UMass Boston News

Spring 2017 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!

January 23rd - January 27th: Winter Welcome/Opening Week Activities

The Division of Student Affairs has plenty of fun planned to welcome you back after winter break. Click here for full schedule.

Saturday, February 25th: Welcome Day (First Chance)

Visit the Admissions website for full details

Wednesday, March 22: 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 event is invitation only.

Saturday, April 8th: 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.  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 23 - 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.

Wednesday, May 10: 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 Wednesday, May 10, 2017. All staff and faculty are encouraged to nominate a colleague worthy of this recognition.

All nomination forms must be received in the Office of Human Resources by the close of business on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.


Please visit the commencement website for detailed information about the 49th commencement ceremony.

Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th: Alumni Weekend

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

TBD: UMass Boston Block Party

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

Tuesday, June 20: UMass Boston Liberty Mutual Insurance Alumni Cup Golf Tournament