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Senior Week

Seniors celebrate their last hurrah with events through Commencement

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The last days of college are here for graduating seniors, and the Student Activities Office has events planned for Senior Week, up to Commencement. While many events are sold out, tickets have been added for a few. Visit the Student Activities Business Office, One University Rd., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for information. For an updated schedule of Senior Week events and to check ticket availability, click here.

Senior Week Events

Monday, May 12
Tour of Fenway Park
Make friends with the Green Monster on your tour of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. Explore the press box and broadcast booths, walk through the Red Sox Hall of Fame Club, and see what it’s like to sit in the dugout. The tour begins at the Souvenir Store at 4 Yawkey Way at 12:30 p.m. Families welcome. $10, limit four tickets per person.

Jake Ivory’s
At the Best of BU Party at Jake Ivory’s, dress as your best or funniest memory from BU, whether it’s a T-shirt from when you went abroad, your World Series Red Sox hat, or your lucky BU Hockey shirt. The best costumes and stories will win great prizes like Red Sox tickets for Saturday, May 17, and more. Eat, drink, and yell out song requests to the boisterous piano players — they claim they can’t be stumped! Doors open at 9 p.m. BU seniors must be 19 or older. All guests must be 21 or over. Bring passport or valid state ID for cash bar. $10, limit two tickets per person. One Lansdowne St.

Tuesday, May 13
Harbor Cruise
Celebrate your graduation with a three-hour tour of Boston Harbor. All BU seniors must be 18 or over and all guests must be 21 or over, with a valid state ID or passport for cash bar. Dress is casual, and this event will take place rain or shine. The boat will begin boarding at 6:45 p.m. and will return to the dock at 11 p.m. Shuttle buses will be provided after the cruise to bring students back to BU. $35, limit two tickets per person. The Provincetown II is docked at the World Trade Center in the Seaport District. Directions can be found online here.

Wednesday, May 14

Senior Ball
Party away one of your last nights as an undergrad at the Studio 54–themed Senior Ball. A DJ spins from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Join the semiformal fun. Students 18 and over are welcome, but you must be 21 to drink. Please remember your valid, state-issued ID. $30, limit two tickets per person. Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge. Doors open at 9 pm. The Hyatt is accessible by cab or by walking across the BU Bridge.

Tour of Fenway Park
Make friends with the Green Monster on your tour of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. Explore the press box and broadcast booths, walk through the Red Sox Hall of Fame Club, and see what it’s like to sit in the dugout. The tour begins at the Souvenir Store at 4 Yawkey Way at 12:30 p.m. Families welcome. $10, limit four tickets per person.

Thursday, May 15
Life’s a Beach barbecue
Join the class of 2008 for an afternoon barbecue at Waterworks in Quincy. All BU seniors must be 18 or over and all guests must be 21 or over, with a valid state ID or passport for cash bar. Waterworks will provide the food (burgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings) and entertainment, as well as beautiful views of downtown Boston. Round-trip bus transportation is included with the ticket. Buses will leave at 12:30 p.m. Shuttles will return to BU on the hour, starting at 3 p.m. $30, limit two tickets per person. You must take the provided transportation to Waterworks in Quincy.

Friday, May 16
Champagne Reception
Join your deans, administrators, and fellow students in honor of the Class of 2008 in the GSU’s Metcalf Hall Grand Ballroom. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to say farewell to your favorite people at BU. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event ends at 6 p.m. $12, no limit. The George Sherman Union Grand Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

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