Life on Campus


New Peace Corps Prep Certificate Prepares UMass Boston Undergrads for International Opportunities

Office of Communications | October 03, 2017

The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development has teamed up with the Honors College to offer a new certificate program available to all UMass Boston undergraduates, and today, there's a chance to learn all about it.

UMass Boston Urban Planning Professor Receives National Civic Engagement Award

Colleen Locke | September 29, 2017

Professor of Urban Planning Ken Reardon is the winner of the 2017 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.

A New Dean of Students on Campus

Michael Metzger, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor | September 26, 2017

At the end of the spring semester, the Division of Student Affairs hired a new Dean of Students. Learn more about him and this important role.

Big Papi’s Advice to Class of 2021: ‘To Get Something, You Got to Give Something’

Crystal Valencia | September 21, 2017

Former Red Sox slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz spoke about the importance of education at UMass Boston’s annual Freshman Investiture Ceremony, congratulating the Class of 2021 on beginning their college careers and encouraging them to continue working hard.

Student Affairs’ New Care and Connection Services

Michael Metzger, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor | September 20, 2017

Student Affairs has rolled out several improvements to services and programs, including a 24/7 Administrator on Call, 24/7 medical advice and counseling, an upgrade to the U-ACCESS Office, and a new Community Ambassador program for residents of neighboring apartment communities.

Chancellor Barry Mills Delivers First Convocation Address at UMass Boston

Office of Communications | September 14, 2017

Officially launching the new academic year with an annual convocation address, Interim Chancellor Barry Mills today said the University of Massachusetts Boston, recognized as one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, will champion unity over division and serve as “the Beacon by the bay.”

Former Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz Speaks to UMass Boston Students Wednesday

Crystal Valencia | September 12, 2017

Former Red Sox slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz is coming to UMass Boston on September 13 to talk to students about life on and off the field.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UMass Boston in Top Tier Nationally for Second Straight Year

Crystal Valencia | September 12, 2017

UMass Boston Moves Up 12 Spots in Annual Ranking of Top-Tier College and Universities

Student Affairs’ New Team Members

Michael Metzger, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor | September 05, 2017

Learn more about the new team members that have joined the Division of Student Affairs including our new Dean of Students and on-campus housing team.

UMass Boston Golden Key Chapter Wins National Award

Shubi Joshi, Department Assistant | August 23, 2017

Golden Key Chapter wins prestigious national award in Las Vegas, Nevada.