Accommodations, Travel, & Parking

Whether you live in Massachusetts or across the globe, there are many options to consider when planning your Family & Friends Weekend experience.


Boston University Parents & Family Programs has a list of area hotels available at the following link.


There are multiple options available for getting to and from Boston University’s campus during Family & Friends Weekend. Please anticipate heavier than normal traffic, as the Head of the Charles Regatta will also be taking place that weekend.

Public Transportation

We recommend that guests utilize public transportation when coming to campus. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (commonly referred to as the MBTA) offers a variety of options to come to the city of Boston.

The Green Line B trains that are part of the MBTA’s subway system run directly through BU’s Charles River Campus, as well as multiple bus routes.

For more information on the various fares associated with using the different services of the MBTA, please click here. They also provide a variety of visitor’s guides to using the MBTA that can answer common questions, like where and how to purchase tickets!

On-campus Parking

Parking your vehicle on-campus during Family & Friends Weekend is permitted in specific lots at certain times. Please print the complimentary parking pass prior to your arrival. The permit includes designated parking lots/days/times. You will need to scan the QR code on the pass to gain free access to designated parking lots. Please do not take a parking ticket upon entrance.