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Marsh Plaza

College Quad and Plaza
Kenmore, Boston
  • Dean Elmore
    "... Seal today (if you've graduated). Just do it respectfully and with your..."(3 Tips)
    Dan C.
    "your diploma is the best and worst feeling."(3 Tips)
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  • Dean Elmore
    Dean ElmoreOctober 26, 2013
    Guess you're allowed to walk on the Seal today (if you've graduated). Just do it respectfully and with your style - I suggest a mellow strut to a jazzed-up version of Clarissima. Welcome Alumni!
  • BU Student Union
    BU Student UnionApril 18, 2012
    A great place for student groups to setup booths and tables during the day to promote. Email for permission & scheduling. You don't need permission to setup on the sidewalk in front.
  • Kenneth E.
    Kenneth ElmoreMay 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Hey 2013 Terriers. Your diploma is dated May 19. I'd wait until late Sunday afternoon before I step on that seal! (And when you do don't forget to snap your fingers and a picture.)
  • Dee H.
    Dee HibbardJuly 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Props to the most original "I'm officially a graduate, stepping on the seal" picture. Otherwise, the legend may or may not be true, but its just polite not to step before you walk that stage.
  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityJuly 3, 2012
    On February 2, 1990, UMOJA President Morgan Peters spoke to students gathered at Marsh Plaza to commemorate the launch of Black History Month and the anticipated release of Nelson Mandela.
  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityJuly 3, 2012
    On April 5, 1968, a huge crowd gathered at Marsh Plaza for a memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the day after he was slain.
  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityJuly 3, 2012
    On March 27, 1999, no one paid much attention to the woman with a large spear on Marsh Plaza. She was taking part in BU Culture Fest.
  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityDecember 18, 2012
    On June 25, 1989, there was a memorial service at Marsh Plaza for the victims in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityAugust 24, 2010
    Careful, Terriers -- legend has it that if you step on the seal in Marsh Plaza, you won't graduate. We welcome any and all alumni to refute this claim. Read more
  • Dean Elmore
    Dean ElmoreJune 4, 2012
    Vigils, dancing, singing, pillow fights, flash mobs, wheelie poppin', and protest -- this is the People's Plaza. "Doowutchyalike" but respect the Seal.
  • BU FYI Student Blog
    BU FYI Student BlogMarch 7, 2012
    Enjoy the sun with a stroll across the plaza... just watch out for that seal!
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MahoneyDecember 4, 2011
    I stepped on the seal for good luck before every exam. They just don't want you to know it helps!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DeFilippisAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Just make sure you don't step on the university seal while you people watch.
  • Ukemeabasi E.
    Ukemeabasi EsietSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Admire the MLK Jr tribute and check out the Farmers Market when you can
  • rachmezz
    rachmezzSeptember 1, 2010
    I definitely stepped on it once or twice (accidentally) and I still received my diploma!
  • Boston University Metropolitan College (METBU)
    Right next door to MET's main building at 755 Comm Ave (in the center of Boston University).
  • Gary S.
    Gary SerbyApril 14, 2010
    On a nice warm day...pretend you are back in college and get some sun at BU Beach!
  • Dan C.
    Dan ChizzonitiSeptember 1, 2010
    Stepping on the seal after you receive your diploma is the best and worst feeling.
  • michael p.
    michael polingFebruary 15, 2012
    Watch out for the crane!!!!
  • Christina C.
    Christina CookSeptember 13, 2011
    Eh, it's no Notre Dame.
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