Towers Residence & Bay State Road Brownstones

  • The Towers is a dormitory-style residence on Bay State Road where you will live in double rooms on single-sex floors.
  • Just over 500 students call the Towers home, and it also features specialty floors for Engineering, Sargent College and Questrom School of Business students
  • The Towers features study and TV lounges, outdoor bike racks, a music room, laundry and mail rooms, and vending machines 
  • It also is located within very short walking distance to BU's newest dining hall, Marciano Commons
  • Bay State Road is a quiet, tree-lined street on the banks of the Charles River
  • Brownstones are beautiful historic buildings on Bay State Road, each providing housing for 15-50 students
  • You will also find specialty residences on Bay State Road such as the Common Ground House, Sargent College House, Music House, and many others geared to your specific interests


Hi, guys. My name's Hannah Wayne, and I'm studying bilingual and elementary education in the School of Education. Right now, we're outside Towers, which is one of our large-style dormitory residences here at Bay State Road. Come on in, guys. I'll show you around.

Welcome to Franklin Lounge, a popular place for students to hang out and study. I've lived in Towers for a whole year, and I've made some of my closest friends here. I also love Towers because it's so centrally located. It's easy to get to my classes, and it's only a minute walk to the nearest dining hall.

This is what a typical dorm in Towers looks like. We also have many other amenities-- including a laundry room in the basement, a second study area, and on our first floor, we even have our own mail room where we can pick up packages or check your mailbox.

Welcome to Bay State Road, one of the hidden gems here on Boston University's campus. Right now, we're surrounded by historical brownstones which are actually small, dormitory-style residences for students.

We have a couple of different specialty houses here on campus, including the Chinese House and the Common Ground House. Some of these specialty houses are built around schools and majors, while others-- like the Language Houses-- are places for people to predominantly practice those languages in the common areas.

Thanks for checking out Towers and Bay State Road with me. As you can see, there are a lot of different living options here on campus. But you've really got to come down and check it out for yourself.