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WELCOME TO THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2022 YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO NEXT.


LAUNCH YOUR CAREER.

GET READY TO DO THINGS YOU’VE DREAMED OF.

Invent an app as your senior engineering project. Or build a new medical device in our cutting-edge Engineering Product Innovation Center.

BRING A NUTRITIOUS GARDEN TO A LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY. Just one of the FYSOP volunteer programs for freshmen who get here early.

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HELEN Major: Dual, Health Science (SAR) and Environmental Science (CAS) Hometown: Boston, MA BRING HEALTHCARE TO THE WORLD.

AND SOME YOU CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE.

I loved the CGS liberal arts curriculum.

Help BU Global Medical Brigades conduct health screenings in a rural village.

DANCE FIVE FEET OFF THE GROUND.

Will you help develop a lifesaving vaccine? Study the psychological effects of bullying? You might make your acting debut on the Boston stage, go on an archaeological dig, or uncover political stories as a reporter in DC.

It’s not the circus, it’s a BU aerial dance class. Beautiful, challenging, and a fun place to just hang.

We can’t predict the incredible things you’ll do at BU. But we can promise you this: you’ll stretch your mind, your talents, your notion of who you are. You’ll be taught, challenged, and inspired by Pulitzer Prize winners and Fulbright scholars—not to mention some of the most accomplished, diverse classmates on the planet. And on graduation day, you’ll be prepared for a future as a global citizen who is ready to lead in an interconnected world. Someone with rich experience and a degree from a top-ranked global university.

“I wanted to experience a strong liberal arts education and have the ability to freely choose an elective or two pertaining to my educational goals. I’m more of a science and math person, but CGS was my chance to gain a deeper knowledge of the humanities and social sciences before pursuing my two majors. I knew the courses outlined in the curriculum would help me more than any other program within the University.”

Read on. And prepare to be amazed.

DISCOVER THE SECRET TO MAKING A PERFECT DOCUMENTARY. Professor Mary Jane Doherty tells all. Hint: there’s love involved.

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TOUCH THE ROYAL HAND OF ELIZABETH I. (Her signature, that is.) Travel to England to explore primary documents at the London Archives.

RETHINK OLD ASSUMPTIONS. Discuss Middle Eastern conflicts over dinner with classmates from the Pardee School of Global Studies.

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BU BY THE NUMBERS

WHERE BU GRADUATES RANK IN THE WORLD FOR EMPLOYABILITY

1 million

HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPLETED BY BU STUDENTS

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450+

Sometimes thinking small is the way to go.

In other words, you’ll never be bored around here.

OUR AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

16, 239

STUDENT GROUPS

773

UNDERGRADS WAITING TO TALK TO YOU

That’s a whole lot of ideas, thoughts, and points of view.

NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN BU’S FRESHMAN CLASS

91% OF RECENT GRADUATES FOUND EMPLOYMENT OR PLACEMENT IN FELLOWSHIPS, GRADUATE PROGRAMS, OR THE MILITARY.

94%

OF STUDENTS GRADUATING DO IT IN FOUR YEARS.

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BU BEANPOT MEN’S ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS— AND COUNTING

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10:1 OUR STUDENTFACULTY RATIO

Don’t be surprised if your professor knows your name before you even start your first class.

91%

OF UNDERGRADUATES COMPLETE INTERNSHIPS.

THERE’S A LOT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CGS. STARTING WITH THIS.

WHY CHOOSE A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY?

You’ll feel right at home in CGS, a small liberal arts program within a large research university. After two years of interdisciplinary coursework, you’ll continue directly to the undergraduate college of your choice to earn exactly the BU degree you want.

BU is one of only three research universities in Boston and Cambridge named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). For our students, this distinction means more than labs and data-crunching.

 The CGS curriculum is carefully designed to cover the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and rhetoric for the most comprehensive liberal arts foundation possible. You might discover the philosophy of Nietzsche in modern films. Or explore the social issues raised by the Human Genome Project.

 As a sophomore, you’ll participate in an intensive Capstone Project, working with other students to research a social problem and present a specific policy proposal as a solution.

 From day one, you’ll receive one-on-one guidance from an academic advisor who will also collaborate with your professors to help you make the best academic and career choices.

 CGS encourages global and experiential learning through three CGS-specific study abroad programs in London. And here’s more good news: you’ll be eligible to study abroad as early as the summer after your freshman year.

 You’ll work in tight-knit student teams that create a close academic community. And you’ll have opportunities to work directly with CGS’s distinguished faculty (all PhDs).

 You will take electives toward your major in BU’s nine other undergraduate schools or colleges.

Research forms a rich ecosystem of ideas and discovery across the University. Whatever your interest, you’ll pursue it through hands-on experiential learning, guided by the best professors. It might be engineering a new invention, advancing a novel idea, or performing an original piece of music. Above all, AAU members are recognized for their extraordinary faculty. Simply put, you’ll be taught by professors who will astonish you—in any field you choose.

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SAIL TO TAHITI WHILE CONDUCTING MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH. (Bring sunscreen. Lots of it.)

LEARN LIKE YOU NEVER LEARNED BEFORE.

