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Class of 2019 Investiture Ceremony

The New Student Investiture Ceremony occurs each fall semester as a way to welcome UMass Boston's incoming class. The event includes a featured speaker, food, prizes and more! Join us:

Wednesday, September 16,  2:00- 4:00pm

Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

We are excited to announce the Keynote Speaker for the Class of 2019 Investiture Ceremony (Fall 2015) is Michele Norris.

Michele Norris is one of the most trusted voices in American Journalism. Her voice informs, engages and enlightens  listeners with thoughtful interviews and in depth reporting as one of the hosts of NPR’s flagship afternoon broadcast, All Things Considered. Michele uses an approachable interviewing style that is at once relaxed and rigorous. She’s interviewed world leaders, Nobel laureates, Oscar winners, American Presidents, military leaders, influential newsmakers and  even astronauts traveling in outer space. All incoming freshmen have been given Norris's book, The Grace of Silence, as this year's Common Reading program.

Class of 2019- Please RSVP for the event here.

New Student Success Series

You've attended Beacon now what? JUMP INTO SUCCESS with New Student Programs! Check out what's happening this semester to help you get connected to campus, make new friends, and learn what you need to know during your first year at UMass Boston.

The Office for New Student Programs collaborates across campus to bring you a full calendar of events, programs, info sessions and more that are happening throughout the fall semester. Don't miss out on these great opportunities to connect to campus and the community, make new friends, and learn how to be successful both in and out of the classroom! The full calendar of events for Fall 2015 will be available the first week of classes.

Check out the Upcoming Events here or click here download a PDF of the calendar.

The New Student Success Series will assist students in gaining insight and co-curricular learning in the following areas:

  • Academic & career success
  • Personal & professional development
  • Connecting to campus & the community
  • Health, wellness & safety
  • Global awareness & diversity

Fall 2015 Welcome Week Events

September 8- 18

Don't miss out on all the events happening during the first week of classes to help you get connected to campus resources, meet new people, get some free food and giveaways! The full schedule of events will be available here in August.

Tau Sigma National Transfer Honor Society

To recognize and celebrate an ever increasing number of high achieving transfer students, the Honors College and New Student Programs is proud to provide extraordinary students an opportunity to join UMass Boston's Epsilon Sigma chapter of Tau Sigma. Tau Sigma’s mission is to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.” 

For more info on Tau Sigma events happening this fall- check back soon!

Office for New Student Programs

Campus Center, 2nd Floor, 2405
Telephone: 617.287.5813

Campus Health & Wellness


Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m.–5 p.m.