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There are 7 comments on New Student Guide for Undergrads Will Lay Out How Life at BU Will Be Different This Fall

  1. How about international students? If we cannot come back to campus due to government travel ban, will our F1 status be jeopardized?

    I have contacted the ISSO multiple times, and still don’t have a clear answer yet.

  2. I feel like even with all of these precautions cases will still pop up. The biggest thing is going to be how the school responds to positive testing.

  3. Perhaps my previous comment got lost along the way…

    I am wondering if what I am seeing online is true, that faculty and other classroom instructors are uncomfortable returning to campus but they are being forced to. I have heard this is happening at other schools as well and really hope it is not occurring at BU.

  4. As a student, I want BU to really reconsider its tuition costs. I strongly believe that we are getting the short end of the stick here. In this letter, we’re basically not even really experiencing campus life! There is no campus life within this letter. We can’t eat in the dining hall, the food will more than likely be very cold (I stayed here during the summer. Trust me. It’s cold food that basically sits out all day), I cant go into my friends dorm, and you expect us to go to and from class and that is all. Why on earth would I pay full tuition for all of that? As well as the deteriorating education we’re receiving through remote classes? We’re not getting half of the quality we usually would get through in person classes, but still expected to pay full regular price. I’m restricted from most of the campus beside classroom building which sucks. What about people who literally live on the other side of campus? If we’re not allowed to really sit and stay in places such as the GSU or study in the library or denied access to study rooms in other dorms, where should I go? Back all the way to my room to study?

    I truly believe BU should stop trying to be so hopeful in order to make some more funds, and officially make the first semester online with lowered tuition. We’re basically going to online classes but in my dorm. We can do that at home at a lower price.

  5. How is BU determining how the classroom will look when they have not asked who is planning on returning to campus in the Fall. Students want to know what the learning experience will look like. Why would they return if they are stuck in a room with remote learning? The whole purpose for being on campus is for interaction with their peers and faculty.
    The plan that is presented is very high level and does not go into specifics. We want to know what the details are on a more granular level. As many people have brought up that this is a huge investment and we would like to see what our return is.

  6. As a parent of an incoming freshman why would we pay full tuition for such a scaled down experience? Especially if my daughter decides to stay at home? We haven’t received any detailed information on how classes/labs will be held. How can we make an informed decision by Aug 1, without a detailed plan being presented?

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