Boston University

School Pride and Proximity
at 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



Important 2019/2020 Dates for Boston University:

Fall 2019*
September 2Labor Day Holiday
September 3Classes Begin
October 14Columbus Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
October 15Substitute Monday Schedule of Classes
TBAFamily & Friends Weekend
November 27 – December 1Thanksgiving Recess
December 2Classes Resume
December 11Last Day of Classes
December 12 – 15Study Period
December 16Final Exams Begin
December 20Final Exams End
*Classes will be held on Veterans Day: Monday, November 11


Spring 2020
January 20MLK Jr. Day Holiday
January 21Classes Begin
February 17Presidents’ Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
February 18Substitute Monday Schedule of Classes
March 7 – 15Spring Recess
March 16Classes Resume
April 20Patriots’ Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
April 22Substitute Monday Schedule of Classes
April 30Last Day of Classes
May 1 – 4Study Period
May 5Final Exams Begin
May 9Final Exams End
May 14 – 17Commencement Weekend