Admitted Students Academic Student Services

Academic Student Services


Students have access to nearly 200 computer work stations for communication, coursework, and research on the first three floors of Mugar Memorial Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue. Printing and document scanning services are available. An IT Help Center provides technology support (software, hardware, and account services).

If you bring your laptop to campus with you, wireless internet access is available in Warren Towers and across the entire campus.

Login Account

Before arriving on campus students will receive an email with information about setting up your BU account and accessing the housing portal. Be sure to set up your BU account when you receive this email as this information will also be used to complete your Residence License Agreement for Housing. Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) students should set up their BU account to access all mandatory safety training, which must be completed before arriving on campus. Setting up a login account is required to access the wireless internet on campus.

Library Services

There are 23 libraries on campus, providing over 3 million print and electronic titles, over 200,000 print and electronic serials, and over 100,000 physical and electronic media titles. Mugar Memorial Library is the primary library for study, teaching, and research in the humanities and social sciences at Boston University.

Mugar Memorial Library

771 Commonwealth Avenue

Summer Term Hours

Sunday, 10 am - 11 pm
Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 11 pm
Friday and Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm

Science and Engineering Library

38 Cummington Street

Summer Term Hours

Sunday, 12 pm - 10 pm
Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 10 pm
Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm

For details on the other branch libraries and holdings on campus, visit

Barnes & Noble @ Boston University Bookstore

Books, notebooks, and other supplies are available at the Barnes & Noble bookstore, located at 910 Commonwealth Avenue.

Summer Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm

For more information visit, call 617-267-8484, or email

Educational Resource Center (ERC)

For High School Honors students only.
The ERC helps BU students develop the range and depth of academic skills required by the University's rigorous programs. The free services and programs are designed to help students discover successful strategies not only for what to learn, but how to learn. Services are run by a team of seasoned professionals, graduate students, and student peers.

The ERC is located on the 5th and 6th floors of the Yawkey Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Road. For more information about the ERC's programs and services and to search for peer tutoring and writing assistance appointments, please visit the ERC website. The ERC can also be reached at 617-353-7077 or During the summer the ERC is available Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

CAS Center for Writing

For High School Honors students only.
The CAS Center for Writing, at 100 Bay State Road on the third floor, offers one-on-one tutorials free of charge to all students enrolled in Writing Program courses (CAS WR 111, WR 112, WR 120, WR 150, WR 151 and WR 152). Tutorials may be available on a walk-in basis, but appointments are strongly recommended. Students may sign up for tutorial sessions online at, by calling 617-358-1500, or in person at the CAS Center for Writing.

Disability Services

Boston University is committed to supporting the academic, social, and cultural integration of individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to foster academic excellence, personal responsibility, and leadership growth in students with disabilities. Individuals are encouraged to contact Disability Services to discuss support services and accommodations they may need, including auxiliary aids like sign-language interpreters, exam accommodation, note-taking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual's diagnosis and documented needs. Disability Services is also available to consult with individuals and groups regarding architectural, programmatic, digital, or communication access. The University's Compliance Officer for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the Director of Disability Services, Lorraine E. Wolf, Ph.D., who can be reached at The Office of Disability Services may be reached at 617-353-3658, by email at, or at

Contact Us

Boston University Summer Term
High School Programs
755 Commonwealth Ave, Rm B05
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-1378
Fax: 617-358-0646