Winterfest 2015

So Much Fun, One Weekend Can’t Hold It!

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Save the Season

This year, Winterfest expands to two full months of exciting events, so that you can join in the fun with fellow BU alumni all season long. Check out some of what we have in store:

The BU-BC Men’s Hockey Game Friday, January 16
Cooking Up Culture Saturday, January 31
BU Alumni Exclusive: Disney on Ice Presents: Frozen Sunday, February 15
Uncle Jack Performance at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre Friday, February 20
Alumni Ski Day at Wachusett Mountain Saturday, February 28
Alumni Night at the BU Pub Thursday, March 19
Ice Skating at Agganis Arena TBD

We will post more details soon.

In the meantime, sign up to get notified when registration opens. We’ll see you this winter!

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Details

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.

Parking

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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Questions

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

Refunds

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 alumni@bu.edu. Keep a watchful eye on your local television station or weather.com or call 800-800-3466 for weather-related information.