Moving to Boston University

Moving to Boston University
Photo Credit: Boston University

It’s that wonderful time of the year when you spread your wings and fly out from your hometown to a big university that you will now call home. You’re on your way to becoming a Terrier! Follow these few tips and moving to Boston University will be a breeze.

Moving in Like a ProMoving to Boston University- Collegeboxes

First-year students (and their parents/family members) tend to get a little frazzled on move-in day. As long as you’re prepared with a game plan, moving truck and helpers, then you won’t break too much of a sweat. Or if you want to make your life even easier you can ship your stuff to the dorms ahead of time with Collegeboxes. The nearest U-Haul location to campus is just a few minutes away. Make sure you check out Boston University’s moving tips as well for an easy checking-in system. Now that’s how you move to campus! 

Housing on Campus

BU has a variety of co-ed residence halls for students to choose from including “dormitory-style, apartment-style, large residences, and small brownstones”. After freshmen have completed the Housing Interests Survey, the Assignments Area will proceed to match the students to the most ideal hall. In other words, don’t be afraid that you won’t be able to make friends because BU is already looking out for you by matching you with roommates who share similar interests!

moving to Boston University- Fenway Park
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Regardless of the time of the year, Boston always has something going on! You and your new roomies will find a plethora of historical sites to visit through the aged city of Boston, from the Freedom Trail to the Paul Revere House. If you are more of the sporty type you can catch a game at Fenway Park or watch the Celtics play in the TD Garden.

 Once you’re on the move, have a little fun and snap some photos on the way! Submit them here or via Instagram using #uhaulfamous to become U-Haul Famous!

For more tips visit your go-to source for college moving or this Pinterest board.

How was moving to Boston University? Were you able to make friends quickly? What tips do you have for future students? Share your thoughts below!