Beyond the Classroom

Student Activities

The student-run Philosophy Club sponsors weekly meetings, talks and papers, and faculty-student ‘Symposia’ are held twice each semester. For updates about current and upcoming events follow the club on Facebook and Twitter.

Philosophy Outreach Program (POP): Senior undergraduates have been involved in bringing philosophy to local high-school students for the last several years. The program is part of the Harbor Point Outreach Partnership and run biweekly by UMass Boston Philosophy students. See updates and photos from meetings as well as the yearly "Teen philosophers" event at the Boston Common on Facebook and read the recent write-up about the program in the New Haven Independent.      

Scholarships, Honors and Special Awards

Outstanding graduating seniors in each major and in the Philosophy and Law Program of Study are honored with book awards. The Martin Andic Prize is awarded each year to the outstanding graduating Philosophy major.

Seminars and Talks

The Department sponsors and often co-sponsors seminars and talks on many topics and various venues, including the current Applied Philosophy Series.

Vendela Carlson and the Philosophy Office

The social and information center of the department is the Philosophy Office (Wheatley, 5th floor, room W-5-0017) and the Student Lounge (W--5-0047). Both are run by our exceptional department administrator, Vendela Carlson. She can answer all your questions about the mechanics of the department, and our degrees.

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Get Inspired: Find Art at the Harbor Gallery

The student-run Harbor Gallery is located on the first floor of McCormack Hall, across from the café. Read More 

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UMass Boston Film Series

The eight movies being shown this fall represent a mix of independent film gems. Each film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Read More 

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Beacon Beginnings

Have you been admitted as an undergraduate to UMass Boston? Be sure to join us for Beacon Beginnings this summer. Read More 

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Find a Job, Internship, or Co-Op

Whether you’re still in college, making a mid-career switch, or looking to hire, the Career Services and Internships department is here to help. Read More 

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Need a Place to Live?

The Office of Student Housing is committed to assisting prospective and current students with finding a place to live near campus. Read More