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Student Life

Life as a Husky is full of adventure. When you enroll at ۺŮsburg, you’ll join a vibrant, active, inclusive community and build relationships that last a lifetime.

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You’ll Feel Right at Home

Our 366-acre campus includes seven residence halls, three apartment buildings, one all-suite-style high rise, 14 places to grab a meal, and countless ways to feel right at home.

The town of ۺŮsburg, at the foot of campus, offers an ever-expanding array of dining, entertainment, lodging and shopping options for every need and taste. The nearby Susquehanna River plays host to endless outdoor fun, such as biking, hiking and boating.

Get ready to have the time of your life!

With clubs and organizations ranging from community service to the arts to business to entertainment, you’ll have endless opportunities to develop your leadership skills, flex your creativity, and grow both professionally and personally.

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First Year Experience and Orientation

We’re so excited to welcome you to the Husky family. Your climb begins with our virtual orientation program. Sign up now to learn more about beginning your ۺŮsburg journey.

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Welcome Home

Student housing is always available for first-year and transfer students, making college life easier from the start. Learn more about your residential options and what it’s like living on campus in the place that becomes your home-away-from-home.

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Food for Thought

Hungry? You’ll love what we have to offer. Start at our flagship dining location, Scranton Commons, or go up the hill to Monty’s, a cafe-style spot with a view. From Bento Sushi and Chick-fil-A to Starbucks, food trucks to coffee carts, we’ve got you covered.

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Living in ۺŮsburg

We’re lucky to be part of a wonderful community not only on campus but beyond. ۺŮsburg — the only town in Pennsylvania — is a warm and friendly place. You’ll love living here!

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Endless Opportunities

We believe your education extends well beyond the classroom. At BU, you’ll find that even your spare time has value. With so many clubs and organizations for you to consider, you won’t have time to be bored.

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Athletics and Fitness

At ۺŮsburg, you can play club or intramural sports, or take to the stands to cheer for our NCAA Division II and Division I varsity teams. Take advantage of our Student Recreation Center, which features state-of-the-art fitness facilities, an indoor track, racquetball courts, climbing wall, dance studio, and more. We even have virtual fitness classes you can take right in your room!

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Arts, Culture, and Performance

As a ۺŮsburg student, you can enjoy the visual and performing arts through Arts in ۺŮ. Experience high-caliber professional touring headliners, University ensemble and solo performances, gallery shows, and more - all featuring the talents of our resident artists and producers: students, faculty, and staff.

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Everyone is so welcoming and will want to make you feel at home in this new environment.

Liana Amadeo '20
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Get involved. That’s how unforgettable memories and friendships are made.

Max Madara '22
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It truly feels like home, and the number of opportunities you have to try new things and meet new people is so vast.

Hannah Lo Russo '21
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Campus Life by the Numbers

Student clubs and organizations
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14 Dining facilities
Hours of community service each year