Health & Wellness

Fitness & Recreation Center

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.

In keeping with the guidance of Boston University’s COVID-19 response concerning transmission of disease and social distancing, FitRec will be offering limited programming and informal recreation. Please visit the FitRec website for updates.

If you’re looking to engage in sports during your free time, BU’s Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) is the place to go.

With approximately 270,000 square feet of space, FitRec offers an 18,000-square-foot weight and cardio room, two separate swimming pools, two multi-use gymnasiums with seven courts, an elevated 1/7 mile jogging track overlooking several activity areas, racquetball and squash courts, and a 30′ climbing wall. During the summer, FitRec is open Monday–Thursday, 6 am–10 pm; Friday, 6 am–8 pm; and Saturday–Sunday, 8 am–8 pm.

If you are a commuter student in one of our High School Programs, you must be at least 16 years of age to purchase a membership for FitRec use while you are on campus. If you are eligible, your parent(s) or guardian(s) must fill out an Informed Consent and Waiver of Liability form (located in the online enrollment portal). The form should be returned to the Summer Term High School Programs office with other forms prior to arrival.

A complete list of summer 2021 programming will be available in the spring at 

Medical student services

Student Health Services

Note: Some 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 Student Health Services at 881 Commonwealth Avenue is available for urgent care issues by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (opens 10 am on Thursdays).

There is a $25 fee for each visit, charged to your student account. If you receive blood work or immunizations, you will need to provide your insurance information or have charges billed to your student account.

If you are a remote student and are are not feeling well, you should inform the High School Programs office immediately by calling 617-353-1378.

Commuter students who do not submit all health forms in advance of arrival are not allowed to participate in the program. To receive emergency hospital care, your parent or guardian must have completed the electronic Parental Consent to Treat form provided in the online enrollment portal. If you have any questions about our health forms, please feel free to contact our program staff at 617-353-1378.

Before the program begins, please inform us of any medical issues or concerns so that we can provide you with the best care possible.

Disability & Access 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 & Access Services to discuss support services and accommodations they may need, including auxiliary aids like sign-language interpreters, exam accommodation, notetaking 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 & Access 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 & Access Services, Lorraine E. Wolf, PhD, who can be reached at Disability & Access Services may be reached at 617-353-3658, by email at, or at

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