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When, Where, and How at BU

What you need to know before move-in weekend


The BU Shuttle is just one way to navigate campus. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

It’s that time of year again, so hit those back-to-school sales, pack your ergonomic backpack, and don’t forget to check out helpful links and dates for the beginning of the 2008–2009 Boston University school year.

Having trouble finding your way around? Check out BU Maps. Need a free ride across campus? Try the BU Shuttle.

Not sure about your schedule or — gasp — your student account? Try the Student Link.

Want a sneak peek at your dorm, and a packing list? Residence Life and Housing are here.

Get to know your school at the Info Center, and your fearless leaders here and here.

Dates to remember:

Monday, August 25
4 p.m.
Students participating in the First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP), which offers incoming BU students a unique opportunity to contribute to their new community by performing a week of service before classes begin, move into their permanent residence. After getting settled, they will meet their staff leaders and attend the opening ceremony.

Saturday, August 30
Move-in for first-year students with last names beginning A–L
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For a complete move-in schedule, click here.

Move-In Double Feature Screening
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Ave.
Take a break from moving into your dorm, bring your friends, and join the Student Activities Office for a double feature: Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Free with valid BU ID.

Sunday, August 31
Move-in for first-year students with last names beginning M–Z
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For a complete move-in schedule, click here.

Terrier Tailgate 2008
4:30 to 8 p.m., Nickerson Field
Come cheer on the Terriers at the Annual Terrier Tailgate Party on Nickerson Field. Get pumped up for one of the biggest soccer games of the year: BU versus the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. The event is free (and there will be free food), so take a break from move-in and bring your family down for this year’s Terrier Tailgate. The game starts at 6 p.m. Don’t forget your BU ID.

Monday, September 1
Move-in for all students
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Class of 2012 Matriculation Ceremony
10 a.m., Track and Tennis Center, 100 Ashford St.
This formal induction ceremony for the Class of 2012 marks the first time the whole class will gather in one place — the next, and last, time is at Commencement.

SPLASH and welcome barbecue
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nickerson Field (rain location: GSU Metcalf Hall)
Right after Matriculation, don’t miss this festival of fun, food, and student activities on Nickerson Field.

Tuesday, September 2
Classes begin.

Kimberly Cornuelle can be reached at kcornuel@bu.edu.


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