List of Living-Learning Communities
|Living-Learning Community||Address||Residence Office|
|Core Curriculum Floor||Warren Towers 11B||Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue|
|Core Curriculum House||141 Carlton Street||South Campus, 518 Park Drive|
|Earth House||7 Buswell Street||South Campus, 518 Park Drive|
|Global House||610 Beacon Street||Myles Standish Hall, 610 Beacon Street|
|Kilachand Honors College Floors*||Kilachand Hall 2, 3, 4, 5
Myles Standish Hall 5
|Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road
Myles Standish Hall, 610 Beacon Street
|Kilachand Honors College House*||117 Bay State Road||Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road|
*Please note that there is not an application for Kilachand Honors College Living-Learning Communities. Eligible students will see these residences as an option during room selection if space is available.
List of Specialty Communities
|Specialty Community||Address||Residence Office|
|Classics House||176 Bay State Road||The Towers, 140 Bay State Road|
|College of Communication Floor||Warren Towers 11C||Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue|
|College of Fine Arts Floor||Claflin Hall 9||Claflin Hall, 273 Babcock Street|
|College of General Studies House||166-168 Bay State Road||The Towers, 140 Bay State Road|
|Common Ground House||158-160 Bay State Road||The Towers, 140 Bay State Road|
|Community Service House||31 Buswell Street||South Campus, 518 Park Drive|
|Education House||179 Bay State Road||Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road|
|Engineering Floor||Warren Towers 12C||Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue|
|Engineering Floor||The Towers 4W (all male)||The Towers, 140 Bay State Road|
|Engineering House||1 Buswell Street||South Campus, 518 Park Drive|
|Management Floors||The Towers 8W and 9W||The Towers, 140 Bay State Road|
|Management House||161 Bay State Road||Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road|
|Music House||207 Bay State Road||575 Commonwealth Avenue|
|Sargent College Floor||The Towers 7W (all female)||The Towers, 140 Bay State Road|
|Sargent College House||205 Bay State Road||575 Commonwealth Avenue|
|Trustee Scholars House||200 Bay State Road||The Towers, 140 Bay State Road|
|Wellness Housing||spaces TBD, Kilachand Hall||Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road|
|Women in Science and Engineering Floor||Warren Towers 15A (all female)||Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue|
|Women in Science and Engineering Upper Class House||163 Bay State Road||The Towers, 140 Bay State Road|
|Writers’ Corridor||Kilachand Hall 4||Kilachand Hall, 91 Bay State Road|
Additional Requirements: Commitment to participate in house events and activities
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Trips to museums, lectures, dinners, and informal gatherings with faculty members
Location: 176 Bay State Road
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunity to interact with a variety of students, staff, and faculty from the College of Communication to develop a close-knit social and educational support network; field trips, socials, lectures, intramural sports, and a wide variety of cultural events
Locations: Warren Towers 11C
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunity to interact with a variety of students, staff, and faculty from the College of Fine Arts to develop a close-knit social and educational support network; field trips, socials, lectures, intramural sports, and a wide variety of cultural events
Locations: Claflin Hall 9
College of General Studies House
Requirements: Enrollment in the College of General Studies (juniors and seniors who are selected to reside in the house will act as mentors to underclassmen and will be expected to participate in house activities)
Additional Requirements: Commitment to active planning of, and participation in, house activities and college events, including involvement in at least one house activity and/or one college event each month, and planning of at least one event per semester.
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Faculty presentations of on-going research provide opportunities for students to investigate the liberal arts beyond the classroom. Tutoring and panel presentations provide students with techniques and assistance directly developed for residents.
Location: 166-168 Bay State Road
Common Ground House
The Common Ground House is rooted in the tradition and philosophy of Howard Thurman, former Dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University. The focus of Common Ground House is exploring the notion of pluralism and developing meaningful community between people of different cultural, ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds. Residents are able to explore a wide range of social, cultural, and educational experiences.
Requirements: Martin Luther King Scholar, Howard Thurman Center Ambassador, or demonstrated commitment to the Howard Thurman legacy by attendance at Common Ground Orientation or other programs sponsored by the Howard Thurman Center
Additional Requirements: The specialty community residence application must include a brief essay about involvement as a Martin Luther King Scholar, Howard Thurman Center Ambassador, or attendee at Common Ground Orientation or other programs sponsored by the Howard Thurman Center. All applications will be reviewed by the Howard Thurman Center.
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunities to explore a wide range of social, cultural, and educational experiences
Location: 158-160 Bay State Road
Community Service House
Requirements: Involvement in local community service organizations and projects, participation in FYSOP or the Community Service Center strongly preferred
Additional Requirements: Commitment to participate in house events and activities, and a
willingness to explore different service opportunities and learn about different issues within the local area
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: The Community Service House is a housing option for all students interested in volunteerism. The staff of the Community Service Center works closely with the resident assistant to organize group service projects and informative lectures. Some of the topics that may be addressed are hunger and homelessness, AIDS/HIV awareness, literacy initiatives, and mentoring programs.
Location: 31 Buswell Street
Core Curriculum Floor and House
Requirements: Open to any students enrolled in at least one College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum Class (CAS CCXXX)
Additional Requirements: Active participation in floor and house activities (Note: Current residents of the Core Curriculum Floor may be given preference for residency in Core Curriculum House)
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Study and review sessions of Core classes, and book discussions with other Core students, includes various social and cultural activities in Boston and beyond.
Locations: Warren Towers 11B, 141 Carlton Street
Students interested in Core specialty housing can find out more information here.
Who? Students in any major who want to join a community of faculty, staff, and fellow students in exploring how to live a high-quality, sustainable life, day to day.
