Classes Canceled, University Closed
Saturday’s events and classes also cancelled
The story will be updated throughout the day.
Having cancelled classes on Friday, Boston University is looking to state and local public safety officials for advice on whether and when to resume normal activities. State authorities lifted their request Friday evening that all residents of Boston, Allston-Brighton, and surrounding towns remain in their homes, and the MBTA has resumed service.
Below are the latest updates on University activities.
All campus activities, including all student clubs and organizations have been cancelled this evening. All classes and events scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. 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 until further notice. FitRec is closed. The BUS (BU Shuttle) will not be in service. All students are advised to stay in their residences.
Dining services are open at West Campus, Warren Towers, 100 Bay State Road, and the Buick Street Market. BU Police Chief Tom Robbins asks that all students who do visit dining halls take the most direct route to and from their residences, and 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), please 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 your meal, so other students will be able to eat.
The Warren Towers dining room will be open until 9:00 p.m. South Campus residents should dine at Warren Towers. The Warren Towers Late Nite will be closed this evening.
The Fresh Food Company at West Campus will be open until 9:00 p.m. for the residents of Claflin, Sleeper and Rich Halls, 1019 Commonwealth Avenue and 33 Harry Agganis Way.
The Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons (100 Bay State Road), see schedule below.
5 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Danielsen Hall, 517, 519, 521 and 531 Beacon Streets, Myles floors 2, 3, 4 and 5 and Myles Annex
6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Myles floors 6, 7, 8 and 9, Shelton Hall and 481-483 Beacon Street
7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
575 Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road Brownstones (odd side of the street)
8 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The Towers (140 Bay State Road) and Bay State Road Brownstones (even side of the street) and 625 Commonwealth Avenue
Late Nite Kitchen at Marciano Commons will be closed this evening. The Hillel House Kosher dining room will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Buick Street Market & Café will close at 9:00 p.m. All other retail dining locations will remain closed this evening.
As for today’s canceled classes, “A makeup day will not be scheduled,” Associate Provost Nicole Hawkes says. “Individual faculty will make arrangements with their students for proceeding with the semester’s work.”
Essential personnel on the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus should report to work if they are able to do so safely. Anyone not able to report for their regular shift should call 617-353-2105. Public safety officials have given clearance for essential personnel in Boston to travel to and from their place of employment. All other personnel should remain at home until BU public safety officials announce it is safe to travel to campus. BU staff currently on campus may be required to work additional hours.
All campus events have been canceled. All Admissions Office events scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been canceled.
The Medical Campus will be closed on Saturday, with the exception of the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, which will resume normal clinical operations. Employees in essential services should report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, Public Safety, Facilities Management, Emergency Patient Treatment, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Mail Services. Staff should check with their managers regarding their work schedules.
Students who are assigned to inpatient services are expected to be present, if possible. Students who are assigned to outpatient services should check with their course director or the policy at the clinical site. For updated information, please call the emergency communications hotline at 617-638-6886 or visit the BU emergency communications website.
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 beginning at 9 a.m. 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.
Kenneth Elmore (SED’87), dean of students, asks students to stay alert and keep their eyes on BU Today and the University’s official social media accounts (@BU_Tweets, @DeanElmore, @BUDiningService, @BU_FYI on Twitter and Boston University’s Facebook page) for further updates.139 Comments