Category: FYI Student Blog

The official student blog of the Boston University Dean of Students Office.

An update on notary services for the BU community in Summer 2021

The Dean of Students office provides notary services for Boston University students, faculty and staff at no cost. Summer 2021 Notary Schedule  Due to anticipated changes to Massachusetts notary guidelines, most of our notary services are suspended until September 1, 2021. Notary services will return in the fall semester. If you have an emergency and […]

Conflict, Conversation and Community Workshops

Join us for a workshop exploring tips, tricks, and skills around managing conflict, hard conversations and challenging moments in this uncharted COVID world — and beyond. Get experience to help manage challenging conversations with friends, e-board, team or suitemates. Practice how to respond to tense group-work dynamics. Workshop conflict you’ve experienced or difficult conversations you […]

Searching for Off-Campus Housing? Here’s some tips.

If you are ever looking for off-campus apartments, make sure to check out the University’s Off-Campus Services offerings. The listings they have are vetted and there is a University staff member who oversees them. If you choose to do an off-campus housing search on your own via an unofficial BU off-campus page or online, be […]

Constitution Day 2020 – September 17, 2020

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by on September 17, 1787. Institutions of higher education commemorate this day in a variety of days, asking students to recognize and learn about the rights the Constitution provides. On this day, we encourage students to visit our Voter Engagement page, read the U.S. […]

Open Office Hours Pep Talks – Fall 2020

We’re here for you. If you want to speak to a Dean or a Dean of Students’ office staff member during our Wednesday Open Office Hours, please complete the following form and we will connect you with someone to chat with. If you wish to speak to our Director of Student Outreach and Engagement, Katy […]

Note Regarding Use of Nickerson Field

The following was sent to students in the West Campus community Saturday, August 29, 2020. However, it does provide important notes for all students who may consider using Nickerson Field for recreational or social activity. We offer a warm welcome to you to fall semester at BU. As you meet students and spend time together […]

Conflict – Navigating the hard stuff in this new world

Join us for a workshop exploring tips, tricks, and skills around managing conflict, hard conversations and challenging moments in this uncharted COVID world — and beyond. How to tell friends to put a mask on, stop stealing your food, and turn down the music while staying on good terms. How to you fix things after […]