Important Updates to MyBU Student Functionality
From Dr. Kenneth Lutchen, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer ad interim
I am excited to share an update on the Student Information System (SIS) Renewal program, the ongoing University-wide effort to modernize our IT systems that support students from application to graduation. Last fall, we began with updates to the BU directory, and in the spring we launched the new MyBU Student portal.
Our next major enhancement to MyBU Student functionality will take place Tuesday, September 26.
This MyBU Student update will replace the administrative systems that support Admissions, Financial Aid, and Course Scheduling. It additionally replaces the system that manages student services account creation and adds self-service password reset capabilities for all members of the BU community.
Staff and faculty who will use new administrative tools are being assigned relevant training as needed. Please visit the SIS Renewal website for more information about training resources and about the program itself, including the steering committee.
Future launches, aligned with our academic calendar, will impact a broader population of the BU community. Beginning in spring 2024, MyBU Student will serve as the home for several other important University-wide services and functionalities, including:
- Student advising
- Registration for fall 2024
- Student billing and aid disbursements for fall 2024
- Tuition remission
- Freshman orientation
Updating a long-standing student information system is a complex and challenging process. The upcoming September deployment is an exciting step for the University, and I appreciate your continued support.