Transfer students are encouraged to live on campus in order to be fully engaged in the BU experience. BU guarantees housing for transfer students for the duration of their undergraduate studies provided they pay the BU enrollment deposit, complete the New Student Housing Application by July 1st, and submit the $600 non-refundable housing guarantee payment.
The on-campus residences provide safe and supportive learning communities near classrooms, libraries, recreational facilities, and dining locations. There are a wide variety of accommodations within the BU residence system from historic brownstones on Bay State Road, to modern high-rises, to private apartments in the adjacent neighborhoods. On-campus housing for transfer students is not required but strongly recommended.
Living on-campus offers exceptional, affordable and convenient housing because students are close to their classes, friends, organizations, campus activities, and multiple dining options. On-campus living offers a diverse community with 24/7 security check points and swipe card access. Students maximize their time by utilizing one of our many residential study spaces, have the reassurance of our dedicated facility staff, and know that all amenities (furniture, cable TV, and reliable wireless connections) are included.