Boston University Libraries
Boston University online and on campus students have full access to the BU Library research tools and services including tutorials, library instruction from research basics to graduate-level classes, reference services in all our major libraries, access to digital resources, specialist consultations, and librarian-created guides with curated resources. Read more >>
The Curated, Crowd-Sourced, Cultural Guide to Boston
This guide is part of an effort to share Boston’s cultural and community resources with current and prospective BU community members. Read more >>
COM Writing Center
Assists students in the writing process, from brainstorming for ideas to revising the final draft. Read more >>
Educational Resource Center
The center serves as an academic referral, training, and information resource for the University community; including faculty, staff, administration, parents, alumni, and both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to peer tutoring, academic skills advising and writing assistance, the center has an online resource for academic writers page highlighting web sites that help to improve academic writing skills. Read more >>
Studying on campus
Learn about studying on campus in BU Today’s guide of the best study spots.
> Watch Keren Cordon, Leasing Agent at BU Real Estate present housing options available on and off campus.
Health, Wellness and Campus Safety
Student Health Services
Full-time students and students with BU’s health plan (SHIP) primary care and behavioral medicine, in addition to a variety of services ranging from lab tests and referrals to nutritional counseling. Read more >>
Headspace is the mindfulness app that helps with stress, anxiety, sleep, and focus. And the best part is, you get it for free as a BU graduate student. Get headspace>>
BU’s campus safety web site is a hub for available university resources including BU Police, Crime Prevention, Sexual misconduct prevention and reporting, alcohol and drugs policies, etc. Read more >>
Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground
The HTC has a variety of programs designed to engage students in meaningful friendships and reflection. Read more >>
Student Organizations & Initiatives
While you study at Boston University, we encourage you to get involved with the BU Community. Share your ideas, interests and have conversations with fellow students, faculty and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. A few organizations that may be of interest are listed below.
BU Spark! is an initiative to support student driven innovation and entrepreneurship in computer science, computer engineering and related disciplines. Housed at Boston University’s Hariri Institute for Computing, BU Spark aims to help students realize their entrepreneurial potential by providing access to resources, knowledge, and expert networks to support their innovation journeys.
BU has over 450 student run organizations. We have highlighted a few technically oriented groups but for a full listing, or to get your own student group started, visit BU’s Student Activity Office web site.
Student-run organization for collaborative tech projects
BU Women in Computer Science
Organization for female computer scientists.
The goal of STEAM at BU is to encourage discussion about the inherent overlap of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics fields and to empower all generations to recognize and embrace the interconnectivity of these fields through discussion and service.
Living in Boston
Travel to Boston University
BU’s Parking and Transportation office breaks down different ways to commute to campus and student transportation discounts. Student parking passes are also available.
Boston is famous for its neighborhoods, many of them fun, interesting, and easy to get to. BU Today has assembled a guide to several neighborhoods, with helpful lists of where to eat, shop, and hang.
Every Thursday, BU Today writes a list of things to do, places to shop, and where to eat, both on campus and off.
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Tuesday, November 29
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