Before Departure

The following is a list of things you should do prior to leaving the University for a break:

  • Unplug and empty refrigerator
  • Take out all trash
  • Lock window and pull shade down
  • Turn heat or air-conditioning to low
  • Lock valuables or take them home
  • Vacuum the room
  • Take key and BU ID

University staff will be conducting Room Inspections during breaks, looking for any violations of University Policies and/or the Residence Hall Contract. Need a refresh about prohibited items? Review the "RESIDENTIAL LIVING POLICIES" section of the Student Handbook.

Transition Housing

You may request Transition Housing during breaks and transition periods ("transition" refers to times when classes are not in session).

Plan Ahead

The Housing Calendar lists all of the important dates for you to know as you make travel arrangements for the year.