***Updated 10/5/20***

As BU has enacted plans to help protect the health and safety of the BU community from the spread of COVID-19, there have been a number of changes for our students. We have received many questions about how these changes will impact our students and what our plans are moving forward. Some of the most commonly asked questions are below. For full information on BU’s response to COVID-19, please see BU’s COVID-19 website. If your question is broader than the Biology Department’s scope, it is likely found on BU’s COVID-19 website.

Is the Biology Department’s main office open?

We are open in all aspects (undergraduate, graduate, administrative, labs, stockroom), and physically open Monday through Friday, 10-3. However, we highly encourage emailing or calling rather than coming by in-person. Many staff are still working from home currently. If you have any questions about who you should email, you can contact bio@bu.edu.

How are fall 2020 classes working?

Fall 2020 courses will function under the Learn from Anywhere (LfA) framework, meaning all classes will be a mix of in-person, remote, and asynchronous components. More information on fall 2020 can be found on the Back2BU website. Additional population-specific info is as follows:

How will research work?

Research and clinical operations are in the process of ramping up their activity. More information on this process and considerations for lab members is here.

More information may be found on the Biology Return to Research page. Please note you must be logged into your BU Google account to access this page. You may set up your BU Google account here.