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what is the multicultural community weekend??

ALLIEISAWESOMEALLIEISAWESOME Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
edited March 2012 in Boston University
in my acceptance letter it had this thing about visiting from april 12-14th for a multicultural community weekend thing--does anyone know what this is, exactly? is it something you bring your parents to with you, and if you do do they have to get a hotel since it says the student will be staying in the dorms?? is it sort of an accepted students day thing where you get to know other people who will be in your class and do tours and stuff?
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  • ALLIEISAWESOMEALLIEISAWESOME Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    and is it weird if i dont bring a parent...cause we really cant afford the expensive hotels in boston.
  • Lauren591Lauren591 Registered User Posts: 256 Junior Member
    Absolutely everything you need probably can be found at: Important Information: What, Where & How Undergraduate Admissions | Boston University

    There's schedules and packing lists and all! You definitely don't need to bring a parent since you will have a student host. Parents are welcome though, but generally attend separate events as you can see on the website.
  • ALLIEISAWESOMEALLIEISAWESOME Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    ok thanks!
  • JayIvyJayIvy Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    I don't know if I should bring my mother or not lol. It'd be kinda awkward.
  • ALLIEISAWESOMEALLIEISAWESOME Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    dudeee dont bring her haha my dad cant go because its so expensive and we have to go through all this complicated stuff with connecting flights and megabus stuff. im wondering if it will be awkward though NOT to bring a parent...like is this the sort of thing where people usually bring their parent and then ur like standing alone cause everyone else is with their parents at some events, or is it a thing where its awkward if you DO bring a parent where all the students are bonding and ur with ur parents in the corner lolol
  • JayIvyJayIvy Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    AHHHH SO MUCH AWKWARDNESS hahaha. I think I'll bring my mother. Oh and question, if you go alone, is staying at the dorm free?
  • ALLIEISAWESOMEALLIEISAWESOME Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    yeah everything for US is free including food and we stay in a dorm with a student, but our parents have to get a separate hotel somewhere else and idt they get free food
  • Lauren591Lauren591 Registered User Posts: 256 Junior Member
    I never have participated in MCW, but I don't think it would be awkward to come without a parent. During orientation activities, there are the same two options. It was probably like a half and half split. BU generally does a good job providing separate activities for parents and prospective students...so you probably wouldn't be spending too much time with your parent anyway. With a student host too, I really don't think you'd be alone in a corner. If you have any concerns though, definitely call the admissions office!
  • swimchik2swimchik2 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    I was a student host last year and I am also one this year. Honestly, the students don't really have time to do things with their parents if their parents come. As a student host, I try to plan things to do with the students that he or she might enjoy and then explore the city of Boston a little. I, personally, didn't attend Multicultural weekend when I was a perspective student but I did attend orientation with a parent and for both of them you won't really see your parents much if they come. I guess I am saying that I would recommend not bringing a parent, but if you want to just be sure to know that most things will be done without your parents. Yeah, you won't be alone at all....if there is ever a time that your student host can't pick you up or bring you wherever you need to be then that is all pre-arranged by the multicultural weekend staff to ensure you will never get lost or be alone.
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