2016 Welcome Week Events: September 15

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Event Date: September 15, 2016 - 9 a.m.
Event Type: Student Event
Location: Various locations


Chancellor’s Address: Chancellor J. Keith Motley, PhD
The official welcome for the 2016-2017 academic year. Join the chancellor as he updates the community and lays out his vision for this year and beyond.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom, 9 a.m.

Remarks by Secretary James A. Peyser, Executive Office of Education
As Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser directs the Executive Office of Education, which is responsible for early education, K-12, and higher education in Massachusetts. Secretary Peyser sits on each of the boards governing the commonwealth’s education agencies – Department of Early Education and Care, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Department of Higher Education, as well as the University of Massachusetts system. He is Governor Baker’s top advisor on education and helps shape the commonwealth’s education reform agenda.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom, 11 a.m.


All students are welcome to attend this special BBQ hosted by Chancellor Motley. Stick around for a great university tradition with music, novelties, and more.
TBD, Noon–4 p.m.


The official introduction of the Class of 2020 to the university, with a keynote address from the author of No Impact Man, Colin Beavan. New students will receive Class of 2020 pins, an official welcome from the chancellor, and the campus community! Reception to follow.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom C, 2–4 p.m.


Need a snack? We got you covered. Come grab a slice of pizza on your way to class.
Campus Center, Plaza, 5 p.m.


Enjoy two feature films on a 30-foot screen under the stars.
Shuttle buses will continue to run until 12:30 a.m.
(Rain location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom)

Finding Dory at 7:30 p.m.
Central Intelligence at 9:15 p.m.

*Movies are subject to change based on availability*

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.