AIM: Housing & Dining

As announced by the president and provost on Tuesday, April 7, Boston University has cancelled on-campus programming for Summer 2020. The nature of the Academic Immersion: Introduction to Medicine and Creative Writing tracks do not make them feasible options for remote learning. For that reason, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel Introduction to Medicine and Creative Writing this year.

The Academic Immersion: Introduction to Experimental Psychology track will be moving to a remote learning environment. Click here for more details about the Introduction to Experimental Psychology remote program for Summer 2020.

The application deadline for Academic Immersion has passed.

A 3-week program

Here’s your chance to do a deep dive into a subject that fascinates you. Picture this: three stimulating weeks on campus engaging in intensive study, with classmates who feel just as passionate about a single academic topic as you do. If you’re entering your junior or senior year of high school, we invite you to apply.

Residential students

You and your fellow high school students will live together as a community in BU’s Warren Towers residence hall. Located in the heart of campus, Warren Towers consists of three separate towers of dormitory rooms, multiple study areas, and a TV lounge. Young men and women live in separate towers, usually two students to a room. Some students may be in singles and some may be in triples.

Warren Towers has 24-hour security and full-time BU residential staff. Carefully selected program assistants (PAs) also live in the residences and provide students with guidance as they adapt to college life. The PAs coordinate social outings and ensure that students return to the residence before curfew each night.

Warren Towers has air conditioning in some study areas and the TV lounge but not in the dorm rooms or other areas of the building. Dorm rooms may become hot, so we strongly recommend that you bring a fan or buy one when you arrive on campus.

You will eat your meals at the Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons, a dining hall located a short walk from your dorm. The menu choices include restaurant-style meals, vegetarian and vegan options, freshly made desserts, and so much more. If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us so we can make arrangements to best accommodate you. The dining staff can also assist you if you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

Commuter students

There is no option to commute in the AIM program. Students must reside on campus.

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