Living on Campus in the summer

Information for what to expect from living on campus at Boston University during the summer months can be found here. If you have any questions that are not covered on these pages, be sure to check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Move-in dates and times
Residence office locations, hours and staff coverage
Residence assignments
Terrier Cards
Residence and dining plan rates
Dining service
Mail and telephone service
Furnishings, Room Condition Reports (RCRs) and maintenance concerns
Lockouts, lost keys, lock changes, safety and security tips
Bridge Housing
Moving out

Move-in dates

Summer Session Attended Move-in Date Move-in Time
Summer Session 1 or Summer Sessions 1 and 2 Monday, May 21, 2018 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Summer Session 2 Sunday, July 1, 2018 noon through 4 p.m.

Many summer residences will be occupied on the morning of May 21 until 10 a.m. Residences are readied and made available following academic year move-out; many will not be ready for move-in at 4 p.m. Luggage storage sites will be available at each of the summer residence areas if you arrive before your residence has been readied for move-in.

If you arrive after the designated move-in time listed above, you will still be able to receive keys to your residence. If you arrive at a time your residence office (which will be included alongside your room assignment information and can be found on the Residence office locations page) is closed, you will need to contact the Resident Assistant on call in order to receive temporary keys to move in. The on-call schedule for Resident Assistants is posted by the entrance of your residence office and in the vestibule of each residence.

Moving out

The following checkout procedures must be completed when you move out of summer housing:

  • remove all your personal belongings and trash from your assigned room/apartment,
  • unplug and clean all appliances,
  • close and lock all windows,
  • turn off the lights,
  • leave your room/apartment in a clean, habitable condition,
  • lock the door(s), and
  • return your residence key(s) in person to your summer residence office; ask for a key receipt

Standard move-out times are as follows:

Summer Session Attended Move-out Date Move-out Time
Summer Session 1 Saturday, June 30, 2018 Before 10 a.m.*
Summer Session 1 and 2, or Summer Session 2 Saturday, August 11, 2018 Before 10 a.m.

*If you are assigned for Summer Session 1 only and sign an agreement for Summer Session 2 no later than Friday, June 29, 2018, or if you are assigned for both summer sessions, you may remain in on-campus housing between sessions at no additional charge

Move-out dates for some special programs may vary from the aforementioned move-out dates depending on the length of the program. If you are enrolled in a Boston University Summer Term course with dates that are different than those of Summer Session 1 or 2, contact the Summer Housing Manager at or 617-353-3511 to confirm the date/time by which you will need to move out.