Shortly after they arrive on campus, you might hear your son or daughter proclaiming, “After my class in COM I’m going to head to LooseLeafs at the GSU. Then I told my friend I’d meet her at StuVi so we can go to our PDP class together at FitRec.” What does it all mean?!
We’ve provided this BU Glossary to help you translate the Terrier Lingo:
100 Bay State
Address of the new Center for Student Services, home to the Educational Resource Center, Center for Career Development, and the Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons
A coeducational residence at the corner of Babcock Street and Commonwealth Avenue with a large common study room.
575 Commonwealth Avenue
Residence Hall located near Kenmore Square.
Agganis Arena, BU’s state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment center
A Boston neighborhood on the west border of BU’s campus
Alternative Service Breaks
Barnes and Noble
The University bookstore, located at 910 Commonwealth Avenue
Bay State Road (BSR)
The Street between Commonwealth Avenue and the Charles River. It is lined with brownstones which house students and University offices, programs, and centers.
A facility in downtown Boston which unites Boston University and the Boston Medical Center in a collaboration between industry and academia.
Boston Medical Center
The Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre is located at 820 Commonwealth Avenue
A neighborhood that borders BU’s campus
BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center
Centrally located on the Charles River campus, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center is the on-campus collaboration space and information center.
Brownstone Student Council
Boston University Emergency Medical Service
Boston University Marine Program
Boston University Shuttle
College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Career Development
Computing & Data Sciences
Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research
Center for English Language and Orientation Programs
College of Fine Arts
College of General Studies
College of Communication
Like dining points, Convenience Points can be used like cash (one convenience point is equal to one dollar) at all Campus Dining Services locations and for many other services on campus. Students can purchase all books and other merchandise at Barnes & Noble at BU, get necessities from any of the six Campus Conveniences, wash their laundry, get snacks from vending machines, and even make photocopies. For more information, visit Student Account Services at 881 Commonwealth Avenue or call 617.353.2264.
Community Service Center
This coeducational residence is located on Beacon Street near Massachusetts Avenue and along the Charles River.
Dining Points are used like cash at all Campus Dining Services locations. One point is equal to one dollar. There are many dining plan options. Visit the Dining Plans & Convenience Points website for more information.
Dean of Students’ Office
The part of campus near Kenmore Square where the Yawkey Center for Student Services is located and dorms such as Myles, Kilachand Hall, and The Towers are located.
College of Engineering
Boston University’s Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), an impressive 15,000 square foot, multi-million dollar makerspace located in the heart of BU’s Charles River Campus.
Educational Resource Center
Fenway Campus is located in the Fenway area near South Campus. The campus is composed of Riverway House, Pilgrim House, Longwood House, and Campus Center & Student Residence.
Fitness and Recreation Center, located at 915 Commonwealth Avenue
Fuller’s BU Pub
Located in the Dahod Family Alumni Center in The Castle at 225 Bay State Road
In the Fall Semester, students are encouraged to register for CAS FY101, a first-year seminar course that provides the opportunity to explore issues relevant to new students at Boston University.
First Year Student Outreach Project, a program for incoming students to participate in community service throughout the Greater Boston area the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester
Grade Point Average
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School of Management
George Sherman Union
Harry Agganis Way
Formerly a Howard Johnson Hotel, HoJo, is now a dormitory at 575 Commonwealth Avenue.
This student organization supports religious, cultural, educational, and social interests of all Jewish students at Boston University. The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House is located at 213 Bay State Road in a beautiful new building. For more information, visit the Hillel website.
Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground
Institute for Religion and World Affairs
International Students and Scholars Office
A neighborhood around Fenway Park, near East Campus
Kilachand Honors College
Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering
School of Law
Leave of Absence
The plaza area outside of Marsh Chapel on Commonwealth Avenue
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
School of Medicine
This limestone residence, created in the Classical Revival style, is accessed from the second floor of Myles Standish Hall.
Myles Standish Hall
Formerly a fashionable Boston hotel, this residence stands just on the edge of Kenmore Square. The e-shape style of this brick building makes it unique.
Center for First Generation students and their families at Boston University
The Catholic Center at Boston University, located at 211 Bay State Road, houses offices for the Catholic Campus Ministers, a small Chapel, and some study and gathering places.
Office of Residence Life
Physical Development Program, usually one or two non-academic credit classes students may register for each semester. These classes include ballroom dancing, fencing, yoga, and many more.
Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Avenue
Residence Hall Association, branch of Student Government
Boston University mascot (Boston Terrier)
Student Activities Office
Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
School of Dental Medicine
School of Hospitality Administration
Student Health Services
School of Public Health
School of Social Work
School of Theology
A large number and wide variety of Boston University apartments are located in the South Campus neighborhood, which is only a few minutes’ walk to the center of the Charles River Campus
Student Village (StuVi 1 & StuVi 2)
The Student Village provides students with superior recreation, athletic, living, dining, and outdoor spaces. The Village includes a Track and Tennis Center, state-of-the-art Fitness and Recreation Center, four new high-rise Residence Halls (StuVi 1 located at 10 Buick Street & StuVi 2 located at 33 Harry Agganis Way), and a Sports and Entertainment Arena.
Student identification card
The Castle is located at 225 Bay State Road.
The Daily Free Press–an independent student newspaper founded on May 5, 1970.
The subway system of the Massachusetts Bay Turnpike Authority. The T runs along Commonwealth Avenue to transport BU students.
A coeducational residence located on beautiful, tree-lined Bay State Road
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Residence Hall located on mid-campus along Commonwealth Avenue. Includes Fairfield, Marshall, and Shields Towers.
Boston’s National Public Radio (90.9 FM)
West Campus Complex
Claflin, Sleeper, and Rich Halls are separate residences arranged in a semicircle overlooking Nickerson Field next to the Case Athletic Center.
Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
The Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development provides comprehensive teacher preparation to students in more than 20 concentrations.
Yawkey Center for Student Services
Located a 100 Bay State Road the Yawkey Center is home to the Center for Career Development, the Educational Resource Center, and The Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons.