Our On-Campus Partners
Division of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs
The University of Massachusetts Boston fields 18 varsity teams: nine for men and nine for women. The Office of Community Relations provides services to enhance the student experience at UMass Boston and promote the university's engagement beyond campus. To promote our student athletes, we offer special community nights at some of the sporting events. This past season we had two tailgate parties that provided refreshments, T-shirts, and prizes to more than 300 of our valued constituents. We look forward to offering them again during the 2012-2013 season. If you have an idea for a partnership or would like to bring a group on campus to watch some of the games, please let us know. Call 617.287.5310 and we can help you book your group.
Families can gain access to the university's pool, gymnasium, and ice rink if they sign up for a community membership. The form is available online.
Performing Arts Department
The Office of Community Relations wants to ensure that our friends and neighbors get an opportunity to see some of the great productions the Performing Arts Department is staging in the McCormack Theatre, located on the second floor of McCormack Hall.
University of Massachusetts Boston productions and events for the 2012-2013 season:
Student Playwrights Festival: New Works by Emerging Writers
Directed by Cliff Odle
March 6: 7 p.m.
March 7: 7 p.m.
March 8: 8 pm
March 9: 2 and 8 p.m.
Anton Chekhov's The Seagull
Directed by Danny Gidron
April 24: 7 p.m.
April 25: 7 p.m.
April 26: 8 p.m.
April 27: 2 and 8 p.m.
Tickets, Subscriptions, and Group Rates
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Tanya Williams, Performing Arts Department
The Harbor Gallery is a student-run exhibition space located on the first floor of McCormack Hall, across from the café.
"Lifelines: Recent Work by Avram Finkelstein," the first American solo show of new work by Avram Finkelstein, a New York-based artist and founding member of the two most influential artist collectives formed in response to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s: the Silence=Death Project and Gran Fury, will be on exhibit from February 15 through March 14.
If you would like to submit your work for consideration or you are part of a group that would like to use this space, contact the Harbor Gallery director at 617.287.7988 or email email@example.com. Submission guidelines are available online. While you are online, you can sign up for the gallery's mailing list.
Another great season of (in)dependent films and filmmakers starts in February 2013. The spring lineup includes four Boston Premieres.
February 28: Stevie
March 7: Lemon
March 28: Where Heaven Meets Hell
April 4: China Heavyweight
April 25: IFFBoston 2013
Other than the IFFBoston selection, which will be shown at 3 p.m., all films start at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, located on the third floor. Follow the Film Series on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.
Chico Colvard, Curator
Monday Harbor Cruises
From June through September, the Division of Marine Operations provides Monday harbor cruises to on-campus and off-campus community members. Tickets for the 75-minute narrated rides are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for $10. Reservations are not required. Cruises depart from the Fox Point Dock, located adjacent to University Drive between Wheatley and McCormack Halls.
Waterfront Recreation Program
Community members have an opportunity to sign up for Boating in Boston's silver and gold memberships. Members get access to sailboats, kayaks, canoes, peddle boats, stand up paddleboards, and windsurfers.
Marine Operations maintains a fleet of vessel available for charter and provides dockage, mooring, and training to boaters and sailors who wish to use the facilities at Columbia Point.