UMass Dartmouth will welcome more than 300 7th graders from Fall River for a tour of the entire campus this Monday, November 16. The visit is made possible through the college immersion program of CONNECT, a southeastern Massachusetts public higher education partnership.
Students from Kuss Middle School, Henry Lord Community School, Resiliency Middle School, and Doran Community School will gain the college experience by visiting and engaging with faculty and students from UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Engineering. