Heat Advisory: 6/18/24

Heat index forecast for Tuesday, 6/18/24

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Boston area Tuesday, June 18 – Friday, June 21, 2024. Heat temperatures for the next four days will be in the 90s with high humidity making it feel even warmer.

Boston University will open cooling centers Tuesday – Friday for summer program students and others in the BU community seeking relief from the heat at the following locations.

Cooling Center Locations and Hours of Operation:

  • Questrom School of Business Lobby, 595 Commonwealth Avenue: 7AM-10PM
  • Center for Data and Computing Sciences Lobby, 665 Commonwealth Avenue: 7AM-10PM (Card Access after 7PM)
  • George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue: 7AM-Midnight
  • Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground Lobby, 808 Commonwealth Avenue: 9AM-5PM; CLOSED Wed. 6/19
  • Rich Hall Cinema Room (Orientation Students Only), 277 Babcock Street: Wed – Friday 24 hours
  • 518 Park Drive Basement Lounge (South Campus Residents Only), 518 Park Drive: 24 hours
  • Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (Summer Program Residents Only), 610 Commonwealth Avenue: 6PM-10PM
  • Warren Towers 4th Floor (Summer Program Residents Only), 700 Commonwealth Avenue: 24 hours in the Melville Lounge, B Tower Quiet Study, and the MPR room

BU students, faculty and staff are reminded to take precautions against heat-related illness or injuries. Physical activities or outside work should be limited between 10AM and 3PM and/or when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. When outside, remember to seek out shaded areas, wear clothing that is light-colored and loose fitting and apply sunscreen. 

Please visit the campus map of bottle filling stations: https://maps.bu.edu/?id=647#!ce/51726?ct/0,61611

Students, faculty, or staff who are on campus and believe they may be experiencing a heat-related emergency on the Charles River Campus should call BUPD at 617-353-2121 and 617-358-4444 on the Medical Campus; off campus should call 911. 

For up-to-date information please refer to https://www.bu.edu/today/