Alumni Weekend 2016 Events

We have a wide array of events being planned for your Alumni Weekend this fall! From the class of 1966 50th reunion celebration, reunion gatherings, educational talks, networking opportunities, athletic events, to the annual Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards, there is something for everyone. Please note that we do not offer refunds should you need to cancel your registration.

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  • Champion for Human Rights: The Life & Work of Elie Wiesel

    This exhibition features material from political activist, human rights advocate, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel (1928 – 2016). The exhibition highlights Professor Wiesel’s life and work, from his early life growing up in Sighet, Romania, through surviving the Holocaust, and his work promoting remembrance and advocating for human rights across the globe.

    The exhibition begins with material relating to Wiesel’s early life, including his childhood in Sighet, Romania; documents and Wiesel’s writings reflecting on his time in Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald during the Holocaust; photographs of life in an OSE orphanage after the war; and his newspaper articles from his first job at the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

    The exhibition also focuses on two organizations that Wiesel has become synonymous with: the 92nd Street Y and Boston University. Shown are posters, excerpts and notes from his legendary talks at the 92nd Street Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association in New York City, which he has been giving since 1966. Also on display are class syllabi, exams, photographs, speeches, and letters from his tenure as a professor at Boston University, which started in 1976.

    The exhibition also highlights his prolific writing, including his most celebrated work Night. On display are early reviews for Night, the unpublished “Chapitre Zero,” advertising and promotional pieces, study guides, and special editions of the book. Also featured are original drafts of his numerous non-fiction works, hand-corrected speeches, memoir excerpts, and photographs from the plays he has written. His many novels are featured, including notes and drafts from One Generation After, Le Jour, Le Mendiant de Jerusalem, and L’Aube. It also features his correspondence with major literary figures, such as playwrights Samuel Beckett & Arthur Miller, critic Harold Bloom, and author Cynthia Ozick.

    Extensive material on Holocaust remembrance are featured, including letters from Holocaust survivors and their children, Wiesel’s testimony for the Klaus Barbie war crimes trial, and material relating to the outcry of Ronald Reagan visiting Bitburg Cemetery, where German S.S. officers are buried. His pieces on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, Russia and the United States are also on display. Material on Wiesel’s work with the US Holocaust Memorial Council and United States Holocaust Museum is highlighted as well.

    The exhibition also showcases Wiesel’s battles for human rights across the globe, including his work in South Africa, Rwanda, Bosnia, the USSR and South Asia. Materials shown include articles against apartheid, correspondence with Vice President Dan Quayle, Jerome J. Shestack, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, and remarks by Elie Wiesel at the Eighth Annual Human Rights Campaign Fund Dinner. It also features material regarding the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, whose mission is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality. Also on display is Wiesel’s 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Award, along with a copy of his acceptance speech, entitled “Hope, Despair and Memory.”

    • Date: Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, September 30
    • Time: 9am – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Richards-Frost Room,
      1st Floor, Mugar Memorial Library,
      771 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Theology: Installation of Nimi Wariboko as Walter G. Muelder Professor of Social Ethics

    Join the School of Theology Community for the installation of Nimi Wariboko, a lively trans-disciplinary thinker who interweaves Christian social ethics, economics, African social traditions, Pentecostal studies, and philosophical theology. Walter G. Muelder was appointed Dean of the School of Theology in 1945 and was a personalist philosopher, socialist, pacifist, social activist, and ecumenist who influenced generations of STH alumni.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 28
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Marsh Chapel,
      735 Commonwealth Ave.
  • College of Fine Arts: School of Visual Arts Student Showcase

    The School of Visual Arts Student Showcase features paintings, sculptures, prints, and graphic design by undergraduate students.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 28
    • Time: 12pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez Exhibition

    Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez showcases mixed-media installations and jacquard-woven photo tapestries that explore class, gender, and race through popular culture, social media, and dress. The exhibition is organized by The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI with gratitude extended to BMO Harris Bank, Herzfeld Foundation, and Sargento Food, Inc., for major support of this exhibition and to the WI Arts Board, with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 28
    • Time: 12pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: 808 Gallery,
      808 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Theology: Dessert & Dialogue with Nimi Wariboko

    Professor Nimi Wariboko will discuss his recent scholarship over dessert. Professor Wariboko is a lively transdisciplinary thinker who addresses issues of faith and money, urban planning, morality and finance, and spirit in relation to politics and economics.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 28
    • Time: 1pm – 2:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: School of Theology,
      Room 325, 745 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Trustee Scholars Alumni Reception

    Join fellow Trustee Scholars for a presentation and reception. Mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres with alumni and current students!

