A Day in the Life of a Summer Challenge Student

As a Summer Challenge student, your day-to-day schedule includes structured time in and out of class.

Each weekday, you attend your morning and afternoon seminars. After class, you participate in planned social activities during the afternoon or evenings, and on weekends, all of which are mandatory and designed to familiarize you with college life and Boston, as well as building a strong social community. Take a look at our Schedule of Events to see examples of the fun things we do.

There is plenty of free time to do your homework, enjoy the campus, and explore the city. You can purchase a short-term membership to Boston University's Fitness & Recreation Center, study at one of BU's 24 libraries, relax on the BU beach, or visit Boston's diverse neighborhoods.


Breakfast 7 - 9 am
Morning Seminar 9:30 - 11:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm
Afternoon Seminar 1 - 3 pm
Afternoon Activity or Free Time 3 - 5 pm
Dinner 5 - 6:30 pm
Social Event or Free Time 6:30 - 9 pm
Homework 9 - 11 pm

11 pm (Sunday - Thursday)

12 am (Friday & Saturday)