Signature Events

Babson college offers a number of community-wide programs and events that promote engagement between students, graduate and undergraduate, faculty, and staff.

Some examples of these programs are:

Back to Babson

Back to Babson is a time for students, alumni, and parents of current students to come together, create memories, learn about the College today, and reinvest in Babson's future. 

Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) Challenge

Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In addition, $2,500 is awarded to the two other finalist ventures in each of the three competitions. Applicants compete for prizes by demonstrating success in achieving major milestones by taking action.

Blank Rocket Pitch Competition

Sponsored by The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Rocket Pitch is an annual competition where Babson, F.W. Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College entrepreneurs (students and alumni) have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a large audience of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers.

Founder's Day

Since 1947, a day has been set aside to honor Roger Ward Babson, founder and first president of Babson College, and his special passion for entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy. On Founder's Day, the Babson community joins together to celebrate, commemorate the College’s past, honor the present, and anticipate our future successes.

International Education Week

Spearheaded by the ​Glavin Office of International Education, International Education Week is an annual initiative that promotes international understanding and builds support for international education and exchange.

Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day brings students together to reflect on the work and teachings of Dr. King and the efforts that continue in his name today. Events include a keynote address, an awards presentation, and a series of contests focused on diversity and inclusion.

Late Night Breakfast

A Babson tradition! At the end of the fall semester before final exams, Trim Dining Hall opens for an evening of breakfast for all current students—served by our very own faculty and staff.

Late Night Breakfast 2016