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Boston University, George Sherman Union - Boston, MA

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George Sherman Union, is located in the heart of Boston's university area, situated near the scenic Charles River and the iconic Fenway Park. A quick subway ride will take you to the city center.

Boston is one of the most historic cities in the USA and a thriving, dynamic metropolis, making it a very popular travel destination. During the summer months, there are many opportunities for locals and visitors to enjoy the city and its warm weather such as outdoor activities, cultural events and neighborhood gatherings.

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Venue address

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Address: Boston University, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215
Phone: (617) 353-5498
Boston University Accessibility Map (select “Charles River Campus”)

Directions

Boston is a major transportation hub, attendees can get to the venue via several different types of transit, including flying into Logan Airport, taking a train to North or South Station, taking the “T”, driving, or riding a bike to the venue. 

✈️ Plane 

The closest airport is Logan International Airport (BOS), about eight miles from the venue. 

🚕 Taxi

From the airport terminal, you can follow the signs to Ground Transportation to take a taxi to the venue. (around $45, 20-45 min depending on traffic)

📱 App Ride/TNC

Apps like Uber or Lyft offer service from Logan Airport. After requesting your ride, follow the App Ride/TNC signs to Central Parking. 

🚅 Massport shuttle and MBTA subway 

Boston has a comprehensive public transportation system known as the MBTA or the “T,” with bus lines, trolleys, and subway trains. The MBTA’s Trip Planner or Google Maps transit directions will help you to research the options. To access the subway, catch a free Logan Airport shuttle bus to the MBTA Blue Line Airport station. You can then purchase a Charlie Card or Charlie Ticket. Take the Blue Line inbound train to the Government Center stop and transfer to the Green Line B branch outbound toward Boston College.The closest stop to George Sherman Union is Boston University Central (3 min walk, green line) and the closest bus stop is Commonwealth Ave & University Rd (1min walk, bus 57) 

🚙 Parking 

Pre-paid and self-pay parking options are available at various locations on campus. A large volume of self-pay parking is available at the Agganis Arena garage which is about a 10-minute walk from the George Sherman Union.

🚲 Biking 

There are around 2,400 bike parking spaces all over campus which you can find on BU Maps. The closest bike parking to the venue is located at 765 Commonwealth Ave.

Accommodation nearby

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Budget friendly Student Housing available

Stay overnight at Boston University: Book a private bedroom in a shared apartment at 10 Buick Street. Conveniently located at a 10min walk from the conference venue, $107.30 per person per night inclusive of taxes and fees. Limited availability, first-come, first-served basis.

Hotels:

  • Hotel Commonwealth: Located about 0.5 miles from the campus, it offers easy access and is highly rated for its location and services​​.
  • The Eliot Hotel: Situated about 0.8 miles from the university, it is known for its excellent service and convenient location​​.
  • The Verb Hotel: This hotel is 0.9 miles from the venue and is known for its unique style and proximity to the Fenway neighborhood​​.
  • Hilton Boston Park Plaza: Located in the Theater District, this hotel is a bit further from the campus but is highly regarded for its quality and amenities​​.
  • The Revolution Hotel: Found in the South End of Boston, this hotel offers a modern experience and is noted for its cleanliness and convenient location​​.

Explore Boston

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Top museums and galleries

  • Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • MIT List Visual Arts Center

Top shopping spots in Boston

  • Newbury Street
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Top 5 places for an iconic taste of Boston

  • Quincy Market
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Activities to do in Boston:

  • Walk the Freedom Trail
  • Catch a game at Fenway Park
  • Explore the Harvard University campus
  • Delve into Boston's rich maritime history
  • Savor the Boston Public Garden's charm