Plan Your Visit

Individual Appointments and Class Visits

We encourage you to visit campus to speak with Admissions representatives about academic offerings, sit in on a class, connect with a current student, or learn more about careers in the field. You can also join in on conversations about public health by attending one of our Signature Events along with your visit. You can learn about these by viewing our events calendar. Please include this information in the ‘other’ section of the registration form.

Information sessions are offered in the evening and weekend times as a slightly more formal overview of programs, resources, and the admissions process. These sessions also have ample time for Q&A.

Friday Visits are a more informal chance to take a tour with a student, speak with an admissions representative, and ask questions about your program of interest. Prospective applicants can also arrange meetings with an academic program manager, sit in on an afternoon class, and/or further explore campus.

For dates and details about information sessions and Friday visits, click here.

To schedule a visit or if you have any questions, you can reach us at or 617-358-4095. We look forward to hearing from you!

Local Accommodations

The following hotels offer a discount rate for Boston University students and guests who reserve a room in advance, pending availability. Visiting applicants are advised to book a room well in advance in order to secure the most favorable rate.

Club Quarters – Boston
161 Devonshire Street

The Colonnade
120 Huntington Ave

Courtyard Marriott Brookline
40 Webster Street, Brookline

Courtyard by Marriott—South Boston
63R Boston Street

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston
400 Soldiers Field Road

The Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St James Ave

Hilton Back Bay
40 Dalton Street

Holiday Inn – Brookline
1200 Beacon Street, Brookline

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Brookline
111 Boylston Street, Brookline

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

The Inn at Longwood Medical
342 Longwood Ave

No. 284
284 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02115
(617) 603-0084

Omni Parker House
60 School Street

Residence Inn – Fenway
125 Brookline Ave

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street

The Verb Hotel
1271 Boylston Street

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave

The following hotels and establishments do not offer discounts or special BU rates, but may be of interest due to their location and/or pricing.

Best Western Roundhouse Suites
891 Massachusetts Avenue
Walking distance to BU Medical Campus
Shuttle services available to airport

Aisling Bed & Breakfast 
21 E. Concord Street
Includes full breakfast
Walking distance to BU Medical Campus
Free off-street parking
Free pickup at train station or airport

Hostelling International
19 Stuart Street
Best rated hostel in Boston and fantastic location!

40 Berkeley Hostel
40 Berkeley Street
Walking distance to BU Medical Campus

Milner Hotel 
78 Charles Street South

There are many hotels in the Greater Boston area where guests may find convenient accommodations while visiting Boston University School of Public Health. The above listing is just a selection of possible accommodations. All of the hotels reserve the right to change rates depending on season and demand.