Emergency BU Alert Boston University’s Charles River Campus will be closed Wednesday, January 28th for the entire day. All academic and administrative activities (e.g. classes, seminars and meetings) are cancelled, however certain essential student services will be operational. Please go to http://www.bu.edu/today for detailed information. When classes resume on Thursday, they will follow the regular class schedule. Whether or how classes are to be made up is at the discretion of individual faculty members. For detailed information about the Boston University Medical campus, please go to http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm Please note: Employees in essential services must report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, University Police, Facilities Management and Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, University Dining Services, Mail Services, Student Health Services and Network Services. For the very latest information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/today

Parental Leave

At the moment, Boston University does not have a Parental Leave Policy for graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.  Women in Biology, Women in Physics, and the GSO have met with members of the GRS administration and discussed this issue.  We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.  To learn more about the details of this project you please contact the GSO at gso@bu.edu.

February 2014: The current draft of the policy will be presented to the University Council of Administrative Policies on February 19th. Pending approval, the draft will then be sent to the University Council.

Additional Information:

Comparison of Parental Leave policies at other institutions:  PDF

Pregnancy-related leave of absence and graduation requirements/health insurance:  PDF