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.

To learn more about the 2018 Beacon Awards, which will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, click here.

Nominations have closed for the 2017 Beacon Awards. All nominees and nominators for Beacon Awards were invited to the 25th Annual Beacon Leadership Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Congratulations to this year’s Beacon Leadership Awards recipients and all those who were nominated for an award . Your University faculty, staff, and student peers are grateful for your individual and collective contributions to the UMass Boston community!

2016-2017 Beacon Leadership Award Recipients

2016-2017 Beacon Leadership Award Nominees

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


Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement

Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Suite 2300
Telephone: 617.287.6077
Fax: 617.287.7925