Additional Services For Students

Additional services for students

Meditation Room Guidelines

In recognition of the need for space dedicated to meditation, reflection, and group prayer, the Boston University Student Service Committee developed and adopted the following guidelines. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that space is utilized in a manner respectful of all Medical Campus students.

1. The Meditation Room, Robinson Complex 2855, Boston University Medical Campus, is available to all Medical Campus students for meditation and reflection. In respect to all faiths and traditions, the room is minimally furnished.
2. The Meditation Room and Robinson Complex classroom 2849 are reserved for use for prayers by Muslim students from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays.
3. Although Room 2849 is a classroom, the furniture in this room will be removed every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to accommodate students participating in the Muslim Friday Noon Prayer. The facilities Management staff will return the room to its original configuration after 1:30 p.m. on Fridays.
4. BUMC Administration may restrict the use of rooms or request that students vacate rooms that need to be utilized for scheduled classes, meetings, or emergencies.
5. Medical Campus students may also utilize the interfaith chapels in the Newton and Menino Pavilions at Boston Medical Center for prayer and meditation.

To report non-compliance, please contact:
Office of Resource Scheduling 617-638-4040
Or
School of Dental Medicine 617-638-4787
Graduate Medical Sciences, Division of 627-638-5255
School of Medicine 617-638-4166
School of Public Health 617-638-5059

In the event of an emergency, please call Security at 8-4444, from the nearest house telephone. If you are using a cell phone, dial 617-638-4444.

For facility needs (e.g., the room is too hot or too cold), contact Control at 638-4144 from the nearest house telephone.
Rooms affected: Robinson Complex 2849 and 2855

Study Room Guidelines

Boston University Medical Campus students, in concert with the student services and administrative offices of the Medical Campus, developed and adopted the following guidelines for use in study rooms. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that study room space is used in a productive and collegial manner for group study. These guidelines are posted in each study room so that Medical Campus students may actively manage their study room spaces.

1. Use of study rooms is available to Boston University Medical Campus students who are current Terrier Card holders.
2.  It is expected that students will resolve any difficulties pertaining to use of the study rooms according to the guidelines.
3.  Please respect the schedule for room use posted by the Office of Resources Scheduling. Questions may be directed to 617-638-4040. Meetings and classes may be added to the schedule up to the time of the vent, and students utilizing the room for study purposes must yield to a scheduled meeting or class.
4. Windows to study rooms must be uncovered so others can see if the room is in us.
5. Doors to study rooms must be left unlocked at all times while the room is in use.
6. One person in a study room must share the room with an arriving study group. (A group is defined as two or more students).
7. Rooms should not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Any items, including books, personal effects, and the like, which remain in the room after 30 minutes of disuse may be stacked neatly to one side by the next person to use the room. The risk of damage to or loss of unattended items is assumed by the owner.
8. Trash should be placed into the trash receptacles in the rooms.
9. BUMC Administration may restrict the use of study rooms or request that students vacate rooms that need to be utilized for scheduled classes, meetings or emergencies.

To report non-compliance, please contact:
Office of Resource Scheduling 617-638-4040
Or
School of Dental Medicine 617-638-4787
Graduate Medical Sciences, Division of 617-638-5255
School of Medicine 617-638-4166
School of Public Health 617-638-5059

In the event of an emergency, please call Security at 8-4444, from the nearest house telephone. If you are using a cell phone, dial 617-638-4444.

For facility needs (e.g., the room is too hot or too cold), contact Control at 638-4144 from the nearest house telephone.

Rooms affected: R (McMary)-102, R-104, R-106, R-108, R-114, R-116, R-123; L-204, L110, L-112, Bakst Auditorium, L2 labs, L4 labs, L303, L304, LG07, L1406, Robinson Complex-Rooms 2801, 2806, 2810, 2849

Coat locker Assignments

A limited amount of coat lockers are available for assignment on a yearly basis to fulltime graduate students. If you wish to be assigned on of these lockers, please see Natasha Hall in the Division Office (Room L-315). Since the availability of these lockers is limited, they are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must provide padlocks for lockers. All lockers must be emptied by August 1, 2011. At that time, Maintenance will clear out anything remaining in the locker, and clean it out in preparation for the next academic year.

Taxi Voucher Program for Weekend and Holiday Nights

The purpose of this program is to provide a safe alternative for BU Medical Campus students who might ordinarily walk to their local residence or to local MBTA stations (to get home) after dark when the Evening Shuttle is not in service. Reimbursement of taxi fares is restricted to BU Medical Campus Students.

