Family & Friends Weekend 2021

Dear Families & Friends,

Get ready to pack your suitcases, travel to Boston, and spend some quality time with your Terrier. We are excited to welcome you to campus for Boston University’s Family & Friends Weekend 2021 on Friday, October 22-Sunday, October 24!

For a complete schedule of events visit the Family & Friends Weekend website today. We have an exciting weekend in store, from an evening at the opera to a hockey game and everything in between, we have a lot of opportunities for you to engage with and get to know the BU community! You may register for Family & Friends Weekend 2021 at the following webpage.

New Event! Just added to the schedule! Tickets are now available for “5 Simple Rules for BU Parents & Families” featuring NY Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen via the registration page.

Tickets for the Fringe Opera: Proving Up are now on sale. Please click on the link in the schedule of events to purchase tickets as they cannot be sold via Eventbrite.

Please see the link in the schedule of events to purchase hockey tickets as they cannot be sold via Eventbrite. 

Please understand that there is increased demand for Family & Friends Weekend this year. We understand that there will be disappointment as some of our events are or will become unavailable. Remember this weekend will also provide a wonderful opportunity to take in the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River which runs parallel to campus, making almost any spot a great vantage point. You’ll have the opportunity to take in Boston attractions such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum which are in walking distance of campus, to dine at great restaurants, and to spend some time in the city with your Terrier!

Please note that tickets are required to attend all Family & Friends Weekend events, for contact tracing purposes, unless specified otherwise on the schedule of events. You will receive electronic tickets via Eventbrite after you have registered. Tickets are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Boston University is committed to providing a safe campus environment. In accordance with current BU safety protocol, cloth face coverings or disposable masks must be worn indoors at all times when not actively eating or drinking. We also strongly encourage all visitors to campus to be vaccinated. Any participant with symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 should not engage in group activities and seek medical advice.

During Family & Friends Weekend, we will be following and enforcing our Guest Policy for the Fall 2021.  In accordance with our protocols, buildings such as our Dining Halls, that require a green badge to enter will remain the same and will be strictly enforced. That said, parents, family members, and guests will not be allowed to enter our Dining Halls during Family Weekend. The only parent that may have a green badge is a parent/guardian who is also a BU faculty or staff member.

Please email parents@bu.edu or call 617-358-1187 with any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus in October!

All best,

Kenn Elmore
Associate Provost & Dean of Students

Christy Loring
Director, Parent & Family Programs