Boston is the ultimate college town and there are a surprising number of stores, restaurants, museums, sports events, etc. that offer amazing student discounts! Here are a few...
Books and Media
- Boston Public Library: Get a free library card!: Just use your BC email address and follow the instructions here: https://bpl.org/ecard/
- Borrow e-books, audiobooks and more for free via BC Overdrive
* You can also recommend one item per day that you wish for BC to acquire
- BC Streaming Collections
- Digital subscription to the Boston Globe
- Digital subscription to the Wall Street Journal
- Digital subscription to the New York Times
- Free Microsoft Office with BC email.
- Free Tableau
- Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime for six months.
- Adobe student discounts.
- Apple Store Education Pricing
- Best Buy Student Discount Program
- Adorama Camera Store Student Educator and Discount Program
- Accessibility Tools Read & Write software
- Web Conferencing
- Other Software
- Tech and Equipment Loans: Laptops, chargers, headphones, and more are available to be checked out from many of the BC Libraries. Availability and selection of technology items vary depending on which library you plan to use.
- MBTA Student discounts note this list of MBTA accessibility services
- Logan Airport Shuttle student discounts
- ZipCar discounts
Arts & Culture
- McMullen Museum of Art: This BC-affiliated museum is right off Commonwealth Avenue, has free parking, and wheel-chair accessible exhibits in-person as well as virtual walkthroughs and lectures that can be found here: https://www.bc.edu/sites/artmuseum/learn/from-home.html.
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Undergraduate and Graduate students enter for free by pre-booking a date/time online at gardnermuseum.org/visit. Email the Office of Student Involvement at email@example.com for the promo code to complete your booking (or call 617-552-3480). You'll be required to present your BC ID upon arrival of your visit.
- Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre hosts "Young Professionals" night on Thursday evenings. Students under the age of 35, are eligible for half-priced tickets ($21 each, instead of $42).
- Follow BC Recreation on Instagram for free, simple workout challenges
- See what Campus Recreation is currently offering, whether it’s aquatics, outdoor adventures, tennis or other activities
- Try Classpass to be able to try some new activity at a discount!
- Wellness-Blueprint offers a wide variety of exercise classes and a pay-what-you-can model; more details here
- Fen Tung offers a variety of virtual classes and asks students to pay $3-6 per class; more details here
- Apple provides discounts on numerous electronics, including $200 off iPads and MacBooks and a free pair of Airpods to students with a valid student ID. You can also get discounts on Apple’s popular music subscription and access to Apple TV+ (free for the first six months, and then half price, $4.99 per month).
- Thursdays are “Student Days” at Goodwill, meaning 10% with a student ID
- ASOS offers 10% off with .edu email address
- Adidas offers 15% off and free shipping, online only
- MadeWell offers 15% to students and teachers online and in stores
- West Elm offers 15% off, in-person with a student ID
- Unidays offers a range of discounts with a student email address
- Sassoon Salon offers 20% with a student ID Monday-Thursday
- Moleskine notebooks are 15% for students!
Many more locations offer student discounts, so just ask at check-out and keep your student ID on hand!