Housing & Dining

Residential Students

High school students live together as a community in Boston University’s Warren Towers residence hall. Located right 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.

If you are attending one of our programs with a friend, you may request to room together. In order to be considered, a room request must be submitted separately by each student asking to share a room. Requests must be made by the date indicated in your acceptance packet. Please note that rooming requests are not guaranteed.

Warren Towers has 24-hour security and full-time Boston University 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 at curfew each night.

Warren Towers has air conditioning in some study areas and the television room but not in the dorm rooms or other areas of the building. Dorm rooms can get hot so we strongly recommend that students bring a fan with them or buy one when they arrive on campus.

High school students eat their meals at the Fresh Food Company at Warren Towers, a dining hall located on the fourth floor of your residence. 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.

Students must be at least 14 years old before the start of the program to live on campus.

Commuter Students

Because dorm life is an important aspect of the college experience and helps you form closer bonds with other students, we encourage you to live on campus. However, students in the High School Honors and Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) programs do have the option of commuting to campus each day.

If you choose to commute, you remain responsible for the service fees ($470), and we expect your full participation in all planned program activities. Commuting students are also able to put convenience points on their Terrier Cards in order to purchase food at the George Sherman Union or to buy meals in the Warren Towers dining room so they can eat with their friends.

All commuter students are required to fill out a supplemental Commuter Permission Form upon acceptance into one of our programs. This form should be returned with the other acceptance materials. Please note that students who choose to commute must be staying with a family member.