Discounts (RAs and TFs)


If you are a research assistant or teaching fellow, you are eligible for a 10% discount at the BU Bookstore and may extend your BU library borrowing privileges, after you have obtained your BU ID card.

The Student Activities Organization (SAO) at BU has an office on the 2nd floor of the George Sherman Union where you can buy discounted movie tickets ($6.50) for Regal Cinemas (the Fenway 13 theater). Can’t be used in the first 12 days of a movies release, unless you pay $1.50 upgrade fee. Surcharge for all 3D movies. Other various discounted tickets are possibly available.

Clothing and Climate


The winters in Boston can be bitterly cold, so you will need some warm clothes. The summer days can be hot, so cool clothing is in order too.

Free resources you can access with your BU ID


• BU Exercise facilities: (The Fitness and Recreation Center, Case Center, The SHED, Track and Tennis Center) see [http://www.bu.edu/fitrec].

• Museum of Fine Arts [http://mfa.org]

• Certain BU events (Plays, operas etc) see [http://www.bu.edu/calendar/] for event listings

• Agganis Arena [http://www.agganisarena.com]

• Institute of Contemporary Art [http://www.icaboston.org]

• Boston Public Library has Museum Passes you can reserve for free with a valid library card. [http://www.bpl.org/general/circulation/museum_passes.php]

Sports Pass


BU automatically charges your student account for a Sports Pass ($110), which gives you admissions to some BU ice hockey and basketball games. You can reject the sports pass through the Student Link to avoid paying for the Sports Pass in the future. Note that the Sports Pass is not required to access the Fitness and Recreation Center. For more information about tuition and fees, see the Student Accounting Services Tuition & Fees page.

Women Graduate Students


Housing: http://www.bu.edu/buwc/applyresident.html
Scholarships: http://www.bu.edu/buwc/scholarships.html
GWISE: http://www.bu.edu/gwise/