Information for new families

Welcome from Parent and Family Programs! We can’t wait to have you a part of our community. Please remember to sign up for Parent & Family Orientation.

You may have questions about Orientation, Housing and more. We have Orientation programming for students and parents. You will want to complete your New Student Housing Application, if you haven’t already, so you can be assigned a residence (for Fall semester starts, you will get your assignment in late June, and for Spring semester starts, you will get it at the beginning of January.)

You might also want to check out our Student Health Insurance plans and what medical requirements you should have ready to submit before classes begin. If you have questions about paying for BU and other financial assistance needs, please visit our friends in Financial Assistance.

You may always contact us at or 617-358-1187.