and fees? You can check your account information by clicking on the “Money Matters” tab in the MyBU Student Portal.


Have you met Massachusetts state immunization requirements? You must prove that you have received all vaccinations required by state law. Review the requirements outlined on the Student Health Services website.

Students who do not comply with these requirements will not be permitted to register for the current semester.

A special page has been added to the MyBU Student Portal so you can check to see if you are in compliance with the Safe, Settled, and Healthy requirements. Go to MyBU Student Portal, click on the “Personal” tab, and then select “Compliance Status” from the list.

Useful Links for Current BU and Incoming Students

  • Arts Administration Student Association (AASA)
    The Arts Administration Student Association helps students in the program build a sense of community while making valuable contacts for a future in the arts administration profession. Follow this link to learn about the ways in which we build community at BU.
  • BU ID
    To obtain your BU ID, go to the Terrier Card office, located in the basement of the Mugar Library at 771 Commonwealth Avenue.
  • BU Email
    Because faculty and administration contact you through your BU email account, it is very important that you have an active account. Contact your department if you have not created a BU email. For other issues concerning you’re the email account, go to the Mugar Library located at 771 Commonwealth Avenue. You will need your BU ID/Terrier Card.
  • Bookstore
    You can buy your textbooks at the BU bookstore, located on the fourth floor of Barnes & Noble @ Boston University, at 910 Commonwealth Avenue.
  • International Student & Scholar’s Office (ISSO)
    The ISSO is located at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor. All international students must check in with their ISSO adviser before registering for classes.
  • Medical Insurance
    To comply with state legal requirements, eligible students will be automatically enrolled in a BU student health insurance plan and their student account will include a charge for the applicable premium amount. Visit Student Accounting Services for details.


BU Resources

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