UMass Dartmouth welcomes Class of 2018

Convocation ceremony celebrates the beginning of new academic year and newest Corsairs

Today UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman was joined by university officials, faculty, staff, and student leaders in welcoming the Class of 2018 to the University during the Convocation ceremony at the University's Vietnam Veterans Peace Memorial Amphitheater. The Class of 2018 is made up of 1,525 students from 18 different states and 33 countries. 

Convocation is a ceremony that celebrates the beginning of the academic year and welcomes new students to campus. This year's Keynote Speaker is Kara Miller, host and executive editor of "Innovation Hub," WGBH's and Public Radio International's weekly radio show about technology and innovation. She also contributes to "The Takeaway," a national radio program hosted by John Hockenberry, WGBH's "Morning Edition," and "Greater Boston," which airs on Boston's PBS station. 

UMass Dartmouth's new students join the University's 600 new transfer students, 38 new faculty members, and returning students. The UMass Dartmouth community returns to campus following a series of projects over the summer, including the completion of the 1.67 MW Kawasaki gas turbine based cogeneration system, new steam line infrastructure, renovation and upgrades to labs and classrooms, and upgraded wireless internet service. 

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale.

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