Life on Campus

Welcome Week

Graphic that says Your Passport to Success: Welcome Events Fall 2017 shows an airplane flying to UMass Boston

Tuesday, September 5

REST STOP

Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office
Stop by for a snack and a greeting from Chancellor Mills before flying off to class.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 7:30 a.m.

RED SOX TICKETS ON SALE

Catch the Red Sox battle it out with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:10 p.m. Tickets are $18 for students and $23 for faculty/staff. Tickets are available in the Student Activities Office, valid UMass Boston ID required; 2 tickets max per ID.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Student Activities Office, 8:30 a.m.

REST STOP

Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office
Stop by for a snack and drink with a greeting from Chancellor Mills.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 3:30 p.m.

SUCCESS BOSTON WELCOME RECEPTION

A special reception for graduates of Boston Public Schools, Cambridge Rindge and Latin, and Chelsea High School graduates and their families. Success Boston is an initiative by the late Mayor Thomas Menino to dramatically increase the number of Boston Public School students completing college.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A, 5–7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 6

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS WELCOME BREAKFAST

Join Dean Andrew Grosovsky for breakfast!
Science Center, 2nd Floor, Room 60 (Student Success Center), 8:30–10 a.m.

EMPLOYMENT FAIR

Sponsored by Student Employment Services
Learn about great employment opportunities on and off campus.
Campus Center, 1st Floor, Terrace, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

REST STOP

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Stop by for a snack and drink on your way to class.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 11:30 a.m.

REST STOP

Sponsored by The Mass Media
Stop by for a snack and drink on your way to class.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 1:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 7

REST STOP

Sponsored by CLA First!
Stop by for a snack and drink before class.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 11 a.m.

WHEEL OF SEX

Sponsored by University Health Services
Spin the wheel and learn all about your reproductive health!
Campus Center, 1st Floor Terrace, 11 a.m.

 

Friday, September 8

REVOLUTION TICKETS ON SALE

Watch the New England Revolution take on Toronto FC on Saturday,September 23 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $26 for faculty/staff. Tickets are available in the Student Activities Office; valid UMass Boston ID required; 2 tickets max per ID.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Student Activities Office, 8:30 a.m.

MARKET DAY

Stop by the Vendor Fair, a Campus Center tradition. Local artisans will be on hand throughout the day displaying their handcrafted products.
Campus Center, 1st Floor, Terrace, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

REST STOP

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Stop by for a drink and snack before class.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 10 a.m.

ATHLETIC GAMES

Women’s Volleyball vs. University of Minnesota - Morris
Clark Athletic Center, 3 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Marymount University
Clark Athletic Center, 5 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Colby Sawyer
BC High, 7 p.m.

 

Monday, September 11

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TICKETS ON SALE

Grab tickets to the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic, Phantom of the Opera, Saturday, September 23 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 for students and $50 for faculty/staff. Tickets are available in the Student Activities Office; valid UMass Boston ID required; 2 tickets max per ID.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Student Activities Office, 8:30 a.m.

REST STOP

Sponsored by the Office of Student Housing
Stop by for a snack and drink before class.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 11 a.m.

APPRECIATION STATION

Sponsored by the Office of Wellness Promotion/University Health Services
The Appreciation Station is an opportunity for folks to create their own thank you cards for the people they appreciate in their lives! Take a moment to give back to your friends, family, and colleagues.
Campus Center, 1st Floor, Terrace, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

REST STOP

Sponsored by Campus Center Administration
Stop by for a snack and drink before class.
Campus Center, Upper Level, Information Desk, 2 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 12

REST STOP

Sponsored by the One Stop
Stop by for a snack and drink before class.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 9 a.m.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES INVOLVEMENT FAIR

UMass Boston offers a variety of social, cultural, and educational engagement opportunities outside of the classroom. Be sure to stop by to connect with 100 different student organizations! Find your niche in the community.
Campus Center, 1st Floor, Terrace, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

REST STOP

Sponsored by the Construction Impact Awareness and Advisory Committee
Stop by for a drink and snack before class.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 3 p.m.

ATHLETIC GAME

Women’s Tennis vs. Lesley University
BC High, 3 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 13

REST STOP

Sponsored by the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
Stop by for a snack and drink before class.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 10:30 a.m

VOLUNTEER FAIR

More than 30 nonprofits will be on campus to promote volunteer and internship opportunities, including organizations like: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Campus Kitchens, Generation Citizen, and JumpStart. Stop by to learn about how you can gain valuable real-world experience while making a positive impact throughout Boston.
Campus Center, 1st Floor, Terrace, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SENATE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING

Join the Undergraduate Student Senate at their first General Assembly Meeting of the year.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Alumni Lounge, 3–4:30 p.m.

FRESHMAN INVESTITURE

This is the official introduction of the Class of 2021 to the university. New students will receive Class of 2021 pins! Reception to follow.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

SEX TALK, REAL SEX

Sex, mental health, and comedy! Join University Health Services for a chance to ask real questions, and get real answers.
University Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 2300, 5–7 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 14

CONVOCATION

Celebrate the opening of a new academic year.
Chancellor Barry Mills will speak, as well as Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, president and CEO of The Dimock Center.
Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, with an MBA in Health Services. After graduation, she joined Johns Hopkins Medical Center as an attending physician and instructor of medicine and subsequently as director of medical consultation services at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom, 9 a.m.

CAMPUS KICKOFF

All are welcome to kickoff the semester with food, fun, and more! Grab a bite to eat, enjoy novelties, and take the opportunity to meet some of the new faces on campus, including Chancellor Barry Mills!
Plaza (outside of Healey Library), 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Enjoy two feature films on a 30 foot screen under the stars.
Shuttle buses will continue to run until 12:30 a.m.
Integrated Sciences Complex, Front Lawn
(Rain location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom)

Moana at 7:30 p.m.
The House at 9:30 p.m.

*Movies are subject to change based on availability*