    • Date: Wednesday, September 28
    • Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Law Tower, Barrister’s Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave.
  • BU Women’s Soccer vs Colgate

    Head on over to Nickerson Field to cheer on the Terriers as they take on Colgate.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 28
    • Time: 7pm
    • Cost: $2
    • Location: Nickerson Field,
      285 Babcock St.
  • School of Public Health: Alumni Breakfast with Public Health Leaders

    Join us and learn from a great panel of public health leaders at a networking breakfast during Alumni Weekend. Monica Valdes Lupi, SPH’99, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission and Susan Garfield, SPH’11, Principal, EY will share their background and thoughts on the future of public health.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 8am – 9:30am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Boston University School of Medicine, Hiebert Lounge, MED Instructional Building, 72 East Concord St.
  • College of Fine Arts: School of Visual Arts Student Showcase

    The School of Visual Arts Student Showcase features paintings, sculptures, prints, and graphic design by undergraduate students.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 12pm – 8pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez Exhibition

    Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez showcases mixed-media installations and jacquard-woven photo tapestries that explore class, gender, and race through popular culture, social media, and dress. The exhibition is organized by The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI with gratitude extended to BMO Harris Bank, Herzfeld Foundation, and Sargento Food, Inc., for major support of this exhibition and to the WI Arts Board, with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 12pm – 8pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: 808 Gallery,
      808 Commonwealth Ave.
  • African American Storytelling in Sequential Art Panel Discussion

    While most of us are familiar with the centrality of storytelling and oral tradition in African American literature, we may not realize the role they have played in the visual arts as well. Comic books and graphic novels are not just a medium of visual culture that speaks mainly to a white audience interested in depicting their version of heroes and villains. Throughout the years, sequential artists have added the stories of African Americans to the familiar exploits both of superheroes and ordinary people. The everyday lives, history and literature of African Americans brought to the graphic page have added a new dimension to the African American visual storytelling tradition. Join us as we bring together scholars to share their insights about sequential art’s impact on African American storytelling. CAS Assistant Professor Ross Barrett will speak to the art historical tradition of African American storytelling through its visual imagery. Comic book artist, Joel Christian Gill (CFA ’04) will discuss his graphic novels that depict African American male characters in little known African American stories. University of Iowa Professor Deborah Elizabeth Whaley will address the depiction of Black women in comic books and graphic novels. Dr. Mary Anne Boelcskevy of the African American Studies Program will moderate and lead audience discussion. Join us for what promises to be an exciting event!

    Commentary: Ross Barrett, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Boston University
    Narratives in African American Art

    The narrative tradition is a strong aspect of African American art. Henry Ossawa Tanner’s 1893 The Banjo Lesson and Palmer Hayden’s 1938 Midsummer Night in Harlem are just two examples of the kinds of stories African American visual artists have told over the centuries. Dr. Barrett will lay out a broad landscape for the storytelling tradition in African American Art.

    Speaker: Joel Christian Gill (CFA ’04), Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art
    Telling New Stories

    In Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History (Fulcrum, 2014), alumnus Joel Christian Gill (CFA’04) brings to light nine little-known African American stories. With words and pictures by Gill, Strange Fruit offers not superheroes but what Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls “extraordinary-ordinary black folks making ‘a way out of no way.’” Mr. Gill will share his insights as a working visual artist with us.

    Speaker: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, Associate Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at the University of Iowa:
    Women of African Descent in Sequential Art

    While we may be more familiar with male characters such as Nick Fury, Falcon, and Black Panther, Dr. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley opens up the female tradition for us in her study, Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Animé (U of Washington, 2016). Her book examines the treatment of the Black female subject in sequential art. Her investigation explores “the process by which Black women metaphorically remark upon or remake ideas of the self, the nation state, and belonging within the nation” (182). Dr. Whaley will add a crucial perspective to the consideration of African American storytelling in sequential art.

    Moderator: Mary Anne Boelcskevy, Senior Lecturer, Master Level, African American Studies at Boston University

    This project is supported in part by an Arts Grant from The BU Arts Initiative – Office of the Provost www.bu.edu/arts. Also supported by the BU Center for the Humanities, BU School of Visual Arts, BU Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

    Refreshments will be served.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 4pm – 6:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Conference Auditorium, 2nd Floor, George Sherman Union,
      775 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Screening of From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? & Conversation with Gil Caldwell (STH ’58) and filmmaker Marilyn Bennett

