Life on Campus

Welcome Week

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Tuesday, September 8

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Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office.
Stop by for a drink, snacks, and fruit with a greeting from Chancellor Motley.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 7:30 a.m.

University Health Services Welcome Day

Learn about everything that UHS has to offer, meet their providers, and enjoy a snack and a chair massage. Immunization clinics will be open.
Quinn Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Lobby, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts New Student Welcome

Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom C, 2 p.m.

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Sponsored by the Chancellor's Office.
Stop by for a drink, snacks, and fruit with a greeting from Chancellor Motley.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 3:30 p.m.

Success Boston Welcome Reception

Success Boston initiative welcome reception for graduates of Boston Public Schools, Cambridge Rindge and Latin, and Chelsea High School; transfer students who graduated from these high schools, and transfer students from Roxbury Community College.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A, 5–7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 9

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Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.
Stop by for a snack on your way to class.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 7:30 a.m.

University Health Services Welcome Days

Learn about everything that UHS has to offer, meet their providers, and enjoy a snack and a chair massage. Immunization clinics will be open.
Quinn Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Lobby, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Employment Fair

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

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Sponsored by Graduate Studies.
Stop by for a snack before class.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 3–5 p.m.

Thursday, September 10

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Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement.
Stop by for a snack before class.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 3 p.m.

Friday, September 11

Vendor Fair

Stop by this 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.

Athletic Game

Women’s Volleyball vs. College of Saint Benedict
Clark Athletic Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 12

Athletic Game

Women’s Volleyball vs. Christopher Newport University
Clark Athletic Center, 2 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Eastern Connecticut University
Clark Athletic Center, 6 p.m.

Monday, September 14

Red Sox Tickets for Sale

Sponsored by Students Arts and Events Council.
Tickets for the Red Sox vs. Orioles game on September 27 (time TBD) are on sale. Tickets are $15 for students and $30 for staff and faculty. Tickets are available in the Students Activities Office; valid UMass Boston ID required, 2 ticket maximum per ID.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Student Activities Office, 8:30 a.m.

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Sponsored by the McCormack Graduate School.
Stop by for a snack before class.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 11 a.m.

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Sponsored by the Office of Student Housing.
Stop by for a snack on your way to class.
Campus Center, Upper Level, 3 p.m.

Animal Adventures

Learn training techniques and hold exotic animals for a surreal photo op!
Campus Center, 1st Floor, Terrace, noon

Tuesday, September 15

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Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Stop by for a snack on your way to class.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 10 a.m.

Student Activities Involvement Fair

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

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Sponsored by Graduate Studies.
Stop by for a snack before class.
Integrated Sciences Complex, 2nd Floor, Catwalk, 1–3 p.m.

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

Wednesday, September 16

Honors College Welcome Reception

Mix and mingle with Honors College faculty, students, and leaders from student organizations.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Point Lounge, 11 a.m.–1 p.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.

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

Freshmen Investiture

The official induction ceremony of the Class of 2019 to the university, with a keynote address from the author of The Grace of Silence, Michele Norris. New students will receive Class of 2019 pins, an official welcome from the Chancellor, and the campus community! Reception to follow. First-year students should register online at www.umb.edu/newstudentevents.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom, 2–4:30 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.

Athletic Game

Women’s Volleyball vs. Endicott College.
Clark Athletic Center, 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 17

Convocation

Chancellor’s address: Chancellor J. Keith Motley, PhD
The official welcome for the 2015-2016 academic year. Join the chancellor as he updates the community and lays out his vision for this year and beyond.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom, 9 a.m.

Remarks by Jeff Mullan
As a member of Foley Hoag’s administrative practice, Mullan represents clients on a wide range of matters related to real estate, transportation, construction, infrastructure development and redevelopment.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom, 11 a.m.

Student BBQ

All students are welcome to attend this special BBQ hosted by Chancellor J. Keith Motley. Stick around for a great festival with music, novelties, and more. 
Integrated Science Complex, noon–4 p.m. 

Graduate Student Welcome Reception

Welcomes from Chancellor J. Keith Motley, Provost Winston Langley, and Graduate Dean Zong-Guo Xia, and the presentation of several student awards.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballrooms A & B, 3–6 p.m.

Pizza Party

Need a snack? Come grab a slice of pizza on your way to class.
Campus Center, Plaza, 5 p.m.

Movies Under the Stars

Sponsored by the Student Arts and Events Council.
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 Ballroom)

Inside Out at 7:30 p.m.
Jurassic World at 9:15 p.m.
*Movies are subject to change based on availability*