First-Year Orientation

Welcome First Year Students!

Beacon Beginnings: New Student Orientation Information

The Office for New Student Programs hosts a two-day orientation for students entering college for the first time. First-year, first-time students admitted for Spring 2018 will have orientation on January 10, 2018. A family program is also offered on the first day of the New Student Orientation.

*For out-of-town students and families, click the link here for more information on nearby accommodations and visitor information.

By attending Beacon Beginnings: New Student Orientation you will:

Important Information for New Students:

New Student Assessment 

All new first-year students must complete New Student Assessment BEFORE attending New Student Orientation.

Health Immunizations and Insurance

All new students must submit their completed immunization form to University Health Services. To find more information and download the form, click here.

AlcoholEdu and/or Haven Online Modules 

All new students must complete AlcoholEdu and/or Haven online educational modules.  For more information about this important requirement please click here. 


The Office of Student Housing provides many resources to help students navigate the housing process by assisting students in identifying viable housing options, roommate matching, and more. Orientation provides a great opportunity to seek out and find roommates.

Parking and Transportation on Campus

It's never to early to start planning how you will get to campus each day.

Getting Involved

At orientation, you will learn about the many ways that you can get involved and become a leader at UMass Boston. With over 100 clubs and organizations on campus and many opportunities for leadership and service, you are bound to find something that suits you.

Office for New Student Programs

Campus Center, 2nd Floor, 2405
Telephone: 617.287.5813

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m.–5 p.m.