Dear BC Students,
We hope this e-mail finds you well and resettled in your new living space. It is very strange for those of us still on campus not to have you here at this time of the year. The energy and spirit you bring to the campus environment is sorely missed by all of us.
As we adjust to this period of unprecedented change and uncertainty, please know that students remain at the forefront of all that we do. So, you may now be asking yourself, What are we doing on campus these days?
Many of the Student Affairs departments and campus partners have moved their program and service offerings online as highlighted in the listing below. We have also compiled a list of Student Affairs-specific frequently asked questions which we will continue to update, and for ongoing University COVID-19 communications, visit bc.edu/coronavirus.
We look forward to staying in touch with you throughout the remainder of the semester. If you have questions or need to discuss something, please do not hesitate to e-mail me, or you can set up an appointment to speak with me by phone or through Google Chat or Hangouts.
Let’s all find ways to remain in community—virtually. Please continue to practice social distancing and extend kindness and support to those around you. Be well, and please stay in touch.
Joy Moore ’81, Hon. ’10
Vice President for Student Affairs
Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (BAIC)
The BAIC will continue to provide student advising services by phone. The deadline to apply for the Summer Tuition Remission program has been extended to April 5. To learn more visit the program webpage.
Campus Ministry will continue to host its Weekly Examen every Wednesday at 9:45 p.m. virtually via Instagram Live. Visit their page at instagram.com/bccampusmin each week for 10 minutes of peer-led Ignatian prayer and reflection. In addition, Fr. Casey will be holding live-streamed candlelight Masses Monday–Thursday at 10:00 p.m. To register, fill out this form.
The Career Center is now offering all services remotely, including one-on-one career coaching appointments, drop-in coaching, and virtual events and Career Fairs. The Eagle Intern Fellowship is still accepting applications for 2020, and the regular deadline remains Tuesday, April 14, at 11:59 p.m. View the Career Center’s Updated Services Page
Office of Health Promotion
The Office of Health Promotion continues to offer Health Coaching appointments and nutrition counseling. Schedule a health coach tele-health session directly through their Google calendar website to have a meeting with a staff member or graduate student. If you are interested in nutrition counseling, you can reach out directly to Kate Sweeney, the University dietician, to schedule a virtual appointment.
Office of Student Involvement
The Office of Student Involvement has been working to translate student organization engagement to a virtual landscape, including meetings, trainings, and social experiences. Student organizations should expect outreach from the student organization team next week about next steps in student organization elections and transition information and training. Additionally, our staff is available to assist with questions and consultation. All students should expect information about exciting changes coming to My BC this summer.
Office of Student Outreach and Support Services
Staff in Student Outreach and Support Services will be available by phone and e-mail. If you are struggling and would like to be connected to resources or support, please e-mail: email@example.com.
Staff in the Disability Services Office will also be available by phone and e-mail. If you are currently registered with our office and have any issues with your accommodations, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff are monitoring our e-mail closely and will get back in touch with you. If you would like to register for the first time, please see the steps to register on our website: bc.edu/disability.
University Counseling Services
University Counseling Services remains available to speak with clients by phone. If you find yourself in need of support, Counseling Services is offering same-day consultation appointments over the phone to assess your needs and work with you on problem-solving the issue at hand. Each clinician will work with you on figuring out any phone follow-up meetings and referral to a local clinician if needed. If you are in need of urgent clinical care and want to speak with a Psychological Emergency Clinician (PEC), Counseling Services is available over the phone. Referrals to local providers are also available. I also encourage you to take advantage of resources such as WellTrack, an online self-help program, and a variety of self-care resources that students can use to address stress, anxiety, and depression.
The SANet hotline will continue to be staffed 24/7 through the end of the semester, and the CARE team will remain available to students, who can request an appointment by sending an e-mail to SANet@bc.edu.