The George Sherman Union (GSU), located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, is one of the centers of student life and a focal point of campus activity.
Information updated September 30, 2019
George Sherman Union Operations Desk
The Operations office provides information about resources and events on campus to guests, students, and staff alike. If you need to locate a space in the GSU, drop by our office and we would be happy to assist. In addition, we can provide a variety of chargers, office supplies, and equipment to anyone with a BU ID.
We would love to help you with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Please stop by our office or contact us at:
Phone: (617) 353-5498
George Sherman Union, Second Floor
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Academic Year Hours:
Academic Year Hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 6pm
Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Please note that our office is open 8am – 11pm on Thursdays during Orientation sessions. (Learn more about University Orientation.)
Please note that the GSU Operations desk is closed on during all university-wide holidays.
The Union Court (Food Court) schedule is available on Dining Services’ website.
What We Do
Equipment Loan Outs
Our office loans out the following items for student and student group us on a first-come-first-served basis:
- Mac chargers (excluding newest generation of Macs)
- We are working to add to our PC charger collection in the coming months!
- iPhone and Android chargers
- A/V cables, VGA and HDMI mac adaptors for mini-display port
- Extension cords
We will hold your BU ID while you have the item. There is a two-hour limit on borrowing these items (unless they are being used for an event.) Students that do not return items on time will no longer be able to borrow from our office.
Student Group Storage
BU student organizations on campus are eligible to apply for storage space. If you are interested, please have one of your E-Board members contact Taylor Malatos at Student Activities for more information.
If you would like to update your current student group’s storage space access list, please send the updated names and phone numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found
If you lost an item, stop by our office to check if we have received the lost item. If the item is not in our system, you can provide us information on the item so we may contact you if it is turned into us. If you find a lost item in the George Sherman Union or anywhere near the building, please also turn it into our office.
We hold valuable items (wallets, keys, credit cards, passports, etc.) for two business days. After this time period, we bring them to Boston University Police Department, located at 32 Harry Agganis Way.
We hold other items for two weeks. After this time period, we donate them to Goodwill.
George Sherman Union Community Spaces
We give access to the Islamic Prayer Room and Center for Gender & Sexuality Awareness to any BU student.
A variety of spaces in the GSU are available for reservation by student groups, faculty, staff and outside organizations. (A fee may be required for outside organizations.) Student groups interested in a space in the GSU should reserve them through 25Live. All other reservations in the GSU are handled through Events and Conferences.
The University’s Scarlet Safewalk connects BU students looking for a late night transportation option with Scarlet Safewalk student ambassadors. Between the hours of 10 p.m and 2 a.m. each night during the Academic Year, students can request a walk from an ambassador. To request an ambassador, students should call (617) 353-4877.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you open on snow days?
If the George Sherman Union is confirmed open, our office remains open for snow days.
Where can I reserve a room?
If you are affiliated with the University, you may reserve a room using 25Live. If you do not have 25Live access or are not affiliated with the University, please contact Events and Conferences.
Can I fax or print from the Operations desk?
We do not fax or print for students. We suggest going to FedEx at 700 Commonwealth Avenue for further assistance.
Can I reserve a projector?
We no longer lend out projectors.
Where can I get my BU ID?
You can get your BU ID from the Terrier Card Office in the basement of this building. Take the elevators to “B” and take a left. It will be on the right.