What: Taxi Reimbursement Program for weekend and holiday nights.

Who: Boston University Medical Campus Students only. Valid BUMC ID required.

Why: The purpose of this program is to provide a safe alternative for BU Medical Campus students who might ordinarily walk to their homes or to MBTA stations (to get home) after dark on weekend and holiday nights when the Evening Shuttle is not in service.

When: Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and Holiday evenings only between dusk and 1:00 a.m. Please note: Monday through Friday (expect holidays) transportation is provided by the Evening Shuttle.

Where: Local MBTA stops and students’ residences located within a 2-mile radius of 70 East Newton Street. If you need to determine if your home is within the authorized range, please check on mapquest.com to calculate the distance from 70 East Newton Street, zip code 02118

Directions to Taxi Pick-up Location: From the Medical School: Go to the 2nd floor of the L-building, walk towards the hospital, over the East Newton Street bridge (Starbucks) and walk down the stairs into the main lobby. Take a left, follow the sign to Emergency  and look for the lighted Security Station.

The location for pickup is 70 East Newton Street: Just outside the doors to the ER where the ambulances arrive.

How: Students should go to the Security Desk located in the lobby of Boston Medical Center, East Newton Pavilion by the Emergency Department. Students are required to present a valid Boston Medical Campus ID to the officer. The Public Safety officer will provide a Student Taxi Reimbursement Form to the student to complete, sign, and date. There are taxi phones on an adjacent wall. The student is responsible for paying the taxi fare at the time of the taxi trip. When the trip is complete, obtain a receipt from the driver that shows the Date and Time of the trip, Destination address, Fare Amount, Tip Amount, and Total Amount.

Should you have any questions that the Public Safety officer is unable to answer, request the officer to contact a supervisor.

Reimbursement for Taxi Fare: To request reimbursement (Not to Exceed $10.00), present the yellow copy of the Student Taxi Reimbursement Form together with your Taxi Receipt to Ms. Kayleigh Klegraefe in the GMS office within 30 days of the taxi trip. Requests for reimbursements submitted after 30 days following the Taxi trip are not eligible for reimbursement.

Other Important Information

  • Taxi Reimbursement Form applies only to taxi trips used on evenings of issuance. Unused forms must be returned to Public Safety Officer/Security Desk.
  • MAXIMUM TAXI REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT IS $10, based on City of Boston regulated rates of $5.00 for 1st mile and $2.80 for the 2nd mile, plus Tip, which may not exceed 15% of the taxi fare.
  • The Student Taxi Reimbursement Form is forwarded by Public Safety to the Office of Financial &Business Affairs (OFBA) for review, after which OFBA forwards to the appropriate Student Affairs/Services office. You are given the yellow copy of this form to present to your Student Affairs/Services office for reimbursement (Not to Exceed $10) for your taxi fare.
  • When your taxi trip is complete, enter the taxi fare, tip and total amount on your copy of the Student Taxi Reimbursement Form and bring to your respective School’s Student Affairs/Services office. You are encouraged to email Studenttaxivouchers@bu.edu with any Taxi trip issues.
  • Students participating in this program understand that transportation is provided by a third party and that Boston University cannot be held responsible for the performance of the vendor. Participants assume full responsibility for any risk that may result from participation in the program.
  • Proper use of this program is to some extent based on the honor system. In addition, abuse or violation of taxi reimbursement protocol (e.g., going beyond the specified 2-mile limit) may result in termination of privileges to utilize the program.

Transportation/TranSComm

Boston University Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center are members of TranSComm, Transportation Solutions for Commuters, Inc. TranSComm works to bring more frequent and accessible public transportation to the Medical campus community and provides information on transportation services.

TranSComm’s efforts include coordination with the MBTA on transit and bus service; offering of ride-share and carpooling options as well as information on shuttle services within BUMC; and promotion of other environmentally-sound transportation options for Medical Campus commuters. TranSComm is dedicated to improving air quality, accessibility and minimizing traffic and pollution in the historic South End of Boston.

Please Call 617-638-7473 for personalized assistance with your commute.

Please consult the TranSComm website http://www.bumc.bu.edu/transcomm/ for additional information on :

  • Directions to and Destinations at BUMC by car
  • Directions by Public Transportation: bus and subway (MBTA)
  • Shuttles (Please note you may obtain schedule for the shuttle that runs between the medical campus and the Charles River Campus here).
  • Security Escort Service
  • Carpooling
  • Zipcar
  • Bicycles and Bike Rack Locations