Plan Ahead for a Great Weekend

Where to Go When You Arrive

If you have any questions or need directions, come stop by Marsh Plaza or the GSU Plaza to find us! We’ll be there Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 8:30am-5pm. Join us those days for the Alumni Weekend Café on Marsh Plaza, where we’ll have outdoor seating, fall-themed treats and beverages, and on Saturday, amazing performances from some of BU’s most talented student groups. Below is a schedule of student performances on Saturday, September 20:

10am: BU on TapTap dancing
11am: Liquid FunImprov comedy
11:30am: The BU TreblemakersCo-ed a cappella
12pm: Chordially YoursAll-female a cappella
1pm: In AchordCo-ed a cappella
1:30pm: TerpsichoreAll-female a cappella
2:30pm: The Dear AbbeysAll-male a cappella
3pm: Step About BostonIrish dance

And while you’re on Marsh Plaza, be sure to check out BU’s new alumni app on Saturday!

Where to Stay

A number of Boston-area hotels offer special rates and discounts for Boston University alumni. You may find a list of hotels close to campus, including those that provide discounts, at bu.edu/alumni/hotels.

For other hotel options, call Boston Reservations at 866-221-6097.

Make the Most of Your Visit

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. Follow us on social media! To stay up to date on the latest news from Alumni Weekend, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Follow along the whole way with #BUAlumniWeekend.
  2. Update your Alumni Online Community profile. Is your email address up to date? Do you have a profile photo? Are you listed in the Directory? Make sure your classmates can get in touch!
  3. Find a friend. Search for old classmates—and make new connections—through the Alumni Directory. Just log in to the Alumni Online Community and search.
  4. Print your Alumni Card. Bring your Alumni Card to campus to take full advantage of its benefits!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go to relax and meet up with old friends?

No question—Alumni Weekend Headquarters. We have everything you need! Stop by Alumni Weekend Headquarters on Marsh Plaza on Friday and Saturday to grab some BU SWAG, sign up for events, or just come by to relax and grab a cup of coffee—we’d love to say hi! Just look for the big, festive tent set up outside Marsh Chapel (735 Commonwealth Avenue).

Where can I park on campus?

A number of BU parking lots and garages will be available for Alumni Weekend. Print your parking pass here!.

What if I need assistance getting around campus?

At your earliest convenience, please call Disability Services at 617-353-3658 or email for information regarding special accommodations.

What should I wear?

Pack casual clothes—that’s what you’ll need for most Alumni Weekend activities. For evening events such as the school and college receptions, or for alumni awards ceremonies, you may want to wear something on the more formal side. Keep in mind that the average temperature on campus in September is between 57 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. But remember: this is Boston, so anything can happen.

How do I print my Alumni Card?

Your Alumni Card is available online! It is conveniently sized to fit in your wallet. Print it before you come back to campus and show it to get discounts at Barnes & Noble @ BU. Log in to the Alumni Online Community and select “Print Alumni Card” next to where your name appears. For Classes of 2009 and earlier, first register here if you haven’t already done so. For Classes of 2010 and later, simply use your BU email address (include @bu.edu) and your Kerberos password.

Should I bring my kids?

While Alumni Weekend offers activities that kids will enjoy, much of the programming is not designed for children. However, there will be events throughout the weekend where kids are most welcome.

I can’t make it to Alumni Weekend. How can I be there in spirit?

Follow all the action around Alumni Weekend with the hashtag #BUAlumniWeekend, and see what your classmates are up to as they venture back to campus!

Additionally, choose to join us by showing your support for BU and making a gift to your school or college fund to make an impact on students, faculty, and facilities.