Housing & Dining

As a Summer Term student, you’re welcome to live on campus at Boston University. Life on campus creates camaraderie and a sense of community as you and your fellow students dine, study, and enjoy time together.

If you are interested in summer on-campus housing, apply online through BU Housing beginning in March. Summer 2020 housing details, including application deadlines and rates, are available on the BU Housing website. You may email sumhouse@bu.edu with any questions you may have.

Types of housing

On-campus accommodations are available in both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned dormitory-style and apartment-style residences. Air-conditioned dormitory-style rooms are located in Myles Standish Hall (610 Beacon Street). Myles Standish Hall is comprised of single and multiple occupancy bedrooms contained within suites that hold between two and eight residents. Air-conditioned apartments are located in Student Village II, 33 Harry Agganis Way. Apartments in 33 Harry Agganis Way contain four single occupancy bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room. Rooms and apartments vary in size and design; residence rates are assessed on a per-person basis and vary according to the type of accommodation. You are not allowed to bring your own air conditioner into the residences.

Rooms in dormitory-style and apartment-style residences contain a dresser, desk, mattress, bed frame, and chair for each student. You must provide your own pillow and linens, including extra-long twin bed sheets (beds are 80 inches long). Apartment-style residences are also furnished and equipped with kitchen and bathroom facilities; apartment residents must provide their own kitchen utensils, cleaning items, and bathroom supplies.

Applying for on-campus housing

To reserve an on-campus residence assignment, you must submit an online Housing Application, which will be available from BU Housing on March 1. A $200 nonrefundable housing guarantee payment is required to be paid with your online application. All residence assignments are made on a space-available basis and according to the dates that online housing applications are submitted. Further summer housing information can be found at bu.edu/housing/summer.

You must have an active BU username and Kerberos password to apply for BU Housing.

International visiting students will be emailed instructions on how to submit a Housing Application after they have been registered for classes.

Dining plans

Marciano Commons at 100 Bay State Road, Fresh Food Company at West Campus at 275 Babcock Street (after July 4), and other retail dining locations are open throughout the summer for your dining pleasure. Students assigned to dormitory-style residences must choose one of the three summer dining plans available. Students assigned to apartment-style residences or living off campus have the option to purchase a dining plan or Convenience Points plan. If you select this option, you must complete an Optional Dining Plan Agreement for one of the three dining plans offered or a Convenience Points Plan Agreement (a points-only plan, in increments of $25). Optional Dining Plan and Convenience Points Plan Agreements are available during the summer at the Terrier Card office; payment is required at the time of purchase.


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