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 RISE 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 2015

Please note that this is a sample schedule from 2015 and activities may be different this summer.

Sunday, June 28

  • 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 29

  • 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 1

  • Optional Activity: Newbury Street

Friday, July 3

  • Optional Activity: Faneuil Hall

Saturday, 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 5

  • Duck Tour of Boston

Friday, July 10

  • Optional Activity: Hypnotist - Be Amazed!

Sunday, July 12

  • Shear Madness—America’s Favorite Comedy Show

Tuesday, July 14

  • Optional Activity: College Workshop with the BU Admissions Office

Wednesday, July 15

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

Friday, July 17

  • Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Tuesday, July 21

  • Optional Activity: Harvard Square

Wednesday, July 22

  • Optional Activity: Movie Night

Saturday, July 25

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

Tuesday, July 28

  • Optional Activity: Red Sox game

 Saturday, August 1

  • Farewell Dance

Sunday, August 2

  • Optional Activity: Pizza Study Break

Friday, August 7

  • RISE 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.