Category: Dean’s Blog

Upcoming Sexual Misconduct Study

The following message was sent to all Boston University students on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from Dean Campbell-Foster: Friends,   One of the incredible things about BU students is that you don’t hesitate to speak your truth. You engage with passion and unapologetic authenticity. You actively seek ways to enrich your learning and empower those around […]

A Spring Greeting from Dean JCF

The following message was sent to all undergraduate students on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from Dean Campbell-Foster: Friends, My office isn’t far from the piano in the George Sherman Union Link. It has sat quiet since the end of finals (other than when I tapped a few chords when passing by to make sure it […]

BU Names Melissa L. Gilliam 11th President

The following email was sent out to all members of the Boston University community on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from Ahmass L. Fakahany, Chair of Boston University’s Board of Trustees Dear Members of the Boston University Community, On behalf of the University’s Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee, it is my privilege and […]

University Health Initiatives and Resources

The following email was sent out to all members of the Boston University community on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from Dr. Judy Platt, MD, Chief Health Officer and Executive Director of Student Health Services: Dear Members of our Boston University Community,  Welcome back to campus as we kick off another exciting academic year. At the […]

Safety Awareness For Everyone

The following email was sent out to all students on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from Dean Jason Campbell-Foster and Chief Safety, Security and Preparedness Officer Kelly Nee: Friends, We are writing to ask for about an hour of your time to review the new SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone) resource; an elective, online training module […]

The Dean’s Top Tips for a Fantastic Fall Semester

The following message was sent to all undergraduate students on Monday, September 11, 2023, from Dean Campbell-Foster: Friends, I love this time of year. After a few months of summer quiet along Comm Ave, the energy of the new semester brings electricity to the air. It’s a time of endless possibilities, hope and a chance […]

Matriculation 2023 Information

The following message was sent to all incoming first year students on Tuesday, July 25 from Dean Campbell-Foster: Welcome to the Boston University Community! Your new beginning is cause for you, your family, friends, and all of us in this University community to celebrate. Your journey through this vibrant, academic community will begin with the […]

It’s about that time…so celebrate (and be on time)

The following message was sent to all seniors on Monday, May 15, 2023, from Dean Campbell-Foster.  Seniors, What time should you be at Commencement? Yes, it’s 12:15 pm on Sunday, May 21, to line up with your school or college. If you remember one thing from this message, remember that… or this…or this: (A Commencement […]

BU Does the Marathon

The following message was sent to all students on Friday, April 14, 2023,  from Dean Campbell-Foster.  Friends, The Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon, a global spectacle, and a feat of human perseverance and spirit. It spans 26.2 miles, with spectators weaving an electric, enthusiastic path from Hopkinton to downtown Boston. The marathon is […]

The Power of 15 Minutes

The following message was sent to all students on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from Dean Campbell-Foster.  Friends, Fifteen minutes can make all the difference in the world, can’t it? (I should know: I slept fifteen blissful, extra minutes this morning). While standing waiting for my Saxbys, I found fifteen minutes to think. I took out […]