Summer Challenge: Housing & Dining

Residential Students

You and your fellow high school students will live together as a community in a BU residence hall. There are typically two students per room, although some students may also be in singles or triples. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss housing arrangements, as our office is committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all of our students.

Residence halls have 24 hour security and full time 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.

Our residence halls are not air-conditioned and dorm rooms can get hot, so we strongly recommend that you bring a fan or buy one when you arrive on campus.

You will eat your meals in one of our dining halls on campus. 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.

You must be 14 years old by the time the program begins in order to live on campus and participate in Summer Challenge.

Commuter Students

There is no option to commute in the Summer Challenge program. You must reside on campus.

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