For New Faculty

Welcome to Boston University! On this page, you’ll find links to helpful resources and information relevant to new faculty members at BU.

New Employee Resources

Setting Up Your Username and Password. Your BU login name and Kerberos password are used to confirm your identity across most computing resources at the University. Learn more about setting up your account, changing your password, and updating your preferences.

Getting a Terrier Card. The Terrier Card is the official Boston University student and staff identification card. Faculty and Staff should contact Human Resources to learn more about obtaining or replacing a Terrier Card.

Setting Up Email. BU offers integrated email and calendaring services to all faculty and staff through Microsoft Exchange. Follow the link to set up your email, then go to to access your mail.

Parking and Transportation. Learn more about BU’s Parking and Transportation Services. Check out options for Staff Parking and Permits, as well as MBTA Passes.

Human Resources for New Employees. More information relevant to new Boston University employees can be found on the HR website.

Faculty Resources

Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is is a collection of policies that apply specifically to faculty members, related to their unique role(s) in the University.

Faculty Link. The Faculty Link provides faculty with a gateway to a number of University and Instructor-specific tools. View and search schedules, course descriptions, reports, as well as instructor-specific course lists, course websites, and grading information.

BU Directory. Search for administrative, student, faculty and staff.

Teaching Resources. A comprehensive list of faculty teaching resources including libraries, IS&T, research, and college-specific resources.

Support Services. A comprehensive list of faculty and staff support services on campus. As always, Boston University strives to provide excellent support to individuals, families, students with professional, personal, and health-related questions and concerns.