UMass Boston News

Spring 2016 Events

We have a lot of exciting things planned for this spring!

Most of the events listed below are free and open to the public, but some are ticketed events. Please read the description for each and if applicable click on the link for more details. As always feel free to give the office a call with any questions, thanks!

Monday, January 25 - 29: Winter Welcome/Opening Week Activities

The Division of Student Affairs has plenty of fun planned to welcome you back after winter break. Full schedule to follow.

Saturday, February 27: Welcome Day (First Chance)

Visit the Admissions website for full details

Thursday, March 31: Chancellor's Community Breakfast

The annual community breakfast at which the Robert H. Quinn Award for outstanding community service is given to a local community member who has been nominated by his/her peers. This year the award will be presented to Pat O’ Neill for her tireless dedication to her community as president of the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association. The Chancellor’s Award for Longstanding Community Commitment and Service will be presented to James Cassetta, CEO and president of WORK Inc., for his pioneering efforts on behalf of disabled individuals. This event is invitation only.

Saturday, April 9: Welcome Day

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Massachusetts Boston!  Take your next step toward becoming a UMass Boston student at Welcome Day on April 9.  Come get a taste of the many exciting experiences and valuable opportunities awaiting you at the university--and bring your friends and family along! For more information please contact the Admissions Office.

Monday, April 25 - Tuesday, May 3: Spring Enrichment and Engagement Days

Join us for a week's worth of campus events - lectures, musical performances, movies - most are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 26: Chancellor's Achievement Awards

Celebrate the outstanding service and leadership of our staff, as we recognize an outstanding member from both our classified and professional staff who have demonstrated exceptional performance in one of three categories — service, initiative, or innovation—or some combination of the three. Each award recipient will receive a $5,000 stipend and will be recognized at a reception for the university community on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. All staff and faculty are encouraged to nominate a colleague worthy of this recognition.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 8, 2016. All nomination forms must be received in the Office of Human Resources by the close of business on that date.


Please visit the commencement website for detailed information about the 48th commencement ceremony.

TBD: Alumni Weekend

If you have any questions please contact Robyn Dangora in Alumni Relations at 617-287-5320 or

June TBD: UMass Boston Block Party

Chancellor J. Keith Motley cordially invites you to take part in University of Massachusetts Boston Annual Block Party festivities!

June TBD: UMass Boston Liberty Mutual Insurance Alumni Cup Golf Tournament