Latest COVID-19 Information

Category: Dean’s Blog

Summer on Campus and Updated BU Public Health Guidelines

The following was sent to all students on the Charles River Campus on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Friends, As the data related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to improve in Massachusetts, staff across the University have been formulating plans to repopulate our campuses over the next few months. We write today to share the highlights […]

Chauvin Trial

The following message went out to all students on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Friends, I can still recall how I was called to resentment, cynicism and anger after I heard the news that a jury acquitted three police officers who – brutally – assaulted Rodney King. I could not get my head around the notion […]

Increase Testing and Vigilance Now

The following was sent to all students on Thursday, April 15, 2021 Friends, We are sure you are aware, that despite more daily sunshine and joyful weather, the number of COVID cases in Boston are increasing. Public health officials are also reporting that we are seeing more COVID variants of concern throughout Massachusetts. Based upon […]

Reinvented Campus Community Spaces to Strengthen Connections

The following was sent to all students on the Charles River Campus on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Dear Friends, We are all still navigating pandemic burnout and challenging times. A change in the normal routine is essential to our spirit and maybe just what we need right now. If you move around the Charles River […]

Pause and plan when it comes to socializing, says Dean Elmore

The following was sent to all students on Friday, February 26, 2021. Dear Friends, With the first two months of class and activities complete we are still identifying a high number of students infected with COVID-19. While our natural tendency, visiting friends’ (who are outside of our household) rooms and apartments, traveling distances to vacation […]

Hold off on personal gatherings this Super Bowl Weekend

The following was sent to all students on Friday, February 5, 2021: Dear Friends, With the first two weeks of class complete and all of us returning to our routines we are still identifying a high number of students infected with COVID-19. We are also aware of the stories and social media posts of social […]

A note from Dean Elmore on January 6, 2021

A note from Dean Elmore regarding what occurred on January 6, 2021. January 7, 2021 Beloved, It is perfunctory for me to support enlightened, learned, liberal democracy but I struggle with what to do with January 6. Keeping it personal, I ask you to appreciate that January 6 afternoon feeling in your gut that sparked […]

Virtual Meetings about the Spring Semester

We will be hosting Virtual Meetings regarding the Spring 2021 semester at Boston University. We will cover student life, living on campus, testing, compliance and student expectations. Featuring panelists from: Undergraduate Affairs, Graduate Affairs, Enrollment & Student Administration, Student Health Services, Housing, Dining, and International Students & Scholars Meeting Dates 1 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January […]