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Blue and Gold Weekend

October 6-7, 2023

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! Stay tuned for a full schedule events and registration information.

Schedule of Events

1:00-3:00 p.m. Senior Shift

Location: Marketplace

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. 

Questions? Please contact Nicole Arruda, assistant director of alumni relations, at or 508.910.4024.

All day: Corsair Challenge

Starting today, the Corsair Challenge is your chance to show your support of UMassD students and their bright futures. You’ll receive a free pair of exclusive UMassD socks with your generous gift of $75 or more!

Questions? Contact Shannon Wood, director of annual giving

10:00-11:30 a.m. Retiree Brunch

Location: Marketplace

UMass Dartmouth welcomes retirees to return to campus and indulge in brunch. Discover the latest updates and exciting news from prominent campus leaders and learn how you can be part of our university’s successful trajectory. 

Questions? Please contact Carol Kozma, associate director of donor relations, or Shannon Wood, director of annual giving.

7:00-10:00 p.m. Drag Show hosted by CWGS & SAIL

Location: Marketplace

The Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality (CWGS) & Student Activities, Involvement, & Leadership (SAIL) will host a Drag Show featuring fabulous entertainment. This is an 18+ event.

Register here.

Questions? Contact or

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

Location: Board of Trustees Room, Foster Administration Building

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

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

12:00-1:30 p.m. Alumni-Student Leadership Luncheon

Location: Marketplace

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 Alumni Association and UMassD Student Alumni Association.

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

7:00-9:00 p.m. 34th Annual Corsair Athletics Hall of Fame

Location: Marketplace

Join UMassD Athletics in honoring the Hall of Fame class of 2023 at a dessert reception and induction ceremony. Tickets are $40.

2023 Inductees:
Jim Filippo, former head coach, men's and women's swimming and diving
Seana Golden '13, field hockey
Kim Serrecchia '95, women's soccer
Brandon Stephens '11, men's basketball
Robert Yarbough '12, men's track and field, football
Team of Distinction: 1983 SMU Women's Track & Field

Register here.

Questions? Contact Jack Holleran, deputy director of athletics.

9:00 a.m. Admissions Open House

If you have a high school student who's starting to think about college, join the Open House, hosted by the Office of Admissions, to explore our six colleges and 100+ programs, tour the new first-year residence halls, and learn about the admissions process.

Register here.

12:00-3:30 p.m. Blue & Gold Festival * Cancelled due to inclement weather

The Blue & Gold Festival on the quad has been cancelled due to weather. The Corsair Tailgate will begin as scheduled at 3:00 p.m. on the practice field.

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

Location: Cressy Field

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

3:00-7:00 p.m. Corsair Tailgate

Location: Tripp Athletic Center Practice Field

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in guests are welcome!

Cost: $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Free for children under 12.

Get ready for the game with some fun with UMassD alumni at the Corsair Tailgate. Featuring live music from "Get Lucky" band, 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!

Questions? Please contact UMassD Alumni Relations at or 508.999.8031.

4:00 p.m. UMassD Football vs. Mass. Maritime

Location: Cressy Field

In the signature athletic event of Blue & Gold Weekend, UMassD takes on Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Wear your blue and gold and fill the stands!

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 to reserve your room at the special Blue & Gold Weekend rate of $219-229 per night.

Book by September 20 to secure this rate.

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