Visiting the School of Theology
The School of Theology’s Admissions Office typically loves prospective student visits to campus, as we believe it’s the best way to experience the fullness of our community life and educational opportunities. However, due to the national public health restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, Boston University has decided to move to remote teaching and reduced staffing for the next several weeks. This means that, unfortunately, we cannot welcome prospective students for on-campus visits during the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. We hope and expect that on-campus visits will begin again in the summer.
Scheduling a “Virtual Visit”
Though we cannot accommodate in-person visits at this time, our Admissions Office is very much still open, albeit working remotely. This means that we will happily schedule a time for you to meet virtually with one of our staff members or a current student. We can schedule meetings over the phone or video chats via Zoom or FaceTime. Please use the form below to request a conversation.
Keep Up-to-Date When Campus Visits Resume
If you complete the form below we will reach out to you once Boston University lifts its cautionary restrictions and returns to normal on-campus staffing and teaching. At that time you can schedule an in-person visit at your earliest convenience.
All Spring 2020 Recruitment Events Cancelled
Unfortunately, all Spring 2020 recruitment events, including the Catch-a-Glimpse prospective student day that was scheduled for April 1, 2020, have been cancelled. (This is not an April Fool’s Day joke, though we see the irony.)
We hope to hold our next Open House in the Fall 2020 semester, and will update this site as soon as we can with those dates.
Getting to BU's Campus
Our Admissions Office is on the first floor (suite 108) of the School of Theology building, which is located at 745 Commonwealth Avenue; Boston, MA 02215. Our building is next to Marsh Chapel at the center of the University’s Charles River Campus. The “BU Central” stop along the Green B-Line is our nearest subway “T” stop, and is located directly across the street from our building.
Accommodations When Visiting
There are a number of hotels near the School of Theology where prospective students often stay when visiting. Hotel Buckminster in Kenmore Square and The Inn at Brookline provide accommodations within walking distance of BU’s campus. Those traveling with a car might consider The Walker Center, which is farther from campus (a 45-minute subway commute) but provides free parking and bed and breakfast style accommodations, all with easy access to the “T” for traveling to campus via the subway.
Paid parking is available on-campus, and can be located using BU’s Parking Services map.
Unfortunately, STH cannot provide funding or travel reimbursement for prospective students to visit campus. (We make it up to them with generous financial aid for their degree programs, instead.)