Filming on Campus

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Boston University’s distinctive buildings, vibrant streetscape, and signature skyline offer photographers, videographers, and film directors a unique urban campus backdrop.

News media are welcome to photograph or shoot video of University buildings and campus scenes using the public sidewalks and ways along Commonwealth Avenue and its side streets. For permission to shoot on University property, please contact Public Relations at 617-353-2240 or

Generally, filming is not allowed in classrooms or student residences. Public Relations is happy to consider news media B-roll requests, such as classroom instruction, laboratory research, or campus beauty shots.

For external film production requests, including scouting locations or venues, please contact Boston University’s Events & Conferences office, or complete and submit this online form.