Venue and Accommodation

The GENI Regional Workshop (GRW) and Camp will be held on the Boston University (BU) campus. GRW on Monday, May 23, will be held at the George Sherman Union (GSU) located in the center of campus (775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215), in the Terrace Lounge (second floor of GSU). The camp will follow GRW, Tuesday May 24 to Friday May 27,  in the Hariri seminar room located at 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215.

For camp attendees, we have secured a limited block of single-occupancy dormitory rooms in the Student Village on the Boston University Campus. These dormitories are located on the west of Campus. More information about these accommodations is available from the website for the 10 Buick Street Residence. You will be able to book a BU dorm room as you register for the camp.

For workshop-only attendees who need a hotel room, hotel options are available (listed below).

See Google map below for workshop, camp, dorm, and Tuesday’s dinner locations. All locations are within 10-15 minutes walking distance from each other.


Wireless Internet Access

You can access the Internet using either the BU Guest (unencrypted) wireless network or the eduroam network.


MBTA (subway) schedules and maps can be found here.

The BU Shuttle (The BUS) schedule at the Charles River Campus can be found here, and live view here. Download the BUS summer schedule here.

Directions to the Boston University campus and other information can be found here.


If you have requested a parking pass at the time of registration, you will be sent information before the workshop on a designated parking lot to use. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Endicott (cheryle<at>bu<dot>edu).

Places to Eat around BU

  • Scoozi : 580 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • University Grill & Pizza : 712 Commonwealth Avenue #1, Boston, MA 02215
  • Crispy Crepes Cafe : 714 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • Pavement Coffeehouse : 736 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • Nud Pob Thai Cuisine : 738 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill : 876 Commonwealth Ave ,Boston, MA 02215
  • Panera Bread : 888 Commonwealth Ave., Brookline, MA 02115

Places to Visit & Things to Do in Boston

  • MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) : 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
  • Freedom Trail
  • Faneuil Hall/Boston Harbor : 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02109
  • Boston Common/Public Garden : Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
  • Prudential Skywalk Observatory: 800 Boylston St #50, Boston, MA 02199
  • Fenway Park : 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
  • Harvard Square : Massachusetts Avenue & Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Copley Square : 560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116


Residence Inn Boston Back Bay-Fenway
BU rate for GENI $299/night, plus tax
125 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 236-8787

Hotel Commonwealth
Starting at $299/night, plus tax, Limited Availability
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Call for preferred BU rates: 617-933-5000
General Manager
: Adam Sperling, 617.532.5004
General Questions or Inquiries:
Hotel Commonwealth Reservations:
Tel: 866.784.4000
Fax: 617.266.2530

The Gryphon House: a Boston bed & breakfast
BU rate is $208/night, plus tax, Limited Availability
9 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 375-9003

Holiday Inn, Brookline
1200 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02142

Best Western University Hotel
1650 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135
The Best Western University Hotel offers a 10% BU discount.

Marriott Courtyard, Brookline
40 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Call for preferred BU rates or book online using the code BU5.