Congratulations, Class of 2026!
Congratulations, you’re in! Throughout the month of April, we’ll be offering a series of open houses, with in-person and virtual options, to give you the opportunity to connect with students, faculty, advisors, and our deans. Check below for a list of upcoming events, a welcome message from Dean Natalie McKnight, and more resources to help you envision yourself at CGS.
Get to Know Our Community
Calendar of Events
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to CGS! Our open houses give you the opportunity to learn more about the CGS experience. You can also join a Dean’s Host chat to connect with current students. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.
Sign up through MyBU Portal.
Saturday April 2, Remote — Watch recording here
Friday April 8, In Person
Saturday April 9, In Person
Friday April 15, In Person
Dean’s Host Chats
All Dean’s Host Chats are being held virtually. Sign up through MyBU Portal.
Apr 4, 2022 7:00 p.m. Eastern time
Apr 13, 2022 7:00 p.m. Eastern time
Apr 19, 2022 4:00 pm Eastern time
Dean’s Address: The Top Ten Reasons Why CGS May Be Right for You
Dean Natalie McKnight welcomes you to the College of General Studies with a video presentation on why CGS may be the right fit for you, from your gap semester to your path to BU’s other schools and colleges.
Interdisciplinary Teaching in Action: A Mock Lecture with CGS Faculty
Sit in as three of our faculty members model CGS’s interdisciplinary curriculum by examining one subject through the lenses of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
All About CGS
The CGS Experience
1,200 students. 4 academic divisions. 56 faculty members. 0 teaching assistants. The College of General Studies’ unique approach explained, from gap semester through Capstone.
The Student Perspective
What is it like starting your first semester of college in January? Do you have any advice for future CGS students? Our students share their answers to these questions and more.
This one-page guide walks you through your what your first two years of courses will look like, including a solid grounding in each of the four divisions, as well as electives in your major.
Where CGS Can Take You
Our alumni have gone on to success in all fields. Meet some of our most notable alumni, including a nonprofit site director, a founder and CEO of a marketing company, and an oceanographer and documentary filmmaker.
An Interdisciplinary Team
Our faculty are experts in the fields of rhetoric, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. And they teach all lectures, hold all office hours, and grade all work.
Your Gap Semester
Your gap semester is a world of possibilities. Where will yours take you? We’ve provided a list of recommended programs to help you get the most our of your #My100Days experience.
The BU Community
Welcome to BU! BU Admissions shares resources to help you get acclimated to BU, including a welcome video from Associate Vice President and Dean of Admissions Kelly Walter.
Explore Comm. Ave.
If you can’t be on campus, this virtual tour is your next best thing. Get to know Commonwealth Avenue with a virtual tour of Boston University.
Your MyBU portal is your key to registering for our live open house events on Zoom, as well as for other important admissions documents.
Your BU journey is about to begin. Now what? Click here for important steps to take to get you ready for what comes next.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have all your questions answered about the unique CGS experience, from your gap semester to the London semester.
BU is committed to making your college experience affordable. Learn more about paying for college, and plan to attend a virtual financial aid info session.
Connect With Us
Join us for Summer or Winter Orientation
No matter where you are coming from, University Orientation is designed to make your transition into a large university easier, as well as introduce you to life in Boston.
Share and Connect with #BU2026
We want to follow you on your adventures, from when you’re accepted through commencement. Tag @bucgs in your #BU2026 posts and we’ll reshare!
Connect with Your Classmates
The CGS 2026 Facebook group is the perfect place to connect with your classmates. Join to meet your team members, ask questions, or plan meetups on campus.