Resources for Incoming Students
Congratulations on your admission and welcome to Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA)! CFA is a global leader in 21st Century arts training and scholarship.
We are excited for you to join our close-knit community, nurtured by a great university, in the heart of a city where the arts matter. Our artists work with award-winning faculty, practice in top-notch facilities, thrive in the spaces of creative experimentation, and pursue the many opportunities available at one of the world’s best universities.
Below you will find additional resources for incoming students.
Take a Virtual Tour of CFA
From wind ensemble rehearsal to kinetic sculptures to the light & sound lab at Booth Theatre, there is always something amazing happening within the walls of CFA. Take a peek behind-the-scenes of some of our favorite spaces and check out a typical day at the College of Fine Arts!
Before you arrive on campus, get to know your away around with our interactive Virtual Tour.
Take a look at the information outlined below, and use as a reference, prior to your arrival on campus.
Establish your BU Email
You must establish a BU e-mail address through Information Technology before attending University Orientation.
Refer to the BU Housing website for more details.
The Student Link is your personal and secure online tool to access a variety of important information. During your time at BU, you’ll use the Student Link for a variety of essential tasks: to view and change your personal information, view your student financial account, check your grades, confirm classroom locations, and (as noted above) register for classes.
Academic Expectations and Misconduct
The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) unites the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts into an intense, dynamic arts community where students combine professional, individualized training in their field with collaborative work that increasingly crosses departments and schools. Please visit the CFA Academic Bulletin to seek out specific program requirements and policies related to your degree program and the College at large.
Here you’ll find BU’s academic policies, covering everything from registration and full-time enrollment to academic conduct, intra-University transfer, and more. For policies related to student life and campus regulations, browse the Dean of Students’ Lifebook.
Boston University’s Academic Conduct Code is designed to assist in the development of a supportive and productive learning environment. It is both a description of the University’s ethical expectations of students as well as a guarantee of students’ rights and responsibilities as members of a learning community. The Code provides clarity related to policy and procedure regarding academic conduct.
Essential Campus Resources
Learn about, and connect with, these important University offices:
Phone: (617) 353-3350
Phone: (617) 353-3350