Alumni Weekend 2014 Events

We have a wide array of events being planned for this September! From reunion gatherings for anniversary class years to outdoor activities on the Charles to the annual Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards, there will be something for everyone. Check back in early June to take a look at the schedule, and sign up to Get Notified when registration opens!

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  • Religious Life at BU
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  • Tours
  • CAS
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  • PAL
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  • STH Class of 1964 Breakfast

    School of Theology Class of 1964 Breakfast

    Come start off the day with fellow classmates from the Class of 1964 with breakfast in the School of Theology.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 17
    • Time: 8am – 10:30am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: STH Community Center, Room B-23, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
  • STH Class of 1959 Breakfast

    School of Theology Class of 1959 Breakfast

    Come start off the day with fellow classmates from the Class of 1964 with breakfast in the School of Theology

    • Date: Wednesday, September 17
    • Time: 8am – 10:30am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: School of Theology, Room 325, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
  • STH Service of Matriculation

    School of Theology Service of Matriculation

    Join alumni, current students, faculty, and staff for the annual Service of Matriculation where we welcome new students and celebrate the Classes of 1954, 1959, and 1964 as well as the 2014 STH Distinguished Alumni. Reverend Dr. Jim Antal, Conference Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, will be preaching.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 17
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
  • STH Community Lunch

    School of Theology Community Lunch

    Join us as we have our community lunch for alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 17
    • Time: 12pm – 1pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: STH Community Center, Rooms 115 & 111B, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
  • STH Tour

    School of Theology Tour

    See what has changed and what hasn’t changed! Join STH alumni for a tour around 745 Commonwealth Avenue.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 17
    • Time: 1:45pm – 3pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: STH Community Center, Room B-23, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
  • STH Tea with the Dean and Faculty

    School of Theology Tea with the Dean and Faculty

    Join STH alumni and meet STH Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore and STH faculty at this reception.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 17
    • Time: 3:15pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: STH Community Center, Room B-23, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    The exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent works. Hido’s work is cinematic in scope, and offers a darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation of suburban America and the inspiration of noir film and literature. A major new monograph published by Nazraeli Press accompanies the exhibition.

    • Date: Thursday, September 18
    • Time: 10am – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: BU Art Gallery at Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • SPH William J. Bicknell Lectureship 2014

    School of Public Health William J. Bicknell Lectureship

    Lectureship in honor of William J. Bicknell, Professor and Founding Chair of International Health.

    • Date: Thursday, September 18
    • Time: 10am – 12pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: BU Medical Campus, 715 Albany Street
  • STH Class of 1954 Brunch

    School of Theology Class of 1954 Brunch

    Join STH Classmates from the Class of 1954 for a 60th reunion brunch.

    • Date: Thursday, September 18
    • Time: 10:30am – 2pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Room 325, School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
  • STH Distinguished Alumni Panel

    School of Theology Distinguished Alumni Panel

    Join the 2014 STH Distinguished Alumni as they present on the “Three Greatest Challenges Facing Us in the Next Decade.”

    • Date: Thursday, September 18
    • Time: 2pm – 4pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: STH Community Center, Room B-24, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
  • COM Distinguished Alumni Awards

    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. This year’s honorees include Bill Simmons, COM’93; Cynthia Cordes, COM’01; Cleveland O’Neal, COM’78; and Will Lautzenheiser, CAS’96, COM’07.

    • Date: Thursday, September 18
    • Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Trustee Ballroom Foyer, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way
  • The Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS lecture

    The Gerald & Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture

    Join us for the first annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture: “Advancing the Human Condition: An Agenda for Research and Education.” This event features a panel of distinguished Boston University faculty, including Rosella Cappella (Dept. of Political Science); Sharon Goldberg (Dept. of Computer Science); Joe Harris (Dept. of Sociology); Lucy Hutyra (Dept. of Earth & Environment); Jeremy Menchik (Pardee School of Global Studies); Henrik Selin (Pardee School of Global Studies); Virginia Sapiro (Dean, College of Arts & Sciences); Adil Najam (Dean, Pardee School of Global Studies); and Anthony Janetos (Director, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future). Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and Boston University community members are welcome to attend.

