Schedule of Social Events

Group outings to Harvard Square, Faneuil Hall, and Newbury Street. Movie and game nights in the dorms, basketball at FitRec, and ultimate frisbee on the Boston Common. These are just a few examples of the activities that students might participate in as part of Summer Challenge. These fun program events help orient you to the city of Boston and help you get to know the other students in the program. Take a look at the schedule of events from last summer—it will give you an idea of how you will spend your time on campus. Optional and impromptu events planned by the Program Assistants and staff also take place throughout the summer.

In addition, we offer a workshop with the Boston University Office of Admissions. This workshop focuses on helping you prepare for the college admission process along with how to succeed when you get to college.

Note: We aim to build a close-knit community among Summer Challenge students, and as a result participation is mandatory for all planned activities. During scheduled free time, students will have an opportunity to explore outside activities - such as practicing their musical instrument, playing sports at FitRec, or walking around Boston.

Sample Schedule of Summer Challenge Events

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

Sunday

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

Monday

  • A Program Assistant (PA) will bring you to and pick you up from both your morning and afternoon seminar. Your PA will give you a tour of the BU campus and you will pick up your BU Photo ID after your afternoon seminar.
  • Mandatory for International Students Only: A Program Assistant will bring you to the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) for international student check-in. Please bring your BU Photo ID, original passport, and other relevant immigration documentation.
  • "Ice” Night: Ice Breakers and Ice Cream
  • Homework/Free Time

Tuesday

  • Homework/Free Time
  • Floor Event

Wednesday

  • Homework/Free Time
  • Afternoon Activities: Pick from three selections: Harvard Square, Sports at FitRec, or visiting the Museum of Fine Arts.

Thursday

  • Shopping on Newbury Street
  • Homework/Free Time

Friday

  • Homework/Free Time
  • Wanna Bet?! Test your luck at the Summer Challenge Hard Rock Casino.

Saturday

  • Group Outdoor Activity

Sunday

  • Free Time: Look at your "What to do for free in Boston" handout

Monday

  • Homework/Free Time
  • Discover Faneuil Hall

Tuesday

  • College Workshop with the Boston University Office of Admissions
  • Homework/Free Time

Wednesday

  • Summer Term Photo Shoot
  • Improv Boston: Boston’s Improv Comedy Troupe performs for us

Thursday

  • Practice your final presentations/Free Time
  • Light up the Night: Farewell Dance

Friday

  • Class presentations
  • Final reception
  • Evening activity for students staying overnight