High School Honors and RISE Family & Friend Visits

If a parent or guardian is in town and would like to spend time with a student or if the student would like to visit relatives or family friends within city limits, that visit must be scheduled during the student's free time when there are no activities planned. The student must return to the dorm by curfew. In addition, the student’s parent or guardian must send written permission to the Summer Term High School Programs office at least 48 hours before the student is planning to leave campus. The parent or guardian can email a letter of permission to summerhs@bu.edu or rise@bu.edu depending on the program the student is attending. The letter should include details about the visit such as the time that the student will leave and return to campus and the cell phone number of the relative or family friend the student will be with. A student is authorized to leave only after our office sends the student's parent or guardian approval via email.

Overnight Absence from Campus*

*Only for High School Honors and RISE students. Overnight absences are not allowed for Summer Challenge, Summer Preview, or AIM students.

Due to the six-week duration of the High School Honors and Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) programs, students occasionally need to leave campus overnight (for family reunions, emergencies, etc.). If a student needs to be away from campus overnight, the student's parent or guardian must send written permission to the Summer Term High School Programs office by email at least 48 hours in advance. The parent or guardian can email a letter of permission to summerhs@bu.edu or rise@bu.edu depending on the program the student is attending. We ask that overnight absences be kept to a minimum as participants are expected to take part in weekend program activities. Please note that the overnight stay must be scheduled during the student's free time when there are no classes, labs, workshops or activities planned. A student is authorized to leave only after the Summer Term Office sends the student's parent or guardian an approval via email; approval cannot be granted over the phone.