What? Earth House itself will be the object of our study in sustainability. Join an innovative 8 credit, 2-year group research project (2 credits per semester) where you gain real-world experience in advancing positive environmental change. Interact with faculty and staff sustainability experts through informal conversations and events. Participate in field trips that will connect your living experience to Boston and beyond by, for example, tracing the path of our drinking water from the Quabbin watershed to Earth House faucets to the Dear Island wastewater treatment plant, and following electrons from community solar fields to our lightbulbs.
Upon approval and due to limited availability, successful applicants will be automatically assigned a space in Earth House, regardless of other housing preferences.
Location: 7 Buswell Street
Requirements: Open to any undergraduate student enrolled in the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
Additional Requirements: A commitment to live and actively participate in the Education House community
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Participate in the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development alumni activities, apple picking, coordinate an annual trip to Salem, Massachusetts, preparation of a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, hosting the Junior Pinning Ceremony, and participating in the End-of-Year BBQ with the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development Community.
Location: 179 Bay State Road
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Group study, informal gatherings with deans and faculty members, lectures, a wide variety of social and cultural events, the opportunity to work closely and socialize with members of all class years, intramural sports
Locations: Warren Towers 9B, Warren Towers 12C, The Towers 4W (all male), 1 Buswell Street
Kilachand Honors College Floors and Kilachand Honors College House
Requirements: Enrollment in the Kilachand Honors College. All students in good standing in Kilachand Honors College are eligible to live in the Kilachand Honors College House. Students with questions about their standing should contact Kilachand Honors College, 91 Bay State Road, Suite 115, Boston, MA 02215; phone: 617-358-5900; email: email@example.com
Additional Requirements: Commitment to actively plan and participate in programs and activities. Good standing in Kilachand Honors College.
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunity to interact with a variety of students, staff, and faculty from Kilachand Honors College to develop a close-knit social and educational support network; field trips and a variety of cultural events
Locations: 117 Bay State Road and Kilachand Hall 2, 3, 4, 5
Management Floors and Management House
Requirements: Enrollment in the Questrom School of Business
Additional Requirements: Active commitment to plan and participate in floor/house programs and events
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Opportunity to interact with students, staff, and faculty from the Questrom School of Business and from related academic institutions; lectures, socials, workshops, cultural events, and house/floor intramurals
Locations: The Towers 8W and 9W, 161 Bay State Road
Requirements: A major or minor in music or the ability to demonstrate an active interest in music.
Additional Requirements: Current activity as a performing musician; performance, at least once each semester, in a house program or public forum; commitment to living and participating in a musical environment, and to planning musical events
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Performance at house and area functions, group and individual practice sessions, access to soundproof practice rooms and pianos
Location: 207 Bay State Road
Requirements: Enrollment in Sargent College
Additional Requirements: Commitment to participate in floor activities
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Lecture series, tours of health-care facilities (such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes), career information sessions, group study sessions, various social and cultural events
Locations: The Towers 7W (all female), 205 Bay State Road
Additional Requirements: Commitment to actively plan and participate in house programs and activities
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Interaction with faculty members; access to the soundproof music room and kitchen; meetings and seminars; special dinners and other events
Location: 200 Bay State Road
Requirements: Desire to live in a substance-free space with other students who want to support their mental & physical health.
Additional Requirements: Wellness Housing approaches health and wellness from a holistic standpoint. Therefore, Wellness Housing is a substance-free and smoke-free environment. All residents pledge to abstain from substance use during their time at the residence. Wellness housing is an important on-campus housing option for the many BU students who choose not to use substances, including students in recovery from substance use.
Activities, traditions, benefits: Wellness Housing programming can include events like: a cooking class, introduction to mindfulness, and physical activities like yoga. Wellness Housing might be a good fit for you if implementing personal practices to support your mental and physical health.
Location: 91 Bay State Road
Requirements: Female students who are declared majors in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline. WISE@Warren students must register for a freshman seminar (First-Year Experience) that meets twice a month and focuses on career opportunities, discussions with STEM female faculty and non-academic professions, academic preparation and social and community outreach around STEM topics.
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: WISE@Warren residents belong to a small academic and social community in a large residential complex with opportunities for direct contact with faculty outside the context of class; availability of tutoring and academic support; priority consideration for select research opportunities; career exploration seminars; opportunities to develop study groups with students taking the same courses; interaction with upper-class peer mentors who will share experiences, help with your acclimation to campus, and participate in social, cultural, and athletic outings sponsored by the floor or house.
Locations: Warren Towers 15A (freshmen only)
Requirements: Female students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who are declared majors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Preference is given to former WISE@Warren Residents. WISE-UP residents must have a willingness to foster and contribute to a shared support system in the community; interest in making study connections with peers; and interest in learning about careers and research from STEM female faculty mentors.
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Special seminars, interaction with STEM female faculty, peer and graduate student mentoring, academic support, STEM career experiences, creativity and innovation, and Societal outreach in STEM
Location: 163 Bay State Road
Requirements: Interest in writing and sharing your work with others and submitting original work for floor publications. Commitment to planning and attending floor activities.
Additional Requirements: In addition to the specialty community residence application, applicants must provide a creative writing sample of no more than 250 words with the specialty community residence application.
Activities, Traditions, Benefits: Maintenance of a creative environment, discussions, and debates with faculty members, attendance at theatrical events, bi-monthly writers’ workshops, monthly coffee houses. WISE-UP residents share a Bay State Road brownstone and can participating in special seminars, interactions with STEM female faculty, peer and graduate student mentoring, academic support, STEM career experiences, creativity and innovation, and societal outreach in STEM
Location: Kilachand Hall 4