Three undergraduates have tested positive for COVID-19 at Boston College since Monday out of 2,995 tests, a positivity rate of .10 percent.
The University announced that it will delay the start of the spring semester by nine days and cancel Spring Break in an email sent to members of the Boston College community on Monday.
Boston College canceled all of its study abroad programs for the Spring 2020 semester on Monday, according to an email sent to students scheduled to study abroad next semester from Office of International Programs Director Nick Gozik.
On-campus students may leave for Thanksgiving Break and not return until next semester, or they may stay in Massachusetts for the break and finish the semester on campus.
When protests for racial justice swept the nation this summer after the police killing of George Floyd, the Black Student Forum launched a petition urging the University to release a list of tangible steps that it would take to combat racism.
Students planning on studying abroad in spring 2021 are awaiting a decision from the Office of International Programs (OIP) about whether it will hold its expected programs. Nick Gozik, the director of OIP, said that a decision is expected to be made in “mid-Fall.”
The University settled the case with the Boston College student-athlete who sued BC over his suspension for an alleged sexual assault in June of 2019, according to court documents filed on Sept. 23.