Getting started

We’re thrilled that you’re joining Lesley University at Bunker Hill Community College. We can’t wait to help you make your dream of earning a bachelor's degree happen. But first, let’s get you set up with everything you need.

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Starting school
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  • Getting to Class and preparing for your first day

    The H-Building is a 10-minute walk from the main Charlestown campus, or a 6-minute walk from Sullivan Square Station on the Orange Line.

    A shuttle runs continuously between Bunker Hill’s main campus and H-Building. View the shuttle schedule. The shuttle only runs when Bunker Hill classes are in session, so there may be times at the beginning of the semester or in the summer when the shuttle is not running.

    Parking passes
    Lesley at Bunker Hill students can purchase parking permits for the Bunker Hill campus. The names of registered Lesley at Bunker Hill students will be sent to the Campus Police Office. Get the details on Bunker Hill parking permits and regulations.

    Face-to-face classes run on Friday evenings from 5:00 pm–9:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00 am–1:00 pm. Check your schedule in LOIS for the starting dates of your courses. Please be sure to attend every class meeting, as there are only 7–8 meetings per course.

    Check your Lesley and personal email for communication from your professors regarding the first class meeting. Since courses will only meet for eight weeks, some professors have assignments—such as reading or brief written reflections — that will be due on the first day of class.

  • Obtaining your ID card and purchasing textbooks

    Lesley ID cards may be obtained at the Doble Public Safety Office at 34 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA. ID cards are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    All textbooks are available at the Lesley University Bookstore in Cambridge, MA at University Hall. Your textbooks can also be delivered to your home or you can order them online to buy or rent on a number of websites. If for any reason purchasing a textbook is a hardship for you, please speak to your advisor and your professor to come up with a solution.

    You should purchase your textbook before classes start and no later than the end of the first day of classes.

  • Academic calendar, school policies, and Add/Drop
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Prior learning credit
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Honors awards

  • Latin Honors
    • Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude are awarded to students who complete a minimum of 45 credits of Lesley coursework, earn the required GPA, and fall into the top percentile of the graduating class. Contact the Lynx Solution Center to make an inquiry with the Academic Records Office about your eligibility.
  • Lesley Center for Adult Learners Honors Certificate
    • Lesley’s Center for the Adult Learner offers a unique honors certificate to Lesley students who are taking classes through Lesley’s Center for the Adult Learner or through our off-campus partnerships (ex: Bunker Hill CC, DeMello Center, Urban College). To earn the Honors Certificate, you must earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher. We generate the certificates prior to May conferral, and we distribute them in person at the President’s Reception (the Friday afternoon before graduation) or the LCAL Pizza Party (the Friday evening before graduation). We also mail them out. If you do not receive one by June 1 of the year you graduate, but believe that your GPA makes you eligible, then please speak with your academic advisor.
  • Delta Mu Delta
    • Business Management majors (3rd/4th year students) with sufficient credits (approximately 24) who are in the top 20% of their class and meet the minimum GPA (3.4 for juniors; 3.6 for seniors) may be invited by the Business Management division to join this international business honors society. There is a fee (approx. $80) to join, but that fee establishes life-long membership. An induction ceremony is also held in the spring. Please reach out to the Business Management Department Chair, Dr. Jonathan Jefferson, ( for more information.
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Costs and Financial Aid

It’s time to put your finances in order before classes start. You’ll want to get credit for any financial aid you’ve been awarded, so let Lesley's Financial Aid Office know by sending copies of any external awards that you’re eligible to receive. It’s also a good time, after you’ve reviewed your finalized award letter and the projected out-of-pocket expenses, to research payment plans and educational financing options.

  • Applying for financial aid

    If you haven’t yet begun the financial aid process, it’s never too late to apply. We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using the Lesley University Title IV school code 002160.

  • Paying your bills
    • The Student Accounts will send notification of tuition bills to your Lesley email address on a monthly basis.
    • To view notification, log on to your LOIS account.
    • You can pay your tuition and fee charges online with an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA credit card (for a 2.5% convenience fee).
    • You may also pay by check and other methods. Learn more about how to pay your bill.
  • Refunds

    The Student Accounts Office also provides refunds if you drop a course by the deadline. The Lesley at Bunker Hill courses run for 8-week terms, and are considered “Off-Campus” courses. Review our refund schedule.

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Lesley Resources

These are the people and departments who help make your life as a Lesley student easier, safer, healthier, and better informed. They’re available to answer your questions and help you feel right at home. Experts within these areas are available to support your academic, career, and personal development.

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