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Charles River, Medical Campus Resume Operations Saturday

Classes will be held as scheduled on Monday

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Boston University’s Charles River and Medical Campuses returns to near normal operations on Saturday, following the lifting Friday night of state officials’ request that people in Boston and surrounding towns remain in their homes. Saturday classes on the Charles River Campus that had been canceled will remain canceled, but many events that had been canceled will take place as originally scheduled.

Saturday classes for Executive MBA students will be held at 595 Comm Ave beginning at 8 a.m.

BU Today will post information about rescheduling as it becomes available. A normal class schedule will be in effect beginning Monday morning.

Admissions Office open houses and campus tours are canceled. The School of Dental Medicine resumes normal clinical operations on Saturday. School of Medicine exams scheduled for Saturday are taking place as scheduled.

In the meantime, cancellations and procedures put in place for Friday evening remain in place. All campus activities, including all student clubs and organizations, for Friday evening have been canceled. Mugar Memorial Library, the School of Management Pardee Library, the School of Education Library, the Science and Engineering Library, and the Stone Science Library are all closed. FitRec is closed. The BUS (BU Shuttle) will not be in service.

Kenneth Elmore (SED’87), dean of students, asks all students who leave their residences to be vigilant and take care of each other. BU Police have increased their presence on the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus.

On Friday evening, dining services are open at West Campus, Warren Towers, 100 Bay State Road, and the Buick Street Market. BU Police Chief Thomas Robbins asks that all students who visit dining halls take the most direct route to and from their residences, and that they do not linger outside. Robbins says police will be posted along routes to dining halls. More information is available on the Dining Services website. All retail outlets on campus are closed. 
Students are asked to eat at the dining room nearest to their residence. Residents in East and Central Campus dining at the Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons (100 Bay State Road), should follow the schedule listed below. Lines may be longer than usual. Please be patient. Students are asked not to linger in the dining rooms after finishing meals, so other students will be able to eat.

The Warren Towers dining room will be open until 9 p.m. South Campus residents should dine at Warren Towers. The Warren Towers Late Nite will be closed Friday evening.

The Fresh Food Company at West Campus will be open Friday until 9 p.m. for the residents of Claflin, Sleeper, and Rich Halls, 1019 Commonwealth Avenue, and 33 Harry Agganis Way.

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Students breathe a sigh of relief as the second Boston Marathon suspect is apprehended. Photo by Max Belin (COM'14)

The Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons (100 Bay State Road) schedule is as follows:

5 to 6 p.m.
Danielsen Hall, 517, 519, 521, and 531 Beacon Streets, Myles floors 2, 3, 4, and 5, and Myles Annex.

6 to 7 p.m.
Myles floors 6, 7, 8, and 9, Shelton Hall (Kilachand Hall), and 481-483 Beacon Street.

7 to 8 p.m.
575 Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road brownstones (odd side of the street).

8 to 9 p.m.
The Towers (140 Bay State Road), Bay State Road brownstones (even side of the street), and 625 Commonwealth Avenue.

Late Nite Kitchen at Marciano Commons will be closed Friday evening. The Hillel House kosher dining room will be open from 7:30  to 8:30 p.m. The Buick Street Market & Café will close at 9 p.m. All other retail dining locations will remain closed Friday evening.

On Saturday, Dining Services will resume its usual weekend services and normal weekend hours will be in effect at FitRec, the George Sherman Union, and Mugar Memorial Library. All service on the MBTA has been restored, although the Copley Square station on the Green Line remains closed because of the ongoing investigation of the bombings.

The BU Shuttle (the BUS) will resume normal service beginning Monday morning. As for Friday’s canceled classes, “a makeup day will not be scheduled,” says Nicole Hawkes, associate provost for strategic initiatives. Rather, “individual faculty will make arrangements with their students for proceeding with the semester’s work.”

The Medical Campus is under a Phase A advisory and resumes normal operations Saturday, April 20. The campus remains under controlled access protocols; use the main entrances to all Medical Campus buildings and be prepared to display proper University identification at all times while on campus.

In a letter to students sent Friday night, Elmore asked them to “take a moment for yourself to reflect upon all  that has happened this week. Talk with a trusted friend or loved one.” Elmore also urged any students “experiencing difficulty” to contact one of the University’s numerous counseling services.

For students who wish to talk about what is going on, there are several resources available via telephone and in the residences. Students living in a residence hall can visit a residence hall office for counseling resources. Crisis counseling services can be reached at 617-353-7277 and Student Health Services and Behavioral Medicine at 617-353-3569. Students who wish to talk to the chaplain staff should call 617-353-3560. The Faculty & Staff Assistance Office is available to provide confidential counseling to graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families.

For more updates, visit the University’s official social media accounts (@BU_Tweets, @DeanElmore, @BUDiningService, @BU_FYI on Twitter and Boston University’s Facebook page).

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