The perfect schedule for this year’s Alumni Weekend

Posted September 2021

After holding last year’s Alumni Weekend entirely remotely, we are ready to welcome you back to campus to celebrate together. The weekend will be jam-packed with fun events, both in-person and online. Safety precautions, like individually wrapped meals, masking, and social distancing, will be in place for all in-person events to guarantee a BU-tiful time for everyone.

Below are some featured events you won’t want to miss. Click here to see the full list of events.

All week

🍲 Tastes of BU

Anytime | Anywhere
Consult the #TastesofBU list to discover Terrier-affiliated restaurants, bars, diners, and drive-ins near you! Whether you want to do take-out or dine-in, is entirely up to you. Don’t forget to post a picture of your meal or purchase on Instagram and tag #TastesofBU and @bualumni for a chance to win a grand prize.

Wednesday, September 29

👨‍🏫 AThe 2021 Gitner Family Lecture: Hidden Influence in US Politics

6:00–7:30 pm ET | In-person & online
Start the weekend on an academic foot. Ray Fisman, Slater Family Professor in Behavioral Economics, will discuss the hidden influence in U.S. politics.

Thursday, September 30

🍷 Wine and Cheese Reception

4:30–6:00 pm ET | In-person
Join the Black Alumni Leadership Council for an afternoon of cheese, bubbles, and entertaining conversations with old friends and new ones.

🙌 Young Alumni Trivia Night

7:00–8:00 pm or 8:30-9:30 pm ET | Online
Grab your beverage of choice, upload your favorite BU Alumni Weekend Zoom background, and join the Young Alumni Council for a night of BU-themed trivia! Sign up as a team, or register as a free agent and meet some new faces.

Friday, October 1

🔬 What the Science Tells Us: Racial Health and Economic Inequities During the Pandemic

1:30–5:30 pm ET | In-person & online
Presented by the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research and supported by the Vertex Foundation, this hybrid event will feature introductory remarks by President Brown and Ibram X. Kendi, Director and Founder of the Center and New York Times best-selling author.

🎻 BU Symphony Orchestra Conducted By James Burton

8:00–10:00 pm ET | In-person
Join the Boston University Symphony Orchestra for their first public performance since the pandemic began. This program also marks the concert debut of Professor James Burton as BU’s Director of Orchestral Activities after a year of closed doors activities.

🍻 Re-U-Knighted: Young Alumni Night at Fuller’s BU Pub

8:00–11:00 pm ET | In-person
Join your fellow alums at Fuller’s BU Pub for some snazzy drinks, delicious pub food, and even better company.

Saturday, October 2

🛥️ Class of 1970 & 1971 Riverboat Cruises on the Charles

11:00 am–1:30 pm ET | In-person
Will you be celebrating your 50th and 51st reunion? Join us for a private riverboat cruises on the Charles—lunch and beverages will be served.

🍔 Alumni Lunch at Fuller’s BU Pub

11:30 AM – 1 PM EST | In-person
Come grab a bite at Fuller’s BU Pub! We’ll have contact-free, individually wrapped meal options, to abide by COVID-19 health guidelines.

🏆 73rd Best of BU Alumni Awards

1:30–3:00 pm ET | In-person & online
Celebrate with and hear from these distinguished award recipients on how they have impacted their communities since their time at BU. Recipients of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award: Lawrence Carter (STH’68,’70,’79), Shoshana Chatfield (Pardee’88), Kathleen McLaughlin (ENG’87), Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (GRS’81). Recipient of the 2021 Young Alumni Award: Priyanka Naik (CAS’10).

Sunday, October 3

⛪ Interdenominational Service & Baccalaureate Service for Class of 2020

11:00 am—Noon ET | In-person
If you’re on campus, you can end the weekend by joining Reverend Dr. Robert Allan Hill, Dean of Marsh Chapel and Chaplain to the University, for an interdenominational service and a baccalaureate for the Class of 2020.

Register for Alumni Weekend