Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Attending and Planning Events

Requesting Event Accommodations

If you are planning to attend an event sponsored by UMass Boston and you need a disability-related accommodation to take part in that event, please visit

For questions about procedures, or more information about types of accommodations provided, please contact Lori Corcoran by phone at 617.287.6587 or by email at

Planning Your UMass Boston Event or Workshop

All events held at the university must be conducted in a manner that allows for full participation for persons with disabilities.

  • This includes meetings/events/workshops offered by students, faculty, and staff of the university, as well as by those using university spaces.
  • Event planners must ensure that they have directed participants about the process to request accommodations for persons with hearing impairments, visual impairments, mobility impairments, or special dietary requirements.
  • All promotional material must have the following statement:
    • For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event. 
  • All events must be listed in the dropdown list of events at
    • The steps to list public and/or private event are here.


For specific event procedures and detailed information about your ADA obligations for your event, please click here.

To list your event in the dropdown list of events at, please email

If you are planning an event and want to reserve space on the UMass Boston campus, please click here.