Graduate Keys

For any questions or concerns regarding keys please email Residence Services at houservc@bu.edu

When checking in, resident students will sign for keys to residences. And when it comes to those keys, here are a few important things to keep in mind:

  • Always make sure to lock your unit when you leave and take your key.
  • If your key is lost or stolen, immediately report it to the graduate residence office, your graduate resident assistant, or the graduate resident assistant on call. Same thing if you’re locked out of your unit or apartment. The GRA or staff assistant will explain the lock-out procedure, and may provide you with a temporary key to be used for access to your unit. If a temporary key is provided, please note that you will be charged for a lock change if you do not return the temporary key within 24 hours.
  • Carry your keys and Terrier Card on different key rings or holders.
  • Unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys that permit access to University facilities, including residences, is prohibited.

When you move out of a residence, no matter the time of year, you are responsible for turning in your keys to your graduate residence office. To avoid additional fees, return your keys in person and ask for a key receipt.