Student Support at Boston University

student support at Boston University

Student Support at Boston University

Boston University offers a wide range of services to support its large student population. Additionally, the university boasts hundreds of clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities catering to a wide variety of interests  Students have the opportunity to engage in leadership roles, cultural events, community service, and recreational activities, creating a well-rounded college experience.

What Makes Boston University Unique?

Boston University’s prime location in the heart of Boston provides numerous advantages. Boston is a vibrant and intellectually stimulating city, known for its rich history, cultural institutions, diverse industries, and entrepreneurial spirit. Students have access to a wide range of internships, job opportunities, cultural events, and networking connections, making the city an extension of the campus.

Academics at Boston University

Boston University is known for its academic excellence and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines. The university attracts top faculty who are experts in their fields and provide rigorous and comprehensive instruction. Boston University’s academic programs are often highly ranked and respected, offering students a solid foundation for future success.

Career Guidance at Boston University

Boston University provides comprehensive career services, internships, and cooperative education programs to help students explore career paths, gain practical experience, and make valuable connections. The university’s strong ties to industries and organizations in Boston and beyond offer students a competitive edge when entering the job market.

Our Services at Boston University

Collegiate Coaching Services is excited to offer in-person executive function coaching to those who reside and study in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts including at Boston University. We also offer virtual executive function coaching services to the larger Boston area to those 16 and older. We look forward to seeing you on campus. Go Terriers!

Helpful Resources for Student Support at Boston University

General Services

Student Accommodations

Boston University Disability & Access Services – Students who had a high school IEP or 504 plan to get support for a learning disability such as ADHD won’t have one in college, but can still request accommodations at Boston University through the Disability & Access Services. Students must submit a new accommodations request each semester.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

  • Behavioral Health at Boston University Student Health Services – Offers short-term mental health services with referrals to local clinicians when longer-term care is needed. Services include individual and group therapy, psychiatric assessments and diagnoses, and outreach and prevention programming. They will perform phone consultations for students, parents and staff. And they have clinicians on-call 24/7 for mental health emergencies. Free for full-time BU students and for part-time BU students with the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Part-time students without SHIP can attend support groups and get help in an emergency. They can also receive referrals to community providers for more services. Schedule an appointment by logging onto or by calling 617-353-3569 between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM.
  • The Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute – Outpatient mental health clinic run by Boston University and serving the greater Boston community. For individual and group therapy, psychiatric services including psychopharmacology, and family and couples counseling. They also perform specialized psychological assessments for those studying or preparing to enter the religious community such as theology or seminary students. Call 617-353-3047 to make an appointment as a new client. Or use their contact form to submit questions or comments.
  • Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP) 24/7 Crisis Line 617-353-SARP (7277). SARP provides free counseling and medical, legal and academic advocacy to Boston University students who have experienced a traumatic  event such as sexual assault and dating violence. These are confidential services and do not trigger a complaint with the University.
  • Headspace – Several departments at Boston University have partnered to offer students free access to the mindfulness and meditation app Headspace.

Academic Resources for Student Support at Boston University

  • Academic Skills Advising – At the Education Resource Center, students can meet with an academic skills advisor to learn how to improve their time management, organization, study skills, exam prep, stress and anxiety, and more.
  • Assistant Director of First-Year Success – First year, undergraduates also have the option to schedule an academic skills advising appointment with their assistant director of first-year success. Search for yours at the link.
  • Educational Resource Center – The ERC at Boston University provides one-on-one academic skills advising (see above), academic skills workshops, a 9-week course on academic skills for first-year undergraduates, and links to academic resources all over campus (see next bullet).
  • Boston University Academic Resource Guide – This online resource guide from the Educational Resource Center contains links to academic and other resources in every department at BU. Including tutoring services by department.
  • Peer Tutoring – Free to all BU students from the Educational Resource Center (ERC)
  • Writing Assistance – Get free help with writing projects at any stage from the Writing Fellows at ERC’s Writing Assistance program. 45-minute appointments or 20-minute drop-ins available.

Student Life

  • BU Student Lifebook – This online handbook from the Dean of Students covers all non-academic policies at Boston University.
  • Student Activities Office – On this page you can find Boston University student organizations and events, or even start your own group.
  • First-Year Student Outreach Program – A program that encourages first-year BU students to be more active in the greater Boston community by performing acts of service. Students meet one week before the start of the school year to learn about each other and participate in a service project together.
  • BU Central – Boston University’s late-night entertainment venue located in the center of campus in the basement of George Sherman Union. Featuring music and student group programming Thursday through Saturday nights. Students can also hang out during the day to play pool, eat lunch, or just relax.