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Blue and Gold Weekend

October 14-15, 2022

Join alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff for a weekend of Corsair pride!

Don't miss Saturday's Blue & Gold Festival and the Corsair Tailgate, followed by a live band and fireworks at the new 5th Quarter post-game party!


Schedule of Events

10:00-11:30 a.m. UMassD Foundation Board Annual Meeting

Location: Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library

The Foundation Board’s annual meeting is open to the public. 

Register here.

Questions? Please contact: Carol Kozma, associate director of donor relations, at or 508.999.8760.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. All-Campus Picnic

Location: The Grove

Register here.

Kick off the weekend with a picnic for students, faculty, and staff on the quad.

12:00-1:00 p.m. Alumni-Student Leadership Luncheon

Location: Tent on the quad

Current students will meet UMassD community leaders to hear about their college experience and careers, while our guests will learn more about our students’ career aspirations. Sponsored by the UMassD Student Alumni Association.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact: Carol Kozma, associate director of donor relations, at or 508.999.8760.

3:00 p.m. Inauguration of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller

Location: The Marketplace

Attend the Investiture Ceremony of Mark A. Fuller, PhD, sixth Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth since the campus joined the University of Massachusetts System.

Registration and more information here. Questions? Contact the Office of the Chancellor at 508.999.8004 or

3:00 p.m. Women's Tennis vs. Suffolk

Location: Tennis Courts

Women's tennis takes on Suffolk today in a makeup match.

7:00 p.m. HIIT Class with Two Toned Training

Location: Practice Field

Join this electric exercise experience with LED lights, music and a killer workout! This 45-minute bodyweight/HIIT class is a unique workout for all fitness levels led by the dynamic sister duo, Shai + Leah Douty of Two Toned Training. Leah is a UMassD alum! Attire: Wear neon or white activewear. Sign up here.

12:00-4:00 p.m. Blue & Gold Festival

Location: Quad
Free admission. Food and beverage available for purchase

Alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff will gather on the quad for an afternoon of fun with food trucks, carnival games, DJ, student performances, pumpkin painting, face painting and more! Food and beverages are available for purchase from a variety of food trucks.

Register here.

Questions? Please contact UMassD Alumni Relations at or 508.999.8031.

12:00 p.m. UMassD Men’s Soccer vs. Western Connecticut

Location: Cressy Field

Stop by Cressy Field on your way to the festival to catch men’s soccer action.

1:00 p.m. Women' Tennis vs. Western Connecticut

Location: Tennis Courts

Watch the tennis team this afternoon against Western Connecticut.

3:00-5:00 p.m. Corsair Tailgate

Location: Tripp Athletic Center Practice Field

Cost: $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Free for children under 10.
Free gift for the first 200 alumni who pre-register for the Corsair Tailgate.

Get ready for the game with some fun with UMassD alumni at the Corsair Tailgate. Food, games, and activities for all! Beer and sangria will be available for purchase. The first 200 alumni who register for the Corsair Tailgate will receive a free gift!

Register here.

Questions? Please contact UMassD Alumni Relations at or 508.999.8031.

4:00 p.m. UMassD Football vs. Westfield State

Location: Cressy Field

In the signature athletic event of Blue & Gold Weekend, UMassD takes on MASCAC rival Westfield State. Wear your blue and gold and fill the stands!

6:15-8:30 p.m. The 5th Quarter

Location: Tripp Athletic Center Practice Field

Close out Blue & Gold Weekend after the football game at the 5th Quarter, with dessert food trucks and live music from local band Get Lucky and fireworks! Fireworks starting at 8:05 p.m., sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association in celebration of Chancellor Fuller's inauguration.

Register here.

Questions? Please contact UMassD Alumni Relations at or 508.999.8031.

Hotel Accommodations

Special rates are available for UMassD alumni and friends who will be joining us during Blue & Gold Weekend. 

41 Old Bedford Road
Westport, MA 02790
Phone: (774) 520-1700

Book here and use code U71 to get the special UMass Dartmouth rate.

Parents and families, please call TownePlace directly for 15% off.

185 MacArthur Drive
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 774-634-2000

Book your special rate for Blue & Gold Weekend at $199 per night here.
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, September 21st