It’s Move-In Week at Boston University

Contact: Ann Deveney, 617/353-2240 |

(Boston, Mass.) – Over the next six days, more than 29,000 Boston University students, including 3,950 incoming freshmen in the Class of 2007, will arrive on campus for the start of fall semester classes, which begin on Wednesday, September 3.

The best location for photographing students as they move into University residences is along Bay State Road (especially the Towers residence hall at 140 Bay State Road). Besides moving belongings into their new residences, students will be meeting with academic advisors, getting University IDs, attending orientation workshops, making and renewing friendships, and bidding good-byes to parents and siblings.

Early move-in ends Friday, August 29. Freshmen move in on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and August 31, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., Chancellor John Silber will give the annual convocation address to parents. He will greet incoming freshmen the following morning, Monday, September 1, at a formal matriculation ceremony at the University’s Track and Tennis Center at 10 a.m.

Following the Class of 2007 Matriculation Ceremony, students will take part in SPLASH! at Nickerson Field — an annual fun-filled event with games, prizes, vendors, music, and a barbecue — to welcome them to Boston University and give them a chance to meet their classmates.

  • Chancellor Silber’s convocation address to parents at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, at Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
  • Class of 2007 Matriculation Ceremonyat 10 a.m. on Monday, September 1, at the University’s Track and Tennis Center, 100 Ashford Street.
  • SPLASH! From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 1, on Nickerson Field. This annual program welcomes incoming freshmen with a barbecue, music, and a variety of fun activities.

    EVENT: Move-In Week
    DATE: Wednesday, August 27 through Monday, September 1
    PLACE: Boston University Charles River Campus