Travel directions, parking tips, and more event details!

We’re looking forward to celebrating with you this Reunion and Alumni Weekend! We have many great events scheduled for you to attend. Click on the links below to find logistics information for events that you are attending. If you have any questions at all please contact us at lawreun@bu.edu or 617-353-3096.


Where To Stay

Book your hotel room today! We have a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate at the Intercontinental Boston on Friday, June 9, 2017, and Saturday, June 10, 2017. To book your rooms see the directions below and mention you would like a room in the Boston University School of Law Reunion Weekend Room Block.

Intercontinental Boston

510 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

$329 Single rate
$329 Double rate
$364 Triple rate
$399 Quad rate

To book a room click HERE or contact their reservation team. They are reachable by phone, 866-344-8769 or via email: icboston@ihg.com. In order to receive the discounted rate, mention you are affiliated with the Boston University School of Law. Reservations should be made 30 days prior to the event date. The last day to book at this rate is May 16, 2017..

Parking at BU:
There are several parking lots at BU, however due to limited availability, we suggest taking public transportation or a taxi. For a parking lot map, please visit www.bu.edu/maps/ and select the Parking Lots check box at the top of the page.

Parking will be available at the following location on a space available basis:

Kenmore Lot, 549 Commonwealth Avenue. Rate is $3/half-hour, $16 maximum for the day.
Granby Lot, 665 Commonwealth Avenue. Rate is $3/half-hour, $16 maximum for the day.
Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue. Rate is $2/hour, $13 maximum for the day.

Public Transportation:
BU Law is located off of the MBTA’s B (Boston College) Green Line at the BU Central stop.


How to Get Here

Planes, trains, and automobiles -there are many ways to come into Boston and public transportation options available. We have listed our recommended modes of transportation below if you’re coming by car, subway, bus, train or plane.

By Car
There are three main routes into Boston:
I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) from the West
I-95 from the North and South
I-93 from the North and South

By Subway and Bus (Local)
The MBTA offers an online trip planner that is useful for figuring out how to get here by subway, local bus, and train.

By Bus (Regional)
Nationwide bus companies including Greyhound and Peter Pan stop downtown at South Station. Several regional bus companies offer scheduled service from Boston to New Hampshire, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York City.

By Train
Amtrak has scheduled train service to Boston from New York and other points in the Northeast Corridor. The trip from New York City takes three and a half hours on Acela Express trains and about four hours on other trains.

Amtrak has three Boston stops: Rte. 128 is about 12 miles from downtown and is a good place to get off if you are visiting the western or southern suburbs. Back Bay Station is in the Back Bay, convenient to hotels in the Back Bay, South End, and the Orange Line subway. The third terminal is South Station, near the Financial District and on the Red Line subway. It is convenient if you are staying at the hotels along the waterfront, seaport, and the theater district.

By Air
Logan Airport is located in East Boston. Massport gives options getting to and from the airport.


What to Wear

As you know, Boston weather can be a bit unpredictable. Check out the local weather sources to prepare for reunion weekend! Dress is casual to all reunion events, with the exception of cocktail attire for the Gala.

AccuWeather.com: Daily Forecast
WCVB.com: Daily Forecast

Also, check out these helpful tips on what to pack for Boston’s unpredictable weather forecasts.


What to See and Do

Have some extra time during the BU School of Law Reunion Weekend? Grab your city map and check out some of Boston’s top attractions and historical charms! From the lovely Boston Common to the North End food haven, the city has something for everyone. Here are our must-see attractions to add to your Boston list!

There are some fun events going on in Boston on Reunion Weekend! The Boston Pride Parade and the Boston Red Sox are in town as they take on the Detriot Tigers all weekend long!

Click the links below if you are interested in any of these events for more information:

Keep in mind traffic over the weekend may be heavy due to these events. Please plan accordingly.
Boston Common & the Public Garden
As the fall approaches and the leaves begin to turn color, don’t miss one of Boston’s most popular outdoor attractions. Take a leisurely stroll through Boston Common, established in 1634 making it the oldest park in the country. Enjoy the many landmarks throughout the park and make your way to the Public Garden. Founded in 1837, the Public Garden is the first public botanical garden in the U.S. Filled with various plantings, monuments and the famous Swan Boats you won’t want to miss this spot. Located in the center of the city, Boston Common and the Public Garden are a beautiful escape from the hustle bustle of Boston!

Faneuil Hall
With over 100 shops and specialty stores, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one of Boston’s best places for shopping! Take a walk along the cobblestones and peruse through some of the locally owned treasures, nationally recognized retailers and the goods of New England artisans. After shopping up an appetite, visit one of their 14 restaurants or venture to the Quincy Market Colonnade for your favorite bites at the largest food hall in New England. Once you’ve shopped and dined, make sure to watch one of the outdoor entertainers!

North End
One of Boston’s oldest residential communities, the North End is worth a visit! Stroll through the small, winding cobblestone streets and take in the hustle bustle of this deep-rooted European-American village. Well known for its Italian-America population, indulge in some Italian specialty treats at local favorites. We recommend the famous Mike’s Pastry, Modern Pastry and Maria’s Pastry Shop. After you have devoured your Italian goodies, visit some of the North End’s top historical sites including the Old North Church and the Paul Revere House.

Beacon Hill
Nestled behind the Massachusetts State House and Boston Common, Beacon Hill is a historic neighborhood not to miss! Filled with classic brick homes, narrow gaslight streets and brick sidewalks you’ll fall in love with its rustic charms. Start by taking a walk down Charles Street to enjoy the quaint shops and cafes. As you begin to wander throughout the neighborhood and you’ll soon hit some of the oldest estates in the city dating back to the 17th century. Take a stop at the Harrison Gray Otis House and the William H. Prescott House.

Walking the Freedom Trail
A 2.5-mile historical walking path, the Freedom Trail is the best way to see the key highlights of Boston’s Colonial Revolution. Starting at the Boston Common follow the red brick trail which will guide visitors to 16 historical sites. In about two to three hours the trail will cover two and half centuries of America’s most significant past. Combining past and present, the trail allows visitors to explore the city as it is today. Visitors can leisurely enjoy each historical site, making up for a full day’s experience. Enjoy the Trail on your own self-guided tour or take part in a group tour available through the

Enjoy the Trail on your own self-guided tour or take part in a group tour available through the Boston Common Visitor Center at 148 Tremont Street. Don’t feel like walking? Hop on the trolley, which takes riders to many of the sites along the Trail. For more information about guided tours contact the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Tour Fenway Park
When in Boston you have to tour “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”. Home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway Park is the city’s oldest sports stadium. Tour the playing field of Red Sox Legends including Williams, Yaz, Fisk and Rice. Take a picture in front of Pesky’s Pole and overlook left field from the world famous Green Monster. Guided tours are one hour long. Tours occur from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. On game days the last tour departs three hours before game time. For more information about the Fenway Park Tours visit this link.

Museums
If you’re more of indoor explorer, Boston is the perfect city for you. Beantown offers over 40 world-class museums and galleries showcasing art, culture, history, nature and science attractions. Here are some of our top picks for museums: Museum of Science, Isabella Gardener Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art , Harvard Museum of Natural History and John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.