    • Date: Thursday, September 18
    • Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue
  • STH Distinguished Alumni Reception & Dinner

    STH Distinguished Alumni Reception & Dinner

    Celebrate the 2014 School of Theology Distinguished Alumni with a reception and dinner. Honorees include Reverend Dr. Zina Jacque, STH’97, STH’05; Canon Dr. Titus Presler, STH’95; Reverend Dr. Love Henry Whelchel Jr., STH’62, and Kyle Bozentko, STH’10. Entertainment provided by the Seminary Singers.

    • Date: Thursday, September 18
    • Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
    • Cost: $5
    • Location: GSU Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    The exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent works. Hido’s work is cinematic in scope, and offers a darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation of suburban America and the inspiration of noir film and literature. A major new monograph published by Nazraeli Press accompanies the exhibition.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 10am – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: BU Art Gallery at Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • SED Coffee and Open House

    School of Education Coffee & Open House

    SED Alumni are invited to come by Two Silber Way for coffee and a visit. Dean’s Hosts, staff, faculty, and students will be on hand to host from 10 to noon.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 10am – 2pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: School of Education, 2 Silber Way
  • ENG 50th Alumni Lunch Panel: ENG Alumni Moving Society Forward

    ENG 50th Student-Alumni Lunch Panel: ENG Alumni Moving Society Forward

    Featuring distinguished ENG alumni having in leadership roles in a wide variety of industries:

    Jennifer Gruber, ENG’99 (AME), Lead, Stowage Management Support Group, NASA: Managing the Inventory and Stowage Officers in Space Station Mission Control

    George Savage, M.D., ENG’81 (BME), Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Proteus Digital Health: Revolutionizing Home Healthcare

    Kevin Knopp, ENG’94 (ECE), Co-Founder and CEO, 908 Devices: Developing Rugged Devices to Instantly Detect and Confirm Toxic Agents

    Amit Jain, ENG’85, ’88 (ECE) President, CEO and Founder, Prysm, Inc.: Creating the Next Generation HD display with Innovative Energy-Efficient Technology

    Kathleen McLaughlin, ENG’87 (ECE), President, Walmart Foundation: Overseeing Philanthropy at One of the Most Influential Foundations in the World

    Kevin “Kit” Parker, ENG’89 (BME): Professor of Bioengineering & Applied Physics, Harvard University: Applying an Engineering Mindset to Impact Society

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
    • Cost: Included in $15 ENG Day Pass & $35 ENG Gala Package
    • Location: Photonics Colloquium Rm., Room 906, 8 St. Mary’s Street
  • Class of 1964 & Golden Terriers Luncheon

    Class of 1964 & Golden Terriers Luncheon

    Come together with the Golden Terriers, our distinguished alumni who graduated from BU 50 or more years ago, to celebrate the Class of 1964 and welcome them into the Golden ranks.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
    • Cost: $20, includes Golden Terriers Tour
    • Location: Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road
  • ENG 50th Relive Your Favorite Courses with Iconic Faculty

    ENG 50th Relive Your Favorite Courses with Favorite Faculty

    Come reconnect with iconic ENG faculty:

    AME, MFG: Ted DeWinter; Mort Isaacson, Stormy Attaway, Ray Nagem, Greg McDaniel & more

    BME: Steve Colburn; Jim Collins, Ken Lutchen, Sol Eisenberg & more

    ECE: Mike Ruane; Dave Perrault; Mark Horenstein; Hamid Nawab & more

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 1:30pm – 3pm
    • Cost: Included in $15 ENG Day Pass & $35 ENG Gala Package
    • Location: Engineering Product Innovation Center, 750 Commonwealth Avenue
  • College of Engineering Tour of the Newest Facilities

    College of Engineering Tour of Newest Facilities

    See the new and extraordinary Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), The Singh Imagineering Lab, The Photonics Center, and more.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 2:30pm – 3pm
    • Cost: Included in $15 ENG Day Pass & $35 ENG Gala Package
    • Location: Outside of 110 Cummington Mall
  • Class of 1964 & GT Tour on Wheels

