Congratulations on finishing the semester! Through all of the difficult exams, rainy days and delayed green line trains, you made it. Not only have you all succeeded academically, you have cultivated a culture of creativity and passion that inspires the rest of our campus every single day. As we prepare to enter into a new year and a new semester, here’s a little walk down memory lane, visiting fourteen of our favorite moments of Fall 2014.
- Getting to know the Class of 2018 throughout the course of eight different orientation sessions! (Special thanks to all of the Summer Staff who helped make it an amazing experience for our newcomers and their families)
- Kicking off the year with FYSOP25 and making a difference around the greater Boston area.
- Laughing our heads off with Nasim Pedrad and Aidy Bryant during #WOW14.
- Hanging out with all of our favorite student groups at SPLASH!
- Seeing Lorde, Childish Gambino and The 1975 at Boston Calling and having a great time, despite a *little* rain.
- Attending all of our favorite A Cappella performances.
- BUIAA hosting another successful BarMUN Conference.
- BU Hockey being ranked #1 in Hockey East.
- Welcoming 31 new student organizations to campus.
- WTBU winning CMJ’s “Radio Station of the Year” for the third year in a row.
- Celebrating Transgender Awareness Week with T*LC
- Witnessing the support for the Daily Free Press to stay in operation.
- First ever publication of the Boston Political Review.
- Decorating cookies in the Link to celebrate the last week of classes.
Disclosure: There were thousands of other moments we loved and will remember. We can’t wait to see what new memories are made next semester!
One of the greatest things about going to school in a big city is having access to the best cultural events all year round. During the holidays, there are some fantastic shows that you do not want to miss! (P.S. A holiday show is the perfect excuse for a study break during exams). Here are a few favorites:
- Boston Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House, 11/28 – 12/31
- 2014 Holiday Pops at Symphony Hall
- Black Nativity at the Paramount Theatre, 12/5 – 12/21
- Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy at Agganis Arena, 12/19 – 12/29
Blink! Holiday Light Show at Faneuil Hall
The magical atmosphere of Faneuil Hall during the Holidays gets even MORE festive every evening between 4:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Every 30 minutes, a FREE light and sound show featuring the music of the Boston Pops is sure to give you the perfect study break to get you ready for the Holidays! Want more? Check out Faneuil Hall’s full 2014 Holiday event schedule.
Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll
With an already straight-out-of-a-storybook appearance, Beacon Hill couldn’t possibly get any more charming, right? Wrong! Come see it decked out in all its Holiday glory this Thursday evening from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Shops are open for Holiday shopping!
WHERE THE TREES AT?
All season long
Faneuil Hall and Boston Common are home to Boston’s largest fully-lit Christmas trees. Hey while you’re there, go for a skate on Frog Pond and take a stroll through the park set aglow by the most beautiful of holiday lights!
Her Campus BU and Social Radar Present: Study Break
Thursday 12/4, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the GSU Backcourt
Take a study break with Her Campus BU and Social Radar this Thursday in the GSU Backcourt. There will be prizes, food, and giveaways!
Phineas Gage Museum and Ice Cream Social
Friday 12/4, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm at the Warren Anatomical Museum
Don’t miss your opportunity to get a free group tour of the Warren Anatomical Museum featuring the legendary Phineas Gage’s skull and the rod that went through it. After the exhibit, everyone will go to J.P. Licks for ice cream and discussion!
CGSA Presents: Guante @ BU
Friday 12/5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in CAS 211
Come hear some spoken word poetry that explores activism and social justice work through a blend of poetry and rap, presented by CGSA!
The Callbacks Present: Swipe Right for Santa
Friday 12/5, 8:00 pm in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium
Need a good laugh? Come see The Callbacks perform sketch, improv, and video comedy this Friday in the JSA!
A Cappella Winter Concerts
Friday 12/5 – Sunday 12/7
This weekend come see your favorite a cappella group perform their fall semester repertoire at their winter concerts!
In Achord: Friday 12/5, 7:00pm in BU Central
Terpsichore: Friday 12/5, 7:00 pm in Photonics 206
The Sweethearts: Saturday 12/6, 7:oo pm in CAS B50
Mustard Seed: Saturday 12/6, 7:00 pm in LSE B01
The Treblemakers: Saturday 12/6, 7:00 pm in COM 101
The Dear Abbeys: Saturday 12/6, 7:00 pm in Morse Auditorium
Sorian: Saturday 12/6, 7:00 pm in GSU Conference Auditorium
Aural Fixation: Saturday 12/6, 8:00 pm in KCB 101
The BosTones: Sunday 12/7, 7:00 pm in Photonics 206
BUCSA and BU PC Gaming Tournament
Saturday 12/6 – Sunday 12/7, 12:00 pm in Metcalf Ballroom
PC Gaming Club and BUCSA present a two-day gaming tournament featuring League of Legends, StarCraft 2, Dota 2, and CSGO.
BU Beekeeping Chapstick Making Workshop
Saturday 12/5, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the PHO Colloquium Room
Explore urban agriculture, beekeeping in Boston, and bee products while getting the chance to learn how to make your own beeswax chapstick!
I Embrace You Presents: DIY Craft Fair
Saturday 12/6, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the GSU Backcourt
Get your craft on at the DIY craft fair! Create some festive holiday gifts or make your own unique creations.
Slow Children at Play Present: More Mayo
Saturday 12/6, 8:30 pm in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium
Slow Children at Play will put on their annual fall show full of original sketches, laughter, and fun!
BU for Show
Thursday 11/20, 8:30 pm in BU Central
The mic is all yours at BU for Show. Enjoy your peers performing their talents at BU Central this Thursday evening. Music, comedy, dance, BU for Show has it all!
