Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

 Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE)

Congratulations to the 2018 GRS 3 Minute Thesis Winners!

1st Place: Gabrielle Felming
Runner Up: Carol Ferrara
People’s ChoiceAlbert Mondragon

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. 3MT at BU is open to active PhD candidates in GRS who have passed their qualifying examinations by the time of the competition.

The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Cash prizes are awarded to the First Place presenter, Second Place presenter, and a People’s Choice presenter.

Please see the GRS 3 Minute Thesis website for more information!

The Office of Rental Property has a listing of available Boston University apartments. For information regarding additional apartments available on the Charles River Campus, please call them at 617-353-4101.  Off-campus housing information can be found on the Off-Campus Services website.

Links for computing resources on campus, as well as information on where to obtain support for your personal computer can be found at

Information Services & Technology Information

We can just about guarantee you’ll make extensive use of Boston’s rapid transit system (the MBTA, or simply, “the T”) while you are a student at BU.

Boston University is located at several stops along the Boston College branch (B Line) of the Green Line.

Schedules and fares

The MBTA’s Student Semester Pass allows students to pre-pay for their  monthly “T” passes and thereby save approximately 11% off the regular monthly “T” pass price.

All entering Boston University students have pre-matriculation health requirements that must be completed prior to your first term at Boston University. Please visit the BU Student Health Services website for important information regarding required medical forms and immunizations.

Campus map

— Information about Boston University and the city of Boston

— The Educational Resource Center provides students with the services and resources for developing personal and academic skills

— Information regarding campus safety can be found at the BU Police Department’s website

— The Dept. of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PERD) offers programs and facilities for numerous forms of physical activity

— If you plan on driving a car to classes, you should take a look at the Office of Parking Services’ website

— Boston University houses a number of libraries on campus and you’ll make use of at least one of them during your time here

Information Services & Technology provides general-access computing and communications facilities for the entire University community

— The Geddes Language Center provides a wide range of instructional media services for students

Student Health Services offers a number of health-related services including counseling to the University community

— The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is a student-run advocacy group for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students

— Finally, information regarding Boston’s rapid transit system, the MBTA, or simply, the T, can be found on the MBTA website.