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 what students can participate in during a summer in Boston. Program events help orient you to the city of Boston and help you get to know the other students in the program. And they're fun! 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: To help build a community among the Summer Challenge students, participation is mandatory for all planned activities. Students will have an opportunity to explore outside activities during scheduled free time - 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 the 2013 program and activities may be different this summer.

Sunday

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

Monday

  • Program assistants will bring you to and pick you up from both your morning and afternoon seminar. Your PA will bring you on a tour of the BU campus and you wil get your BU Photo ID after your afternoon seminar.
  • International Students Only - Mandatory for all International Students
    A program assistant will bring you to the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) for international student check-in.
    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.
  • Discover Faneuil Hall.

Wednesday

  • Afternoon Activities: Pick from four fun selections.
    Shopping on Newbury Street, Sports at FitRec, improv workshop, or visiting the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Homework/Free Time.

Thursday

  • Homework/Free Time.
  • Evening Activities: Choose from four amazing options.
    Take a trip to the North End, visit the Prudential Center and Copley Place, Lounge on the Boston Commons, or stay on campus to watch The Great Gatsby.

Friday

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

Saturday

  • Beach Trip to Hampton Beach, NH.

Sunday

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

Monday

  • Homework/Free Time.
  • Enjoy Hah-vard Square.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

  • Optional Activities: Sports in the FitRec Center or be a part of the Summer Term Photo Shoot!
  • Improv Asylum: Come see Boston’s premier Improv Comedy Group perform a private show for us.

Thursday

  • Practice your final presentations/Free Time.
  • Red Carpet Bash Themed Dance.

Friday

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