Build BU’s campuses

One of BU’s ongoing challenges is to keep improving our Charles River and Medical Campuses. Vibrant and flexible spaces to live and work mean a more productive environment for faculty, students, and staff, and a deeper and more connected student experience.

Over the past decade, we have made significant investments in residential and recreational options for students, including the Fitness & Recreation Center and the multiple phases of the John Hancock Student Village. More recently, we have invested in the Medical Campus Student Residence—aimed at providing safe, convenient, and affordable housing for our medical students—the Yawkey Center for Student Services, the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, and the Rajen Kilachand Center for Life Sciences & Engineering.

More needs to be done. We need additional outstanding residential facilities, and technology-rich classrooms. We need functional offices, and improved formal and informal community spaces. 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 rich and diverse student culture.

There are many ways to build BU:

  • Name a space in the new Center for Student Services, which houses the Career Services Center, the Educational Resource Center, and dining facilities for nearly 1,000 East Campus students
  • Support the Medical Campus’s first student residence
  • Support the transformation of the Castle on Bay State Road into BU’s first Alumni Center
  • Designate your Annual Fund 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