Overview Section Guidelines

Main Body Text

Think: Brief. Academics only. Bird’s-eye view.

What information is appropriate to include on the Overview page?

Include Do NOT Include
Three to five paragraphs of high-level overview, broken up with bullets and subheads as necessary and which may include some or all of the elements below: Lengthy text that attempts to cover history, selling points, and details of your school
Mission statement General information on BU or Boston (e.g., attractions as a place to study/live)
A sentence about which schools compose your college Information that is available on your own school/college website (e.g., “Why study at…?”)
A few sentences about accreditation information and range of academic degrees offered Detailed list of degrees offered
A few sentences about student opportunities and careers at your school List of programs (these belong in the Programs section)
A short summary about college/school resources, services, facilities, research Specific program requirements (these belong in the Programs section)
Dean’s message (not necessary, but appropriate if included) Policy information (this belongs in the Policies section)
Generic contact information List of faculty or long or detailed administration lists (these belong on your school website)
Any other details that belong or already exist in other Bulletin sections or on your school’s website

Contact Sidebar

As of 2016/2017, the Bulletin will no longer include specific administrative, faculty, or contact information. Contact sidebars will instead point to individual school/college websites.