Activities & Events

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You can look forward to new events every season at UMass Dartmouth. Check the web calendar for events coming soon.


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Welcome Week

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 Make new friends at orientation, where you'll receive information and advice about university life. Families are also invited to attend sessions on topics such as financial aid and the changes students experience during their first year of college.

Meet new people and catch up with returning friends from years past during a week of fun activities. Sponsored by SAIL, Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership, Welcome Week includes outdoor festivities, dances, and novelty acts.

Fall Festival

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Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

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 Enjoy a traditional homecoming weekend full of events, for alumni, parents, and the university community. Fall Festival showcases resident and student organizations through a processional parade to one of the fall athletic events.

Focus on the visions and ideals of Dr. King with the community. This event features the Drum Major Awards, honoring individuals who made significant contributions toward realizing Dr. King's dream of equality, social justice, and peace.

Honors Convocation

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Spring Fest

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 Join us when the honors program recognizes students who have excelled academically in a variety of disciplines and colleges. This annual celebration brings together family, faculty, and students in the celebration of academic achievement.

Participate with faculty and staff in this campus community event that guarantees lots of fun with carnival rides and novelty activities. Spring Fest typically offers entertainment ranging from local bands to larger national acts. 


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Freedom Festival

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 Celebrate the most important event on the academic calendar. Previous keynote speakers include Janet Reno, Senator John Kerry, and Ray Suarez. For facts, photos, and videos from Commencement exercises of current and previous years, please visit the Commencement site.

Enjoy our summer celebration at the Freedom Festival held on campus, featuring fireworks and a varied musical program, including a pops concert by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.

Many campus organizations also sponsor unique events