    Join us for a screening of a new documentary that explores the relationship between the Civil Rights and LGBTQ movements. The documentary is 56 minutes and will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers, Reverend Gil Caldwell (STH ’58) and Marilyn Bennett. Gil Caldwell (STH ’58) is one of the 2016 Boston University Distinguished Alumni Award Winners.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: School of Theology Community Center, Basement,
      745 Commonwealth Ave.
  • International Alumni Connections

    From Abu Dhabi to Zurich, let’s celebrate our international alumni in Boston! Join us at the BU Pub for appetizers, a welcome drink and a chance to make new friends from around the globe.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 6pm – 8pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: BU Pub, 225 Bay State Rd.
  • College of Communication: Distinguished Alumni Awards

    Join College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler (COM ’71) for the annual College of Communication Distinguished Alumni Awards. This event is an occasion to come together to celebrate our luminaries and network with fellow alumni, College of Communication Dean’s Advisory Board members, and former award winners.

    Recipients of the 2016 awards to be announced.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Colloquium Room, 9th Floor,
      8 St. Mary’s St.
  • Sargent College: Recent Grad Networking Happy Hour

    Join fellow Sargent College alumni of the last 10 years for a happy hour and networking. Connect with young alumni and Sargent professors over appetizers and drinks.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Cornwall’s Pub,
      654 Beacon St.
  • Residence Life & Student Government Reunion Dinner

    For student government and residence life alumni coming into town early, let’s get the reunion started with dinner. Order off the menu, separate checks.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 5:30pm
    • Cost: Pay Individually
    • Location: Pizzeria Uno, 645 Beacon St.
  • BU Women’s Field Hockey vs Harvard

    Head on over to New Balance Field to cheer on the Terriers as they take on Harvard.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 6pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: New Balance Field, corner of Babcock St. and Ashford St.
  • Questrom: Mathematical Finance Alumni Reception

    Calling all BU Mathematical Finance Alumni – Kick-off alumni weekend festivities on Thursday, September 29th with a special reception at Scoozi. Reconnect with classmates and meet new faculty and staff. Come learn about the program’s accomplishments and new initiatives while enjoying a well-deserved break from the work week. We look forward to catching up with you!

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 6pm – 8pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Scoozi,
      580 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Residence Life & Student Government Reunion: Rhett Faculty Talks

    Some of the best learning can take place outside of a lecture.

    Rhett Talks is BU’s version of the popular TEDx talks. Listen to some of our University’s best faculty give brief, innovative, and engaging presentations outside of the classroom.

    Three 15 minute presentations will occur at each event, all surrounding a particular topic: football, Ebola, religion and more. Attendees will have a brief opportunity to ask questions on each presentation. And yes, refreshments are included.

    The Faculty-in-Residence program sponsors Rhett Talks, with assistance from the Dean of Students Office and Residence Life.

    Previous Rhett Talks

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Student Village 1, 10 Buick St.
  • Residence Life & Student Government Reunion: Drinks @ The Dugout

    Visiting old haunts. Join student government and residence life alumni for socializing.

    • Date: Thursday, September 29
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Cost: Cash Bar
    • Location: The Dugout, 722 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Education: Alumni Awards Reception

    Each year during Alumni Weekend, the School of Education recognizes three outstanding SED alumni at our cornerstone event, the Alumni Awards Reception.

    Come reconnect with friends and honor the alumni award winners. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments and contribution to the field of education. This year we will recognize retiring faculty members, Phillip Tate and Steve Broder, as well as SED’s Golden Terriers—SED alumni here for their 50th Reunion.

    Hors d ’oeuvres & beer/wine will be served.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Boston University Questrom School of Business, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fourth Floor, Rooms 426 and 428
  • Alumni College @ Alumni Weekend: Earth & Environment

    Join fellow BU alumni and guests for a day-long immersion into the Department of Earth & Environment for

    – Behind-the-scenes tours with faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences,
    – Small-group discussions with BU researchers studying around the globe,
    – Exclusive access to rooftop labs and a visit to the Center for Remote Sensing, and
    – Presentations on the study of climate change from a variety of perspectives.

    Breakfast, lunch, and closing reception included.

    Register Here

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 8:30am – 6:30pm
    • Cost: $99
    • Location: College of Arts & Sciecnes, 685 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Residence Life & Student Government Reunion: Breakfast @ Fenmore Grill

    Catch up with former classmates and friends for breakfast at the Fenmore Grill in the Hotel Buckminster.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 9am
    • Cost: Pay Individually
    • Location: Fenmore Grill, Hotel Buckminster, 645 Beacon St.
  • School of Law: Open House & Guided Tours

    Kick off your BU School of Law Reunion Weekend at the Sumner M. Redstone building for our Open House and Student Guided Tours! Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, and self-guided tour documents will be available.

