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Weather Closing / 80% tuition refund schedule deadline extended to 2/3

The USC will be closed on February 2 due to severe weather conditions in the Boston area.

As noted in the BU Today article, the deadlines for adding classes for the spring 2015 semester and for MET registration is extended to Tuesday, February 3. The original deadline of Monday, February 2, for students who withdraw or take a leave of absence for the spring 2015 semester to be eligible for 80 percent cancellation of semester tuition charges is extended to February 3.  This extension applies only to the standard tuition refund schedule. 

Snow closure Jan 27, 2015

The University Service Center will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th due to severe winter weather.  Please check www.bu.edu/today for more information about the University closure, and the lastest about when offices will re-open.

USC Open Martin Luther King Day – Jan. 19th

The University Service Center is open for normal business hours (9 am – 5 pm) on Martin Luther King Day, January 19th, 2015.  We are generally available for drop-in visitors from 9 am to 11 am, and can make appointments for the afternoon between 2 pm and 4 pm. 

As a reminder, this is the last day students may submit leave of absence or withdrawal paperwork for the semester and still receive a 100% cancellation of Spring ’15 tuition and fees.  Please get in touch with the University Service Center if you have any questions or concerns.  We will be happy to help!

Leave of absence/withdrawals after holiday housing closure

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 15 so students must plan their move out between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, January 16, when dormitory residences re-open.

Intersession Closure – 1 pm 12/24/2014

Boston University will be closed for Intersession beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015.  If you contact us during Intersession, we will receive your message and respond after we re-open on Monday the 5th

Undergraduate students wishing to take a leave of absence or withdraw for the Spring 2015 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 2015 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 – 12/20/14

Students taking a Spring 2015 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 Saturday, December 20 at noon.

Updated hours for Spring 2015 leaves or withdrawals

Due to the increase in office traffic as the semester winds to a close, we will be assisting students with Spring 2015 leaves of absence and withdrawals on a drop-in basis between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16 through Tuesday, December 23.  If your inquiry is not time sensitive, we suggest contacting us by phone to arrange an appointment.

Fall 2014 Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Deadline – 12/2

Undergraduate students wishing to take a leave of absence or withdraw for the Fall 2014 semester must do so prior to the semester deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2Students 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 2014 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 2nd deadline, we will assist students with Fall 2014 leaves of absences and withdrawals following the Thanksgiving Break on a drop-in basis on Monday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 2, between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 4:30 p.m.  We will begin assisting students with Spring 2015 semester leaves of absence and withdrawals on Friday, December 5.

USC Hours for Fall 2014 Move-in

It’s almost time for fall move-in, see the USC hours of operation for mid-August through mid-September, below.  

Safe travels back to and around campus everyone!   

USC Hours of Operation (mid August to mid September)

August 11 – 29, 2014 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
August 30 & 31, 2014 Labor Day (Saturday & Sunday) 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST
September 1, 2014 Labor Day (Monday) 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST
September 2 – 5, 2014 Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

Summer Welcome Receptions For Incoming First Gen Students

We are so excited to welcome our incoming First Gen Terriers for 2014-2015!  Don’t forget to RSVP for one of our summer welcome receptions, bring your family too!  For more info, visit our Summer Receptions page then sign up via our EventBrite invitation page.

(If you didn’t receive an invitation, let us know.)