WOW On-Campus

You can find all of the great Weeks of Welcome events on our calendar, but here are some you definitely won’t want to miss. All events are free and open to BU students, unless otherwise noted.


Rhett’s Night Out
Thursday 8/28, 8:00pm – 12am, GSU Metcalf Hall
Let’s close the summer out with a bang! Dance the night away with Rhett and the sounds of Boston’s best, DJ Case. All BU students are welcome. Snacks provided.

Ice Cream Social
Friday 8/29, 10pm – 12am, BU Central
Free ice cream, great music, and games. What more could you ask for? Bring your appetite and new friends to enjoy this fun night at BU’s late night venue.

Extreme Bingo
Saturday 8/30, 10pm – 12:30am, GSU Metcalf Hall
We’re about to go full-Oprah. You get an iPad, and you get an iPad! Come play the wildest Bingo game you’ve ever seen and win insane prizes like Beats Headphones and Pills, Fossil watches, a flat screen TV, and a PS4!

Scarlet Fever
Sunday 8/31, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Nickerson Field
Be a kid for a day! Play ring toss, ride the mechanical bull, and stuff your face with cotton candy at this carnival exclusively for BU students.

Religious Life Fair and Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, 9/3, 10am – 3pm, Marsh Plaza
Come to Marsh Plaza to learn about the many religious life groups on campus. The Ice Cream Social begins at 1pm.

BU Central LOL Series Presents: Student Comedy Night
Thursday 9/4, 9pm – 10:30pm, BU Central
Join us for a night of extreme laughter and tears of happiness, as some of BU’s best student comedy groups perform in BU Central! Performers include Liquid Fun, The Callbacks, and Slow Children at Play.

Friday Night Live
Friday 9/5, 10pm – 12 midnight, GSU Metcalf Hall
We know it’s not Saturday, but TGIF! Get ready to belly laugh at this exclusive comedy show with SNL superstars Aidy Bryant and Nasim Pedrad.

Saturday 9/6, 12pm – 2 pm, Nickerson Field
Get your feet wet at this bumpin’ annual student fair! From cultural clubs to dance groups, from academic associations to religious life, SPLASH will give you a taste of what BU has to offer with free food, games, and lots of swag to boot.

R-Rated Hypnotist
Saturday 9/6, 11:30pm – 1:30am, GSU Metcalf Hall
Ever wondered what it’s like to be hypnotized? Here’s your chance, as noted R-Rated Hypnotist Frank Santos, Jr. comes to campus for one of our most popular WOW events.

Terrier Tailgate - 7th Annual
Sunday 9/7, 6pm – 9pm, Nickerson Field
Come support our men’s soccer team as they take on Brown University. Enjoy free food, music, games and prizes in Braves plaza starting at 6pm. Kick-off at 7pm.

FitRec Late Night
Friday 9/12, 11pm – 1am, Fitness & Recreation Center
Go a little crazy and get a lot sweaty at FitRec Late Night. Climb the rock wall, learn some new dance steps, relax by the lazy river, make a splash off the diving board, or rock out at the roller disco – borrow our skates or bring your own! Free Clif bars for the first 1000 students!!

Drive-In Movie: 22 Jump Street
Saturday 9/13, 8pm – 10:30pm, BU Beach Moved to GSU Metcalf due to rain
Park yourself on the BU Beach for some snacks and a flick under the stars. This year’s movie is 22 Jump Street featuring the hilarious Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Snacks provided.

Sustainability Festival – 7th Annual
Thursday 9/18, 11am – 2:30pm, Marsh Plaza
Bike raffles & safety giveaways; farmers market & food. Connect with sustainability student clubs & Join the Challenge. Plus, register your bike or get a free “Ride Ready” safety check by local bike mechanics!

BU for Show
Thursday 9/18, 9pm – 11pm, BU Central
Like a middle school talent show but better. Come out to support the bravest Terriers on campus as they show you what they’ve got. Music, comedy, dancing, and so much more.

BU Arts Crawl - 2nd Annual
Friday 9/19, 12pm – 6pm, Campus-wide
Check out the BU arts community! With 20+ events and programs, you can explore everything from upcoming exhibits and performances to arts-related study abroad opportunities and academic options. Check in with the BU Arts Initiative at the GSU Plaza to pick up your Boston Symphony Orchestra Card, get some great swag, and enter our raffle to win some terrific prizes like tickets to the Museum of Science, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, and the SpeakEasy Stage Company.

Shakespeare on the Beach: Macbeth
Friday 9/19, 8pm – 10:30pm, BU Beach
Out, damn’d spot! Out, I say! BU’s very own version of Shakespeare in the park features the New Repertory Theatre’s production of Macbeth. You bring a blanket and we’ll provide the snacks.

Pop-Up Music Fest
Saturday 9/20, 1pm – 4pm, Campus-wide
Local musicians takeover BU. Feel the beat as you stroll through campus and discover local Boston artists at every corner. Your heart will be strumming, and your feet will be tapping.

BU at the Red Sox
Wednesday 9/24, 7:10pm, Fenway Park
Join us at historic Fenway Park as the World Champion Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays during their final home stand of the season. Tickets sales are now closed.