Thursday 11/20, 8:00 pm in The Burke Club Room at Agganis Arena
Celebrate student talent and art sponsored by BU’s premiere lifestyle magazine, The BUzz. A Capella groups, dancers, singers and photographers will all be in attendance.
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown the Musical
Thursday 11/20 – Saturday 11/22, 8:00 pm Student Theater at Agganis Arena
On Broadway presents “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” a musical based on the “Peanuts” comic strip written by Charles Schulz. The musical tells the story of an average day in the life of the famous comic strip child hero, Charlie Brown. Get your tickets ahead of time on eventbrite.
Friday 11/21 – Saturday 11/22, 8:00 pm in BU Dance Theater
Origins will showcase a variety of dance performances choreographed by students as well as faculty on Friday and Saturday evening in the BU Dance Theater.
Off-Campus Pick of the Week!
Skating on Frog Pond
Saturday 11/22, 10:00 am at Boston Common Frog Pond
Boston Common has officially announced its plan to open the Frog Pond ice rink to the public on Saturday, November 22! Frog Pond Ice Rink is the best place to ice skate outdoors in Boston. Later in the season, you can enjoy skating with the cheerful ambience of the holiday lights. Bring your own skates or rent them there! For more info about pricing and renting, click here.
Next week is Thanksgiving break! Here are some ways to make the most of it!
Monday blues got you down? We’ve got just the thing to get you pumped up for the rest of this week. Some of our student organizations here at BU have put together Spotify playlists of their favorite jams. So plug in your headphones, tune in and get ready to tackle this week!
Documentary Film Night: The Square
Thursday 11/13, 7:00 pm in Tsai Performance Center
Student Activities and the College of Communication will host a special screening of The Square followed by a Q&A with director Jehane Noujaim. Nominated for an academy award for best documentary feature and winner of three Emmys, The Square explores 2011′s Egyptian Revolution. Admission is free but you need to RSVP to guarantee yourself a seat! RSVP here.
Zambian Culture Night
Thursday 11/13, 7:00 pm at Metcalf Hall
Explore Zambian culture while discussing important issues regarding sustainable development in Zambia at Zambian Culture Night. This fundraiser will benefit tech groups working on developmental projects to help the local community of Naluja in Zambia.
Night of BU A Cappella (NOBUAC)
Friday 11/14, 7:00 pm in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium
Calling all a cappella lovers: don’t miss the holy grail of all BU a cappella concerts – NOBUAC! This concert is the only one of its kind, where all twelve of BU’s a cappella groups will perform in the same venue on the same night. Enjoy the dynamic stylings of BU’s diverse and talented a cappella groups this Friday in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium in the CGS building. Ticket proceeds benefit the Franciscan Hospital for Children. More info.
Friday 11/14, 7:00 pm in the GSU Backcourt
ADPi Friday Night Lights
Friday 11/14, 6:00 pm at New Balance Field
Join the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi at their flag football tournament to benefit their philanthropy. Sign up as a team or come as a spectator! Tickets here.
Latin American Cultural Night
Saturday 11/15, 8:00 pm at SMG Trustee Ballroom
Come enjoy authentic latin american food from local restaurants, live music, dancing, and socializing with Phiota, The Mexican Student Association, Alianza Latina, the International Affairs Association, and Global Programs at Latin American Cultural Night!
BU Hillel Fall Formal
Saturday 11/15, 9:00 pm in the Photonics Colloquium Room
Join BU Hillel at their Fall Formal to enjoy great food and dancing. This event is open to the entire BU Community!
Everybody knows that the best part of Thanksgiving–other than eating your weight in turkey– is the ability to be a complete couch potato for a long weekend. We’ve rounded up the best movies set during Thanksgiving to get you in the holiday spirit. Eat up!
Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Thursday 11/6 – Friday 11/7 across campus
Join the BU Arts Initiative and the Center for the Study of Europe as they recognize the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. They’re bringing German filmmaker Martin Persiel to BU for a series of lectures and demonstrations. Check out the entire schedule of events here.
Active Minds Presents: PostSecret Live!
Thursday 11/6, 7:00 pm in CGS 129
“PostSecret Live” Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret to BU! See the postcards that weren’t included in the books. Hear the inspiring and funny stories behind the secrets. Share your secret at the microphone. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on eventbrite.
Urinetown the Musical
Thursday 11/6 – Saturday 11/8, 8:00 pm in Tsai Performance Center
Come watch On Broadway’s full scale performance of the award-winning musical Urinetown! Tickets are $10 for students and $12 general admission and should be purchased on eventbrite.
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Thursday 11/6 – Saturday 11/8, 8:00 pm at the Blackbox Student Theater
See Wandering Minds perform Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memories”. Tickets are $7 and can be bought on eventbrite.
Friday 11/7, 9:00 pm in SMG Trustee Ballroom
Come to the hottest event of the semester! The Global Brigades Masquerade Ball will sweep you off your feet with masks, music, and fancy attire. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on eventbrite.
As Boston dwellers, we really have no excuse to not at least try to exercise regularly. Boston is an extremely walkable (AKA runnable) city, meaning all you need is sneakers and a good playlist to work up a sweat. The urban views are a good distraction from the pain that may or may not make you want to go full horizontal in the middle of the sidewalk halfway through your run. And then there’s the scenic esplanade trail that gives bikers and runners alike the perfect place to go for miles without having to stop for cars. But now it’s November. And it is dark at 4:30 pm. And it is getting colder by the week. Motivation to get moving outside is at an all-time low. The good news is that there are a ton of excellent INDOOR workout options that BU students can take advantage of during the cold, dark days of the coming season.