    Class of 1964 & Golden Terriers Tour on Wheels

    Hop on the Alumni Weekend bus and take a tour of campus — and check how much has changed since your time as a Terrier!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary for Golden Terrier Luncheon guests, $5 for other guests
    • Location: Meet outside of Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road
  • ENG 50th Student-Alumni Team Design Challenge

    ENG Student-Alumni Team Design Challenge

    Take part or watch a fun Alumni-Student-Faculty team challenge to see which department has the best design skills under pressure.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 3pm – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Included in $15 ENG Day Pass & $35 ENG Gala Package
    • Location: Colloquium Room, Photonics Bldg., 8 St. Mary’s Street
  • SHA Alumni Awards Reception

    School of Hospitality Alumni Award Reception

    Join us at this afternoon reception as we honor this year’s recipient of the School of Hospitality Administration Alumni Award.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 4pm – 6pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: SHA Lobby, 928 Commonwealth Avenue
  • CFA undergraduate art showcase reception

    College of Fine Arts Undergraduate Art Showcase Reception

    Join us at this annual exhibition and celebration of undergraduate work. RSVPs to this event are recommended but not required.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 4pm – TBD
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: The 808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Avenue
  • CGS Alumni Awards and Reception

    College of General Studies Alumni Awards & Reception

    Join Interim Dean Natalie McKnight and fellow CGS alumni at this afternoon cocktail reception as we honor Peter Shankman (CGS’92, COM’94), this year’s recipient of the College of General Studies Alumni Award.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Katzenberg Center, 3rd Floor, 871 Commonwealth Avenue
  • ENG 50th Symposium: Engineering and the World — Using Technology to Advance Society

    ENG 50th Symposium: Engineering and the World Using Tech to Advance Society

    Come hear from superstar ENG faculty how they are impacting our daily lives in novel ways, including:

    Tom Bifano, Director of the Photonics Center, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, How Photonic-Based technologies will transform the way we live. 

    Jim Collins, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Warren Distinguished Professor: How Synthetic Biology Will Innovate Technologies to Transform Healthcare. 

    Ken Lutchen, Dean of Engineering, The Future of Higher Education: Navigating the Value Proposition?

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 5pm – 6pm
    • Cost: Included in $15 ENG Day Pass & $35 ENG Gala Package
    • Location: Photonics Center, Room 206, 8 St. Mary’s Street
  • LAW Golden Circle Dinner

    School of Law Golden Circle Dinner

    Come for a dinner for all alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago from the BU School of Law (classes of 1964 and earlier).

    Transportation will be provided from the Sumner M. Redstone Building Dedication Reception and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to Del Frisco’s. Transportation will also be provided back to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel following dinner.

    Valet parking at Del Frisco’s Restaurant is also available for an additional fee.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 5pm – 8pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: Del Frisco’s Restaurant, 250 Northern Ave, Boston MA 02210
  • Biology Dept. Alumni Social

    Biology Department Alumni Social

    The Department of Biology will be hosting a complimentary happy hour for all Biology alumni. Socialize and network over drinks and appetizers with old classmates and current Biology faculty. Learn about some exciting current research presented in a few short talks.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Life Science & Engineering Bldg. Main Lobby & Room 103, 24 Cummington Mall
  • CFA Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony & Cocktails

    College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony & Cocktails

    CFA’s Distinguished Alumni Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the College. Join us this year, as it will be presented in conjunction with our 60th Anniversary!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 6pm – 8pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: TBD
  • ENG 50th Anniversary Gala Banquet

    ENG 50th Anniversary Gala Banquet

    Cocktail Hour and Banquet Dinner at the Hotel Commonwealth. Featuring one of the most exciting presentations you will ever attend:

    “BU’s Bionic Pancreas – A Technology that will Revolutionize Life for Diabetics”
    Prof. Ed Damiano is leading the creation of the “Bionic Pancreas.”
    Come hear him discuss how this will transform the treatment of Type 1 diabetes.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 6:45pm – 9pm
    • Cost: Included in $35 ENG Gala Package
    • Location: TBD
  • Black Alumni Welcome Reception

