Surveys Are Asking Students to Indicate Their Fall Plans
Responses will help administrators determine what classes, dining, housing, and student events will look like in the semester ahead
Hey students—are you planning to live on campus come September, or are you thinking you’ll Zoom in from across the country? Do you plan to wait a few more weeks to make a decision, once you’ve seen the latest COVID-19 numbers? No matter your plan, the University wants to hear from you.
On Tuesday, the Dean of Students office sent an email to undergraduates, and the Office of the Provost sent similar emails to graduate and PhD students, asking them to take a survey (BU Kerberos required) about their plans for the fall semester. Since the new hybrid teaching format, Learn from Anywhere (LfA), makes it possible for undergraduates to attend classes in person or remotely, from their dorm rooms or homes, or a mixture of those options, the University is trying to plan for resources such as housing and dining. The letter stresses the survey is for planning purposes only.
“We know that your plans may change between now and September, so this is not a binding or official choice,” wrote Jean Morrison, University provost and chief academic officer, and Kenneth Elmore (Wheelock’87), dean of students and associate provost, in their letters to undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students. “It will simply provide an initial set of information that we can use as we continue to work out the details of what classes, dining, housing, and student events will look like this fall.”
Students are asked to complete the survey by Friday, July 10; here’s a link to the survey.