Welcome, CFA Class of 2026!

Welcome to the Boston University College of Fine Arts! We look forward to having you join us!

Pre-arrival Checklist

Enrolled as a first year undergrad? Be sure to prepare for the start of the academic year by getting familiar with the following resources.

COVID-19 Protocols

Orientation will align with Boston University’s policies around COVID-19. Please review Back2BU for the most up-to-date information regarding University standards. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions ahead of time!

COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Requirement

In order to be eligible to register for Orientation, you must be compliant with Boston University’s COVID-19 vaccine/booster requirements (booster requirement based off of when you completed your vaccination). Once you have created your BU email accounts, you should immediately upload your compliance documentation to Patient Connect. After receiving confirmation of compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine/booster requirements, please allow three business days for access to be granted before attempting to register for Orientation.


Boston University expects all new students to attend an Orientation, in its entirety, prior to their first class. CFA is holding multiple sessions this summer:

Orientation Info

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!

Explore campus online by using our interactive Virtual Tour.

Fall Semester Registration

All entering CFA students will enroll in CFA FA 100 (2.0 credits), Doing, Making & Knowing: The CFA Experience. This course meets on Thursdays, 9-10:45am, and is required for all CFA first years.

Don’t worry – any concerns or issues will be sorted out this summer with your professional School Advisor.


Please feel free to contact Brendan Hoey, Director of Undergraduate Student Services. The CFA Student Services team, along with your School academic advisors, will connect with you soon and all of your lingering questions will be answered!

Feel free to contact Brendan (brendan2@bu.edu) by email, or phone at 617-353-3350.