Schedule of Social Events

Group outings to Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street, movie and game nights in the dorm, basketball at FitRec, or ultimate frisbee on the Boston Common—these are just a few examples of the activities that students might participate in as part of the Summer Preview program. Social events help orient you to the city of Boston and help you get to know the other students in the program, building a strong community. And they're fun! Take a look at the schedule of events from last summer—it will give you an idea of how you will spend your time when you are here.

In addition, we offer a workshop with the Boston University Office of Admissions. This workshop focuses on helping you prepare for the college admission process and provides strategies for how to succeed when you get to college.

Sample schedule

This is a sample schedule from 2017, and activities may be different in Summer 2018.

Meeting Time

  • 9 - 9:15 am*: Security desk on the 4th floor of Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue.

*Note: on the first day of the program, commuter students should meet promptly at 8:30 am for the mandatory academic orientation. All other days, you should arrive between 9 - 9:15 am.

Class Schedule

  • 9:30 - 11:30 am: Class
  • 11:30 am - 1 pm: Lunch
  • 1 - 3 pm: Class

Afternoon Activities (mandatory for residential and commuter students)

There are different activities every day from 3 - 5 pm.

  • Monday - Tour of campus, pick up your student ID, Ice-breakers and ice cream
  • Tuesday - New England Aquarium visit
  • Wednesday - College Admissions presentation
  • Thursday - Games on the BU Beach
  • Friday - Scavenger Hunt

Pick-up (commuter students)

  • 5 pm: Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Avenue

Evening Activities (mandatory for residential, optional for commuter students)

  • Monday - Boston Duck Tour
  • Tuesday - New England Aquarium visit
  • Wednesday - Harvard Square trip
  • Thursday - Faneuil Hall trip