Fun Fall Activities at BU Wheelock
By Christian O’Connor, Wheelock’21
Although the beginning of a semester can be a stressful and daunting task for new incoming students as well as returning students, the amount of weekly events being held at BU Wheelock allows for students across all years and concentrations to take a break from work and get to know each other and the amazing faculty at the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.
Throughout the first 2 months of the fall semester, there are a variety of activities to choose from, including the Student Activities Expo, Transitional Mentor Scavenger Hunt, and the annual apple picking trip.
The Transitional Mentor Program (TM) and the BU Wheelock Student Government team up each fall semester to organize the Transitional Mentor Scavenger Hunt and Activities Expo. These two events allow new and returning students to get to know each other, and to get involved in clubs and extracurricular activities through mingling with student organizations, faculty, and staff. The TMs also host a Boat Cruise in which a group of mentors and their mentees have a party on a boat in the Boston Harbor. Along with a fun night of dancing and great pictures, many staff and faculty members also participate and make the event even more memorable.
Another popular BU Wheelock tradition is the annual apple picking event held by the Student Government. The event, scheduled on a Saturday in the fall, takes a bus of students to visit a local apple farm where they can pick apples, take photos, and spend some time outside of the city. Following apple picking is the annual Halloween Party held by Student Government in BU Wheelock’s lobby. With numerous crafts and activities, it’s a fun and festive way to celebrate with all the BU Wheelock student body and while dressed up in creative costumes.
These are only a few of the fun events that the Transitional Mentors and the Student Government host. Along with these options, the different programs and concentrations within BU Wheelock also host specific events for their students, and you can keep up to date with what’s going on the BU Wheelock Calendar.
BU Wheelock also offers events targeted at social activism or educational reform and policy, with esteemed guest speakers or current professionals in the education field who are excited to share their experiences, knowledge, and advice. There’s never a dull moment at BU Wheelock and there’s something for everyone to participate in, giving them the chance to meet new people and gain new experiences and perspectives.