Parent Fund

Each year, thousands of parents participate in a fundraising effort to provide deans and administrators with flexible monies they can use to address BU students’ most immediate needs. Financial aid, facilities improvements, and student-life programs all benefit from these yearly contributions—as do the richness and diversity of every BU student’s experience. You can do your part by giving to the Parent Fund.

Ask a Question

Got questions? You can e-mail the Parent Fund.

Important Dates Fall Semester 2014


  • August 30–August 31 Move-In Weekend
  • Sunday, August 31 Matriculation, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 2 Classes begin
  • September 18 – September 21 Alumni Weekend


  • Monday, October 13 Columbus Day, no classes
  • October 17–October 19 Parents Weekend (Registration will be available through the Orientation website in late September, but make hotel reservations early as this is a busy weekend in Boston!)


  • Tuesday, November 25 Residence dining service suspended after dinner
  • Wednesday, November 26 Residences close for Thanksgiving recess
  • November 26–November 30 Thanksgiving recess, no classes
  • Sunday, November 30 Residences open and dining services resume with dinner


  • Monday, December 1 Classes resume
  • Wednesday, December 10 Last day of classes
  • December 11–14 Study Period
  • December 15–19 Final Exams
  • Friday, December 19 Residence dining service suspended after dinner
  • Saturday, December 20 Residences close at noon for winter recess

BU parents can find additional resources and opportunities to engage with the BU community through the BU Parents Program.