Schedule of Social Events

Outings to Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street, movie and game nights in the dorm, basketball at FitRec, or ultimate frisbee on the Boston Common. These are just a few of the activities that students might participate in as part of the High School Honors Program. Program events help orient you to the city of Boston and help you get to know the other students in the program, building a strong social community. And they're fun! Take a look at the schedule of events from last summer—it will give you an idea of how you can spend your time when you are here.

Events listed are mandatory group activities unless otherwise noted. High School Honors students join with Research Internship students for all activities. Optional and impromptu events planned by the Program Assistants and staff also take place throughout the summer.

Sample High School Honors Program Schedule from 2014

Please note that this is a sample schedule from 2014 and activities may be different this summer.

Sunday, June 29

  • Check-in at Warren Towers
  • Student Orientation
  • Dinner in the Warren Towers Dining Room
  • Public Safety Talk
  • Floor meeting with Program and Resident Assistants

Monday, June 30

  • First Day of Class--Good Luck!
  • Mandatory for International Students Only: You must check in with the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). Please bring your BU Photo ID, original passport, and student visa.
  • “Ice” Night: Ice Breakers and Ice Cream

Wednesday, July 2

  • Optional Activity: Discover Newbury Street

Friday, July 4

  • Enjoy a day off from class and lab!
  • Optional Activity: Scavenger Hunt
  • BBQ and FIREWORKS on the Esplanade! Celebrate Independence Day with a taste of good ole' Americana.
    The Boston POPS Concert ends around 10 pm and then the fireworks begin!

Sunday, July 6

  • Duck Tour of Boston

Tuesday, July 8

  • Optional Activity: Discover Faneuil Hall

Friday, July 11

  • Optional Activity: Hypnotist - Be Amazed!

Sunday, July 13

  • Shear Madness—America’s Favorite Comedy Show

Monday, July 14

  • Optional Activity: Movie Night—Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Tuesday, July 15

  • Optional Activity: College Workshop with the BU Admissions Office

Wednesday, July 16

  • Optional Activity: Improv Boston—Boston’s Improv Comedy Troupe performs for us

Friday, July 18

  • Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Wednesday, July 23

  • Optional Activity: Explore Harvard Square

Friday, July 25

  • Optional Activity: "Say Cheese" and participate in an hour-long program photo shoot

Saturday, July 26

  • Optional Activity: Beach Trip to Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Tuesday, July 29

  • Optional Activity: Red Sox game

 Saturday, August 2

  • Farewell Dance

Sunday, August 3

  • Optional Activity: Pizza Study Break

Friday, August 8

  • Research Internship Poster Symposium: High School Honors students are invited to attend and support their friends.
  • If you are staying over tonight, there will be an activity.