High School Senior Celebrations

Written by a Fellow BU Parent

Congratulations to all the parents and family members of BU’s Class of 2026. I’d like to be among the first to welcome you to the University. As you will learn, your students are about to become part of a diverse and accomplished class, perhaps the most accomplished ever (they say that every year and every year it is true). Let’s just say that it is a great group being assembled and your student is one impressive high school senior. At BU, we are eagerly awaiting their arrival—and yours.

If I might give a little unsolicited parental advice, speaking as the mother of two BU graduates with a total of three BU degrees, now is the time to take a deep breath and relax. Enjoy the product of your many years of labor. Savor this high school senior spring and all of the celebrations that come along with it! Relish the graduations, family gatherings, senior photos, and the prom. All of these milestones should be enjoyed, not rushed. Yes, it was hard work for everyone to get here—now take the time to enjoy—you’ll have plenty of time to worry about the next steps for college this summer.

Another hint, there are only a few things you can actually do to prepare for the fall right now—no boxes to check (or pack) here. The lists will all come later when you need to pack for Boston. So for now, visit the Admitted Student webpage, attend a virtual event, and make sure your student has the admitted student checklist. Most importantly, be on the lookout for your own personal invitation to Parent and Family Orientation.

OK, so there actually are a few things you can do now, but the first order of duty is to enjoy your student’s success and to share in their happiness as the reality of their accomplishments begin to take hold. It is a celebratory senior spring for them, and for you!

Congratulations and welcome to the BU family!