SAGE is a student-run organization that works to enhance the experience of graduate students in the College of Engineering at Boston University. We focus on building a large community by hosting a variety of events throughout the year, including social, athletic, and service-oriented activities. This site is intended to serve as a source of information about our organization and executive board and as a general resource to current and incoming graduate students.

Am I a member of SAGE? Any graduate student in the School of Engineering (bioinfomatics included) is a SAGE member, and can get a SAGE sticker from the graduate programs office. However, you still need to opt-in to receive our newsletters.

Questions? Please see our FAQ page before contacting us.

with love,
your SAGE e-board


SAGE Virtual Meet and Greet 9/4 at 5:30 PM, RSVP Now

By Jonathan Chamberlain
August 30th, 2020 in Announcements.

Hello everyone,

The Fall semester is here, which means SAGE is welcoming new graduate engineers to BU! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new semester is going to be a bit different from what we are used to. Some of us will be here in Boston, and some of us will be studying remotely. To welcome everyone to our community, we are hosting the SAGE Virtual Meet & Greet Social on Friday, September 4. The event will take place on Zoom, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, EDT. Come to make new friends and have some fun!

If you are interested, please fill out the RSVP form by 5 PM, Thursday, September 3. The Zoom link will be sent out in a separate email on September 4.

Virtual Paint Nite on September 16th

By Jonathan Chamberlain
August 28th, 2020 in Announcements.

Hello all,

We will be hosting a virtual Paint Nite on September 16th at 6:00 ET; this involves the event vendor shipping the materials directly to you to make your own painting! If you would like to participate, please fill out the form below. Space is limited, so please only do so if you intend to be present.

Please fill this Google Form out by no later than 12:00 ET on September 2nd so we can ensure that you receive your materials.

Fall 2020 General Assembly/Elections on September 11

By Jonathan Chamberlain
August 25th, 2020 in Announcements.

SAGE is the largest graduate student organization at BU, consisting of over 600 graduate students in the College of Engineering (all of you are members of SAGE). We have a large annual budget, funded by your "Community Service Fee," which we use to fund various social, recreational and scholastic activities. Our goal is to foster a strong and welcoming community for BU's graduate engineers.

As an officer, you'll help choose and plan these activities for all of the graduate engineering students. It's a great way to get to know people and immerse yourself into the community. Responsibilities may entail a few hours per week at most, with a bit more for executive board members. 2020 is a big transition year for us, so above all, SAGE is looking for energy, initiative, vision and enthusiasm!

We encourage anyone interested to apply, or nominate a friend you think would be perfect for the board. Representatives are typically required to help plan at least one event per semester (which they can attend for free), work at least one Pub Night, attend monthly board meetings, and attend a fall retreat. This year is atypical due to COVID, and most events will be virtual.

Applications/nominations are due Monday, September 7 at 7PM.
Elections will be held on Friday, September 11 at 5PM via Zoom, during our Fall General Assembly.

Applications/nominations may be submitted here.

(Virtual) Pub Night

By Jonathan Chamberlain
April 3rd, 2020 in Announcements, Pub Night.

Join us for our first ever virtual pub night, as we work to pilot new things to help keep everyone connected.

When: Saturday, April 4th
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Enter Here

In addition, we have created a Slack channel so that you have a place to chat and hang out with the broader ENG graduate community. Introduce yourself in the #memes channel. Talk about your favorite games in the #games channel. Game nights coming soon! We're also open to suggestions and feedback in the #general channel.

The SAGE Slack can be found here.

An update regarding Coronovirus related cancellations

By Jonathan Chamberlain
March 11th, 2020 in Announcements.

In accordance with BU's recent COVID-19 policy, all upcoming SAGE events through at least April 13th are cancelled at this time. This includes the Pub Nights originally scheduled for March 20th, April 3rd, and April 10th as well as the Cooking Class on March 29th and any other events previously added to the calendar/webpage schedule through that date.

In addition, we are halting planning for all other upcoming events effective immediately pending further direction from the Graduate Programs Office and the wider BU administration. We will update the website as well as send additional newsletters as more information is received.

Spring 2020 Cooking Class

By Jonathan Chamberlain
February 18th, 2020 in Announcements, Social.

Join us for our first cooking class at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts! Cook a complex dish or several smaller dishes from one of these set menus with your friends in groups of 2-3 under the guidance of a chef instructor. A limited selection of wine, beer, and sodas will be provided by SAGE for you to enjoy as you cook and dine on everyone’s culinary creations! Ticket includes: cost of instruction, kitchen and equipment use, ingredients, food made, dining arrangements, and clean up crew. You may borrow aprons for use during the event.

Please fill out the menu survey before February 29 if you would like to attend. A follow-up email will be sent to announce the result of the poll.

