• Art Jahnke

    Senior Contributing Editor

    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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There are 12 comments on Plan to Return Student Property Left Behind Announced

    1. I totally agree!! I am okay with deep cleaning my room myself, I don’t need facilities to clean it PLUS it’s less work for everyone involved

    2. For students who selected the same room for fall, AND selected to store, their personal belongings will remain in that same room for fall. Paul Riel, Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Services

    1. If the travel restrictions are lifted, and you decide to come to campus to collect your personal belongings, you may do so regardless of what decision you provided on the May 8 survey. Shipping will begin after June 27th. Paul Riel, Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Services

  1. Are we allowed to choose a combination of these options? For example, it will be great if we can retrieve some of our items and store the rest at BU. I mean isn’t that what many students do during a normal semester? You take some stuff home and store the rest.

    1. Unfortunately, students will need to choose to either ship or store their personal belongings. We are unable to offer both options. Paul Riel, Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Services

  2. What about items left in Fitrec? I live off campus but have items in a gym locker which I would like to retrieve ASAP, as I’m graduating and moving away.

    1. Robb, congratulations on you graduation! To recover your personal belongings from the Fitness & Recreation Center, please email fitrec@bu.edu with your BUID#, the locker number and location and a detailed description of the locker contents and our managers will arrange a time for you to pick up your belongings. We also have a number of FAQs on our website that may help answer additional questions students may have: https://www.bu.edu/fitrec/about/covid-19-information-and-faqs/

  3. Two things:
    1. Can I have a friend who lives in Boston go to my room and pick up 2 important items before I have my room packed for storage? I am staying in the same room in the fall. I live in Puerto Rico and will not be able to come by in person to pick up these 2 things myself.
    2. I did not receive the e-mail on May 8th with the survey. Can you please re-send

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