Arrival Information for Participating Students

Arrival Information for Participating Students

We look forward to seeing you on campus this summer! Boston University is located in the heart of Boston, and is easily accessible by public transportation or car. Boston's subway and bus system, known as the “T,” provides service to the BU campus via the Green Line “B” train. The main BU stops are BU East, BU Central, and BU West. Directions to campus can be found here.

Here is a list of items to take care of as soon as you arrive on campus.

  • Review the Program Calendar

    Be sure to review program dates listed on the program calendar. Required Internship Course meetings and AIC Workshops are included there, as well as important registration and payment dates.

  • Adjusting Your Class Schedule

    If you need to make an adjustment to your class schedule, please contact us.

  • Your Student ID: The Terrier Card

    All Boston University students are assigned a nine-character, computer-generated ID number. This University ID number (or "U" number) is used for all University records, including registration and class adjustments. You will receive your "U" number in your emailed registration confirmation.

    It is recommended that you obtain a photo ID Terrier Card. You will need to present a valid form of government-issued photo ID when you go to the Terrier Card Office, as well as your University ID number.

    To obtain your Terrier Card, please go to:

    Terrier Card Office
    George Sherman Union
    775 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
    Boston, MA 02215
    Open Monday–Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

    If you have questions regarding the Terrier Card, please call 617-353-9966 or email

  • Set Up Your BU Log-in and Optional Google Apps Account

    To set up your BU log-in and optional Google Apps account, please visit one of the IT Help Center locations listed below. When opening an account at the IT Help Center, you will need to present your Terrier Card in order to prove your affiliation as a BU student.

    A BU log-in and Kerberos password are required to access most online resources at BU, including the wireless network, which you will see as BU (802.1x), course sites hosted in Blackboard Learn, and the Student Link.

    IT Help Center
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
    (inside the Mugar Memorial Library)
    179 Amory Street, Brookline, MA 02446
    (across from the College of Fine Arts)
    Phone: 617-353-HELP (4357)

  • Pay Your Bill

    Full payment for the Summer Study Internship Program is due by May 22, 2018. If you have not paid your bill already, please visit Student Accounting Services in person or go to our How to Pay section for more information on payment options.

    Student Accounting Services
    881 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
    Boston, MA 02215
    Phone: 617-353-2264

  • Buy Your Books

    Course materials and BU merchandise are available at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in Kenmore Square. You can also find your list of required and recommended course materials in the Textbook Section of the Barnes & Noble website by entering your course information.

    Barnes & Noble Bookstore
    660 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02215
    Phone: 617-267-8484
    Textbook Direct Line: 617-236-7420

    Summer Hours

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

  • Check Your Schedule and Locate Your Classes

    You'll want to make sure you know where to go—and when—on the first day of class. After you register, you will receive a copy of your course schedule and room location.

    Here is an example of a possible course listed on your schedule: CAS PS 101S A1 GEN PSYCHOLOGY TR 0600P 0930P STH113.

    • CAS PS means the course is offered by the College of Arts and Science (CAS), Psychology department (PS).
    • The course number 101 indicates that General Psychology is an introductory level course.
    • S stands for Summer.
    • Section A1 means it is a Summer 1 course (Summer 2 courses have a B1 section code).
    • TR 0600P 0930P indicates the course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 9:30 pm
    • The last item of the course schedule is your room location, which gives a building code and room number. For example, STH113 means the course is located in the School of Theology (STH) building, room 113.

    To identify your building codes and locate your classes, please use the following links:


Student Health Services

Boston University Student Health Services, located at 881 Commonwealth Avenue is available for urgent care issues by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (opens 10 am on Thursdays). There is a co-pay fee of $25 for each visit, payable by cash, check, credit card, or charged to the student's account. If you receive blood work or immunizations you will need to provide your insurance information or have charges billed to your student account. text here.

If you have a non-urgent issue that requires routine care, Student Health will work with you to provide a referral based on your insurance. In the case of an emergency, call 617-353-2121 on-campus to reach the Boston University Police or 911 off-campus. If you need medical advice on weekdays after closing hours or weekends, you can call 617-353-3575 to reach a nurse for advice or you may go to the closest urgent care center or emergency department.

We are here to make your summer study experience a pleasant and rewarding one. If you have any questions about arriving on campus or the Summer Study Internship Program—please be sure to contact us.