Life on Campus

Meet the Staff

The Interfaith Campus Ministry staff is available to meet with any member of the UMass Boston community.


Catholic Campus Ministry

Deacon Tam Tran

Catholic Campus Ministry Hours:

Mondays—Thursdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Deacon Tam Tran became the Catholic chaplain to the UMass Boston community in September 2014. He has a master of arts in theology from St. John's Seminary.

Deacon Tam Tran is a trained scientist and has a long, successful  history in business. He has also been a college math and science instructor. At UMass Boston he has offered several classes to help students improve their knowledge and personal strength. He plans weekly masses and other special observances.

For more information about events or activities sponsored by the Catholic Campus Ministry feel free to sign up for weekly email notices by contacting Dec. Tran at 617.287.5839.


Protestant Campus Ministry

Reverend Adrienne Berry-Burton

Reverend Adrienne is an ordained minister. She has a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (1983) and a master of divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA (1997). She continued her studies as a Harvard Divinity School Urban Ministry Fellow (Certificate, 2003). She is currently a student with Gateways to God:Spiritual Direction and Congregational Development, hosted by Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center, North Andover, MA.

Rev. Adrienne has been an educator, minister and a professional organizer. Before coming to UMass she worked for Greater Boston Interfaith Organization helping diverse people-of-faith work together as forces for positive social change. She also worked as an Associate Pastor and Minister at Zion Baptist Church, Lynn, MA and as a Youth Organizer with First Lutheran Church, Lynn. MA. She currently serves on the campus of UMass Boston and as the Bridge Interim Pastor at Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Cambridge near Harvard Square, (November 2014 - July 2015). Students are welcome to visit in McCormack Hall or Old Cambridge Baptist Church for Sunday services.

Rev. Adrienne came to UMass Boston in September 2000. She provides Pastoral Care, Spiritual Direction, a listening ear, prayer, referrals to local Houses of Worship, opportunities for dialog, interactive faith events, fun fellowship, and leads Bible study discussions and seated meditation - Circle Time Meditation. She is the Director of the UMass Boston Gospel Choir. Her ministry is supported by Oasis of Faith Campus Ministries. Oasis of Faith can be found on Facebook.

Telephone: 617.287.5838

Campus Ministry Hours:

    Mondays - 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Wednesdays - 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
    Thursdays - 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.

    Away for rest and study


Hillel Jewish Ministry

The Hillel Council of New England provides activities for college students in the Greater Boston Area. Check their website for dates and events.

Hillel Council of New England - completing the circle of campus life
1320 Centre Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459

In addition, check the bulletin board in the Ryan Lounge for events on campus and off campus! The staff would like the opportunity to work with students planning events on campus!


Islamic Ministry

Prayer Room, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Upper Level of Ryan Lounge

Juma Prayer
Friday: 1–2 p.m.
Be in touch with the Muslim Student Association for weekly updates.

In addition, check the bulletin board in the Ryan Lounge for events on campus and off campus!

Contact Student Leaders at

There are several student-club sponsored religious organizations on campus. These organizations may have off campus support through national and local organizations.

Current UMass Boston students may find currently active organizations on the Life on Campus and Student Activities page.

Campus Ministry

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