All of the questions listed below are frequently asked during move in. If you have a specific question you'd like to see answered, send us an email. Remember, it's likely other people have the same question. We'll answer it for you and post it here.
Beginning in Fall 2015, all residence hall rooms on lower campus will have a University provided MicroFridge® installed. As a result, students will no longer be allowed to bring their own personal refrigerator / MicroFridge® when living in campus residence halls. Students living in on-campus apartments may still have a personal refrigerator / MicroFridge® in their room if they so choose.
A regular twin sheet set will fit over all of the mattresses on campus. Some halls do have "long" mattresses, but due to the fact that the campus mattresses are thinner, normal twin sheets will work. If you would like to add a thicker mattress pad or egg crate pad you might want to consider purchasing a "long" sheet set.
Effective Fall 2018:
Columbia, Elwell, Lycoming, Montour and Schuylkill residence halls are furnished with a 75 inch mattress (standard twin). Luzerne, Northumberland and Soltz residence halls along with Montgomery Place, Mt Olympus and Kozloff apartments are furnished with an 80 inch mattress (long twin).
New students: If you are 5’11” or taller and would like to request a long bed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before June 1st.
Returning students: If you are 5’11” or taller and need a long bed, be sure to complete the HOST process and select one of the long bed locations when choosing your housing assignment for next year.
It cost $1.50 per wash and $1.50 per dry. Therefore to wash and dry one (1) load of laundry it will cost $3.00.
Notice: The washers in the residence halls and apartments are not HE (High Efficiency) washers. Please refrain from using HE labeled detergents.
Husky Gold Only: Cash is not used for on-campus laundry. Husky Gold accounts will be debited when a University ID card is swiped to start a machine.
AC stands for Area Coordinator. There are four area coordinators at BU. These individuals are the professional staff members responsible for a particular residential area. They are one of the people to contact for a concern or issue.
In addition to supervising the Community Assistants and Graduate Assistants, the AC is responsible for the overall well being of the students living in the area. All Area Coordinators live on campus, enabling them to be involved and address emergency situations when they arise.
Please see the Mail Services section of the University website.