    Black Alumni Welcome Reception

    BU’s legacy of black alumni is a story of though leaders, world changers, and tastemakers. Kick off your Alumni Weekend by joining fellow alumni of color for a cocktail reception! Enjoy conversation and fellowship among hors d’oeuvres, as well as a cash bar. Complimentary.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: The Castle, 225 Bay State Rd
  • Class of 1989 Reunion Gathering

    Class of 1989 Reunion Gathering

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1989! Gather at Bleacher Bar for snacks and drinks while catching up on the last 25 years. We’ve got tables saved just for you and your classmates next at the windows looking into left field at Fenway Park! Appetizers provided, cash bar.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
    • Cost: $15
    • Location: Bleacher Bar, 82A Lansdowne St
  • SDM Alumni Weekend Reception

    School of Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend Reception

    Join Dean and Mrs. Hutter for the annual Alumni Weekend Reception.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $75
    • Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston St
  • Class of 1994 Reunion Gathering

    Class of 1994 Reunion Gathering

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1994! Gather at Cornwall’s in Kenmore Square for snacks and drinks while catching up on the last 20 years with your classmates. Appetizers provided, cash bar.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
    • Cost: $15
    • Location: Cornwall’s, 654 Beacon Street
  • LAW Class of 1969 Reception

    LAW Class of 1969 Reception

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1969 from the School of Law!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: TBD
  • LAW Class of 1979 Reception

    LAW Class of 1979 Reception

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1979 from the School of Law!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: TBD
  • LAW Class of 1989 Reception

    LAW Class of 1989 Reception

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1989 from the School of Law!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: TBD
  • LAW Class of 1994 Reception

    LAW Class of 1994 Reception

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1994 from the School of Law!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: TBD
  • LAW Class of 1999 Reception

    LAW Class of 1999 Reception

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1999 from the School of Law!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: TBD
  • LAW Class of 2004 Reception

    LAW Class of 2004 Reception

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 2004 from the School of Law!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: The Cactus Club Boston, 939 Boylston Street
  • LAW Class of 2009 Reception

    LAW Class of 2009 Reception

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 2009 from the School of Law!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Forum, 755 Boylston Street, Boston
  • Class of 1999 Reunion Gathering

    Class of 1999 Reunion Gathering

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1999! Gather at Lansdowne Pub, just across the street from Fenway Park, and grab some delicious food while catching up on the last 15 years in the real world. Appetizers provided, cash bar.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
    • Cost: $15
    • Location: Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne Street
  • Shakespeare on the Beach

    Shakespeare on the Beach

    Come out for an evening of Shakespeare’s Macbeth under the stars at BU Beach! Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 8pm – 10pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: BU Beach, Bay State Road
  • Class of 2004 Reunion Gathering

    Class of 2004 Reunion Gathering

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 2004 to celebrate your 10 years in the real world at the BU Pub! Everything you loved about the place is still there – and for all the Knights of the BU Pub, we’ll have the mugs waiting for you. Appetizers provided, cash bar.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: BU Pub, 225 Bay State Road
  • Class of 2009 Reunion Gathering

    Class of 2009 Reunion Gathering

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 2009 to celebrate your 5 years in the real world! Gather at Sunset Cantina over nachos and the famous spinach & artichoke and catch up with classmates. Appetizers provided, cash bar.

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: Sunset Cantina, 916 Commonwealth Avenue
  • BU Alpha Phis Return to Boston

    BU Alpha Phis Return to Boston

    When you arrive in town, come meet the Alpha Phis at The Hawthorne for an informal gathering to catch up and begin the celebration!

