Chancellor Motley Welcomes Students on First Day of Spring Semester

Colleen Locke | January 25, 2016
Gaurav Lalwani meets Chancellor J. Keith Motley soon after getting off a plane from India. Lalwani is a new business major.

Gaurav Lalwani meets Chancellor J. Keith Motley soon after getting off a plane from India. Lalwani is a new business major.
Image by: Colleen Locke

UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley welcomed students to campus for the start of the Spring 2016 semester on Monday.

The chancellor handed out texting-friendly gloves as students entered the Campus Center. One of the students, Gaurav Lalwani, had just stepped off a plane from India. Lalwani is a new business major in the College of Management.

The chancellor also gave out instructions on how to get to UMass Boston’s newest building, University Hall, which held its first classes Monday morning, including this German class.

German class in University Hall

The Student Arts and Events Council (SAEC) has planned a whole week of activities based around the theme “In a League of Our Own.” Monday’s activities included bowling on the Campus Center terrace. SAEC members set up the pins between frames.

UMass Boston students bowl during Welcome Week.

Raenelle Teesdale, a junior biology major from Dorchester, had a reason to celebrate after this frame.

Raenelle Teesdale celebrates her bowling score in UMass Boston's Campus Center.

This week’s other activities include ice sculptures and Paint Night on Wednesday, and Pajama Day on Friday. The whole schedule is available here.

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