Plan Ahead for a Great Weekend

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!

Where to Stay

Special discounts are available for you and your family at the Hotel Commonwealth and the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay-Fenway. Exclusive room rates start at $249/night for rooms reserved prior to September 10. Space is limited, so please contact the hotels directly and reference BU Alumni Weekend to receive this special rate.

Hotel Commonwealth: 866-784-4000
Residence Inn: 800-331-3131

For other hotel options, call Boston Reservations at 866-221-6097 or check out the list of local hotels at

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 pick up your Alumni Weekend 2013 button, grab some BU SWAG, sign up for events, and capture memories in the “then and now” photo booth! 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).

We will also have information stations on Saturday at the School of Management (Silber Way entrance) and the Fitness & Recreation Center, where you will be able to pick up your Alumni Weekend 2013 button and program, campus map, parking pass, and get any questions answered!

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 late October is between 47 and 63 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 your 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 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 a few events throughout the weekend where kids are most welcome, so stay tuned!

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.