Educational Resource Center

Welcome back! Here’s what to do before classes start…

August 31, 2015

Welcome back, Terriers! School doesn’t start until Wednesday, so we encourage you to take the next few days to make sure that you’re prepared for the semester ahead. Here are some things that you can do right now:

1. Look on Blackboard Learn for your course syllabi. Knowing what’s expected of you before you walk into the classroom gives you an advantage and can help alleviate the stress that comes with the beginning of classes. While you’re on Blackboard Learn, be sure to check out the ERC’s course under the student services tab.

2. While you’re looking at your syllabi, make sure that you know what books are required. You can get them new or used at BU’s Barnes and Noble.

3. Do you have medications? Get these prescriptions together now and know how and when to fill them when you’re here.

4. Are you starting an on-campus job in the fall? Call your new employer now and make sure you know what paperwork you’ll need to get paid!

5. Last but certainly not least, visit the Comm-Ave-Con today. From 1:00-4:00 pm, representatives from BU offices including the ERC, Study Abroad, Student Employment, Residence Life, and many more will be situated along the length of Commonwealth Ave. This is a great way to introduce yourself to all of the excellent resource that the BU community has to offer. Be sure to stop by the ERC’s table at Marsh Plaza to spin our “Wheel of Wisdom” and test your study smarts.


We’re so excited to have you back, and we hope that you take the next few days to prepare yourself for the semester to come!

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