Fuck Yeah Boston University
I know this is usually a pretty upbeat and (obviously) BU-based blog, but I needed to write something tonight to raise awareness and (with your help!) save lives.
In 2011, the American College Health Association–National College Health Assessment (ACHA–NCHA—a nationwide survey of college students at 2- and 4-year institutions—found that about 30 percent of college students reported feeling “so depressed that it was difficult to function” at some time in the past year.…More than 6 percent of college students reported seriously considering suicide, and about 1 percent reported attempting suicide in the previous year.
If you need help, GET IT. Never ever be afraid or think you’re going to be a burden on someone else. You never have to be alone in this struggle.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Teen Health and Wellness:
Suicide Hotline: 800-784-2433
Immediate Medical Assistance: 911
Crisis Call Center: 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
errantventures asked: Alum here who spent 2.5 years on Bay State. If Freshmen are looking for quiet but still friendly residences I'd totally encourage them to apply for the specialty houses on Bay State!
Posting this to let others know! Thank you!
Anonymous asked: Being an international student, would I need to register for a Social Security Number and bring my record of immunisations because I still have them.
I would ask the International Students & Scholars Office here to ask.
Anonymous asked: i kno there are acapella groups on campus, but I was wondering if there are any upstarting bands on campus you know of (like rocknroll/indie/etc.)??
Not that I know of, but you should definitely ask around!!
Anonymous asked: How are people towards to the Muslim community?
I have never met anyone who was hostile or rude about any particular religions, cultures, or beliefs here, which is awesome!
intercosmic asked: What's the best way to find a roommate for freshman year? Is there a diversity within the student body in terms of wealth, race, etc?
I would go random! I know everyone has fears about getting a crazy roommate, but I definitely would do random.
And yes, there is diversity! I just found out that one of the girls in my classes is a first generation student! I had no idea—-so you get to find these things out as you go.
Anonymous asked: Hi. I'm a shopaholic and want to know which dorms are closer to Newbury Street and do sororities at BU have their own houses?
Danielson and Myles are the closest to Newbury.
And no, sororities do not have housing.
Anonymous asked: Is Myles Standish hall a party dorm, because I'm not into that. At all. And are there lots of freshmen at Myles?
No, I wouldn’t say it is, not does it have a lot of freshmen.
Anonymous asked: Hi, which are the top 4 dorms for quiet, reserved introverted students, but I do want to make friends though.
The two that come to mind are Towers and Myles, and then try for smaller dorms.
Anonymous asked: People slag/bully me because BU is my dream school and I'm only 12.
Hey, maybe they need to get their priorities in order. ;)
I’m glad you’re thinking about BU already!
Anonymous asked: are there any fun formal dances, traditions, and events at bu? also I gotta know, best place to eat off campus in boston that you kno of? thank you! your tumbling is super helpful!
No, we don’t do fun. Kidding!
There is the Back Bay Ball in February, as well as formals that are arranged by frats and sororities. Someone did already write a good blurb about traditions here (click the tab).
What kind of food do you like? I love the Thai restaurant called Brown Sugar, which is near West. If you like Italian, head to the North End!
My roommate also loves Brueggers Bagels in Kenmore.
Anonymous asked: I really want a private bathroom and single dorm for freshmen. What dorms allow that? And I want a smg/com dual degree in public relations and marketing but I can't find one.
All of the dorms in West offer singles, as do Warren, 575 Commonwealth (HoJo), Myles, and Danielson. You could also try for a single in a brownstone, but you may not get it.
If you can’t find the dual degree, chances are you can meet with an advisor and plan it for yourself.
Anonymous asked: I got accepted into BU! Whoo-hoo! I want to live in a single dorm with private bathroom in Myles Standish Hall is it expensive? I'm also majoring in Communications with Public Relations at COM. Would Myles be good for a reserved introvert? I am pretty girly and I love fashion. I know introverts and PR 'don't mix', but that's what like. I'm nothing like the party scene. I am religious and want to join a sorority but scared of the drinking and hazing stuff.
A single with a private bath is $17,680 (this includes housing and your required dining plan).
I would say that Myles is a good choice for you! Also, there are sororities that definitely do not haze or pressure their girls to drink! You just have to find the right one for you, and make sure you’re comfortable! Also, you can always wait until you’re a sophomore to rush.
Best of luck!
sunxm96 asked: Hey there :) I am currently choosing between BU and GW (George Washington University). How is the student experience at BU? I would like to know from an actual student there :)
I love it here! :) I’ve made a lot of friends, and I’m really enjoying my college experience.
What do you want to know about? (Do you know what you’re studying?)
Send me more questions, and I can tell you more!