Did You Know?
BU Rock Tops 1,000 Layers of Paint
In the shade of the School of Law tower and the shelter of Marsh Chapel sits a small rock. How small? No one is quite sure anymore because the rock is covered in more than 1,000 layers of spray paint.
The Boston University Greek Rock—more commonly known as the BU Rock—is regularly tagged by fraternities and sororities competing with each other to make an administration-approved mark on campus. During the annual Greek Week, it becomes an acrylic-covered chameleon, changing color (and Greek letters) almost daily.
The BU Rock used to live on Commonwealth Avenue at the BU Bridge, but was moved to its present location on the BU Beach after a campus walkways improvement project in 2007. One day, the rock may even snag a world record—just 17,000 layers of paint to go.