Life on Campus


Wicked Good Cupcakes’s Dani Vilagie Dishes on ‘Shark Tank,’ Advice for Student Entrepreneurs

Colleen Locke | February 18, 2016

On Wednesday, Dani Vilagie shared the story of how she went from her mom’s kitchen to more than $8 million in sales with students in Entrepreneurship Center Director Erin McCormick’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations course.

Men’s Hockey Wins First Title Since 1982; Conference Tourney Starts Saturday

Office of Communications | February 17, 2016

The UMass Boston’s men’s hockey team won their first regular season conference title since 1982 on Saturday, securing home ice advantage throughout the New England Hockey Conference Tournament.

Arabic Studies Minor Provides UMass Boston Students with Career, Cultural Opportunities

Colleen Locke | February 16, 2016

UMass Boston launched its first academic program in Arabic studies, a six-course minor, this semester.

Write a Poem in Exactly 140 Characters and Win Up to $100 in Gift Cards

Office of Communications | February 16, 2016

For the third consecutive year, the Creative Writing and MFA programs are sponsoring a Twitter Poetry Contest. Students have until Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. to submit poems of exactly 140 characters to @UMBWrites.

Theatre Art Students Perform at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Bill Doncaster | February 15, 2016

UMass Boston's actors, designers, and playwrights recognized for excellence among students from seven states at annual college theater festival

Nominate Students for 2016 Beacon Leadership Awards

Office of Communications | February 09, 2016

Nominations are being accepted through March 4 for the annual Beacon Leadership Awards, which will be given out on Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

UMass Boston to Offer Student Housing in 2018

Office of Communications | February 05, 2016

President Marty Meehan today announced that the university expects to open student housing on its Boston campus in September 2018, achieving a long-held goal of providing UMass Boston students with an on-campus residential option.

Beacons Baseball Team Practices in New Monan Park for the First Time

Colleen Locke | February 01, 2016

Monan Park is a shared baseball complex that features a replica Green Monster and a 500-seat field with the same dimensions as Fenway Park.

Eighth Season of UMass Boston Film Series Starts February 2

Colleen Locke | January 29, 2016

This season includes the return of Independent Film Festival Boston and the Mass. Works-in-Progress.

UMass Boston Beacons, Penguins Inspire Longtime Ice Carver

Colleen Locke | January 27, 2016

Eric Fontecchio talks about the inspiration behind this year's Winter Welcome Week ice sculpture.