Boston College’s housing application portal crashed on March 15, causing BC Residence Life to scramble to address the issue.
Students were met with a slowly operating website Tuesday morning on the first day of housing applications for the 2022-2023 Academic Year, with some students receiving notifications that the website’s servers were full. Eventually, a video began to circulate of faculty in the Residence Life office explaining to students that the entire process would be put on hold for 48 hours, though it took some time for official email communications to reach BC students.
As 6-person housing options fell on the 15th, the majority of the rising senior class attempted to register in hopes of a chance at the coveted Mods, but the delay means that all students will have to wait to find out where they'll live.
As the housing process falls in the heat of midterms at BC, many students were upset at the lack of a timely response from ResLife. Additionally, as registration for classes at the end of last semester with the new EagleApps system faced similar issues, many feel that these issues have continued a trend of an inability of BC to effectively manage online systems for its student body.
It is unknown what caused the issues with BC server’s or if these will be fully resolved after the 48-hour period. ResLife promised further communication, adding that they “apologize for the stress and inconvenience this has caused” and that teams are working to resolve the issues as soon as possible.