Ten ways to get Rhetty for #BUGivingDay

Posted April 2019 | Updated January 2024

The BU community spends 24 extraordinary hours on #BUGiving Day showing the world what we can do when we join together in name of philanthropy and Boston University Pride! In honor of BU’s 10th Giving Day, we’ve rounded up ten ways you can get Rhetty (see what we did there?) for the big day on April 3, 2024!

1. Add a reminder

Add a reminder on your phone or calendar so you don’t miss out on all the extra bonus money your favorite BU cause can receive from your donation!

Add to Calendar

2. Become a Giving Day ambassador

Motivate friends and family to donate to the BU cause that makes you Proud to BU. You’ll be given a custom link and ample resources to show your BU spirit throughout the day. Bonus: Sign up by March 20, 2024 and receive an official BU Giving Day swag bag to help you spread the word.

Become a BU Giving Day ambassador

3. Use the Instagram stickers

Take a picture on your Instagram Story, click on the sticker icon and search “bualumni.” Have fun and get creative with them—but don’t forget to tag us (@bualumni) and use the hashtag #BUGivingDay to get noticed!

4. Post pictures in BU gear

Dust off that old sweater or weathered hat, we want to see your school spirit! Post a picture on your social channels with the hashtag #BUGivingDay to show your support and BU pride.

5. Participate in challenges

From “young alumni power hours” to school/college-specific challenges, there are pelnty of ways your donation can make a bigger impact on Giving Day. We’ll be updating the Giving Day website with the hourly challenges throughout the next few weeks, so don’t forget to look at it periodically to strategize accordingly.

6. Catch up with an old friend

What’s your freshman roommate up to? How is that one friend from your favorite class or club doing? Schedule a coffee meetup (or a virtual hang!) with your fellow Terrier alum to reminisce on the good time you had at BU. Moved to a new city? Connect with one of our Regional Networks and we’ll help you get in touch with alumni near you.

7. Subscribe to the Proud to BU podcast

Did you know that the Proud to BU podcast is on it’s third season? The BU alumni podcast showcases the career journeys of some of Boston University’s most interesting and accomplished alumni. Find Proud to BU anywhere you listen to podcasts, including transcribed video versions on our YouTube channel.

8. Read the latest stories in BU Today

From inspirational student stories to the latest updates in BU’s research, catch up on all the latest new from campus. You might even stumble across a cause or program you didn’t know existed!

9. Create a Boston-themed playlist

We all know “I’m Shipping up to Boston” and “Sweet Caroline” but what other songs that remind you of your time at BU? Put your DJ skills to the test and curate a playlist that captures the spirit of BU. You can even challenge friends to add their favorite BU-themed songs so you have an inspirational soundtrack to listen to on April 3. Don’t know where to start? Check out this playlist of songs written and/or performed by your fellow alums!

10. Volunteer with BU

Even if you’re miles away from Boston, BU is always at your fingertips. Celebrate BU’s history of volunteering with us by signing up to a Global Days of Service site near you or volunteering at your favorite organization during the month of April.