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.

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
The King and I at the Boston Opera House
Cinderella at the Boston Ballet
Wicked at the Boston Opera House
Book of Mormon at the Boston Opera House
The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House
Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Other Events

Pumpkin Carving – 2007-2016
Spring Week
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, 3rd Floor, Room 3001
617-287-7979 (telephone)