Winterfest 2014

January 11, 2014

Weather update: the Winterfest Pre-Game Party
has been moved from 3:30 pm to 12:00 pm on
Saturday, January 11th. Game will begin at 3:00 pm.

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2014 Events

Winter Warmers

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Frozen Fenway
Pre-Game Party

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Frozen Fenway
BU Men’s Hockey

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Saturday, January 11

Winterfest Headquarters

Stop by the Center for Student Services to pick up a program of events and a parking pass, get questions answered, or just say hello. We'll be stationed in the Ellipse 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Free
  • Ellipse at the Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road

Cooking Up Culture

Join our expert chefs from Metropolitan College as they whip up a gourmet French meal and teach you and your family how to do the same at home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under
  • Exhibition Kitchen, Fuller Building,808 Commonwealth Ave.

Ice Sculpting

Throw on a hat and scarf and join us for this Winterfest tradition! Whether you've sculpted for years or this will be your first time holding a chisel, this is a great chance to show off your artistic skills and BU spirit. Drawing starts at 11 a.m., sculpting from 12 to 3 p.m., and then we'll have the Winterfest crowd vote on their favorites in the afternoon.

  • Drawing: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Sculpting: 12–3 p.m.
    Voting: 3–5 p.m.
  • $5 per person, $15 per team
  • Outside the Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road

FitRec Total Body Conditioning Class

Before you head to Fenway, come break a sweat at our FitRec Total Body Conditioning class.

  • 11am-12pm
  • Free
  • Fitness & Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave.

Ice Skating at Agganis Arena

Ever wanted to skate on the same ice as the Terriers? Now is your chance! Agganis Arena will be open exclusively to BU Alumni and guests for an open skate. Come experience one of the best hockey arenas in the country from ice level!

  • 1–3:30 p.m.
  • $5
  • Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue

BU Women's Basketball vs. Lafayette

Catch the Terriers' game against Lafayette at the Roof! Winterfest guests can purchase discounted tickets for $3. Just pick up a Winterfest program at the Fitness & Recreation Center and bring it to the game for you and your family to receive the special Winterfest price.

  • 1–3 p.m.
  • $3
  • Case Center Gymnasium, 285 Babcock Street

Family Rock Climbing at FitRec

Have you ever scaled the rock wall in FitRec? The 30' Barreca Rock Climbing Wall at the Fitness & Recreation Center will be open exclusively to BU alumni and their families from 1:30-2:30pm. Register early, as space is limited.

  • 1:30-2:30pm
  • $10 adults, $5 for children under 16
  • Fitness & Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave.

Miracle: A Film Screening

Grab some popcorn and settle in for Miracle, the 2004 film chronicling the unlikely journey of the 1980 US Men's Gold Medal-winning Hockey Team, including BU Alum and Captain of the 1980 team, Mike Eruzione, SED'77. A great way to get in the spirit for the Frozen Fenway game and the upcoming Winter Olympics!

  • 1:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • Room 613, The Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road

Student vs. Alumni Broomball Tournament

Grab your sneakers and suit up for this year's Broomball Tournament. Four student teams and four alumni teams will face off. Team captains must list their full team when registering in order to secure a spot in the tournament. This year, each team will get to play at least four games in the tournament. Space is limited, so act fast!

This year, each team will play at least four games in the tournament. Finals will directly follow tournament play.

  • 2–6 p.m.
  • $30 for student teams, $60 for alumni teams
  • Walter Brown Arena, 85 Babcock Street

Walking with Cocoa Tour of Campus

Take a walk around campus with one of our excellent student tour guides as they show you and your family all of the new and exciting elements of your University.

  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • Start at the Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road

Winterfest Photo Booth

What better way to document your Winterfest experience than with a picture at our Photo Booth? We'll be snapping fun shots all day, so stop by with your friends and family to capture the moment.

  • NEW TIME: 12-3 p.m.
  • Free
  • Ellipse at the Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road

Winter Warmers Mixology

Spiked cocoa, hot toddies, spiced rum, oh my! Learn the tricks and techniques to mixing up the perfect winter cocktail and sample the concoctions put together by our expert mixologists.