    • Date: Friday, September 19
    • Time: 9pm – 11pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: The Hawthorne, 500A Commonwealth Avenue
  • Morning Yoga on BU Beach

    Morning Yoga on BU Beach

    Start off Saturday morning (weather permitting) with a refreshing and mood-boosting yoga class, led by one of our Fitness & Recreation Center instructors. Rain location TBD. Please plan to bring your own yoga mats.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 9am – 10am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: BU Beach, Bay State Road
  • Class of of 1979 Reunion Breakfast

    Class of 1979 Reunion Breakfast

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1979 to celebrate 35 years since graduation!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 9am – 10:30am
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: 100 Bay State Road
  • Class of 1984 Reunion Breakfast

    Class of 1984 Reunion Breakfast

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1984 to celebrate 30 years since graduation!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 9am – 10:30am
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: 100 Bay State Road
  • Coffee Crawl with Dean Kenneth Elmore

    Coffee Crawl with Dean Kenneth Elmore

    Meet up with Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore for a morning jaunt to various coffee shops around the BU campus. Price includes coffee at all stops.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 9am – 11am
    • Cost: $15
    • Location: Meet at Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Class of 1969 Reunion Breakfast

    Class of 1969 Reunion Breakfast

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1969 to celebrate 45 years since graduation!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 9am – 10:30am
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: 100 Bay State Road
  • Class of 1974 Reunion Breakfast

    Class of 1974 Reunion Breakfast

    Come together with fellow members of the Class of 1974 to celebrate 40 years since graduation!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 9am – 10:30am
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: 100 Bay State Road
  • Eta Deuteron Alpha Phi Gives Back

    Eta Deuteron Alpha Phi Gives Back

    Join BU Alpha Phis from all years in giving back to the BU community with a done-in-a-day service event.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 9am – 12pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: TBD
  • Sargent College Hospitality Suite

    Sargent College Hospitality Suite

    Meet up with classmates, revisit the Sargent building, or just come and relax! The Sargent College hospitality suite will be available for you to come and go Saturday morning and afternoon. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 10am – 4pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Sargent College, 2nd Floor Lounge, 635 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Morning Run on the Esplanade

    Morning Run on the Esplanade

    Whether you’re breaking in new sneakers or training for the Honan 5K, come get a quick workout in with fellow Terriers as you jog along the scenic Esplanade. Then join us for some post-run relaxation at the West Campus picnic!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 10:30 – 11:30am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Meet at the BU Beach, Bay State Road
  • The President’s Panel: A Conversation with BU Women

    The President's Panel: A Conversation with BU Women

    Join President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison for a lively panel discussion featuring distinguished BU alumnae, as they discuss their journeys from Comm Ave to professional success.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 10am – 11:30am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Photonics Auditorium 206, 8 St. Mary’s Street
  • The Best of BU Luncheon and University Alumni Awards

    Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards

    Join alumni from across Boston University at the premier event of Alumni Weekend! We will welcome home and recognize a number of distinguished alumni groups, including the Class of 1964 Golden Terriers, class years ending in ’4 and ’9, Scarlet Key Honor Society alumni, Claflin Society, loyal and generous donors, and many more.

    The University Alumni Awards will be presented at the luncheon. Recipients of the 2014 award include Dr. Howard Bauchner, MED’79; Mikhail Gurevich, ENG’07, GSM’12; Jeannette Horan, GSM’93; Rick Hoyt, SED’93, of Team Hoyt; and Matthew Trevethick, CGS’06, CAS’08.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 12pm – 2pm
    • Cost: $35, or $25 for Golden Terriers and Reunion Year Alumni
    • Location: GSU Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • BU Women’s Soccer vs. Navy

    BU Women's Soccer vs. Navy

    Reconnect with fellow Minority Engineers Society and National Society for Black Engineers members!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 12pm – 2pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Nickerson Field, 285 Babcock Street
  • West Campus Picnic

    West Campus Picnic

    Come grab a spot in the West Campus Grotto (between Claflin, Sleeper, and Rich Halls) and enjoy a picnic lunch while watching the BU Women’s Soccer team take on Navy. Sandwiches, salads, and cold drinks provided. Great for families!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: West Campus Grotto, 275 Babcock Street
  • Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    The exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent works. Hido’s work is cinematic in scope, and offers a darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation of suburban America and the inspiration of noir film and literature. A major new monograph published by Nazraeli Press accompanies the exhibition.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 1pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: BU Art Gallery at Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • School of Law Duck Tour

    School of Law 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 note this will depart at the Prudential Center, plan to arrive 30 minutes prior. Limited tickets available. 

