ERC Study Plan Consultations

Get ready to take on your Study Period and Finals with a little help from the Educational Resource Center.

Whether you’ve already started to get a study plan together, or you just thought ‘I should probably get on that soon.’  The staff at the ERC can help you get started with a plan to help organize yourself and get moving on conquering your last weeks of the semester!

When: Weekdays April 21 to April 29 between 12 pm and 5 pm

Where: Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road, 6th Floor

How: Sign up for a same day, 20 minute consultation appointment by calling 617-353-7077 or visit in person


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Fall 2016 leave of absence or withdrawal

Students considering a Fall 2016 leave or withdrawal should speak with a USC staff member before the end of the semester.  It is important to discuss options and implications in the spring, and the best timeline for finalizing a decision and updating records before August 1.   In addition to the regular drop in hours offered in the second half of April, we will offer expanded drop in hours during the May study break and finals period.  Check back on May 1 for a listing of the expanded drop in times.

Special drop-in hours for week of April 11th

The deadline to arrange a Spring 2016 leave of absence or University withdrawal is Wednesday, April 13th at 5 p.m.  The USC is offering additional drop-in hours the week of April 11th in order to best assist students who need to finalize paperwork by the University deadline.  Inquiries regarding Spring 2016 leaves and withdrawals will be prioritized during these special drop-in hours.

Monday, April 11th 9 – 10:30 a.m. 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12th 9 – 10:30 a.m. 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13th 9 – 10:30 a.m. 2 – 3:30 p.m.

The regular USC drop-in schedule (Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9-10:30 a.m.) will resume beginning April 14th.

Leave of absence/withdrawals after holiday housing closure – Spring 2016

Students who arrange a spring leave of absence or withdrawal after December 20 should move out of their on-campus residences within 48 hours.  Apartment style residences, including 25 Buick Street and 33 Harry Agganis Way are open during Intersession; dormitory style residences are closed between December 20 and January 14 so students must plan their move out between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, January 15, when dormitory residences re-open.

Intersession closure – 1 p.m. 12/24/15

Boston University will be closed for Intersession beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.  If you contact us during Intersession, we will receive your message and respond after we re-open on Monday the 4th.

Undergraduate students wishing to take a leave of absence or withdraw for the Spring 2016 semester should contact us promptly when we re-open from Intersession so we can help you with all necessary steps.  If you have previously discussed your plans with a USC Associate Director and just need to complete the required paperwork to finalize your decision, you may click here to access the Spring 2016 Leave of Absence / Withdrawal Request Form.  Please note that in order to access the form you will need to enter your BU login and Kerberos password.

Move out date for students not returning in spring – 12/20/15

Students taking a Spring 2016 leave of absence (or withdrawing) who live in on-campus housing must complete residence check-out and return of keys prior to residences closing for Fall semester by Sunday, December 20th at noon.

Updated hours for Spring 2016 leaves or withdrawals

Due to the increase in office traffic as the semester winds to a close, we will be assisting students with Spring 2016 leaves of absence and withdrawals on a drop-in basis during business days between the hours of 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 23.  If your inquiry is less time-sensitive, we suggest contacting us by phone to arrange an appointment.

Fall 2015 Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Deadline – 12/1

Undergraduate students wishing to take a leave of absence or withdraw for the Fall 2015 semester must do so prior to the semester deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1.  Students with on-campus housing assignments must also complete residence check-out and return of keys within 48 hours upon arranging the leave/withdrawal.  If you are considering a Fall 2015 semester leave of absence or withdrawal and have not already spoken to an associate director, please review the information available on our website and then contact the office before Thanksgiving Break, so that we can discuss your plans and assist you with the necessary paperwork.

Due to the increase in office traffic surrounding the December 1st deadline, we will assist students with Fall 2015 leaves of absences and withdrawals following the Thanksgiving Break on a drop-in basis on Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1, between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 4:00 p.m.

First Gen Connect Fall Social

Join us for our annual First Gen Connect Fall Social!

Wednesday, September 9
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Yawkey Center for Student Services
100 Bay State Road
Room 101

Meet other incoming first generation college students and the University Service Center staff, connect with the upperclassmen in our Volunteer Corps, and above all else, grab some pizza.

This is the first of many First Gen Connect events happening this year.  Come learn about the program and how you can benefit from it and see what the First Gen Connect community has to offer!

We hope to see you there!

First Gen Connect Welcome Visits during Orientation

The University Service Center and First Gen Connect are happy to welcome our 2015-2016 first gen Terriers, students who are the first, or among the very first, generation in their families to attend college.  We want to celebrate your achievements and welcome you and your family to our vibrant BU community!

Join us for our Summer 2015 Welcome Visits, being hosted most Wednesdays and Fridays in June and July.  Stop by to introduce yourselves, meet our staff, and learn about the First Gen Connect program.  Families are welcome to visit too; we’ll have a parent newsletter sign up available and staff will be available to answer questions.  Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with members of the University community while you are visiting campus this summer!

Summer 2015 Welcome Visits at the University Service Center
881 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
June 10 June 12
June 17 June 19
June 24 June 26
July 8 July 10
July 15 July 17
July 22 July 24
July 31