Academic Growth

BU Hub

The BU Hub is your general education program, where you will develop the breadth of knowledge and essential skills you’ll need to be successful in the twenty-first century. In the Hub, you can choose courses that interest you from among hundreds of offerings while connecting with other students from all over the University. You can also choose to participate in innovative Hub experiences such as the Cross-College Challenge (XCC) and Hub cocurriculars. Visit the Hub website to learn more about all of the options available to you!

Study Abroad

BU Study Abroad offers 80+ study abroad and academic internships in a diverse array of academic disciplines. Our office supports students from the initial planning stage all the way through your study abroad experience, and after you return to Boston University. Visit our website to start planning your study abroad experience and be sure to connect with us virtually so we can help you begin!

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (
UROP) provides funding for undergraduates to conduct research under the mentorship of a BU faculty mentor. Research opportunities are available in all disciplines. We provide funding for student stipends, supplies purchases, and research-related travel.

Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development is BU’s central office for supporting students at all stages of their career journey. All undergraduate and graduate students in degree-granting programs are eligible to use CCD services and resources from their very first year. Our career development experts work with students in one-on-one settings and in groups on a wide range of topics, from majors and careers to internships and jobs. Our programs include Career Directions, a workshop designed for first-year students to begin making a personal plan of action. The CCD collaborates on employer engagement across campus and brings hundreds of top organizations to campus for interviews, info sessions, and fairs. We maintain a robust library of resources and host thousands of listings for job and internship positions on our online career management hub, Handshake. Best of all, nearly everything the CCD offers is available remotely. You can begin exploring all the CCD has to offer by visiting our website, reading our blog, or following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Educational Resource Center

The Educational Resource Center’s programs foster vital academic and organizational skills that will enhance students’ performance at BU and in their professional careers. In addition to one-on-one Academic Skills Advising, we offer regular workshops on topics such as time management, study strategies, test taking, and more. Our Peer Tutoring program supports students in a number of 100- and 200-level courses from across BU’s campus. If you have concerns about a writing assignment or personal statement, our Writing Fellows can assist you with all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining, to revising your argument. Lastly, our Language Link conversation groups are an excellent way to meet new people on campus while boosting your skills in your non-native language. The ERC is located at 100 Bay State Road. We will continue to offer all of our services in person and remotely, in accordance with the latest health guidelines.

Barnes & Noble at Boston University

Barnes & Noble at BU is Boston University’s official campus bookstore servicing students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the local community. The bookstore is located across from FitRec. In addition to providing access to affordable course materials by offering an extensive selection of used, rental, and digital options, you can find everything from BU gear & gifts to a curated collection of fiction and nonfiction titles for general reading.

Financial Assistance

BU Financial Assistance is here to help you and your family figure out how to pay for attending Boston University. Whether you have questions about your financial aid award, about student loans, or credit-based financing we want you to understand all your options. It’s important that you feel confident about your plan to pay your BU expenses, particularly during these uncertain times. Our counselors understand that every family’s financial situation is unique and that the more you can tell us about your circumstances, the better we can advise and assist you. We also offer financial wellness education through our Smart Money 101 initiatives.

Student Employment

Our office supports students in finding both on- and off-campus employment opportunities to enrich their campus experiences. We also assist students with Federal Work-Study funding in finding positions in which they can earn their awards. Finally, we make sure that students who are employed on-campus get paid!

Student Accounting Services

Student Accounting Services is your resource for managing your billing and payment. We routinely send important communications to students at their Boston University e-mail accounts. Students should check their e-mail frequently. Students may also provide ShareLink access to anyone who is assisting them with bill payment. ShareLink is available through the Student Link. Students may also authorize others to discuss billing details by providing Consent to Disclosure, also available via the Student Link.

BU Libraries

BU Libraries supports research and learning across all University departments. We offer personalized research assistance from librarians with expertise on accessing and evaluating information sources, available by appointment or on demand via chat, text, and email. Our collections include millions of books and ebooks, hundreds of databases, and countless articles. With ten branches across the Charles River Campus, the Libraries offer a vast array of services and study spaces. Learn more on our website!