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 2pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: Meet at the Prudential center, 53 Huntington Avenue
  • Alpha Phi Gathering at the Dugout

    Alpha Phi Gathering at the Dugout

    What a better way to end an afternoon at BU then at the Dugout. Join your fellow Alpha Phis for libation and conversation. Reconnect with friends and make dinner plans for the evening!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 4pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: The Dugout, 722 Commonwealth Avenue
  • BU Then & Now: The Evolution of Our University

    BU Then & Now: The Evolution of Our University

    The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is the home of the Boston University Archives, a historical collection of publications and documents that tell the story of the founding and development of the University. Join Boston University 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 exhibitions on display.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Gotlieb Memorial Gallery, Mugar Library, 771 Commonwealth Ave
  • ENG Class of 1964 Golden Terriers Reception

    ENG Class of 1964 Golden Terriers Reception

    Join classmates from 1963 to 1965 as we celebrate the 50th reunion of ENG 1964 graduates. The first class to graduate from ENG, formerly CIT.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 2:30pm – 4pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Engineering Product Innovation Center, 750 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Must the Democrats Lose? A Political Science Panel Discussion

    Must the Democrats Lose? A Political Science Panel Discussion

    Join BU’s Political Science Department for a panel discussion on the midterm elections. Topics will include midterms in history, political and policy implications and how to be a president when the other party controls Congress.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 2:30pm – 4pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: GSU Academy Room, 1st Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave
  • World in Flux: The Changing Face of Secuirty

    World in Flux: The Changing Face of Security

    Join Adil Najam, Dean of the new Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Affairs, and other CAS faculty members for a panel discussion on security in the modern era.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 2:30pm – 4pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Frederick Pardee School Seminar Room, 121 Bay State Road
  • Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center Open House

    SARP Center Open House

    Visit BU’s Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center. Learn about our programming and initiatives to promote awareness of and prevent sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: Afternoon TBD
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: SARP Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Trauma and Forgiveness: A Conversation with Shelly Rambo and Steve Sandage

    Trauma & Forgiveness: A Conversation with Professors Rambo & Sandage

    Join STH professors Shelly Rambo and Steve Sandage for a reception and informal conversation.

    Shelly Rambo is an Associate Professor of Theology. Her research interests include: feminist theory and theology, postmodern theology, pneumatology, and trauma studies.

    Steve Sandage is the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Theology and his research interests include forgiveness, spiritual development, suicidology, and relational development.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 2:30pm – 4pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: STH Community Center, Room B-23, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
  • BU Lodge AF & AM: Fraternalism and American Culture

    BU Lodge AF & AM: Fraternalism & American Culture

    Fraternal groups have played a key role in the lives of most American men and women through on-campus Greek life, professional organizations, student activities clubs, or societies like the Freemasons.

    Please join us as Professor William Moore, of BU’s American & New England Studies (AMNES), explores the effects fraternalism has had on our country, its history, and could have on its future.

    A networking reception will follow the presentation. All proceeds will go to support the AMNES program.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 2:30pm – 5pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: SHA Auditorium Room 110 & SHA Lobby, 928 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Panhellenic Tour of Campus

    Panhellenic Tour of Campus

    Join your fellow Alpha Phis in a walk down memory lane. The Panhellenic tour will begin with a short talk about how fraternities and sororities have grown at BU over the past 30 years. We will then be given a tour of the BU campus to see how it has grown. Tour will end at the Dugout for an informal gathering. Open to all interested alumni

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 2:30pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Meet in the GSU Lobby, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Historical River Cruise on the Charles

    Historical River Cruise on the Charles

    Hop on a beautiful river boat and take in the sights of BU and the great city of Boston from the beloved Charles River while you hear the story of BU and Boston’s intertwining histories. Please note that the BU Sailing Pavilion is not handicap-accessible. Space is limited.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 3pm – 4pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: Meet at the BU Sailing Pavilion, Storrow Drive
  • College of Communication 100 Celebration

    College of Communication 100 Celebration

    Join COM Dean Tom Fiedler (COM’71) — along with faculty, staff, and students — to celebrate 100 years of Communication at Boston University. Bring your family, friends, and children to an afternoon of fun, games, food, and more.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 3pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: COM Building, 640 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Scarlet Key Tapping Ceremony

    Scarlet Key Tapping Ceremony

    For 76 years, the Scarlet Key honor society has celebrated exceptional leadership and service to Boston University. To honor the innumerable contributions Scarlet Key members have made to BU since 1938—and especially to acknowledge exemplary efforts among today’s students—a special Tapping Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, as part of Alumni Weekend, to select new members from the Class of 2015.