  • 3–4:30 p.m.
  • $25, or $40 for Winter Warmers Mixology and Frozen Fenway Pre-Game Party package
  • Late Night Kitchen at the Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road

Frozen Fenway Pre-Game Party

The premiere event of Winterfest! We're taking over the beautiful new Marciano Commons in the Center for Student Services and creating a winter pre-game experience you won't want to miss. A wide array of food and beverage options will be available, plus an incredible live band to get the party going. A number of special BU guests will also be making appearances. See you there!

  • NEW TIME: 12-2:30p.m.
  • $25 adults, $15 for students children, and BU Faculty and Staff, or $40 for Winter Warmers Mixology and Frozen Fenway Pre-Game Party Package
  • Marciano Commons at the Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road

Frozen Fenway: BU vs. Maine

Bundle up and head over to Fenway Park for one of the highlights of the hockey season! Get Frozen Fenway tickets at, and make sure to grab a spot in the BU Alumni section.

  • NEW TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • $20–$150 (Tickets sold through
  • Fenway Park, 1 Yawkey Way

New Repertory Theatre presents Imagining Madoff

New Repertory Theatre is excited to offer BU Alumni discounted tickets to Imagining Madoff, directed by CFA alumna Elaine Vaan Hogue. In Obie Award-winning playwright Deborah Margolin’s controversial new play, we witness imagined jail conversations between Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff and Solomon Galkin, a poet and Holocaust survivor. In a high moral showdown, these two Jewish men banter about women, baseball, the Talmud, human decency, kindness, and the story of Abraham and Isaac, revealing much about greed and the forces that led us to the Great Recession. For performances on January 10 and 11, BU Alumni can use code BUALUM14 for $10 off all tickets. Call 617.923.8487 or visit to reserve your discounted seats today!

  • 8–10 p.m.
  • $36 (Tickets sold through
  • Arsenal Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA


Get Directions

If it’s been a while since you visited campus, BU Maps will help you get around.

The BU stretch of Commonwealth Ave. is a busy, evolving part of the city. The best way to get where you want to go is to make sure you have a good map. Or stop by Winterfest Headquarters in the new Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Road to have a BU staff member point you in the right direction.


Winterfest guests may park free in select BU lots
and garages.

You may print your parking pass here. Guests who are attending Cooking Up Culture may also may at the 808 Commonwealth Avenue Parking Lot.

Book a Hotel

Special Discounted Rates

Special discounts are available for you and your guests at two of the finest hotels in the area. Rooms are available at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square for $189 a night and the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway for $179 a night.  To obtain the special Winterfest guest rate, please indicate that you are a BU alumnus/alumna, and book your room by Monday, December 16. To book at the Hotel Commonwealth, please call 866-784-4000. To book at the Residence Inn, please call 800-331-3131. The Courtyard Marriott Copley Square also offers a 20% discount on rooms to Frozen Fenway guests. To book at the Courtyard Copley Square, click here.

Get Ready

What should I do to prepare for Winterfest?
There are a number of things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your time back on campus, including:

  • 1

    Get connected on
    social media

    To stay up-to-date on the latest news on Winterfest, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Follow along the whole way with #buwinterfest.

  • 2

    Find a friend.

    Search for old classmates—and make new connections—through the Alumni Directory.

  • 3

    Submit a Class Note.

    What’s new in your career, your family, your life? Post your news and learn about what’s happening with your BU friends.

  • 4

    Print your Alumni Card.

    Bring your alumni card to campus to take full advantage of BU benefits!

  • 5

    Suit up.

    Load up on BU gear on the Barnes & Noble @ BU website.

  • 6

    Show us your pictures

    Post to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #buwinterfest, or upload photos to Flickr and use BU Winterfest 2013 when tagging your shots. Making a video while you're here? Upload it to BUniverse, where you can check out videos being posted from around the campus community.

Register Now!

Reserve your place early as some events may sell out.
Register online or by phone at 800-800-3466.

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If you have further questions, please contact the alumni office at 800-800-3466 or email us at


Change of plans? If needed, refunds will be provided for reservations canceled before 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Due to advance planning for programming, we are unable to provide refunds after that date. Please call 800-800-3466 with any questions.

Should rain cause the cancellation of the Frozen Fenway hockey game, the Frozen Fenway Pre-Game Party will be moved to the same day as the rescheduled game. All other Winterfest events will continue to take place on Saturday, January 11. We will contact all Winterfest guests should the Frozen Fenway event be rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, please call 800-800-3466 or email Keep a watchful eye on your local television station or or call 800-800-3466 for weather-related information.