Plan Ahead for a Great Weekend
How can I make the most of my visit?
- Stay connected with us throughout the weekend!
- Follow us throughout the weekend & use our hashtag #BUAW15
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Instagram
- Don’t miss out on some of our premier events during the weekend! Tune in using Periscope, Twitter’s live-streaming service. Check the @bualumni Twitter throughout the weekend for links to live events. Periscope videos will be available in web version for 24 hours after live-streaming.
- Moved? Changed your name? Different email address? Let us know so we can keep you informed about events in your area and BU news that matters to you. Update your information today!
- Find a friend. Search for classmates—and make new connections—through BU’s Alumni App. The app combines your LinkedIn profile and information you’ve shared with BU into one powerful tool.
Ready to go? Get started, or visit our FAQs to learn more.
- Bring your Alumni Card to campus to take full advantage of its benefits! Print your Alumni Card.
Where do I go when I arrive?
If you have any questions or need directions, stop by Marsh Plaza or the info booth outside the BU Castle! We’ll be there Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 8:30am–5pm. Stop by for fall-themed treats and beverages and our Alumni Weekend–themed photo booth. Don’t forget to stop by the bookstore pop-up tent on Marsh Plaza to pick up your BU swag!
Can I register for events on-site?
Absolutely! To register for multiple events, stop by Alumni Weekend Headquarters on Marsh Plaza on Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 8:30am–5pm. If you would only like to attend one event, the majority of our events will take walk-ins at the door.
Where can I go to relax and meet up with friends?
Join us at Alumni Weekend Headquarters—we have everything you need! Stop by Alumni Weekend Headquarters on Marsh Plaza on Friday and Saturday to grab your BU swag, sign up for events, hop in our photo booth, or just come by for a fall-themed treat or beverage—we’d love to say hi. Look for the festive tent set up outside Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue. We look forward to catching up with you!
Where should I stay?
A number of Boston-area hotels offer special rates and discounts for Boston University alumni. You may find a list of hotels close to campus, including those that provide discounts, at bu.edu/alumni/hotels.
For other hotel options, call Boston Reservations at 866-221-6097.
Where can I park on campus?
Parking during Alumni Weekend is complimentary. A number of BU parking lots and garages will be available throughout the weekend. A parking pass will be included in your confirmation email when you register for an event.
Traveling quite a distance back to campus? Parking passes will also be available at our guest relations stations located on Marsh Plaza and outside the BU Castle.
How do I request Sign Language Interpreters, CART services or other accomodations?
The Alumni Relations office collaborates with the Office of Disability Services to provide access for our events. For further information on CART requests, deaf and hard of hearing services, or special accommodations, please call the Alumni Relations office at 617-353-2360 or email email@example.com for information regarding special accommodations. We encourage attendees to request services at least 2 weeks in advance, if possible.
What should I wear?
Pack casual clothes—that’s what you’ll need for most Alumni Weekend activities. Our evening events, such as the school and college receptions, or for alumni awards ceremonies, you may want to wear something more formal. Keep in mind that the average temperature on campus in September is between 57 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. But remember: this is Boston, so anything can happen.
I would like to use BU’s fitness/recreation facilities during the weekend. Where do I go?
Alumni can access FitRec for the weekend by showing their Alumni Weekend program at the front desk. FitRec boasts an 18,000-square-foot weight and cardio room, a 1/7-mile indoor running track, a climbing wall, a Pro Shop, racquetball and squash courts, two swimming pools, and the lazy river, which is wildly popular among kids and kids at heart. FitRec members also have access to fitness and recreation facilities at the Case Center and Track & Tennis Center.
Should I bring my kids?
While Alumni Weekend offers activities that kids will enjoy, much of the programming is not designed for children. However, there will be events throughout the weekend that are family friendly and where kids are most welcome.
I can’t make it to Alumni Weekend. How can I be there in spirit?
Follow all the activity around Alumni Weekend with the hashtag #BUAW15, and see what’s new at BU and what your classmates are up to!
Don’t miss out on some of our premier events during the weekend! Tune into some of our events using Periscope, Twitter’s live-streaming service. Periscope videos will be up in web version for 24 hours after live-streaming. Check the @bualumni Twitter throughout the weekend for links to live events, including:
- Thursday, September 24, 4pm EST
Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series Featuring Artist Maya Lin
Join the College of Fine Arts for an afternoon with Maya Lin, artist, designer, and environmentalist, world-renowned for her conception and design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
- Saturday, September 26, 3pm EST
100 Years of Braves/Nickerson Field
Join alumni and friends for a panel discussion on the oldest-running baseball franchise and the history of the field, where legends and teams like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, the Red Sox, and the New England Patriots called home.
*schedule subject to change
While you may not be back on campus during the weekend, we still want you to share your stories and memories from your time on campus. Where did you meet your best friend? Pull your greatest prank? Fall in love? Mend a broken heart? We want to hear it all. Share your stories on our Back to School campaign.
You can also show your school spirit by searching for the Boston University Bookstore App in the App Store or Google Play. With the downloaded app, you will receive 25% off one school spirit apparel item online or in the bookstore.
Additionally, choose to join us by showing your support and making a gift to BU. With every contribution, you’re advancing the work of students, athletes, artists, and industry leaders.