    Registration is required for the half-hour student guided tours.

    Guided tours will be available at:
    11:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 2pm

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 11am – 3pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Sumner M. Redstone Building and Law Tower, 765 Commonwealth Ave.
  • College of Arts & Sciences: Three Elections That Changed America: 1964, 1968, 1972

    Bruce J. Schulman, William E. Huntington Professor of History will present a brief lecture followed by Q&A. We hope you’ll join us. Professor Schulman is a perennial Alumni Weekend star lecturer!

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Kenmore Room, 9th Floor,
      1 Silber Way
  • BU Then & Now: The Evolution of Our University

    The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is the home of the Boston University Archives, a collection of publications and historical documents that tell the story of the founding and development of the University. Join archivist Diane Gallagher for a talk on where the University started and how it has become a major international institution. The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will also showcase the major exhibition A View from the Vault: Fifty Years of Collecting as well as the exhibition of original letters and personal papers from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, called Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the School of Prophets in the MLK Reading Room on the third floor.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 11am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Meet in Mugar Memorial Library, 1st Floor, Howard Gotlieb Memorial Gallery, 771 Commonwealth Ave.
  • College of Fine Arts: School of Visual Arts Student Showcase

    The School of Visual Arts Student Showcase features paintings, sculptures, prints, and graphic design by undergraduate students.

    • Date: Friday, September 30 –
      Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 12pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Theology: Reunion Luncheon

    Join all STH graduates and Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore for a special reunion luncheon featuring Dr. Andrew Shenton, Associate Professor of Music and James R. Houghton Scholar of Sacred Music, speaking about “Repositioning Religion and the Arts.”

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 12pm – 2pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: School of Theology Community Center, Basement,
      745 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez Exhibition

    Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez showcases mixed-media installations and jacquard-woven photo tapestries that explore class, gender, and race through popular culture, social media, and dress. The exhibition is organized by The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI with gratitude extended to BMO Harris Bank, Herzfeld Foundation, and Sargento Food, Inc., for major support of this exhibition and to the WI Arts Board, with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    • Date: Friday, September 30 –
      Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 12pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: 808 Gallery,
      808 Commonwealth Ave.
  • 50th Reunion & Golden Terrier Luncheon

    Come together with the Golden Terriers, our distinguished alumni who graduated from BU 50 or more years ago, to celebrate your class, as you are welcomed into the Golden Terrier ranks.

    12:00pm Cocktails
    12:30pm Lunch

    Plated Luncheon Menu
    Waltham Squash and Quinoa with Field Greens, Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette (pre-set)
    Herb Roasted Salmon
    Vegetarian Option: Tortellini Forest Mushroom with Herb Broth, Accompaniments are TBD
    Roasted Potato, Blistered Asparagus
    Au Jus Lie
    Cinnamon Apple Cake, Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream

    *Kosher meals and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Cost: Class of 1966 & Guest Complimentary, Golden Terriers $20
    • LocationQuestrom School of Business, Trustee Ballroom, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way 
  • 50th Reunion & Golden Terrier Riverboat Cruise

    Spend your afternoon on a private boat tour with your fellow Golden Terriers cruising along the banks of the Charles River. Take in history of BU and Boston from the director of BU’s Preservation Studies program, David Bluestone. He is the author of two well-known books on preservation—his Buildings, Landscapes, and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation (W.W. Norton, 2011) received the Society of Architectural Historians 2013 Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award.

    Guests must be able to walk a short distance to the boat dock. The walk is 5-10 minutes from the luncheon.

    Snacks will be served with a cash bar available.

    Registration is required as space is limited.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 3pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Class of 1966 & Guest Complimentary, Golden Terriers $15 per person
    • Location: Pick up at the BU Deerfield Dock (transportation provided)
  • School of Law: Faculty Reception

    Join your favorite faculty for a reception and champagne toast to kick off reunion weekend! We will be welcoming new faculty and honoring our retiring faculty. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

    Open to LAW alumni only.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 3pm – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Charles River Room, Sumner M. Redstone Building, 765 Commonwealth Ave.
  • College of General Studies: Distinguished Alumni Award and 50th Anniversary of Relocation to 871 Commonwealth Avenue

    Join Dean Natalie McKnight in presenting David Wluka, CGS ’66, CAS ’68, GRS ’70, with this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of General Studies.