    Formal Induction Ceremony to follow in May 2015.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 3pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: BU Castle, 225 Bay State Rd
  • Lightning Language Lessons

    Lightning Language Lessons with the Dept. of Modern Languages

    Join CAS faculty just outside the GSU, at the beautiful Fox Family Fountain, to learn a few helpful phrases in such languages as Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Turkish.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: GSU Fox Fountain Patio, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • ENG MES-NSBE Alumni Reception

    College of Engineering MES-NSBE Alumni Reception

    Reconnect with fellow Minority Engineers Society and National Society for Black Engineers members!

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 3:30pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Ingalls Engineering Resource Center, 44 Cummington Mall
  • SSW Alumni Awards Reception

    School of Social Work Alumni Awards Reception

    Join fellow School of Social Work alumni for an afternoon reception honoring this year’s Alumni Award recipients.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 4pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Photonics Colloquium Room, Room 906, 8 St. Mary’s Street
  • Sargent College Alumni Awards and Reception

    Sargent College Alumni Awards & Reception

    Join us as we present this year’s Sargent College Alumni Awards! We hope you will help us celebrate the extraordinary achievements of your friends, colleagues, and former classmates. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 4pm – 6:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Center for Student Services, Room 613, 100 Bay State Road
  • CAS Core and Classics Reception

    College of Arts & Sciences Core & Classics Reception

    Core and the Classics Department are hosting a reception for all alumni in the Core office, CAS 119. Faculty from both Core and Classics will join the alumni for excellent refreshments and even better conversation. A wonderful chance to catch up with your fellow alumni and former professors.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 4pm – 6pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Core Office, CAS 119, 685 Commonwealth Avenue
  • The Sixties at Fifty: Reexamining the Decade that Changed Everything

    The '60s at 50: Reexamining the Decade That Changed Everything

    From the Summer of Love and Nixon, to the Beatles and the Vietnam War, the 1960s marked a decade of milestones, revolution, and enduring, far-reaching change.

    Fifty years later, some consider the sixties the source of everything good in contemporary life; others the source of everything evil. Join Bruce Schulman, William E. Huntington Professor of History, as he reexamines this influential decade and its effects on modern-day life.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 4:30pm – 6pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: GSU Academy Room, 1st Floor, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Theology House Reunion and Reception

    School of Theology House Reunion & Reception

    Join former and current residents of Theology House for a networking reception. Former residents and STH alumni who spent time at Theology House are welcome.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 4:30pm – 6pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Theology House, 2 Raleigh Street
  • SED Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception

    School of Education Alumni Awards Ceremony & Reception

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

    Come reconnect with old friends and honor the Alumni Award winners. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments and contributions to the field of education.

    Hors d ’oeuvres and beer and wine will be served.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: GSU Terrace Lounge & Patio, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Annual Reunion Gala and Silver Shingle Awards Presentation

    School of Law Reunion Gala & Silver Shingle Awards

    Annual Law Alumni Reunion Dinner featuring the Silver Shingle Awards Presentation. This year’s honorees include Daniel D. Rubenstein, LAW’95; Irving H. Picard, LAW’66; and Jacob Romelhardt, LAW’05. Class receptions begin at 5:00 p.m., cocktail reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Cocktail attire. Valet parking available for an additional fee. 

