Planning a Visit

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We would love to meet you!

Visit our campus to speak with program faculty and academic advisers, sit in on a class, or learn about careers in the field. You can schedule a campus visit by emailing us. Please include your area(s) of interest, availability for a visit, as well as what you would like to do while on campus.

If an in-person visit isn’t possible, we can also arrange to meet you by Skype. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.

Our Offices

We are located on the 10th floor of the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, on the campus of Boston University School of Medicine, at 85 East Newton Street.

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Here is a picture of the building:

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Public Transportation

The BU Medical Campus is in the South End neighborhood and sits on the corner of East Newton Street and Albany Street. The School is also within walking distance of the subway. The Orange Line Massachusetts Avenue and Back Bay stations) and the Red Line (Broadway and Andrew stations) are each within a 10–15 minute walk from campus. The BU Medical Campus is also easily accessible by the following MBTA buses: 1, 10, 171, 276, 47, 8, CT1, CT3, SL4, SL5.

Get precise transit directions from Google Maps.

Shuttles

There are several free shuttles that service the Medical Campus Area community. See schedules listed for exact times and destinations. Schedules are subject to change. All shuttles run Monday through Friday only (no service on weekends or holidays). Current schedules are available here.

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Driving Directions

From Logan Airport

Go through the Sumner Tunnel (Route 1A South) to Expressway South. Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue). At traffic light, take right onto access road; stay in right lane. At end of access road, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue.*

From the north

Follow Route 1 (via Mystic/Tobin Bridge) to Route 93 South. Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue). At traffic light, turn right onto access road; stay in right lane. At end of access road, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue.*

From the south

Take Expressway North (Route 93). Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue). Watch for signs. At the second traffic light, turn left onto access road; stay in right lane. At end of access road, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue.*

From the west

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) East to end. Take Expressway South (Route 93). Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue). At traffic light, take right onto access road; stay in right lane. At end of access road, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue.*

From New York, Connecticut, or Rhode Island

Take Route 95 North to Route 93 North. Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue). Watch for signs. At the second traffic light, turn left onto access road; stay in right lane. At end of access road, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue.*

From Massachusetts Avenue

From Massachusetts Avenue, take the first right onto Albany Street. The School of Public Health is located on your left at 715 Albany Street, between E. Concord and E. Newton Streets.

Get additional driving directions from Google Maps.

Parking

There are parking garages located at the DOB and 710 Albany Street. Rates increase from $7 for the first hour, up to $30 for a full day. Visit the Parking and Transportation Services website for more detailed information.

Getting Around

The Boston University Medical Campus map is searchable and includes parking, public transportation stops, restaurants and businesses in the area.

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Local Accommodations

The following hotels offer a discount rate for Boston University students and guests who reserve a room in advance, pending availability. Visiting applicants are advised to book a room well in advance in order to secure the most favorable rate.

Hostelling International
19 Stuart Street
617-536-9455

Courtyard by Marriott—South Boston
63R Boston Street
617-436-8200
1 mile to BU Medical Campus

Hampton Inn & Suites
811 Massachusetts Avenue
617-445-6400
Walking distance to BU Medical Campus

Midtown Hotel
220 Huntington Avenue
800-343-1177

The Inn at Longwood Medical
342 Longwood Avenue
617-731-4700
Near the Longwood station on Green Line

Hotel Buckminster
645 Beacon Street
617-236-7050
800-727-2825
On Green Line in Kenmore Square
Walking distance to Fenway Park

Milner Hotel 
78 Charles Street South
617-426-6220

The following hotels and establishments do not offer discounts or special BU rates, but may be of interest due to their location and/or pricing.

Best Western Roundhouse Suites
891 Massachusetts Avenue
617-989-1000
888-486-3562
Walking distance to BU Medical Campus

Aisling Bed & Breakfast 
21 E. Concord Street
617-206-8049
Walking distance to BU Medical Campus

Airbnb
BU does not sponsor Airbnb and encourages all visitors to research this option to weigh any potential risks and benefits. We do, however, recognize that it can be a more affordable and unique way to visit Boston.

40 Berkeley Hostel
40 Berkeley Street
617-375-2524
Walking distance to BU Medical Campus

There are many hotels in the Greater Boston area where guests may find convenient accommodations while visiting Boston University School of Public Health. The above listing is just a selection of possible accommodations. All of the hotels reserve the right to change rates depending on season and demand.

To arrange a visit, contact us. Be sure to indicate that you’d like to set up a visit, and we’ll get back to you. We’ll look forward to meeting you!

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