Coming Soon: A Barrage of Those Pesky College Kids

Move in day 2013 for college students in the Allston neighborhoods on Ashford Street.
Move in day 2013 for college students in the Allston neighborhoods on Ashford Street. –The Boston Globe/ John Tlumacki

Wondering when exactly you can expect to see a major influx in the amount of college students galavanting around Boston? Brace yourself: they’re coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

There are roughly 250,000 college and university students in Boston and Cambridge during the school year, and most of them are due to arrive around Labor Day weekend. The vast vajority of city apartment leases start and end on September 1, and most undergraduate classes are set to begin within the following week, so enjoy your long-weekend cookouts while you can.

Here are the scheduled first days of classes for some local colleges’ Fall 2014 semester:


Berklee College of Music: September 8

Boston College: September 2

Boston University: September 2

Cambridge College: September 8

Emerson College: September 3

Emmanuel College: September 3

Fisher College: September 8

Harvard University: September 4

Lasell College: September 3

Lesley University: September 3

Massachusetts College of Art and Design: September 2

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health: September 2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: September 3

Northeastern University: September 3

School of the Museum of Fine Arts: September 2

Simmons College: September 4

Suffolk University: September 3

Tufts University: September 2

University of Massachusetts Boston: September 2

Wellesley College: September 2

Wentworth Institute of Technology: September 8

Wheelock College: September 3

You can’t say you weren’t warned.

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