Wellness & Wellbeing
Your Health Is Important To Us
- Fuller Recreation Center (Currently closed due to COVID)
- Access to the Fuller Rec Center court and recreational area has been granted to the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) community as part of a campus-wide pilot program. All BUMC students, staff and faculty now have access to the space from 4-9 p.m., six days a week (gym is closed on Tuesdays). The court can be used for pick-up basketball, volleyball, soccer and other group sports. Basketball, soccer, dodge ball and volleyball equipment are available in the storage closet with swipe card access. Fitness classes are offered each semester. Students must sign up for the BUMC FitPass and sign a waiver to participate in classes.
- BU Fitness & Recreation Center (Currently closed due to COVID, fall classes TBA)
- BU’s Fitness and Recreation Center (Fit Rec) is located on the Charles River Campus and is easily accessible by the BUS. The building provides approximately 270,000 square feet of space, supporting physical education, non-credit courses, intramurals, club sports, student organizations and much more. Membership to the Fitness and Recreation Center is automatically granted to all enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate Boston University students. Hours are M-Th 6AM-10PM, F 6AM-8PM, Sat/Sun 8AM-8PM.
Primary Care at BU Medical Center
- Finding a Primary Care Physician
- Convenient access to Primary Care services is an important part of student well-being and many of these services are offered at the BU Medical Center. While Student Health Services on the Charles River Campus provides medical care, mental health, urgent visits, etc. and remains the site for the coordination of all health compliance issues (documentation of vaccinations, PPDs), the distance and time involved makes getting to SHS a challenge for many BUSM students. Students who access services at BUSM are encouraged to review the Policy for Separation of Academic/Physician Roles in the Provision of Health Treatment.
- Behavioral Medicine
- Behavioral Medicine clinicians are available 24 hours a day on-call for mental health emergencies at (617) 353-3569
- Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP)
- The SARP provides professional, rapid, confidential and free-of-charge advocacy and assistance to BU students who have experienced a traumatic incident. Our particular focus is sexual trauma and rape. They also assist survivors of physical assault, interpersonal violence and other crimes.
- The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders (CARD)
- Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (BU CARD) is an internationally known clinic specializing in helping both adults and children address a range of anxiety disorders and related challenges, such as difficulties with mood, sleep, concentration and pain.
- Actively Moving Forward (BU Chapter)
- Actively Moving Forward is dedicated to supporting young adults grieving the illness or death of a loved one. The program accomplishes its mission by creating chapters on college campuses nationwide that connect and empower grieving college students to support one another and participate in community service in memory of deceased loved ones, raising awareness about the needs of grieving young adults, and hosting national grief support programs and events. They also support non-collegiate young adults by creating a wealth of virtual information, programming and community.
- The Danielsen Institute
- The Danielsen Institute provides confidential counseling for individuals, partners, couples, families and groups. They have a sliding scale fee structure.
- Resources for Well-Being
- In order to find information and tools to help with stress, anxiety, depression, homesickness and other mental health concerns, click on the link above.
- LGBTQ+ Resources
- SHS is committed to providing high-quality care, inclusive of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.
- Marsh Chapel
- Boston University chaplains are available by appointment to counsel Boston University graduate and undergraduate students. Religious life on campus includes the following faiths: interfaith, Bahá’i, Buddhist, Christian-Catholic, Christian-Evangelical, Christian-Orthodox, Christian-Protestant, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh.
- Chaplain office hours
- Starting October 3, chaplain office hours will be on Thursdays from 1-3 pm on the MED campus in the Talbot Building, Room 211 East.
Resources for International Students
- Admitted International Students
- Helpful information for BU’s international students
- BU’s Lost and Found Stories
- Animated series – International students share the journey from their homeland, talking about what they’ve left behind and one thing that has helped them forge a new life at BU.
- Culture Shock
- Information provided by InternationalStudent.com
- BU Medical Campus Pride
- This organization showcases the diversity of the students, faculty, and staff at the medical campus and joins the network of many other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) organizations within the Boston University system and the surrounding community.
- Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism
- The Center is located in the basement of the George Sherman Union at 755 Commonwealth Ave. Hours are M-Fr 10-5PM during the academic year.
- Trans Listening Circle at BU
- TLC is a place for trans and non-binary identifying students and allies at BU to come together and discuss trans issues.
- GMS’ LGBTQ+ Students, Faculty & Staff Resources
- Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator
- Investigation of sexual misconduct complaints to determine what occurred, ensure safety and provide remedies.
- Office of the Ombuds at BUSM
- Confidential, impartial third-party facilitation, problem solving, and informal mediation services for the BU community.
- Resource Guide by BU Student Health Services