Residence Life

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For more information on BU’s plans to reopen, please visit our Back2BU website.

On June 22, 2020, the University published the Back2BU Campus Life Guide and Campus Life Advisory. Please read both pieces for detailed information on the Fall 2020 semester, residence life on campus, and the options available to you.

Further updates and FAQ answers will be posted here as well as on our Back2BU website.

Will there be any changes to the BU Shuttle operation?

Yes. By order of the Governor of Massachusetts, all riders and drivers must wear face coverings while riding the BU Shuttle until further notice. And all loading and unloading of passengers will be via rear doors. For our drivers’ safety, front doors will not open at stops. Shuttle interiors will be disinfected daily.

The BUS is currently running on its summer service schedule through Friday, August 21.

I am really stressed, anxious, or depressed because of COVID-19, and I am not sure where to turn.

BU’s top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our students. The University has a number of resources to assist students during this crisis, including tips to combat overwhelming feelings. BU’s Wellbeing Project has compiled a listing of health and wellness activities or support groups at BU that are currently providing virtual services.

You can contact a counselor at BU’s Student Health Services by calling 617-353-3569 (24/7 on-call counselor). If you are looking for a referral to a therapist, prescriber, or other mental health provider outside of BU, simply call 617-358-5714 to speak with our referral coordinator. You can also contact the referral coordinator using Patient Connect.

Who can I contact with a safety concern?

In an emergency, you should contact the Boston University Police at 617-353-2121. For other safety concerns, students may contact the Dean of Students at 617-353-4126 or