Student Services

Note: The information below applies only to students attending programs on campus. All summer 2021 programming is remote, and in-person attendance is not available.

Boston University offers a variety of convenient services designed to make your time here as comfortable as possible. We provide amenities such as wireless internet access, student work stations, access to multiple research libraries, an email account, Student Health Services, Disability & Access Services, and tutoring.

In case of emergency

Please use the applicable phone numbers in the event of an emergency.

  • Summer Term High School Programs office: 617-353-1378 (weekdays, 9 am–5 pm)
  • Boston University Police Department: 617-353-2121 (available 24 hours a day)

The George Sherman Student Union

The George Sherman Union (GSU), located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, is a central hub for student life. Along with hosting frequent lectures and events, the GSU is home to 8 different types of dining options, a City Convenience store, a student organization exhibition area known as “The Link,” as well as study lounges and work spaces.

The GSU also houses the Dean of Students office; the Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism; Catering; Dining Services; the BU Arts Initiative; the BU Hub; and the Community Service Center.

University-sponsored groups and organizations are able to reserve conference rooms for meetings and seminars. For more information, visit the GSU Operations Desk (2nd floor, GSU) or call 617-353-5498.

Boston University’s Emergency Alert System

Boston University uses an on-demand alert and response system called BU Alert. In the event of a campus emergency, BU Alert’s technology allows us to contact the entire campus community immediately through a variety of electronic means, including text messaging, email, and voicemail.

To ensure the effectiveness of the BU Alert system, you are required to provide your emergency alert phone number (typically your personal mobile phone) so you can be reached on campus.

How to comply

When completing the electronic Participation Agreement form provided in your acceptance email, please remember to fill out the BU Emergency Alert Contact Phone Number on the form. This is the phone number that the BU Alert system will use to reach you in case of a University-wide emergency. Please provide your own mobile phone number (not your parent’s number). This information is required for registration.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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