Spring Recess Memo

The following message was sent to all on-campus undergraduate residence students on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, from Residence Life.

Spring recess begins on Saturday, March 9, 2024, and ends on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Residences will remain open throughout the spring recess.

You must register your spring recess plans with Residence Life using this survey by 12 noon, Thursday, March 7, 2024 whether or not you are travelling for the break.

Beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2023, Residence Life staff will be entering rooms where students have not registered to stay to conduct safety/security checks. If you are traveling for the recess, as a courtesy, share your travel plans with your roommate(s).

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

Please be advised that Residence Life offices are open during the spring recess from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

An on-call Resident Assistant (RA) will be available for assistance during spring recess. Contact information for the RA can be found in brownstone vestibules, next to large hall elevators, or via the Security Assistant. Please remember that all residential rules and regulations are in effect during the recess.

Dining services are available during spring recess, but will be limited. Please check the Dining Services website for locations and hours.

The BU shuttle services that will be available during spring recess are detailed below:

  • 1BU (CRC-BUMC) – Approximate 30 minute intervals between Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 16. Regular service resumes Monday, March 18.
      • Monday-Friday (6:30 a.m. – Midnight)
      • Saturdays (6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Fenway – Approximate 30 minute intervals between Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 17. Regular service resumes on Monday, March 18.
    Saturday – Saturday  (9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
    Sunday, March 10 (9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
    Sunday, March 17 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Late Night – Last day of service is Saturday, March 9. Service resumes on Saturday, March 16.
  • Comm Ave Loop – Last day of service is Friday, March 8. Service resumes on Monday, March 18.

Please remember to use the Terrier Transit app for real time shuttle and MBTA arrivals.

If you leave, please take the following pre-departure steps: 

  • Do not forget your cell phone, medication, travel tickets, passport, and Terrier Card.
  • Dispose of items in your accommodation that may spoil in your absence (empty kitchen cabinets, refrigerator/Micro-Fridge, etc.)
  • Throw out all trash and recycle your recyclables.
  • Please make sure water faucets are off within your accommodation.
  • Keep the heat on!
  • Turn off your lights to conserve electricity.
  • Close and lock all windows. Draw shades.
  • Lock all doors in your apartment or suite.
  • Most importantly, do not forget your keys!

If you stay in residence for any portion of the spring recess, please employ the following security measures: 

  • Be sure your apartment/suite/room doors are locked at all times.
  • Do not prop doors.
  • Do not open your door unless you can positively identify the person at the door.
  • Campus will be fairly quiet. You should avoid walking alone, especially late at night.  Please note the Scarlet Safe Walk does not operate during spring recess.
  • Report any suspicious behavior to Boston University Police at 617-353-2121.

When making your plans for the end of the year, please keep the following important dates in mind:

  • The last night for overnight guests is Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
  • 24-hour quiet hours begin at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
  • Final exams begin on Monday, May 6, 2024.
  • Final exams end on Friday, May 10, 2024.
  • Residence dining services end with dinner on Friday, May 10, 2024.
  • Residences close for everyone, except those graduating, at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024.
  • Residences close for those graduating at 10 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact your Residence Life office.
Have a wonderful spring recess!

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