    We will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the College’s move to 871 Commonwealth Avenue (in 1966), and we invite alumni to bring their ‘60s memorabilia and stories to share at the reception.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Katzenberg Center, 3rd Floor, 871 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Ryan Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation 10th Anniversary Celebration

    In recognition of ten years of helping athletes and individuals rehabilitate and engage in a healthy lifestyle, we will celebrate the accomplishments with our alumni, friends, supporters and community members.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Ryan Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation,
      915 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Hospitality Administration: Alumni Awards Reception

    The School of Hospitality Administration welcomes you back to campus! Bring your business cards to our premier networking event featuring SHA Advisory Board members, fellow alumni, faculty, and staff.

    Please join us for a complimentary reception to celebrate our Alumni, Young Alumni, and Industry Leader of the Year.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: School of Hospitality, Lobby, 928 Commonwealth Ave.
  • College of Arts & Sciences: Biology Department Alumni Gathering

    Gather with former classmates and professors over drinks and snacks. Dr. Gregory Skomal (GRS’06), a Senior Fisheries Biologist at the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries and renowned shark expert, will give a short talk. Sir Hans Kornberg, a University Professor and Professor of Biology, known for his discovery of several metabolic pathways, will also present his exciting research.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Life Science and Engineering Building, Lobby, 24 Cummington Mall
  • BU at the Ballpark: Red Sox vs Blue Jays

    Join in the madness at Fenway Park as the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays. Catch up with fellow alumni and friends for a pre-game BBQ in the exclusive Champions Club. Don’t miss out on pictures with Wally before heading to the BU group section in the Grandstands!

    Registration includes:
    -Game ticket (BU Section – Right Field Grandstand, Section 7)
    -Unlimited Buffet: Seasonal Field Greens Salad, Red Bliss Potato Salad, Buttered Corn on the Cob, Beef Fenway Franks, Veggie Burgers, Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Barbecue Chicken, Sliced Seasonal Fruit, Cookies & Brownies
    -Cash Bar
    -Photos with Wally @ the BU branded step & repeat
    -On campus parking included

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 5pm Pre-game, 7:10pm First Pitch
    • Cost: $85 Early Bird, $70 Recent Grad
    • Location: Champions Club, Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way
  • School of Law: Golden Circle Dinner (class of 1966 and earlier)

    Join Golden Circle alumni from the Classes of 1966 and earlier for cocktails and dinner.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
    • Cost: $50
    • Location: The Palm,
      1 International Place
  • College of Fine Arts: Distinguished Alumni Awards Cocktail Reception & Ceremony

    Join the College of Fine Arts student and faculty community in celebrating alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally, through exemplary artistry and extraordinary leadership.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Questrom School of Business, Trustee Ballroom, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way
  • BU Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner

    Join us for Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform services on Friday night. All services are held on the fourth floor of the Florence & Chafetz Hillel House. Make Shabbat special by joining us for a gourmet meal overlooking the Charles River following the services. Space in our dining hall is limited. To reserve your spot at Shabbat Dinner, pre-registration is required at www.bu.edu/hilleldining.


    Registration for Shabbat Services & Shabbat Dinner will not open until 9/26 at 10am.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Hillel House,
      213 Bay State Rd.
  • College of Engineering: Celebration of Excellence

    Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen cordially invites you to attend the College of Engineering Celebration of Excellence honoring a group of outstanding ENG alumni. Spend your evening in conversation with faculty learning about their latest research as we celebrate the future of ENG with special student speakers. Reconnect with former classmates and friends over a buffet dinner and champagne toast.

    2016 Alumni Honorees will be announced at a later date. 

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Photonics Center, Colloquium Room, 9th Floor, 8 St. Mary’s St.
  • School of Law: Class of 1971 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 1971!  Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: TBD
  • School of Law: Class of 1976 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 1976!  Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $25
    • Location: Charles River Room, 5th Floor, Law Tower, 765 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Law: Class of 1981 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 1981!  Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: MET Back Bay, 279 Dartmouth St.
  • School of Law: Class of 1986 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 1986!  Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: Post 390, 406 Stuart St.
  • School of Law: Class of 1991 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 1991!  Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: Post 390, 406 Stuart St.
  • School of Law: Class of 1996 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 1996!  Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: BarLola,
      160 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Law: Class of 2001 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 2001!  Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: BarLola,
      160 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Law: Class of 2006 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 2006! Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: STRIP by Strega,
      64 Arlington St.
  • School of Law: Class of 2011 Reception

    Celebrate with your classmates from 2011!  Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets.

    • Date: Friday, September 30
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: STRIP by Strega,
      64 Arlington St.
  • Residence Life & Student Government Reunion Breakfast

    Catch up with residence life and student government alumni for breakfast at Neighborhoods Coffee & Crepes!

