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The Return of #BUConvo

FYI Student Blog August 25th, 2014 0 comments

Sometimes you just need a little time off. After a hiatus, Dean Elmore’s Coffee and Conversation will be returning this fall semester. Our office heard your requests for a forum to talk about the big-picture topics that we need to be thinking about, and Dean Elmore has agreed to bring the program back. Our ground […]

How Do I Get There? Going to the Movies

FYI Student Blog August 7th, 2014 0 comments

by Tom Honsinger, Dean of Students Marketing and Strategic Communications Assistant So you want to watch a movie but you aren’t sure where to go? It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to pick a place for a night out with a special someone, a group of friends or for some solo movie watching; there are […]

Preparing Yourself for Boston’s Winters

FYI Student Blog August 5th, 2014 0 comments

by Tom Honsinger, Dean of Students Marketing and Strategic Communications Assistant I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories of the feet of snow and bone-chilling wind that come with Boston winters, this isn’t totally accurate, but it does get cold. If you’re coming to BU from somewhere that doesn’t get much snow (California students, I’m […]

Money, Money, Money: A Q&A for New Students

FYI Student Blog July 23rd, 2014 0 comments

by Tom Honsinger, Dean of Students Marketing and Strategic Communications Assistant Before I came to BU, I had some questions about money. I was about to be the most financially independent I’ve ever been and I wanted to make sure I knew what I was getting myself into so that I wouldn’t have to call […]

Why is Myles Standish Hall cool?

FYI Student Blog July 18th, 2014 1 comment

Samantha asked us, “What is Myles Standish Hall even like?” That’s a great question. First off, knowing its history will explain a lot. Built in 1928 as a luxury hotel (with rates starting at $3 a night), it was designed to pay homage to its namesake, Myles Standish, the pilgrims he helped guide, and their journey […]

How do I get there? Wegmans

FYI Student Blog June 30th, 2014 0 comments

by Tom Honsinger, Dean of Students Marketing and Strategic Communications Assistant In case you didn’t know, Wegmans is the best thing since sliced bread (the stores have a great bakery, so that only helps prove my point). Their produce is incredible, their bulk candy section is unmatched and don’t even get me started on their […]

What’s Going on Under Warren Towers?

FYI Student Blog June 25th, 2014 0 comments

by Tom Honsinger, Dean of Students Marketing and Strategic Communications Assistant It was just one of those mornings: after pressing snooze 10 times, I only had 30 minutes before I had to be at work. I don’t know about you, but in these situations I move faster than I thought was possible at 6 a.m. […]

How do I get there? The beach!

FYI Student Blog June 20th, 2014 0 comments

by Tom Honsinger, Dean of Students Marketing and Strategic Communications Assistant Lying out on the BU Beach is great, but don’t you wish the sounds of the passing cars were actually waves on the shore of a real beach?  If you’re in Boston for the summer, or are lucky enough to have some days warm enough […]

I Need A Sign – #BU2018 Photo Challenge

FYI Student Blog June 9th, 2014 0 comments

Dean Elmore and his team love putting together photo challenges, and here’s our first of the summer, just for those of you attending Orientation this June (Sessions 1, 2, and 3.) I NEED A SIGN – Show us your journey to Orientation through signs (state signs, departure/arrival boards, street signs, etc.).  You can take a […]

New 2 BU? We Answer Those Pressing Cell Service Questions.

FYI Student Blog June 2nd, 2014 0 comments

by Tom Honsinger, Dean of Students Marketing and Strategic Communications Assistant If you’re planning on shopping for a new cell phone carrier when you come to Boston, you’re probably wondering what your best option is.  I’ve had Verizon for years now and I’m happy with my coverage here.  I’ve never had any problems and I […]