Dear BU Family Members,

Welcome to your student’s next great adventure! Thank you to you and your student for choosing to join the Boston University community. We are excited to see the vibrancy the Class of 2023 and their peers bring to campus.

At the Dean of Students’ Office, we are committed to being here for you and your student throughout your student’s BU journey. We mentor and counsel, and promote an environment that encourages scholarly exchange and individual expression. Our office is dedicated to providing a space that allows students to effectively engage in academic and intellectual work, community service, and other activities that enrich their time here.

The Parents Program is part of the Dean of Students’ Office and serves as a resource for you — no question is too big or too small — contact us if you need advice, some reassurance, or help navigating the University. We can be reached at (617) 358-1187 or at [email protected].

At Boston University we want parents, guardians, family members, and friends to be engaged with and well informed about the University. We encourage parents/guardians to visit our website and to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We also invite parents/guardians to attend local receptions and we provide opportunities to volunteer on behalf of the University in your hometowns.

October 31 Study Abroad Fall Semester & Academic Year Programs applications open
November 1, 3-5pm Coffee & Conversation
November 8 Last day to drop standard courses (with a “W” grade)
November 8, 3-5pm Coffee & Conversation
November 11 Veteran’s Day, Classes held
November 15, 3-5pm Coffee & Conversation
November 22, 3-5pm Coffee & Conversation
November 27-December 1 Thanksgiving Recess
December 2 Classes Resume
December 3 Last day to take a Leave of Absence or withdraw
December 6, 3-5pm Coffee & Conversation
December 8, 9 am Alternative Service Breaks registration
December 11 Last Day of Classes
December 12-15 Study Period
December 16 Final Exams Begin
December 17 Spring 2020 payment deadline for undergraduate and continuing students
December 20 Final Exams End
December 20 Residence dining service suspended after dinner
December 20 Last day for textbook rental returns at Barnes & Noble @ Boston University
December 21, noon Residences close*

*All dormitory-style residences will be closed during Winter Intersession Recess. Students will have the option to apply for vacation housing.