Boston University

Boston University Nearby Hotel Commonwealth

Boston University Hotel

Sending kids to college is tough. Visiting them is easy, thanks to the convenience, comfort and incomparable cuisine found at our hotel near Boston University. From freshman orientation weekend, through college graduation, Hotel Commonwealth maintains its loyal following among college parents and academia who enjoy its seconds-to-anywhere location and cool and collected, urban style – like our one-of-a-kind Terrier Suite, filled with Boston University memorabilia. Often referred to as BU’s go-to hotel, guests will appreciate the “insider knowledge” of the university shared by Hotel Commonwealth staff, many of whom are graduates of the BU School of Hospitality.

With our Boston University inspired suites, you will feel right at home when visiting the university. Our Terrier Suite honors BU’s alumni and its athletic legacy, providing an authentic experience. The Terrier Suite exudes school pride – from the vibrant photographs capturing the BU culture to the collegiate style furniture – this room offers a genuine Boston University experience! Additionally, our specially-curated Reading Suite will cater to your academic side with its literature-inspired relics and collection of 50+ titles, signed by authors who have stayed in the suite. 

Flanking BU’s campus, Hotel Commonwealth is also located just minutes from Boston University’s Agganis Arena, showcasing the best in local sports and entertainment. Whether you’re exploring the historic campus, visiting your favorite student, or attending the university, our hotel, just steps from Boston University, is the best in its class!


Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 933-5000

Boston University
1 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
(877) 353-2000



Key 2019/2020 Dates for Boston University:

Fall 2019

23-NovBU Men’s Hockey vs. University of Vermont
26-NovBU Men’s Hockey vs. Sacred Heart
November 27 – December 1 Thanksgiving Recess
2-DecClasses Resume
3-DecBU Men’s Hockey vs. Harvard
7-DecBU Men’s Hockey vs. Northeastern
10-DecPentatonix @ Agganis Arena
11-DecPentatonix @ Agganis Arena
11-DecWomen’s Basketball vs. UMASS
11-DecLast Day of Classes
14-DecMen’s Basketball vs. Dartmouth
15-DecJulio Iglesias @ Agganis Arena
15-DecWomen’s Basketball vs. Boston College
20-DecFinal Exams End
20-Dec – 23-DecDisney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment @ Agganis Arena
26-Dec – 29-DecDisney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment @ Agganis Arena

Spring 2020

21-JanClasses Begin
8-FebMen’s Basketball vs. Holy Cross
15-FebIDEA Conference @ Questrom School of Business
March 7 – March 15Spring Recess
16-MarClasses Resume
20-MarSha Leadership Summit @ Hotel Commonwealth
21-MarSha Leadership Summit @ Hotel Commonwealth
20-MarThe Power of Narrative Conference – Day 1
21-MarThe Power of Narrative Conference – Day 2 
22-MarThe Power of Narrative Conference – Day 3 
20-AprPatriots’ Day Holiday – Boston Marathon
30-AprLast Day of Classes
21-AprNF – Nate Feuerstein @ Agganis Arena
April 24 – April 26Sesame Street Live @ Agganis Arena
May 14 – May 17Commencement Weekend