We are ready for you to arrive at BU, find your people, and share your stories of the pandemic and your journey to arrive here this year. You will be joining a group of Terriers who spent the last year encouraging each other to wear masks, get tested, and keep gatherings small. They showed the true spirit of BU by showing how much they cared about their home here and each other. We need you to join this community spirit and camaraderie to help us reimagine the campus

As a reminder, all students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to campus, or to have received a medical or religious exemption. Additionally, if you have not uploaded your information into Patient Connect, you will be withdrawn from classes.

Guests and Visitors in On-Campus Student Residences

Please see the Revised Guidelines for Guests and Visitors in On-Campus Student Residences.

Resident Assistants (RAs)

RAs serve as role models, peer advisors, resources, and friends to students. Contact information for the RA on-call is posted in the lobby of your hall. Please remember to wear a face covering whenever you visit your Residence Life office. Residence Life offices are open 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays, and Residence Life staff are on-call at all other times to assist with urgent matters. Students are encouraged to get to know their RAs, who are an excellent source of information and support. As student staff members, they play a unique role in guiding, encouraging, directing, and helping other students.

Change of Residency

Students receiving financial aid must notify Financial Assistance when they change their residency plans. Financial aid awards include funding for living expenses, and a change in housing and meal costs may require a change in a student’s scholarship or loan amounts. Some awards, such as the Charles River Housing Grant, require a student to live in University housing, and will not be offered to students who do not live in BU housing on the Charles River or Fenway Campus. If you are considering a change, please contact Financial Assistance at finaid@bu.edu. See information on Managing Your Expenses, and other COVID-19 Student Financial Options FAQs on the Financial Assistance website.

Advisory on Additional Rules

Please carefully review the important Advisory on Additional Rules for Academic Year 2021–22 for guidance regarding community standards and expectations for our residential population.