Residence Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony

Image of the Residence Hall 1 project as seen from the North/West side of campus/Mt. Vernon Street
Event Date: December 01, 2016 - 3 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Clark Athletic Center

Chancellor J. Keith Motley cordially invites you to attend a historic moment at the University of Massachusetts Boston as we break ground on the first residential building on campus.

Residence Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony
Thursday, December 1, 2016
3–4:30 p.m.
at the Clark Athletic Center


  • 1,000+ beds in singles, doubles, triples, and quads
  • Housing for first-year students
  • Flexible living/learning spaces
  • A vibrant ground-floor indoor and outdoor commons
  • Dining commons for both residents and the campus community

We hope you're able to join us on December 1. Let us know you're coming by responding here before November 28.

The building is projected to open in fall 2018. The Capstone Development team, including the local partners of Elkus Manfredi Architects and Shawmut Design Construction, has worked closely with the UMass Building Authority and the campus to develop the design for the project.

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