Life on Campus

Traditions & Past Events


Opening Weeks – Jump-start your fall and spring semesters with events that will get you back into the grove without having a brain cramp. Most opening weeks include: Colossal Comedy, Center Stage, Night on the Town, WOWs, Student Welcome Reception, Graduate Student Reception,Information Tables, Community Service Events, Student Activities Information Fair, Athletic Games and so much more.

Center Stage – Come see these amazing events.  You will be mesmerized by the performers as they do tricks that cannot be explained. Past acts have included hypnotists, comedians, mind readers, mentalist and magicians.

Free Fun for Everyone – On campus fun for the UMass Boston community. Bi-weekly Novelties, Game Shows or just plain fun events will take place.

Spring Ball – Go out with style at the UMass Boston annual Spring Ball. Each year exclusive Boston locations host the ball. Recently, the Seaport Hotel and Venezia Waterfront Banquet Hall have held the Spring Ball. Be sure to purchase your tickets early for one of UMass Boston’s most glamorous nights!

End of the Year Celebration –Toss those books away and come party with us because you’ve made it to the end of another year! Past celebrations have included a Las Vegas Night, an installment of Colossal Comedy, and a Night on the Town, novelties.

Concerts – Bringing music to our students, we have had three major concerts in the past three years.







Godfrey from VH1 and BET
Tess from Last Comic Standing
Megan Mooney from Comedy Central
Alonzo Bodden - Winner of Last Comic Standing 3
Eric O’Shea - Campus Activities Magazine's "2007 Comedy Performer of the Year"
Ronnie Jordan seen on P. Diddys Bad Boys of Comedy
Dan Cummins from Live at Gotham on Comedy Central
Robbie Printz from Comedy Central, MTV, A&E and NBC
DC Benny - "How You Doin'?" commercial guy

Center Stage

Nate Staniforth - Magician
The Evasons - Mentalist Duo
Frank Santos Jr. - Hypnotist
Derek Hughes - Magician & Comedian
Michael C. Anthony - Hypnotist
Alain Nu - The Mind Guy from TLC


Kanye West – 4/06
Common – 11/07
MTVu Concert – 5/08 – Featuring Red Jump Suit Apparatus, Spill Canvas, Flo Rida and Wyclef Jean
Far East Movement & J. Cole - 5/11
Taking Back Sunday, DEV, Kylie Evans amd Moufy - 5/12
Kendrick Lamar - 5/13
BOB and Juicy J - 5/14
Ludacris - 5/15
Adny Grammer - 5/16

Welcome Weeks

Let’s Get It Started – Fall ‘06
Winter Warm Up – Spring ‘07
Game On – Fall ‘07
Winter Blast – Spring ‘08
Stand up and get involved – Fall ‘08
Back to School – Spring ‘09
Catch The Wave - Fall '09
Restart & Power Up - Spring '10
All Routes Lead to Success - Fall '10
Winter in Wonderland - Spring '11
Building U! - Fall '11
Welcome to the Chill Zone - Spring '12
Your Social Network - Fall '12
Mission Control - Spring '13
Find Your Golden Ticket - Fall '13
Be Your Own Superhero - Spring '14
All Aboard - Fall '14
Come One, Come All - Spring '15
Your Adventure Start Here - Fall '15
A League of Our Own - Spring '16
Finding You - Spring '16

Nights on the Town

Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse
STOMP at the Colonial Theater
Black Nativity at the Tremont Temple
Avenue Q at the Citi Performing Arts Center
Cinderella at the Boston Ballet
Dirty Dancing at the Citi Performing Arts Center
La Boheme at the Lyric Opera House
Yamato Drummers at the Majestic Theater
Wicked at the Boston Opera House
Cirque du Soleil - Kooza at the Bayside Expo Center
Legally Blonde at the Boston Opera House
Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Other Events

Pumpkin Carving – 2007-2016
Spring Week
Spring Concert
Boston Celtics – ’08 Play Off Tickets
13 Consecutive Seasons with Celtic Tickets
End of Semester Stress Relief Event
World Wide Enlightenment Week
Ski Trip to Pats Peak
UMB's Got Talent
Free Fun For Everyone

SAEC Program Coordinators

SAEC Program Coordinators Campus Center, 2nd Floor
617-287-7979 (telephone)