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 8:30am
    • Cost: Pay Individually
    • Location: Neighborhoods Coffee & Crepes, 96 Peterborough St.
  • How They Got There: A Discussion with Distinguished BU Alumni

    Through open and honest dialogue, BU alumni with fascinating career trajectories will share their stories and important lessons learned along the way. Panelists will discuss their varied paths, reflect how their BU experience helped shape success in their respective fields, and suggest strategies for moving beyond roadblocks to career satisfaction. Panelists will also be asked for their thoughts on how the structure of careers in an accelerating entrepreneurial economy may pose new challenges for professionals.

    9:30am | Coffee & Networking
    10am | Formal Program
    10:45am | Q&A

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 9:30am – 11am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Center for Student Services, Room 613 A&B, 100 Bay State Rd.
  • Scarlet Key Tapping Ceremony

    For 78 years, the Scarlet Key Honor Society has celebrated exceptional leadership and service to Boston University. Today we will honor the innumerable contributions Scarlet Key members have made to BU since 1938—and especially to acknowledge exemplary efforts among today’s students. Scarlet Key alumni and friends are invited to join the Class of 2017 Scarlet Key Candidates as they are tapped for membership at this year’s Tapping Ceremony.

    Formal Induction Ceremony to follow in May 2017.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 10am – 12pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: TBD
  • Residence Life & Student Government Reunion: Walking Tour & Lunch

    Take in the city with fellow residence life and student government alumni. Join us for a walking tour and lunch at Ned Devine’s. We will meet at 1pm at Ned Devine’s for lunch.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 11am – 3pm
    • Cost: Pay Individually
    • Location: Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall
  • School of Law: Museum of Fine Arts Tour

    The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue. Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art. MFA tour for visiting alumni-check out the exhibit highlights in one of Boston’s top art museums!

    Limited tickets available. Please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early to this event.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 11am – 12:30pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: Museum of Fine Arts at the Linde Family Entrance, 465 Museum Rd.
  • Executive MBA Annual Alumni Reunion & Luncheon

    EMBA alumni and current students are invited to our annual reunion luncheon. Join your classmates, fellow alumni, and EMBA faculty for a delicious lunch with plenty of time to catch up and make new connections. As always we will have a speaker or panel during lunch on a current business topic to entice you to attend and enliven the conversation. This is a great opportunity to come back to campus and revisit EMBA and Boston University.

    Program details will be updated. Complimentary parking provided. Open only to EMBA community.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 11am – 1pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Boston University Questrom School of Business, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fourth Floor, Executive Dining Rooms
  • The Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards

    Join alumni from across Boston University at one of the premier events of Alumni Weekend! We will welcome home and recognize a number of distinguished alumni groups, including the 50th reunion class of 1966, Golden Terriers, Claflin Society, loyal and generous donors, and many more.

    The University Alumni Awards will be presented at the luncheon.

    Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award include:

    Bonnie Arnold, COM’78, Co-president of Feature Animation, DreamWorks
    Gilbert Caldwell, STH’58Retired, United Methodist Church, Co-founder of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Co-founder, United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church
    Ruth Macfarlane Hunter, ENG’64, Questrom’86, Principal Technical Advisor for Logistics and Emergency Management, US Department of Transportation, Volpe

    Plated Luncheon:
    Braised Beet and Spinach, Goat Cheese, Cider Vinaigrette (pre-set)
    Cider Glazed Chicken
    Vegetarian Option: Tortellini Forest Mushroom with Herb Broth, Accompaniments are TBD
    Candied Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe, Pepper Coulis
    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    *Kosher Meals and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated

    Pricing for Luncheon:
    Class of 1966 & Guest – Complimentary
    Golden Terriers & Guests – $20 each
    Recent Graduates (2006-2016) – $20 each
    Special Interest Groups – $25
    General Admission – $30

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 12pm – 2pm
    • Cost: $20 Golden Terriers & Recent Grads, $25 Special Interest Groups, $30 General
    • Location: George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Get the “Scoop” on Planned Giving

    Stop by Marsh Plaza with your Alumni Weekend brochure to grab a frozen treat, meet members of BU’s Planned Giving Team and get the “scoop” on Planned Giving.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 2pm – 4pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Marsh Plaza,
      735 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Sargent College: Hospitality Suite

    Meet up with classmates, revisit the Sargent building, or just come and relax! The Sargent College hospitality suite will be open with light refreshments for you to gather before the Alumni Awards Reception.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 2pm – 4pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Sargent College, 2nd Floor, 635 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Law: Family Friendly Duck Tour

    Bring your family and hop on Boston’s favorite duck tour and take in the sights of BU and the great city of Boston.

