Summer Challenge Family & Friend Visits

Summer Challenge 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 submit an electronic leave request form that will be emailed two weeks before the program begins. This request must be received at least 48 hours before the student is planning to leave campus. The parent or guardian will need to provide details about the visit, including the time that the student will be picked up and dropped off at 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.

If a student must miss a program activity because of a special circumstance (e.g., a family reunion), the student's parent must submit an electronic leave request form that will be emailed two weeks before the program starts. This request must be received at least one week before the program begins. The parent or guardian will need to provide a description of the special circumstance, the date and time the student will be away from the planned activity, and the contact information for the person the student will be leaving campus with. Requests made once the program begins will not be considered. A student is only authorized to leave once the Summer Term office sends the student's parent or guardian approval via email.

Remember: students are not allowed to miss any class time, and there are no overnight absences for Summer Challenge students. If the Summer Term office authorizes a student to miss a planned activity, the student must return by curfew.

Contact Us

Boston University Summer Term
High School Programs
755 Commonwealth Ave, Rm B05
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-1378
Fax: 617-358-0646
Email: summerhs@bu.edu