The UDC is available online and by phone during the following times:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm ET
Friday: 8am – 5pm ET
During these times, you are welcome to call or text 1 (617) 353-2650 with quick questions. We will respond promptly. For any matters in which you would like to discuss with an advisor at length, we recommend stopping by our virtual drop-in hours. For inquiries that require more than 15 minutes, please schedule an appointment with your advisor via Handshake.
You can also always e-mail email@example.com.
In Person Hours
The UDC is available in-person for quick questions during the following times:
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 3:30pm ET
Drop-In Advising and Scheduling an Appointment with an Advisor
Academic and career drop-in advising takes place virtually only via Zoom.
Use this link to sign in: bostonu.zoom.us/j/99464623831?pwd=NXRjS3RVTUZBZ2lCUkRqdHlIVXJPZz09
Link is active during the virtual drop-in hours listed below.
Mondays: 10am – 12pm and 1-3pm
Tuesdays: 8am – 12pm and 1 – 3pm
Wednesdays: 8 – 10am and 1 – 3pm
Thursdays: 10am – 12pm and 1 – 3pm
Fridays: 10am – 12pm and 1 – 3pm
When you sign in for virtual drop-ins, you will be greeted by a UDC staff member to identify the topic that you wish to discuss and ensure that you are connected with the best person to assist you. Once that is determined, you will be provided a virtual waiting room with the message “Please wait, the meeting host will let you in soon.” You will be joined by an advisor as soon as one is free to meet. UDC staff will be managing the waiting room behind the scenes to ensure students are met with as efficiently and effectively as possible by the advising team.
Scheduling an Appointment with an Advisor
Academic and career advisors are conducting virtual appointments on Zoom and in-person appointments at the Rafik B. Hariri Building. All appointments should be scheduled via Handshake.
Attending a Virtual Appointment
When you open your appointment on Handshake, look to the column on the left and the Zoom link to join your meeting will be located under “WHERE”; this will give you an option for a meeting via a webcam or via phone. Once you click on the URL, you will be in a Zoom waiting room and your advisor will invite you to join the meeting. You will not be required to register in any way, and there will be no required password for your scheduled Zoom meetings.
Attending an In-Person Appointment
When arriving for an-in person scheduled appointment, be sure to wear a mask and be prepared to show your green badge and BU ID. All in-person appointments will take place in rooms located in Suite 230 on the second floor. You will be emailed specific information the day before your appointment with instructions on how to proceed upon arrival.