Life on Campus

Beacon Awards

The Beacon Awards provide the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership with the opportunity to recognize the unique accomplishments and dedication of UMass Boston's exemplary students. Our students manage to go beyond what is expected or required of them to participate in university activities, clubs, and organizations. This is your opportunity to recognize students for their outstanding accomplishments.

Nominations are currently being accepted now through Monday, March 6, 2017 for Beacon Awards. All UMB students, faculty, staff, and partners are eligible to nominate a student or group. Self nominations are also encouraged.

All nominees and nominators for Beacon Awards will be invited to the 25th Annual Beacon Leadership Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. More information is forthcoming.

To read a description for each of the award categories, click here. 

To nominate a student for a Beacon Award, click here.


Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement

Campus Center
2nd Floor
Telephone: (617) 287-6077
Fax: (617) 287-7925
oslce@umb.edu