Campus Life: Graduates

Welcome Graduate and Professional Students!

Welcome or welcome back to our campus community. We continue to work hard to make your time at Boston University a rewarding one. Commonwealth Avenue is once again alive with the buzz of students walking between classes, rushing for buses, and grabbing coffee. We expect the spring semester to build on the dynamism of the fall semester.

All students, including graduate and professional students, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes a booster dose. You are required to get a booster dose as soon as you are eligible and upload this documentation to Patient Connect. Only students who are compliant with the University’s vaccine and booster requirements (or have received a medical or religious exemption or an extension) may participate in on-campus activities, including classes and research activities. Additionally, if you have not uploaded your information into Patient Connect, you will be withdrawn from classes.

We have not moved toward a pre-pandemic normal exactly as we had hoped; however, we remain hopeful that our protocols continue to keep our community safe. As we move through the spring 2022 semester, some of our health and safety requirements remain in place, while others will start to be relaxed as COVID positivity rates remain low. As conditions change, we will announce updates, and we will publish policy guidelines on this website. Please check the Back2BU BU Community Health & Safety page regularly for current guidelines. Our success depends on all of us adhering to health and safety protocols.

Daniel Kleinman, PhD
Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs