Contact & Directions
BU College of Fine Arts is conveniently located in the heart of Boston University, in West Campus along Commonwealth Avenue.
CFA Dean's Office
School of Music
School of Theatre
School of Visual Arts
Building Hours for 2023-2024
CFA building hours, effective September 1, 2023
Monday – Friday, 7am – 8:30pm*
Saturday – Sunday, 9am – 8:30pm*
*Card access privileges granted between the hours of 6am and 11:30pm to the Boston University community for College of Fine Arts-approved activities. BU identification cards or practice room passes can be encoded in the Office of the Dean (Room 230), School of Music (Room B01), School of Visual Arts (Room 552), or School of Theatre (Room 470). We reserve the right to deny or revoke access privileges.
Amended Hours and University Holidays
hours subject to change
Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2023 – Regular Hours
Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Monday, October 9, 2023 – Card access only
Veterans Day: Friday, November 10, 2023 – Regular hours
- Thursday, November 23 – Friday, November 24, closed
- Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26, card access only
- Friday, December 22, 2023** through Monday, January 1, 2024, Closed, **starting at 5 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 15, 2024, Card access only
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 19, 2024, Card access only
Patriots’ Day: Monday, April 15, 2024, Card access only
Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2024, Closed
Juneteenth: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Closed
Independence Day: Thursday, July 4, 2024, Closed
Faculty & Staff Directory
Looking for a member of CFA’s faculty or staff? You can find them in our directory.
Directions to the College of Fine Arts
From the West
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 18 (Brighton/Cambridge). Follow the signs for Cambridge through the first light. Turn right at the next light, keeping the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel on the right. Take Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit and follow Local Directions below.
From the North
Travel South on Route 95 to Route 93. Take Exit 26 onto Storrow Drive westbound to the Kenmore Square Exit (left exit). Use the right-hand side of the exit ramp for Kenmore Square. Follow Local Directions below.
From the South
Take Route 93/Route 3 North to Exit 26 (Storrow Drive/Back Bay). Go west on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit and follow Local Directions below.
From the Kenmore Square Exit of Storrow Drive: At the first set of lights, turn right onto Beacon Street. The road forks here; the right fork is Bay State Road. The left fork takes you into Kenmore Square; in the Square, bear right onto Commonwealth Avenue. The College of Fine Arts is at 855 Commonwealth Avenue.
There is metered parking along Commonwealth Avenue and many of the side streets. Visit BU Parking & Transportation Services for information about parking at BU lots.
By Public Transportation
By Train – Boston University is located along the B line branch of the MBTA Green Line. From any Green Line T station stop downtown, take a Green Line Outbound “B” train toward Boston College, and exit the train at the Amory Street T stop, located directly across the street from the College of Fine Arts. From any Green Line T station on the B line west of Boston University, take a Green Line Inbound train toward Government Center, and exit the train at the Amory Street T station.
Boston University is located along the route of the 57 bus, which travels from Watertown Yard to Kenmore Station via Newton Corner and Brighton Center. Traveling either Inbound or Outbound, Amory St. is the nearest stop to the College of Fine Arts.
For more specific information on public transportation options, including other train lines and bus routes, visit the MBTA Trip Planner.
Logan Airport is located approximately eight miles from Boston University. A taxi costs approximately $35 and may take from 25 minutes to an hour to reach the University, depending on traffic. The subway from the airport takes about an hour.
Taking the T (MBTA Subway) from the airport – Board the free Airport Shuttle Bus, which stops at all terminals, and ride to the Airport T station on the Blue Line. One subway fare ($2) is required for the rest of the trip, but can be purchased at the entrance to the Airport station. Take a Blue Line Inbound train toward Government Center. Upon reaching Government Center, transfer to a Green Line Outbound “B” train toward Boston College. Exit the train at the Amory Street station, located directly across the street from the College of Fine Arts.
For additional maps and detailed driving directions, please consult BU maps.