From Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor & Dean
These are truly unchartered waters and the COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly. I cannot imagine the stress that each of you feels with regard to the uncertainty that each new message brings.
As we move through these next weeks together I want to reassure you of two things:
- You will be able to finish your Questrom coursework this semester. Regardless of a student’s ability or decision to return to campus on April 13 when classes are currently planned to resume on campus, Questrom is committed to work with our students to complete their Questrom coursework and continue progress toward their degrees and graduation. This includes adapting our course assessments and exams, an issue that is a priority for Questrom and one that we will update the community on in the days to come.
- We are here for you! This is a stressful time for all members of our community, but especially our student population. Our Questrom student support teams and faculty, whether in person or virtually, are here to help you navigate the situation. If you find yourself needing to talk with someone about your stress, please contact Behavioral Medicine at 617-353-3569 or visit http://www.bu.edu/shs/behavioral-medicine/. In addition, it is imperative that you check BU’s COVID-19 site for students for regular updates about important issues you all face as BU students, including campus services and updates on any cases of COVID-19 on campus.
We will take the necessary steps to make sure we all remain safe and that you can continue your education, and we will continue to work overtime to make this happen. We are also committed to find virtual ways to stay engaged as a community. This is an unprecedented time with many disappointments for a semester marching into the glories of Spring and toward graduation for many. WE ARE QUESTROM AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS AND COME OUT STRONGER AS A RESULT. We always do.
Stay tuned, be well, and hang in there,