A Day in the Life of a Summer Challenge Student

A Day in the Life of a Summer Challenge Student

As a Summer Challenge student, your day-to-day schedule includes structured time in and out of class.

Each weekday, you attend morning and afternoon seminars. You take a break for lunch in the Fresh Food Company at Warren Towers, which offers a large assortment of cuisines for all tastes, including vegetarian and vegan options. The dining staff can also accommodate food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

After class, you participate in fun, organized social activities during the afternoon or evenings and on weekends. These events give you a chance to socialize with your new friends and peers while introducing you to Boston and to Boston University. See the Schedule of Social Events for an idea of the exciting activities we plan.

There is plenty of free time to do your homework, enjoy the campus, and explore the city. You can purchase a short-term membership to Boston University's Fitness & Recreation Center, study at one of BU's 23 libraries, relax on the BU “beach,” or visit Boston's diverse neighborhoods.

The schedule below will give you a good idea of what your days will look like.

Breakfast 7 - 9 am
Morning Seminar 9:30 - 11:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm
Afternoon Seminar 1 - 3 pm
Afternoon Activity or Free Time* 3 - 5 pm
Dinner 5 - 6:30 pm
Evening Activity or Free Time* 6:30 - 9 pm
Homework 9 - 11 pm
Curfew 11 pm (Sunday—Thursday)
12 am (Friday & Saturday)

*Organized social activities, some of which are mandatory, are held every weekday—either in the afternoon or evening time block.

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