Welcome to BU MSE/SE PhD Open House

The Division of Systems Engineering and Division of Materials Science & Engineering invites PhD applicants to attend the College of Engineering Graduate Open House events.  Attendance is by invitation only. (NOTE: The Divisions are separate academic units who share a Graduate Programs Manager.)

Open House Date: February 28, 2020 (alternate date is Friday, March 6, 2020)
Travel Dates: February 27 and February 29 (or March 5 and 7)

Travel is covered from outside the Boston Metro area by air, train, or bus.

  • Air (and sometimes train) travel will be arranged through the BU travel agent.
  • Bus (and sometimes train) travel will be arranged by you and the receipt(s) will be submitted for reimbursement following the event.
  • Hotel Accommodations will be arranged by the College of Engineering.
  • The Graduate Programs Manager will contact you with further details once you RSVP.

Sample Systems Schedule (your personal itinerary will be emailed a day or so prior to the event):

  • 10:00am Welcome
  • 10:30am-12:00 Interviews/Lab Tours
  • 12:00-2:00 Lunch with current students and faculty
  • 2:00-3:00 Interviews/Lab Tours
  • 3:00 CISE Seminar
  • 4:00 College of Engineering Reception

Sample Materials Schedule (your personal itinerary will be emailed a day or so prior to the event):

  • 9:00am Welcome
  • 10:00am-12:30 Interviews/Lab Tours
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch with current students and faculty
  • 2:00-4:00 Interviews/Lab Tours
  • 4:00 College of Engineering Reception

Below are some links to information you may need, whether you are from the Boston area or coming from out of town.

What to Wear:
For Friday, the recommended dress code is business casual. The weather can vary greatly, so please check the weather forecast before you pack — and bring appropriate outer wear.

Weather Forecast

Where to Store Belongings & Hang Out in Down Time:

  • You may leave belongings (luggage, bags, etc) in my office, 15 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 119.
  • Systems Hospitality Room
    In your down time, when you don’t have meetings or a lab tour, you may hang out in the 730 Commonwealth Avenue, Rm 301C.

Questions?  Please contact:

Elizabeth Flagg, Graduate Programs Manager
Office: 617-358-0351
Cell: 978-844-1461
Email: eflagg@bu.edu