Program Activities

Outings to Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street, movie and game nights in the dorm, academic workshops, 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 RISE. Program events help orient you to the city of Boston, help you get to know the other students in the program, and build a strong community. And they're fun! Take a look at the program activities offered last summer—it will give you an idea of how you can spend your time when you are here.

RISE students join with High School Honors students for all activities. Optional and impromptu events planned by the Program Assistants and staff also take place throughout the summer.

Sample RISE Program Activities

This past summer, students in RISE and High School Honors had the opportunity to participate in the following academic, social, and service activities.

Academic Activities

  • Weekly RISE workshops
  • College writing workshop
  • Study tips and notetaking workshop
  • Computational chemistry seminar
  • Center for Career Development workshop
  • Science and social media workshop
  • Mindfulness and meditation workshop
  • College admissions presentation
  • Panels with BU students who majored in the following areas:
    • Science
    • Business and Communication
    • Humanities
    • Overview of Majors

Social Activities

  • “Ice Night”: Ice breakers and ice cream
  • BBQ and Fireworks to celebrate 4th of July
  • Visit to Newbury Street
  • Boston Duck Tour
  • Visit to Faneuil Hall
  • Visit to Museum of Fine Arts
  • Boston Harbor sunset cruise
  • Visit to Harvard Square
  • Shear Madness comedy performance
  • Trip to Hampton Beach, NH
  • Visit to Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Performance by Improv Boston
  • Red Sox game
  • Movie night
  • Farewell dance

Service Activities

  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Room to Grow