CAN YOU TEACH A CHILD WHO HAS NO LANGUAGE? Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg is leading the way at our NIH-funded autism center.

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MARKIESHA Major: Business Administration, Marketing concentration (Questrom) Hometown: Nashua, NH

Being president of the CGS Student Government has been a wonderful thing.

BEING A STUDENT IS DIFFERENT HERE.

BECOME AN ENGINEER WITH IMPACT. Our “societal engineer” concept is so unique, it’s patented. Find out why.

(AND YOU’LL LOVE IT.)

Teacher speaks. Student writes down what teacher says. That was then, this is BU. Here, we pride ourselves on a culture of inquiry. When your professor speaks, you’re expected to respond. To challenge and question what you’ve heard. You’re also expected to push yourself away from your desk and get out there and practice what you’ve learned—in labs, in theaters, in Fortune 500 companies, in hospitals, in the city, in another state, even in another country. After all, the best way to learn anything is to live it. It’s also a lot more fun.

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

STUDY ABROAD

Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) connects BU faculty members with students who want to work with them on research projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, education, and the arts. There are hundreds of different research opportunities (bu.edu/urop) waiting for you—all you have to do is ask.

Ours is widely considered one of the premier study abroad programs in the country—we offer more than 100 opportunities in over 25 countries (bu.edu/abroad), covering everything from languages and liberal arts to business and science. CGS students can study abroad as early as the summer after freshman year. So make sure your passport is up to date. You’ve got places to go and people to meet.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Because we’re right in Boston, you have a wealth of options to consider in lab sciences, medicine, advertising and public relations, the hospitality field, art history, government, physical therapy, and finance. But why stop at Boston? We also send students around the world for internships. In fact, BU has more than 4,000 internship placements worldwide (Sydney, anyone?). If you’re ready for some real-world experience, we’re ready to make it happen.

“It is helping me to grow in ways I may not have otherwise, and it forces me to consider who I am in the BU community and how I can use my position to assist my peers. I love being able to create events that will help the students in CGS develop a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.”

WE’RE NOT CALLED BOSTON UNIVERSITY FOR NOTHING Some schools actually downplay the city they’re in. Not us. We’re proud of Boston. And why not? It has it all. You want history? Start with the Freedom Trail and work your way out to Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Want the arts? Our theater district is second only to Broadway, and the Museum of Fine Arts is considered one of the top museums in the world. Sports? How about the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, Bruins, and Revolution? Even the world’s largest two-day international rowing regatta is practically in our backyard, on the Charles River. And when it comes to shopping and dining, well, let’s just say you’ll never run out of places to do both. 7


NEXT STEPS

HOW GLOBAL CAN YOU GET? Live and study with students from more than 100 countries, Albania to Zimbabwe.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENROLLING AND LIVING HERE.

You may submit your enrollment deposit of $650 any time between now and May 1, 2018, to secure your place in the Class of 2022. This deposit will be credited toward your first-semester charges. Late deposits will not be accepted. You may pay your deposit online by credit card or electronic check through the BU Applicant Link (bu.edu/applicantlink) or by paper check made payable to Boston University (check must be drafted on a US bank and include a routing number). If you submit your enrollment deposit by paper check, please write your Boston University ID number on the check. You will find this number on your deposit voucher.

2 COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS Boston University’s offer of admission is extended with the understanding that you will maintain your current level of academic performance in all coursework in which you are currently enrolled. You are required to submit a copy of your final transcript—including proof of graduation or certification of equivalency (or final external examination results)—in order to verify that your current level of performance has been maintained. All final grades will be reviewed by BU Admissions during the summer. Failure to provide this documentation will jeopardize your enrollment. BU demands the highest standards of conduct from the University community and expects incoming students to act in accordance with the Code of Student Responsibilities (bu.edu/dos/policies /student-responsibilities). The University reserves the right to reconsider, and withdraw, an offer of admission if it learns

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that a student participated in illegal activities or other unacceptable conduct prior to matriculation at the University.

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will learn about yourself, BU, and Boston while connecting with new friends. All students are required to attend one University Orientation session before classes start in the fall. Classes begin on September 4, 2018. Please visit bu.edu/ orientation for more information.

HOUSING AND DINING PLANS Boston University offers an array of on-campus residences, including highrise buildings and historic brownstones. Rooms within the residences vary in size and style. All freshmen are required to live on campus, as are all students who received University-funded scholarships equal to or greater than tuition. Visit bu.edu/housing to view the entire residency requirement policy (see Living on Campus, Freshmen). In the spring, you will be emailed instructions for securing your place in University housing. Early submission of your New Student Housing Application will help us to better accommodate your interests. You may choose one of several dining plans to match your schedule and eating preferences. Learn more about on-campus housing and dining plans at bu.edu/housing.