    Please meet in front of Star Market, plan to arrive 30 minutes prior.  Limited tickets available. This event is only open to LAW alumni.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 2pm – 4pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: 53 Huntington Ave.
  • BU Men’s Soccer vs American

    Head on over to Nickerson Field to cheer on the Terriers as they take on American.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 2pm
    • Cost: $2
    • Location: Nickerson Field,
      285 Babcock St.
  • College of Arts & Sciences: The Humanities Today

    A panel on the relevance of literature, history and philosophy to our world, with Maurice Lee, Chair and Professor of English; Arianne Chernock, Associate Professor of History; and Walter Hopp, Associate Professor of Philosophy. A reception will follow the discussion.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 2:15pm – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: The Castle, 225 Bay State Rd.
  • Teaching for Equity and Social Justice: Critical Pedagogy Workshops for SED Alumni

    Critical Pedagogy Workshops for SED Alumni

    The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee at SED facilitates events for students, faculty, and alumni designed to support the use of education as a vehicle for social justice. We invite you to join us to learn more about our work here at SED and attend one of three special breakout sessions covering topics in critical pedagogies.

    Language Matters: Critically Examining Education Language Practices
    This workshop focuses on the choices educators make when describing students, academic performance, and the sociocultural and political contexts surrounding their work. In this workshop, participants will:

    •Discuss how commonly used language and labels, while well-intentioned, are often deficit oriented.
    •Be challenged to consider their own language use, to think more deeply about the underlying assumptions associated in language/labels.
    •Learn how to move toward a more “assets-based” approach to language.
    •This session is open to anyone who works with diverse students or clients.

    Text as Context: Seeing Ourselves and Our Students in the Texts We Read
    This workshop discusses the text sets used in SED’s Literacy and Reading Education courses this fall, which have been selected to provide both a backdrop to and a foundation for understanding the identities of teachers and students as readers, learners, and community members. The selected texts include a picture book, a young adult novel, and a collection of essays and poems. This workshop includes:

    •A faculty discussion of the theoretical and empirical underpinnings that led to this approach.
    •How SED Faculty have begun to integrate the texts into discussions about teaching reading and writing in elementary, middle, and secondary school classrooms.
    •A critical discussion between faculty and participants of the approach, with special consideration given to how it might be adapted for future use in K-12 and post-secondary classrooms.
    •This session is relevant to teachers in K-12 or for those in higher education.

    Making a Case: Argumentation as Critically Responsive Pedagogy
    Theories such as culturally relevant teaching or critically responsive pedagogies are sometimes distant from classrooms, because concrete ideas around implementation have not always been targeted well to particular content areas. This session will:

    •Explore student writing of arguments in various classrooms as a tool for supporting critically responsive work that simultaneously builds skills in critical thinking and knowledge about social justice.
    •Consider how classrooms such as language arts or social studies might use argument to question and disrupt dominant narratives and explore other perspectives.
    •This session is appropriate for teachers of all grades in the humanities fields.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: School of Education, Room 130 & 140, 2 Silber Way
  • College of Engineering: 3rd Annual NSBE Alumni-Student Reception

    NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS ALUMNI – STUDENT RECEPTION

    You are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual MES-NSBE Alumni-Student Reception.  With this gathering of both past and present MES and NSBE members, we are looking to further foster the relationship between students and alumni, while also providing the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and faculty.  NSBE trivia, tours of the new facilities, and refreshments will be available at this event.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 3:30pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Ingalls Engineering Resource Center, 44 Cummington Mall
  • Sargent College: Alumni Awards & Reception

    Join us as we present this year’s Sargent College Alumni Awards. We will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of friends, colleagues, and fellow classmates. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

    Recipients of 2016 awards to be announced.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 4pm – 6:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Rd.
  • School of Social Work: Alumni Awards Reception

    Join School of Social Work alumni as we honor the work of outstanding SSW alumni at the annual awards reception.

    Recipients of 2016 awards to be announced.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 4pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Colloquium Room, 9th Floor,
      8 St. Mary’s St.
  • World in Flux: Brexit, Regrexit

    Join the discussion on the globe’s most pressing issues with panelists from The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. A reception follows immediately after the panel discussion.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Pardee School, Ground Floor, 121 Bay State Rd.
  • Terrier Tailgate & Men’s Hockey Exhibition Game

    Grab your friends and kick off your evening with BU. Enjoy this family-friendly cookout with fun, games, and special guests, featuring the James Montgomery (DGE ’69, CAS ’71) Band.

    Terrier Tailgate: 4:30pm – 7pm

    Show off your BU pride and catch up with fellow Terriers. Heading to the game? Don’t forget to grab your rally towel on your way to the arena!

