Campus Life: Undergraduates

Welcome Students,

I hope your journey to this point has been filled with stories you will tell your friends and family for years to come. Despite seemingly ever-present global difficulties, you are currently refreshing your experiences within the world with new people, discussions, associations, and, hopefully, plenty of serendipitous encounters along Commonwealth Avenue. You’ve made it this far, but we have another stretch to go. I need you to join the BU community spirit to help us keep this campus alive and well. 

All 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 requirements (or have received a medical or religious exemption or an extension) are eligible to live in BU’s student residences and participate in activities, team practices, organization and department retreats, and on-campus work. Additionally, if you have not uploaded your information into Patient Connect, you will be withdrawn from classes.

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. Please check the Back2BU BU Community Health & Safety and Visitors & Travel Policies pages regularly for current guidelines.

    Study Abroad programs and Global Programs will follow site-specific COVID-19 safety guidelines that will vary according to location. Due to potential changes to programs, border restrictions, and local safety regulations, we advise students to check often with their assigned Study Abroad program managers and watch the Study Abroad website for updates and advisories.

    It’s up to all of us as a community of students, faculty, and staff to continue to observe our health and safety protocols. 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 often.

    Kenneth Elmore
    Associate Provost and Dean of Students