Boston University offers world-class services and resources to students attending Summer Term. This page is your starting point for information about resources that are available to you on and around campus, including links to academic resources, health and wellness options, computing, and finding your way around campus.
George Sherman Union
The George Sherman Union (GSU), located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, is a central hub for student life. In addition to being home to 11 different types of dining options and a City Convenience store, the GSU acts as the host for frequent lectures and events, acting as the focal point of campus activity. Student groups and organizations are able to showcase their work and promote upcoming events in an exhibition area located through the main entrance of the building known as “The Link”, and there are a plethora of work spaces and study lounges available throughout the rest of the building. University-sponsored groups and organizations are able to reserve conference rooms located in the GSU for meetings and seminars through Events and Conferences.
Along with its vibrant student presence, the GSU is home to multiple departments within the Division of Student Life, including the Community Service Center, the Dean of Students Office, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, and the Office of Orientation. It is also the location of departments such as Catering on the Charles and Dining Services, as well as the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism (CGSA), the Islamic Prayer Room and Student Government Offices.
The GSU Operations Office provides information about resources on campus and all of its happenings to students, staff and guests. This office manages the building’s lost and found and can provide a variety of chargers and equipment to anyone with a BU ID. For more information, please visit the Operations Office on the 2nd floor of the GSU or call 617-353-5498.
Fitness & Recreation Center
Boston University's Fitness & Recreation Center contains approximately 270,000 square feet of space, supporting physical education, non-credit courses, intramurals, club sports, student organizations, and much more. For information on classes and summer membership, go to Member Services, located at the front entrance of the Fitness & Recreation Center at 915 Commonwealth Avenue. Visit bu.edu/fitrec, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-358-3740 for more information.
During the summer, Marsh Chapel and the Office of Religious Life are fully active in several ways. The Sunday Boston University Interdenominational Protestant Worship Service, held every Sunday at 11am in Marsh Chapel, continues all summer. Dean Hill preaches some of the Sundays in July and August. His guest preaching schedule in other locations is listed in the morning bulletin each Sunday in the summer. When he is away, our 2018 National Summer Preacher Series includes guests from across the country (see the Chapel Website for weekly listings). 2018 is the twelfth year of this summer offering. The Marsh Summer Choir sings two anthems every Sunday throughout the summer as well. Pastoral care is available all summer long through the Chapel staff (see the Ministry section of the Chapel Website), and there are particular programmatic events and groups throughout the summer. Information on religious Life activities can be obtained through the Chapel Office (617-353-3560), or on the Marsh Chapel website at bu.edu/chapel.
The Student Link
The Student Link provides online access to your student records at Boston University. You can use the Student Link to view and change personal information such as your address, view your student account, register for classes, see your grades, check your compliance status, confirm classroom locations, and more. To use the Student Link, you must have a BU login name and Kerberos password.
Yawkey Center for Student Services
The six-story Yawkey Center for Student Services includes the Marciano Commons dining area and a central lounge, nicknamed The Ellipse, where students can congregate. Located at 100 Bay State Road, the Yawkey Center for Student Services is also home to the Center for Career Development, the Educational Resource Center, and several College of Arts & Sciences advising and academic support programs.
Center for Career Development (CCD)
The Center for Career Development (CCD) seeks to educate and empower BU students and alumni to make informed decisions regarding their academic and career development in preparation for a life of meaningful career transitions. The CCD offers programming on a wide range of career-related topics as well as numerous ways to connect with the labor market, especially those employers seeking BU talent. In addition, the CCD has numerous online resources as well as experienced professionals ready to help students/alumni navigate all aspects of career development—from exploring majors and careers to networking, internships, graduate study, and more.
The CCD is located in the Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road, 6th Floor. Please note that the CCD serves full-time and part-time BU students who are matriculated into or have graduated from a BU degree program. For more information about the CCD's services, please visit bu.edu/careers. The CCD can also be reached at 617-353-3590 or email@example.com.
Boston University Shuttle - The BUS
Traveling between the Boston University Charles River and Medical Campus is easy using the Boston University Shuttle (BUS). The BUS departs from 33 Harry Agganis Way on the Charles River Campus and ends at 710 Albany Street on the Medical Campus, making several stops at key locations along the route. This service is provided free of charge to members of the University community. For a current schedule, route map, exact stop locations, and to subscribe to our mailing list, please visit the BUS website at bu.edu/thebus.
Parking and Transportation Services
Parking permits may be purchased, exchanged, or returned at the Parking & Transportation Services office which is located at 1019 Commonwealth Avenue.
Blue day/commuter summer student parking permits are valid all day in select lots and may be purchased for a fee of $406.50.
- Students residing in Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Fenway/Kenmore, and Back Bay are not eligible to purchase a Blue parking permit.
- Students residing outside of the neighborhoods noted above must provide a copy of their current apartment lease or a current utility bill to confirm their residence location at time of purchase.
- Blue Permits are limited and issuance is subject to availability.
White evening summer student parking permits are valid in select lots after 2:30 pm and may be purchased for the fee of $111.00.
- Students registered for daytime classes (any class starting before 6 p.m., defined by the University Registrar) are not eligible to purchase a White permit.
To obtain a parking permit, you must present your valid Boston University Terrier Card and a completed application form at the time of purchase. Application forms are available at our office windows. White evening summer student permits may also be purchased online via the Student Link. Parking permit purchases may be secured with cash, check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
Boston University parking permits must be properly displayed at all times. Vehicles without valid permits will be subject to tow without notice and at the owner’s risk and expense. For more information, please visit bu.edu/parking, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-353-2160.
Arts in the Summer
Boston has a vibrant arts and culture scene, even in the summer. From film screenings, concerts, performances, and exhibits, the summer is a great time to take advantage of all the arts in Boston. For an up-to-date listing of events in the arts, see bu.edu/arts/summer. Check this page often for arts events both on and off campus. Don't forget that your BU ID gets you free admission into the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Harvard Art Museums. For more information, visit the Boston University Arts Initiative, located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02215, email email@example.com, or call 617-358-0489.