Life on Campus

Events & Activities

Weekly Events and Activities

The Interfaith Center  is open as scheduled for personal meditation, quiet reflection, and prayer.

All activities are held in the Interfaith Center sacred space unless otherwise noted.


Rededication of the Interfaith Center and Senior Blessing

All Are Welcome!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Please RSVP!  Seniors who would like a printed blessing with their name should RSVP to

Open House: September 2015, Date to Be Announced!

Staff and Faculty Interfaith Prayer Breakfast: March 18, 2015, 8:00 AM, Ryan Lounge, McCormack Hall,

This is an opportunity for current staff and faculty. The religious tradition of speakers varies each year.

2015 Keynote Speaker: Reverend Doctor Robert Allan Hill, Dean of the Marsh Chapel. Please RSVP to Student Affairs 617.287.5800

Interfaith Center Rededication and Senior Blessing Celebration, 2:00 to 3:00 PM, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Please RSVP for the celebration Let us know if your are a graduating UMB Senior and would like a printed interfaith blessing.

Circle Time Meditation- Mondays, 11:30 AM - 12: 00 PM and 12:05PM - 12:35PM

Gentle Stretching, Breathing and Prayer with inspirational readings and instrumental music.
No Prior Experience or Expertise Is Required!

Catholic Mass- Wednesdays & Thursdays at 12:30 PM

Mass is offered each Wednesday and Thursday in the Interfaith Center. It is located in McCormack Hall, 3rd floor off the Ryan Lounge. All are welcome!

Contact Deacon Tam Tran (617.287.5839). Look for special classes and opportunities!

Catholic Sacramental Prep & Liturgical Minister Training

Are you a Catholic looking to receive the sacraments of First Communion or Confirmation? Each spring, Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrates a special Mass confirming college students in the area. Or would you like to be trained to be a Eucharistic Minister and/or Reader at Mass? If so we can help! Contact Deacon Tran (617.287.5839).

Contact Deacon Tam Tran (617.287.5839)

Catholic Student Association

Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Want to connect with other Catholic students for discussions, prayer, and service? Be in touch with Deacon Tran for more information.

Zen Meditation – Wednesdays, 9:00 - 9:50 AM

Meditation in the Zen tradition led by Prof. Julie Nelson, Co-Coordinator. Email for more information,

Explore meditation practice in the Zen tradition. No prior experience is necessary—come promptly at 8:50 AM  for an orientation if you are new to Zen meditation practice, or at 9:00 to join the group in a brief reading, quiet sitting, and optional discussion.

Bible Study –Thursdays, 11:30 AM- 12:25 PM

Sponsored Oasis of Faith Campus Ministries and led by Rev. Adrienne Berry-Burton
No Prior Experience or Expertise Is Required!
Feel free to bring your lunch or a snack. Hot water and is available for making instant tea and coffee.

Gospel Choir – Mondays 3:00 - 4:00 PM and/or Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Choir will resume in September 2015.

Sign up with a Gospel Choir member or come by the chapel. The choir performs many songs a’cappella, however, volunteer musicians are welcome. An audition is required. Consistent Attendance at rehearsals is a must. For more information contact the Advisor – Rev. Adrienne Berry-Burton.

Faith Alive! Interfaith Council – Wednesdays, 3:30 PM. The Council will resume in the Fall of 2015.

Gather with students from your faith and other faiths to share experiences together. Interested?!  Contact the ICM staff,, or  for more information.

This group is sponsored by the Interfaith Campus Ministry of Student Affairs.
No prior experience is required.

Daily Prayers in the muslim tradition: The sacred space of the Interfaith Center has been extended to include an area in the Ryan Lounge for use throughout the busy day.

Juma Prayer – Muslim Prayer - Fridays: ~1:00 PM, Interfaith Center

Occasionally the locationmay change. Check with the Muslim Student Association.

Contact the Muslim Student Association at

There are several faith-based student formed clubs on campus. On the UMass Boston web page, click on Life On Campus. Go to Student Service and Activities and click on the Student Activities and Leadership page.

Campus Ministry

McCormack Hall 3rd Floor Ryan Lounge
617-287-5838 (telephone)
617-287-5839 (fax)