Honors Welcome Week 2019

Honors Welcome Week is fast approaching! For incoming Honors students, here is the schedule of events.

Honors students will move into your Honors LLCs in East Village on Thursday, August 29th. Look for emails from Residence Life and Housing for more details on the logistics of move-in.


On Friday, August 30th, we’ll have our Honors Welcome and Honors LLC Launch Day. Honors students will meet their HLLAs and Coordinators, the Honors Faculty in Residence (who live in East Village), and the entire Honors team.


The Honors LLC Launch Schedule is as follows:

Morning: 9:00am-12:30pm – *Lunch with your LLC!*

Artistes; Athletics (EV 12); Book Club; Explore Boston: Healthy Living; Foodies (EV 10); Foodies (EV 12); Gaming; Globetrotters A; Globetrotters B; Leadership; Music Lovers A; Outdoor Adventure (EV 2); Outdoor Adventure (EV 8)

Afternoon – 1:00pm-4:30pm – *Dinner with your LLC!*

Animal Enthusiasts Athletics (EV 2); Explore Boston: Arts & Culture A; Explore Boston: Arts & Culture B; Explore Boston: Community Service; Music Lovers B; Social Change and Empowerment; Technological Innovation & Creativity (EV 7); Technological Innovation & Creativity (EV 9)


Friday will end with the Honors Welcome in Blackman Auditorium at 6:30pm, followed by the Honors Welcome Social on Centennial Commons at 7:30pm with things like fried oreos and cotton candy and a DJ and dancing!


On Saturday, August 31st, Honors students will be sent out into the city of Boston for the Honors Tech-xpedition. Students work in teams and compete on a technology-driven scavenger hunt throughout the city. All waves leave from Curry 318.


The Tech-Xpedition Schedule is as follows:

WAVE 1: 9am -12:15pm

Technological Innovation & Creativity (BOTH)

Social Change and Empowerment

Explore Boston: Healthy Living

WAVE 2: 9:45am – 1:00pm

Outdoor Adventure (BOTH)

Explore Boston: Arts & Culture (BOTH)

WAVE 3: 10:30am – 1:45pm

Athletics (BOTH)


Explore Boston: Community Service

Animal Enthusiasts

WAVE 4: 11:15am – 2:30pm

Foodies (BOTH)



WAVE 5: 12:00pm – 3:15pm

Globetrotters (BOTH)

Music Lovers (BOTH)

Book Club


Sunday, September 1st is the formal Honors Induction Ceremony at Blackman Auditorium at 1pm, with a cupcake reception immediately following.


Capping off Honors Welcome Week is an Honors tradition: First Pages— our shared reading program. This year’s event takes place on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7pm.

Our First Pages selection this year is What the Eyes Don’t See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who discovered that the water supply in Flint Michigan was contaminated with lead. Dr. Mona will be with us that Tuesday evening before classes begin. She’ll give a talk about her experiences and the issues raised in her book, and she’ll stick around after the event to sign books. 


View and download the Honors Welcome Week 2019 Full Schedule!


We can’t wait to see all our incoming first-year Honors students in August!