SAGE is a student-run organization that works to enhance the experience of graduate students in the College of Engineering at Boston University. We focus on building a large community by hosting a variety of events throughout the year, including social, athletic, and service-oriented activities. This site is intended to serve as a source of information about our organization and executive board and as a general resource to current and incoming graduate students.

Am I a member of SAGE? Any graduate student in the School of Engineering (bioinfomatics included) is a SAGE member, and can get a SAGE sticker from the graduate programs office. However, you still need to opt-in to receive our newsletters.

Questions? Please see our FAQ page before contacting us.

with love,
your SAGE e-board


Spring 2019 IM Sports

By Kenny Chou
January 11th, 2019 in Announcements, IM Sports, Sporting Events.

Hello SAGE,

Welcome back. We hope you had a wonderful holiday break!

Signups for Spring Intramural are upon us. However, we’re going to be doing things a little differently this semester. If you are interested in participating in SAGE IMs this semester, please attend the signup meeting at 5:00 PM on 1/14/19 in ERB 203.

Depending on interest levels, we will be fielding teams in the following sports:

Basketball (5 v 5)
Indoor Soccer

Anyone who wishes to participate in SAGE IMs this semester will also be asked to pay in $10 to help offset the costs. Note that this is a flat fee, and so anyone wishing to participate on multiple SAGE teams will still only owe $10. All participants will receive a SAGE t-shirt.

These changes are intended to provide a more accurate estimate in everyone’s interest levels ahead of the opening of IMs signups on 1/15, and to alleviate past issues with game forfeitures and finding captains for certain teams.

The SAGE Board

SAGE @ Boston Celtics – January 2019

By Kenny Chou
December 9th, 2018 in Sporting Events.

Hey All,

It’s here! The long awaited SAGE outing to a Boston Celtics game! Join SAGE as we go to go a game of Celtivs v Brooklyn Nets on 1/28. Not much explanation needed on this one.

Tickets will be available on Monday, Dec. 11 at 12PM, here. First come first serve!

Please see the eventbrite page for full event details

Questions? Contact Evelyn & Arian at

Boston Celtics with SAGE
Date: 1/28/2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: TD Garden – 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 0214
Cost: $27 for SAGE members, $32 for guests
Tickets: eventbrite
**Only one guest per SAGE member is allowed

Is the event sold out? Email us to get on the wait-list!

Holiday Party 2018 (RSVP please)

By Kenny Chou
November 18th, 2018 in Announcements, Holiday Party.

Join SAGE, GWISE, GSO, and oSTEM for our 2nd annual holiday party! Rsvp here.

Ski Trip 2019!

By Kenny Chou
November 6th, 2018 in Announcements, Ski Trip.

It’s here! Join SAGE next January for another epic Ski Trip! As always, this annual tradition is the best way to kick off the 2018 Spring semester! This year, we are heading to Killington in Vermont, which features lots of slopes for all skill levels.

Friday, January 25th – Sunday, January 27th
Meet at Marsh Chapel at 12:45PM on Friday, 1/25 to load buses. Buses will depart for Killington at 1 PM. We will return to BU Sunday (1/27) evening.

We will be staying at the Killington Mountain Lodge in Killington, Vermont. The newly renovated Killington Mountain Lodge is located in the scenic Green Mountains of the Appalachian Trail one mile from Killington Ski Resort. Ski The Beast! Enjoy the 20-person outdoor hot-tub, complete with a firepit! Upstairs you will find a full bar, pool table, games and breakfast room.

SAGE Member: $200
Guest: $250
The ticket includes 2-day lift pass, 2 nights of lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, and charter bus from/to BU. Optional equipment rentals as well as lessons are available.
Tickets will go sale on Eventbrite on November 13th at 12 PM.

Optional Add-ons:
2 day rentals (skis/boots/poles/helmet OR snowboard/boots/helmet): $70
Lessons (2.5 hours): $65
Learn to Ski Package (2 days, Includes rentals): $85

Want more information?
Check out and or email us at

Geek Speak Toastmasters Open House

By Kenny Chou
October 18th, 2018 in Announcements, External Opportunities, Professional Development.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 10/30 from 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Location: LSEB (24 Cummington) 404

Big presentation coming up? Fearful of public speaking? Come check out Geek Speak Toastmasters, a club that works on public speaking and communication skills! We typically meet the first and third Mondays of the month, and this month we also have an OPEN HOUSE with snacks & beer on Oct. 30th! To be added to our email list, email

2018 Halloween Costume Contest + Pub Night

By Kenny Chou
October 17th, 2018 in Announcements, Pub Night.

Join us on Friday, October 26th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the BU Pub for a Spooky Scary SAGE Pub Night! We will be hosting a Halloween Costume Contest! We hope you join us in your Holloween costume to win some great prizes! We’ve had a spectacular showing for the past few years.

