When we speak of Community Life at Boston University School of Theology we are referring to the many programs and opportunities that enhance the learning and living environment of our students, faculty, and staff. Each semester, we strive to create activities that enhance and complement the learning that takes place within the classroom while also fostering a commitment to building strong relationships that will continue long after your graduation.

Weekly worship, community lunches (always served with a smile and at no cost), panel discussions on critical and relevant subjects, annual talent shows, spiritual life retreats, and participating in community service work are just a few of the ongoing ways we come together as a community. Because we value the participation of all members of our community we consistently host town hall meetings where we encourage the exchange of ideas either during this open forum or through follow-up email. Each person’s voice counts at the School of Theology and we wholeheartedly respect diversity and endeavor to be a fully inclusive community.

As an integral part of Boston University, we seek always to maximize what it means to be One BU. Thus we enjoy sharing and participating in community life across the university. This means every student has the advantage of enjoying the full spectrum of Boston University’s community in a city that is alive with opportunities, good fun and good eating (especially the seafood!).

For these and many other reasons, Boston University School of Theology is just an awesome place to study. We hope you’ll join us.

Pamela Lightsey,
Associate Dean for Community Life and Lifelong Learning