Past Events

This page mentions past special events (so more unique than the monthly events like pub nights and meetings) that the GSO has run for the graduate students. Upcoming events can be found either on the main page, the Co-Sponsored Events page, or the Events Calendar.

The Second BU-MIT Orientation Party
When: Thursday, September 23, 8 p.m.
Where: Tequila Rain, 3 Lansdowne Street
Admission: $5 Donation
150 Drink Tickets to be Won!
How? MIT and BU students will be given playing cards from different
color decks. Find the person from the other school who has the same
card and both could get a free drink!

GSO Pub Night
Date: Friday, September 10, 5:30 p.m.
Where: BU Pub , 225 Bay State Road
Please remember to bring your ID and BU ID!

Pub Night
:  Friday, April 23, 5:30 p.m.
Where: BU Pub (225 Bay State Road)
Please join us for the last Pub Night of the semester!  Drink tickets will be available and please remember to bring your ID and BU ID.

Life After the Ph.D.: Finding the Right Postdoctoral Position
When:  Tuesday, April 13, 4 p.m.
Where: CAS 200 (725 Commonwealth Avenue)
Please join us for a discussion of how to find and get the perfect postdoctoral position! There will also be tips on being successful in your postdoc. Panelists include people from different scientific
disciplines, at various points in their professional careers. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP (
Sponsored by Boston University AGEP in conjunction with the Graduate Student Organization

Berry Tripping
When:  Thursday, April 1, 5:30 p.m.
Where: BU Pub
Stop by the BU Pub on April 1 to take your taste buds on a palate-altering odyssey with Magic Berries, which make sour and bitter foods taste sweet. Impress your friends and wow your classmates as you perform fantastic feats of gustatory bravado: eat lemons and limes like candy, slurp vinegar like chardonnay, and turn dark beer into chocolate milk! But leave the savory snacks at home, as we’ll be providing food for you to experiment on your temporarily transformed tongue.  Magic berries will be $5 and there will be $1 drink tickets available.

Goodbye to Winter Reception
Date: Friday, February 19
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Trustee Ballroom, SMG 9th Floor, One Silber Way entrance
Last year’s Goodbye to Winter Reception was very successful and this year’s event will be even bigger! We are co-sponsoring the event with the graduate student government in College of Engineering, the Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE). The event will feature music, drinks, lots of food (hors d’oeuvres, cookies, macaroons, spinach, artichoke, and feta dip, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and more). Because we are ordering lots of food and drinks, there will be a $5 cover charge and drink tickets will be $2.  Please remember to bring your age ID and BU ID. Guests are welcome but everyone must be over 21.

GSO 2009 Summer BBQ
Date: Friday, May 29
Time: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Where: BU Pub (225 Bay State Road
The GSO is holding a Summer BBQ on Friday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the BU Pub. Food and drink tickets will be available and please remember to bring your ID and BU ID.

Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM
Where: 20 miles through the Greater Boston Area
The GSO organized a team of graduate students and friends and managed to raise $1490.01 ($490.01 over our goal of $1000, which itself was double the goal from last year) to help feed hungry people in Massachusetts. This is enough money to fund 3 summer food programs for low-income children or provide 75 families with groceries for one week.

Goodbye to Winter Reception
Date: Friday, March 27, 2009
Time: 8-11 PM
Where: Trustee’s Lounge (SMG)
The GSO is holding a Goodbye to Winter Reception on Friday, March 27 from 8-11 p.m. in the Trustees Lounge on the 9th floor in SMG (One Sherborn Street entrance). The event will include music, (background bossa beats, lounge jazz, and general chillout music) beer, wine, soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and pastries. Guests are welcome and please remember to bring your ID. (Alcohol will be served, so all attendees must be over 21).

GSO Summer BBQ!
: Friday, June 27, 2008
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where: BU Pub (225 Bay State Road)
Hot Dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, BBQ chicken breast, corn on the cob, cookies, chips, watermelon, water, and lemonade will be provided.
We will also have 55 $1 drink tickets.

Middlesex Fells Hike
Date: Friday, June 13, 2008
Where: Middlesex Fells
A GSO member generously offered his services and qualifications and led a hike in the Middlesex Fells Reservation on June 13.  Approximately 20 people joined him, mostly other GRS students, but also some guests of said students.  Fun times were had!

GSO Jazz Brunch
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Where: BU Pub
The GSO will be hosting its Annual Jazz Brunch at the BU Pub beneath the castle. Feel welcome to join us for food, drinks and jazz to relax before the end of the semester crunch.  All grad students over 21 are welcome to the event, and you must have valid ID.