Details: At 7:15 PM, make your way over to the ticket table to compete in one of two categories: individual or group (5 or fewer). The most popular participants (by audience applause) will receive gift card prizes! All participants will receive a SAGE t-shirt! As a reminder, you will need to show a valid photo ID (i.e. license, passport) at the door. In order to purchase drink tickets, you will need to have your SAGE Sticker on your BU ID.

Same Pub Night Rules Apply

2018 Night Shift Brewery Tour

By Kenny Chou
October 11th, 2018 in Announcements, Brewery Tours, Social.

Come join us on Friday, November 9th at Night Shift Brewing for a fun evening of beers and a brewery tour! The bus will depart Marsh Plaza at 6:30 PM and the brewery tour will begin at 7:30 PM. We will also have an area in the taproom reserved for SAGE until 10:30 PM, at which time the bus will return to BU. Price includes the tour, 2 drink tickets, as well as transport to and from the brewery and BU campus. Food will be available for purchase onsite!

Note: This event is 21+, please bring a government issued ID

Please email with any questions

Date and Time: Friday November 9th, 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA
Buses: Leave at 6:30 PM from Marsh Plaza
Cost: $14 SAGE members, $18 for guests
Tickets: Eventbrite
Eventbrite tickets will go on sale 10AM Oct. 18

If tickets are sold out, SAGE Members may join the Eventbrite waitlist, while SAGE Guests should email us at

Autumn 2018 Boston Holiday Pops Concert

By Kenny Chou
October 11th, 2018 in Announcements, Concert/Theatre.

Date: December 11th 2018
Time: 8 PM – 11 PM
Location: Boston Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02215)
Price: $25 for SAGE members, $30 for guests
Tickets: Coming soon.

Join SAGE as we get in the spirit of the season with the Holiday Pops! The Pops are one of Boston’s most beloved musical ensembles, focusing on playing lighter classical and popular music in an orchestral setting. This December, Symphony Hall will be beautifully decorated in all the splendor of the holiday season for a concert featuring holiday music favorites and a visit from Santa Claus himself! You won’t want to miss this classic yearly tradition!

2018 SAGE Paintball!

By Kenny Chou
October 11th, 2018 in Announcements, Paintball, Social.

Sick of classes, want to vent some frustration with friends? Come join SAGE at Boston Paintball Ashland for an evening of colorful flying projectiles. Build camaraderie on the battlefield and enjoy fast-paced action outdoors on multiple playing fields. The event is for players of all level; even if you have never short a paintball gun before, don’t be afraid to come join!

Included in the price of the ticket ($20/member, $25/guest):
– Round-trip bus transportation between Boston University and Boston Paintball Ashland
– Equipment Rental
– 3 hours of field time
– 500 rounds
– Food

We will be travelling by bus, picking us up at 12pm at Boston University in front of Marsh Plaza in order to reach Boston Paintball Ashland at 1pm. We will arrive back to BU, leaving Boston Paintball Ashland at 5pm.

Every SAGE member who signs up for the trip is allowed to bring 1 guest (non-SAGE member) with them. Please keep in mind that we will only have a limited number of tickets for guests, since we are renting only one bus.

Refunds and Other Information:
Please be advised that there will be NO REFUNDS! If there is someone on the waitlist, SAGE can facilitate an exchange- but this is not guaranteed. If you are not on our list, you will not be allowed on the bus. As always, you need a SAGE sticker on your BU ID in order to attend. In addition, please remember to bring a valid ID as this will be checked at entry. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing

Date: Nov 10, 2018
Time: 12 PM – 5 PM
Location:  Boston Paintball Ashland
(120 Pond St, Ashland MA 01721)
Cost: $20 for SAGE Members, $25 for Guests
Tickets: Eventbrite. Ticket sale beings on Oct 27th, 10AM.
**one guest per SAGE member

Fall 2018 BSO outing

By Kenny Chou
September 25th, 2018 in Announcements, Concert/Theatre.

Join SAGE at the Boston Symphony Orchestra in October! Boston Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur is joined by outstanding American pianist Garrick Ohlsson for a work heard relatively rarely despite the popularity of its composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The early First Concerto exhibits the same spirit of Russian lyricism and virtuosity found in his perennially popular Second and Third concertos. Opening the program is John Harbison’s Jazz Age-flavored foxtrot Remembering Gatsby, an orchestral work foreshadowing his acclaimed opera based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This is one of several Harbison works this season celebrating the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston-based composer’s 80th birthday year. Closing the program are excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet score Romeo and Juliet, which includes some of the composer’s best-known music.

Date: Oct 18
Time: 8PM – 10PM
Location: Boston Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115)
Tickets: Eventbrite