    Tailgate Menu:
    Station #1: Canes – Chicken Fingers with Can’es Sauce, Coleslaw
    Station #2: Various Salads
    Station #3: Cranberry Farms – Slow Roasted Braised Brisket, Boston Baked Beans, House Made Corn Bread
    Station #4: Cheeseology – Mac-n-Cheese, Buffalo Chicken Mac-n-Cheese

    Men’s Hockey Exhibition Game: 7pm

    Show off your scarlet and white as you pack the arena for the evening. Cheer on your Terriers at this preseason event you don’t want to miss!

    The Terrier Tailgate tickets can be purchased separately from the hockey game tickets.  Interested in attending both?  More details on pricing and packages can be found below. 

    Terrier Tailgate Only
    $20 adults
    $8 (12 and under)
    $15 recent grads

    Terrier Tailgate & Ticket to the Hockey Game (early bird pricing ends on 8/15)
    $30 adult (early bird)
    $18 (12 and under, early bird)
    $25 recent grad (early bird)
    Seats will be in Section 110 in Agganis Arena

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 4:30pm – 10pm
    • Cost: See description for pricing information
    • Location: TBD
  • School of Education: 5-Year Reunion (Class of 2011)

    Join Reunion co-chairs Jen Aller, Steph Gonzalez, and other members of SED Class of 2011 for a fun and memorable evening. We’ll begin with a gathering at the Sunset Cantina and then head over to the Men’s Hockey Exhibition game at 7:00. Partners and spouses welcome!

    Hockey tickets are not included with the reception. Tickets are available for purchase through the Alumni Weekend registration or through the Athletics website.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary, Cash Bar
    • Location: Sunset Cantina,
      916 Commonwealth Ave.
  • College of Fine Arts: Phyllis Curtin Tribute

    Tribute to celebrate Phyllis Curtin’s remarkable life.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Tsai Performance Center,
      685 Commonwealth Ave.
  • School of Law: Annual Silver Shingle Awards Gala

    Celebrate with your fellow alumni at the beautiful Taj Boston! Following cocktails and our awards presentation dinner, join us for the “Sips and Sweets” After-Party on the roof complete with open bar, tasty dessert bites, a photo-booth and more!

    6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
    7:00 pm: Dinner and Awards Presentation
    9:00 pm: “Sips and Sweets” After-Party

    Gala Ticket Packages
    Purchase your ticket before September 1, 2016 and receive 20% off the listed price!

    The Full Docket
    Includes cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and open bar, two-course dinner, as well as a ticket to the “Sips and Sweets” After-Party with open bar, tasty dessert bites, photo booth, and more!
    $90: Young Alumni Ticket (classes of 2016-2006)
    $125: Alumni Ticket (classes of 2005 and earlier)

    The Brief
    Includes cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and open bar, two-course dinner, and dessert bites to go.
    $65: Young Alumni Ticket (classes of 2016-2006)
    $100: Alumni Ticket (classes of 2005 and earlier)

    The Sidebar
    Includes ticket to the “Sips and Sweets” After-Party with open bar, tasty dessert bites, photo booth and more! Entrance is at 9:00 PM.
    $30: Available only to recent graduates (classes of 2016-2012)

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 6pm – 11pm
    • Cost: See description for more details
    • Location: Taj Boston, 15 Arlington St.
  • Residence Life & Student Government Reunion Celebratory Drinks

    Head on over to The Liberty Hotel post Terrier Tailgate and catch up with residence life and student government alumni for signature cocktails in one of Boston’s redesigned spaces. This hotel was formerly a jail for over a 100 years housing many notorious criminals over the years.

    • Date: Saturday, October 1
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Cost: Cash Bar
    • Location: The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St.
  • Residence Life & Student Government Reunion Brunch

    Office of Residence Life has invited former student government and residence life alumni to brunch at Warren Towers.

    RSVP Required

    • Date: Sunday, October 2
    • Time: 10:30am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Marsh Chapel Interdenominational Service

    Worship here is a Protestant service of ordered worship, drawing on 2000 years of Christian tradition, and aiming at the best liturgy, homily and music that our current culture and practice can inspire. The preaching builds on a history of 50 years of proclamation, in a tradition of responsible Christian liberalism. We are trying to offer a non-fundamentalist service of the highest quality and caliber.

    • Date: Sunday, October 2
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Catholic Mass at Marsh Chapel

    The envisioned mission of Marsh Chapel is to be a heart for the heart of the city and a service in the service of the city. A heart for people and a vibrant service of Sunday worship are the center of our life. Join us for Catholic Mass for sacraments and prayer.

    • Date: Sunday, October 2
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.

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