    $100 per person for alumni 10 +years out*
    $75 per person for young alumni (1-10 years out)*
    $30 per person for recent graduates (under 5 years out)**
    *Includes cocktail reception, dinner and “Sips and Sweets” post gala reception
    **Includes “Sips and Sweets” post gala reception, entrance at 9:00 p.m.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 5pm – 11pm
    • Cost: $100 for alumni 11+years out, $75 for Young Alumni (1-10 years out), $30 for recent graduates (classes 2010-2014)
    • Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston, 776 Boylston Street
  • SMG Cheers w/ Professors

    School of Management Cheers with Professors

    Ken Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, along with the School of Management faculty host committee, invite you to join fellow business school alumni and professors for a special reception on alumni weekend. Visit with classmates, catch up with friends and mingle with your favorite mentors over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Welcome and remarks begin at 6:00 PM.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: School of Management, Atrium, 595 Commonwealth Ave
  • ‘Drive-In’ Movie at Nickerson Field

    'Drive-In' Movie at Nickerson Field

    Your favorite Weeks of Welcome event as a student is now back for Alumni Weekend! Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head over to Nickerson Field for a movie night under the stars on Saturday evening. Exact time and movie to be determined.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: Evening TBD
    • Cost: $5
    • Location: Nickerson Field, 285 Babcock Street
  • Young Alumni of Color off-campus outing

    Young Alumni of Color Off-Campus Outing

    After an day of fellowship and inspiration, it’s time to party with fellow young alumni of color in downtown Boston at Bijou.

    • Date: Saturday, September 20
    • Time: 10pm – 2am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Bijou, 51 Stuart St., Boston MA 02116
  • Al Fresco Jazz Brunch

    Al Fresco Jazz Brunch

    Bring the weekend to a close by enjoying a delicious Sunday brunch with fellow alumni!

    • Date: Sunday, September 21
    • Time: 10am – 1pm
    • Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for children
    • Location: GSU Terrace Lounge and Patio, 2nd Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave
  • Alpha Phi Eta Deuteron 30th Anniversary Brunch

    Alpha Phi Eta Deuteron 30th Anniversary Brunch

    The culminating event to honor our chapter. Join the current chapter of Eta Deuteron with your sorority sisters at our 30th Anniversary Brunch. Bring your own memorabilia for our Alpha Phi Memories table. Remember to bring your photos or paddles, and wear your pin. We will hear from the current Alpha Phi President and some of the founding members about the past 30 years of our beloved chapter.

    • Date: Sunday, September 21
    • Time: 10am – 12pm
    • Cost: $25
    • Location: GSU Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • STH Church Services with Rev. Dr. James Morris Lawson

    Church Services with Rev. Dr. James Morris Lawson

    Golden Decade Foundation members and black alumni are invited to church services in Roxbury featuring Reverend Dr. James Morris Lawson, STH’60. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the church.

    • Date: Sunday, September 21
    • Time: 10am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: TBD
  • The 11th Annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk

    The 11th Annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk

    Let’s see a Terrier win this annual race and represent BU, taking place right next to campus in Allston. Registration for the Honan 5K will open soon. We’ll see you at the start line!

    • Date: Sunday, September 21
    • Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: Tavern in the Square, 161 Brighton Avenue
  • Umoja Welcome Back BBQ for Alumni & Students

    Umoja Welcome Back BBQ for Alumni & Students

    An annual BU tradition, alumni and students are invited to come together at the Umoja Annual Welcome Back BBQ. Expect great music and dancing, great food, and great people. Alumni pricing is $20, kids under 12 are $10, current BU students are funded by Umoja.

    • Date: Sunday, September 21
    • Time: 12pm – 3pm
    • Cost: $20 alumni, $10 kids 12 and under, Free for current BU students
    • Location: GSU Fox Fountain, Lower Level, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Historical River Cruise on the Charles Sunday

    Historical River Cruise on the Charles

    Hop on a beautiful river boat and take in the sights of BU and the great city of Boston from the beloved Charles River while you hear the story of BU and Boston’s intertwining histories. Please note that the BU Sailing Pavilion is not handicap-accessible. Space is limited.

    • Date: Sunday, September 21
    • Time: 1pm – 2pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: Meet at the BU Sailing Pavilion, Storrow Drive
  • Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    The exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent works. Hido’s work is cinematic in scope, and offers a darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation of suburban America and the inspiration of noir film and literature. A major new monograph published by Nazraeli Press accompanies the exhibition.

    • Date: Sunday, September 21
    • Time: 1pm – 5pm
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: BU Art Gallery at Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue

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