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Back-to-school events for college students

Posted by Nicole Cammorata  August 31, 2011 09:14 AM

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Summer has flown by once again. As August draws to a close, an influx of college students in the city means a whirlwind of back-to-school events. On the calendar this fall is enough food, festivals, and fun to keep busy through the autumn season. Check out a sneak peak of our suggestions below and get the full list here.


[Erik Jacobs for The Boston Globe]

Ongoing: '90s night at Common Ground Prefer "Ice Ice Baby" to "Teach Me How to Dougie"? Common Ground Bar and Grill in Allston (above) aims to satisfy '90s music cravings with their ongoing Friday night dance party dedicated to the decade, hosted by DJ Phat Mike. $5 after 9 p.m., 83 Harvard Ave., 617-783-2071,

Sept. 19: College night at the Museum of Science For one night, get free admission to the exhibits at the Museum of Science. While there, check out Omni and 3-D Digital Cinema films, Theater of Electricity shows, Boston Duck Tours, and live presentations. Free. 5 p.m. 1 Science Park, Boston, 617-723-2500,

Oct. 1-2: CollegeFest This back-to-school extravaganza attracts more than 15,000 students annually. There will be live music and lots of giveaways. Last year, hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang headlined. This year's lineup and sponsors will be posted in upcoming weeks. $10. Doors open at noon. Hynes Convention Center: 900 Boylston St., Boston.

Looking for more? Get our complete guide of back-to-school events here.

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

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