4 UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION In the spring, you will also receive information on attending one of our University Orientation sessions during the summer. At Orientation, you will register for classes, take appropriate diagnostic exams, meet with a faculty member or academic advisor, and learn about the many resources available to you at BU. You will also participate in the Common Ground program, in which you

ADVANCED CREDIT

6 MEDICAL HISTORY AND IMMUNIZATIONS After you pay your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email with information regarding how to submit your Immunization & Physical and Health History forms, which must be completed and returned to Student Health Services before the start of classes. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires immunizations to be completed prior to enrollment. You will not be allowed to enroll until you can prove you have received all required immunizations. For details about which immunizations you must receive, please see bu.edu/shs/getting-started/ incoming-health-requirements.

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My favorite BU class.

5 You may receive advanced credit for superior results on certain external examinations and university courses completed during high school or during the summer. For more information about advanced credit and a complete list of examinations that may allow for advanced credit, visit bu.edu/admissions/advanced-credit. Please have the results of any standardized tests you take sent directly to Boston University by the testing agency.

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Major: Dual Degree, Hospitality Administration (SHA) and Business Administration (Questrom) Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

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bu.edu/disability or contact the office at:

Boston University utilizes the BU Alert emergency notification system. In the event of a campus emergency, students, faculty, and staff are notified via telephone, email, mobile phone, and text message. All students must provide the University with appropriate contact information upon enrollment. You will not be allowed to register for classes or move into campus residences until you provide us with this information. To learn more about this notification system, visit bu.edu/emd/emergencymanagement/bu-alert-faqs.

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“Hands down, it’s Negotiations—a topic that has a lot of mystique surrounding it. Oftentimes we’re told to drive a hard bargain to get our way; in this class, we research cases and choose how we negotiate them. It’s fascinating to be able to see how different techniques achieve different outcomes!”

8 DISABILITY SERVICES Boston University’s Disability Services Office (ODS) provides academic accommodations to qualified students with documented disabilities. ODS also works with Housing, Residence Life, Dining Services, and Facilities Management & Planning to ensure equal access to all University programs and services. If you have specific questions or need more information, please visit

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CONNECT WITH US. AND YOUR FELLOW TERRIERS.

ADVOCATE FOR AIDS PATIENTS.

WHY WAIT UNTIL YOU GET HERE? START MAKING CONNECTIONS AND NEW FRIENDS TODAY! fo

Join the conversation with fellow members of the Class of 2022. facebook.com/groups/BU2022

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Tweet that you’re in! @applytobu #BU2022

DIVE INTO YOUR PASSIONS.

Spend spring break volunteering with a New York City advocacy group.

Go underwater with ecology professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler to research the effects of anthropogenic change on marine systems.

KICK YOUR COMFORT ZONE. Be challenged by amazing faculty: Nobel Prize, Pulitzer, and Emmy winners; a MacArthur Fellow; a Poet Laureate; and more.

LEARN A LOT FROM AN OLD GOAT. Study ancient goat teeth from Turkey for clues to the effects of climate change.

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ADMITTED STUDENT WEBSITE Visit our admitted student website at bu.edu/admissions/admitted for: • Information on living and studying in Boston • More on academics, BU’s global reach, and the amazing things you can do at BU • An overview of campus services DECISION INFORMATION Visit bu.edu/applicantlink for: • Admission, financial aid, and scholarship decisions • Tuition information • CGS Open House and Off-Campus Admitted Student Reception registration (You can register beginning in mid-February.)

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GO TO PRISON. Help music professor André de Quadros teach a class there and lead inmates in song.

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DIRECTORY Boston University Admissions 617-353-2300 bu.edu/admissions admissions@bu.edu Athletics Department 617-353-4630 goterriers.com Barnes & Noble @ BU 617-267-8484 bu.bncollege.com

Community Service Center 617-353-4710 bu.edu/csc

Housing 617-353-3511 bu.edu/housing

Student Activities Office 617-353-3635 bu.edu/sao

Dean of Students 617-353-4126 bu.edu/dos

International Students & Scholars Office 617-353-3565 bu.edu/isso

Student Employment Office 617-353-3594 bu.edu/seo

Dining Services 617-353-2990 bu.edu/dining Educational Resource Center 617-353-7077 bu.edu/erc

BU Hub 617-358-6535 thehub@bu.edu

Financial Assistance 617-353-2965 bu.edu/finaid

Center for Career Development 617-353-3590 bu.edu/careers Center for English Language & Orientation Programs 617-353-4870 bu.edu/celop

First-Year Student Outreach Project 617-353-4710 bu.edu/csc/programs/fysop

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IS&T Help Center 617-353-4357 bu.edu/tech Boston University Police 617-353-2121 (emergency) 617-353-2110 (non-emergency) bu.edu/police Orientation 617-353-3555 bu.edu/orientation Student Accounting Services 617-353-2264 bu.edu/studentaccountingservices

Study Abroad 617-353-9888 bu.edu/abroad Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 617-353-2020 bu.edu/urop University Registrar 617-353-3612 bu.edu/reg University Service Center 617-358-1818 bu.edu/usc

Welcome Packet - Early Decision/College of General Studies  

A welcome packet for students admitted to the College of General Studies under the Early Decision and Early Decision 2 programs. Updated for...

Welcome Packet - Early Decision/College of General Studies  

A welcome packet for students admitted to the College of General Studies under the Early Decision and Early Decision 2 programs. Updated for...