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Update for BC Students 4-19-13 | 1 p.m.

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (4-19-13): An update from Boston College Executive Vice President Patrick J. Keating for BC students:

Dear Students:

To best accommodate our students in light of the ongoing manhunt of the suspect in the Marathon bombings, we have devised the following plan that we ask all residential students to follow.   

Beginning at 1 p.m. today, BC residential life staff will go through each dorm on a floor-by-floor basis to invite you to obtain lunch for carry out service from a designated BC dining facility. In accordance with the Massachusetts Emergency Mandate, all students will be asked to return to their dorm rooms immediately after obtaining their food. To facilitate this process, students are asked to have their meal cards in hand and to avoid bringing backpacks or other items to the dining facilities.  

The dining halls will reopen under this same scenario in the evening for dinner, so students are asked to take only what is needed for lunch to avoid unnecessary delays.

All classes and activities scheduled for today have been cancelled. Students are also encouraged to contact their parents to help allay their concerns for your safety. As reported earlier, BC Police see no immediate threat to the campus, but need all students to follow the explicit safety orders that remain in place throughout Boston, Newton, Watertown, Cambridge, Belmont and Waltham until the matter is resolved and clearance is issued.     

Pat Keating


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