Absences for Religious Observances

From Dr. Kenneth Lutchen, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer ad interim During the course of the academic year, members of our community may request excused absences from attending classes or participating in examination, work, or study requirements in order to accommodate the observance of their religious faiths. A full reading of the University’s Policy […]

Appointment of Jason Campbell-Foster as Dean of Students

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Last October, following the appointment of Jason Campbell-Foster as interim associate provost and dean of students for the 2022-2023 academic year, we announced a national level search to identify a permanent incumbent for this important University-wide position. We have now successfully concluded our search, and […]

Creation of a New LGBTQIA+ Center for Students at Boston University; Launch of National Search for Center Director

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Robert A. Brown, President Boston University‚Äôs ability to create spaces where students can feel a sense of belonging, build connection, and enjoy new opportunities for engagement and reflection is central to both our mission and strategic planning. Following extensive conversation across our community […]

Your BU, Your Voice: Take the Belonging & Culture Survey

From Dr. Robert A. Brown, President and Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dear Boston University Community Members: This past September, we announced the creation of the Belonging & Culture Survey, BU’s first-ever campus-wide assessment gauging the sense of inclusion and belonging felt by students, faculty, and staff. We are pleased to […]

Scheduling of Final Exams

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer As we begin a new semester, I would like to remind everyone that, per University policy, the final examination for a course must be given only during its scheduled exam period and time slot and not during a regular class meeting or on a reading […]

What to Expect from the Student Information System Renewal Program

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University¬†Provost and Chief Academic Officer As you may be aware, the Student Information System (SIS) Renewal Program is an ongoing University-wide effort to modernize the IT systems that support students from application to graduation. This program will update processes touching many aspects of student life: applying to BU or to study […]