Campus Life Today: Graduates

Welcome Graduate and Professional Students!

We look forward to your arrival or return (as it may be) to BU.? If you were on campus this fall, you know that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant many new public health requirements, protocols, and advisories, and that our community’s adherence to these has allowed the University to maintain a very low rate of positive coronavirus tests. We are grateful for that, and to help us maintain our encouraging numbers, we ask you to review the current protocols and guidelines in the Campus Life Graduate section of the Back2BU website. In this strange new environment, all of us are responsible for keeping our entire community safe.

During the fall semester, as we learned more about the virus and some of the situations on and near our campuses, we updated some protocols. More changes will likely follow, and while all changes are routinely announced, they are also available for review on the website. The vast majority of our protocols, including the University’s hybrid teaching format, Learn from Anywhere, will be unchanged. Directional signage still shows pedestrians which way to walk, and elevators still have?reduced capacity. If your destination is on the first four floors of a building, we ask you to use stairways, if you are able, and there will be signage to let you know if a stairway is intended for upward or downward traffic.

I hope that we agree that mutual accountability is essential to interrupt the spread of the virus, protect our community, and maintain a healthy environment for us all. We will only be successful if we all work to make it happen.

We eagerly await your return or initial arrival. We are working hard to make your experience at Boston University as rewarding as ever.

Daniel Kleinman, PhD
Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs