Hurricane Irene – BU Campus Plans and Preparations


Boston University is currently tracking the course of Hurricane Irene, and preparing in the event it affects the Greater Boston area.

At this time, forecasts have the storm bringing heavy rain and wind into the area over the weekend. The latest storm track takes Irene along a path near the Massachusetts/New York border early Sunday evening moving rapidly across western VT, NH and ME, being well north of New England by Monday morning. Sunday will most likely be a windy rainy day, temps in the mid 70s, with some possible tropical storm force winds occurring. Current forecasts for Boston on Monday are for mostly sunny skies, and breezy, with high temperatures in the low 80s.

Given the current forecasts, the Dean of Students encourages students arriving for the First Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP) to be mindful of the weather and not try to “beat” the storm to get here. We will delay the beginning of FYSOP as needed. We understand flights may be delayed, and we will coordinate our airport pickups appropriately. Please put your personal safety first, and do not travel through unsafe conditions.

We will make further decisions as to the start time of FYSOP, as well as the status of other University programs, as the weekend approaches. Please let us know if your travel plans have changed and if you will be arriving later than expected.

Please keep checking for more updates.

For more information, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 617-353-4126 or


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