Fall 2018 Administrative Facts

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

As a follow-up to my previous hit, “Fall 2018 Semester Dates,” I’m passing along a few more tidbits of which you should be aware. My colleagues in the Grad Program and Undergrad Program, Assistant Deans Karen Phillips and Rachel Reiser, will be sending out their emails in the near future to folks teaching in those respective programs. Please make it a point to read those as well!


You can view and download your class list on the Faculty Link. Please let me know if you have trouble accessing the Faculty Link. We encourage you to check your class list before each class meeting during the first two weeks of class to determine whether you are able to add students to your course. This topic is covered in greater detail in Deans Phillips and Reiser’s emails. (Please note that enrollment in FE101, SM131, and the components of the Cross-Functional Core is managed through the UDC.)


Grace Uygun and/or Rebecca DiMattia soon will be sending you an e-mail about the final exam schedule. Please respond to that e-mail as quickly as possible so that we can move along with the final exam scheduling process. The final exam period is December 17-21. The final exam schedule will be finalized and published in October. The Registrar’s Office provides a grid setting the final exam times and dates according to where courses fall in the class schedule. Deviating from the grid increases the likelihood that a faculty member will have to schedule make-up exams for students who have conflicting exam times.

Any student needing to make travel plans before the final exam schedule is published should plan to travel on the evening of December 21, as travel plans are not considered a valid reason for a final exam to be rescheduled!


The U.S. federal government requires all continuing international students to physically check in at their respective program office during the first week of each semester, and new international students must check in at the International Students and Scholars Office at 888 Commonwealth Avenue. Please make an announcement during your first two class meetings.

Norm Blanchard
Director – Course Planning
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215