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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


Announcements

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 sage@bu.edu 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 sage@bu.edu

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

Itinerary:
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.

Guests:
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 sage@bu.edu.

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.

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

SAGE/GWISE 2018 Fall IM Sports!

By Kenny Chou
September 4th, 2018 in Announcements.

Get active by playing some IM sports! SAGE and GWISE are teaming up to form teams for:

– Indoor/Outdoor Soccer
– Flag Football
– 3 on 3 basketball
– Volleyball

To sign up, click here. Let us know if you’d like to captain a team as well!

Questions? Email us at sage@bu.edu

2018 Fall General Assembly

By Kenny Chou
September 1st, 2018 in Announcements.

Welcome (back) BU Grads!

Curious about SAGE? Have ideas for events? Want to get involved? Come to our Fall Elections and General Assembly on 9/27 to learn about our upcoming events for the year and to find out how to get involved.

Questions? Email us at sage@bu.edu

Date: September 27th
Location: ERB 203 (44 Cummington 2nd Floor Conference Room)
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

2018 Fall Hiking Trip Ticket Link

By Kenny Chou
August 9th, 2018 in Announcements, Hiking.

Tickets for the joing SAGE/GWISE Hiking Trip will be available here on Monday, August 13th at 10AM.

We will assemble at 7:45am in front of Marsh Plaza (735 Commonwealth Avenue), the bus will leave promptly at 8:00am. We will return in the late afternoon around 5pm.
Attendees must follow all park rules.

Please email sage@bu.edu with any questions

GWISE+SAGE Fall Hiking Trip
Date and Time: Saturday, September 8th from 8:00am to 5pm
Location: Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH
Buses: Leave at 8:00 AM from Marsh Plaza
Cost: $6 + $2 SAGE members, $8 + $2 for guests — (2$ cash on the bus for park entrance fee)
Tickets: Eventbrite
**Only one guest per SAGE member is allowed

Landsdowne Social 2018

By Kenny Chou
August 3rd, 2018 in Announcements, Social.

The fall semester is approaching, which means that SAGE is welcoming new graduate engineers to BU! To welcome new students into the SAGE community and to welcome back returning students, we are hosting our annual SAGE Landsdowne/Bill’s Bar Welcome (Back) Social on Thursday, September 20th. The event will take place at Bill’s Bar and Lounge from 7PM until 10PM, with appetizers and free drinks for SAGE members. Following the event will be live band karaoke next door at the Lansdowne Pub, so stick around and get to know your fellow engineers even better.

Itinerary: We have Bill’s Bar reserved for SAGE for the event. Food will be available from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. SAGE members will be able to get two drink tickets upon arrival, and can request more for as long as they are available after 8:30 PM. You will need to bring a valid photo ID (e.g. license, passport), as they will be checked at the door. New students should stop by the Graduate Programs Office to get their SAGE sticker before the event, as we will be checking for it when handing out the drink tickets. Guests are welcome, but will need to purchase their own drinks.

Landsdowne/Bill’s Bar Social
Date: 9/20
Time: 7PM to 10 PM
Location: Bill’s Bar (5 Landsdowne Street, Boston MA)
Cost: Free for SAGE members.
Guests: Members may bring guests, but guests are responsible for covering their own drink costs.
***Must have valid photo ID & SAGE sticker to attend!

2018 Fall Hiking Trip

By Kenny Chou
July 24th, 2018 in Hiking, Social.

GWISE+SAGE Fall Hiking Trip
Date and Time: Saturday, September 8th from 8:00am to 5pm
Location: Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH
Buses: Leave at 8:00 AM from Marsh Plaza
Cost: $6 + $2 SAGE members, $8 + $2 for guests — (2$ cash on the bus for park entrance fee)

GWISE and SAGE are teaming up to host a hiking trip on Saturday September 8th to Mount Monadnock, NH.
The bus will leave at 8:00am from in front of Marsh Plaza (735 Commonwealth Avenue). We will then return late afternoon around 5pm.
Attendees must follow all park rules.

SAGE Whitewater Rafting Trip 2018!

By Kenny Chou
July 18th, 2018 in Social, White Water Rafting.

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: Start- 7:30am, End- 5:00pm
Location: Zoar Outdoor, 7 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339

Come join SAGE for an exciting day of rapids on the Concord River in beautiful western Massachusetts! This trip includes a trip traversing class III rapids and a picnic lunch midway down the river.

The rafting trip will be run through Zoar Outdoor, a company out of western Massachusetts. Pickup from BU will occur at 7:30 am the morning of August 25, and drop everyone back at Boston University around 5 pm.

Zoar Outdoor will need to collect various personal information to ensure everyone’s safety on the river, such as date of birth and local address. Any dietary restrictions should also be specified to allow for a smooth riverside lunch.

Tickets are available for SAGE members and their guests, but in limited quantities!
SAGE Member: $50
Guest: $65

Tickets sales go live on Friday, July 20 at 10am! Available here