In the Community


Event Calendars

  1. Athletics
  2. Performing Arts Department
  3. Harbor Gallery
  4. Film Series
  5. Marine Operations

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. 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 2015-2016 season:
Musical Theatre Cabaret

Wednesday, October 14: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 15: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, Subscriptions, and Group Rates
Buy your tickets online. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

More Information
Tanya Williams, Performing Arts Department

Museum, a play by Tina Howe

Thursday, December 3: 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 4: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 5: 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 10: 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 11: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, Subscriptions, and Group Rates
Buy your tickets online. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

More Information
Tanya Williams, Performing Arts Department

Harbor Gallery

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

"In Flux" is an apt description of both the nature of the work and Nancy Hayes’s journey as an artist: an ongoing evolution. "In Flux" will be in the Harbor Gallery from September 8 to October 15.

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 Submission guidelines are available online. While you are online, you can sign up for the gallery's mailing list.

Film Series

With the exceptions of Here Come the Videofreex and Frame by Frame, 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.

Thursday, October 1: Breaking a Monster
Saturday, October 3: Here Come the Videofreex (screening at the Institute for Contemporary Art)
Thursday, November 5: What Happened, Miss Simone?
Thursday, November 12: From This Day Forward
Thursday, November 19: Tocando la Luz
Monday, November 30: Frame by Frame (screening at the Brattle Theatre)
Thursday, December 3: The Queen of Silence
Thursday, December 10: The Armor of Light

More Information
Chico Colvard, Curator

Marine Operations

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 a Boating for Boston season pass, good at all Boston locations and Washington, DC locations. 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.

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