Campus Life: Undergraduates

Welcome Students,

We are grateful for the extraordinary efforts made by all our students this past challenging year. Those efforts have enabled you to carry on—living and learning together—despite the enormous hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Summer Term 2021, we must continue to observe our health and safety protocols, including mask wearing and social distancing, and continued testing, including fully vaccinated students. All students, upon arrival—whether arriving on campus for the first time, or leaving and returning—will be required to test and stay in place until one negative test result is received from the BU testing lab. You will also need to reset your LfA status on May 17.

In the fall, we look forward to the return of in-person teaching and learning. Boston University is requiring all students enrolled in classes on our campuses to be vaccinated before the start of classes in the fall of 2021, and we are also strongly encouraging faculty and staff to get vaccinated. Once fully vaccinated, you will need to upload a photo of your CDC card to your PatientConnect record. As we do for other required vaccinations, we will have a process for accommodating medical and religious exemptions.

It’s up to all of us as a community of students, faculty, and staff, to continue to observe our health and safety protocols. I heard someone suggest that the vaccine we need, right now, is solidarity. This is our collective work and responsibility for the health of the community. I hope we can agree to a level of mutual accountability with each other as a way to interrupt the spread of the virus, protect this community, and maintain a healthy environment for all of us. It will only work if we make it work.

Updated information will be added periodically to this website, so make sure to revisit periodically.

Kenneth Elmore
Associate Provost and Dean of Students