Ticket sales begin at 12 PM on 2/20 via Eventbrite.The last date to purchase a ticket for this event is March 20 due to a 1-week policy that allows the venue adequate time to prepare the quantity of ingredients for the event. If the event is sold out, please add yourself to the waitlist. As always, there are no refunds. If you can no longer make it, please contact someone on the waitlist (for the same type of ticket) for a ticket exchange. One Guest per SAGE Member while tickets last.

Date: March 29, 2020
Location: 2020 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $30 SAGE members / $35 Guests
Age: 21+
Dress code: Shorts, open-toed shoes, and flip flops are not allowed to be worn during the event. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothing appropriate for a cooking environment.
More Information: The capacity for this event is 32 people. Attendees will be split between two kitchens during the lesson into groups of 2-3 people with individual workspaces. Chef instructors will discuss the menu and techniques used, familiarize the attendees with the kitchen and ingredients, demonstrate basic knife skills, and provide guidance to the groups as they follow instructions from a prepared recipe packet. Groups will reconvene in one kitchen during the last hour of the event to dine on the entire menu prepared during the lesson. Ingredients are provided based on headcount, so there will be plenty of food to eat for all attendees.

Spring 2020 Paint Nite

By Jonathan Chamberlain
January 28th, 2020 in Paint Nite.

Get ready to unleash your creative spirit at SAGE's Paint Nite 2020! Join us as we take over Fire+iCE in the Back Bay to wine, dine, and create our very own works of art. Start off by creating your very own culinary masterpiece with Fire+iCE’s huge selection of ingredients, then grab a drink and settle down for a relaxing step-by-step painting session guided by our very own instructor.

Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for guests, which includes all painting equipment. Food and drink are not covered, but there is a 10 dollar minimum spend per attendee. We apologize for any inconvenience, this is a decision made by the restaurant in order to host the event.

No experience is necessary, as the instructor will teach you what you need to know to produce your very own masterpiece. Doors open at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 12th. It's everything a great nite out should be- friends, food, drinks and a one-of-a-kind painting that you get to take home!

Tickets on sale at 10:00 AM on 1/31 here

Spring 2020 Intramural Signups

By Jonathan Chamberlain
January 16th, 2020 in Announcements, IM Sports.

We hope you had a fantastic winter break. With the start of the Spring Semester coming up, we wanted to remind you of the Spring Intramurals offerings. GWISE and SAGE are once again collaborating on forming teams for IMs. If you are interested, please read this email for important information.

Depending on interest levels, we will be fielding teams in the following sports:
• Indoor Soccer (Open, Co-Rec, Women’s)
• Volleyball (Open, Co-Rec, Women’s)
• Broomball

The playing season lasts between early February through late March, with the first games taking place within a week of the Captains’ meeting for that sport. If the threshold of committed players is not met, or there are no volunteers to captain a particular team, a team will not be signed up in that sport. We have three commitment levels for teams:
• Captain - Responsible for attending captain’s meeting, as well as reminding players of upcoming games and keeping track of attendees. Commits to playing every game.
• Team Member - Committing to playing every game.
• Free Agent - Committing to playing at least one game.

We will only sign up a team if there is a captain and there are at least twice the minimum number of players needed to field a team. For Co-Rec teams, which require a 50:50 balance of male to female identifying players, this means that we will only sign up a team if 2x the minimum number of men and 2x the minimum number of women sign up. Players who do not meet commitment expectations will be barred from participating in SAGE/GWISE run IMs for the next semester - Team Members are ultimately responsible for communicating in a timely manner if there is a game they absolutely cannot make, and Free Agents are expected to make every effort to make at least one game.

If you are interested in participating in IMs, please fill out the survey here. Hoping to see you soon.

2019 Holiday Social (Co-Hosted with GWISE/GSO/TRB)

By Jonathan Chamberlain
December 5th, 2019 in Social.

Spring 2020 Ski Trip

By Jonathan Chamberlain
November 15th, 2019 in Ski Trip.

Join us for our yearly ski trip! This year we are going to Sunday River in Maine!

When: January 24- 26, 2020
Where: Sunday River Resort 15 S Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261
(Hotel: Snow Cap Inn, Sunday River Resort, 9 Snow Cap Rd, Newry, ME 04261)
Ticket includes: 2 day lift tickets, 2 nights at the hotel, bus, and a Saturday buffet dinner

Tickets will be sold through Eventbrite starting on Tuesday November 19th at 12 PM

Ticket Prices: $215 for SAGE members $265 for guests (this year we will have a limited quantity of no-bus tickets as well for slight discount)

Lessons and rentals will be sold at a later date (see Eventbrite page for more details).

If you have any questions please email us at