January 11, 2014
Winterfest is the coolest alumni event of the year,
and this year, it teams up with Frozen Fenway to bring
you an unforgettable day of wintry festivities!
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.–6 p.m.
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.
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.
Before you head to Fenway, come break a sweat at our FitRec Total Body Conditioning class.
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!
Have you ever scaled the rock wall in FitRec? This could be your chance. Open to families, this class will go through the basics of indoor rock climbing. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.
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!
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!
Tournament play: 2–5:30 p.m.; Finals: 5:30–6 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Bundle up and head over to Fenway Park for one of the highlights of the hockey season! Get Frozen Fenway tickets at redsox.com/frozenfenway, and make sure to grab a spot in the BU Alumni section.
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 www.newrep.org to reserve your discounted seats today!
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.
Check back on this page in January to print off your Winterfest parking pass.
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.
Search for old classmates—and make new connections—through the Alumni Directory.
What’s new in your career, your family, your life? Post your news and learn about what’s happening with your BU friends.
Bring your alumni card to campus to take full advantage of BU benefits!
Load up on BU gear on the Barnes & Noble @ BU website.
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.
If you have further questions, please contact the alumni office at 800-800-3466 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sunday, January 12 will be the alternate date for Winterfest if inclement weather causes a cancellation on Saturday, January 11. If winter weather in Boston forces the rescheduling of a Winterfest activity (excluding the Frozen Fenway BU vs. Maine game), and you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, please call 800-800-3466 or email email@example.com. Keep a watchful eye on your local television station or weather.com or call 800-800-3466 for weather-related information.