BC repeatedly said that students’ results would be available within six to 26 hours of testing, but students have reported longer wait times.
The Margot Connell Recreation Center will reopen to a limited capacity on Aug. 24. Individuals will have to make reservations in order to use the facility.
Boston College conducted its first day of COVID-19 testing on Monday in Conte Forum, administering 2,277 tests to faculty, staff, and students, according to a letter sent to the BC community on Tuesday.
With the fall semester just weeks away, several colleges and universities in Massachusetts have recently reversed course. BC will reopen as planned.
Roughly 60 percent of courses will be offered in person on Boston College’s campus this fall, according to a letter sent to the University community on Monday.
BC students will not have to quarantine for two weeks upon their arrival in Massachusetts if they receive a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of their return or test negatively when they arrive on campus.
BC will establish a state-certified lab on campus to analyze 200 to 300 samples daily and is securing equipment to analyze test results within one hour.
Boston College confirmed in a recent update that it is increasing tuition for the upcoming school year. The letter, which was sent to students’ parents, also noted that the University plans to be flexible with its academic calendar for the fall semester and provided more details regarding recreational activities and classroom and library use.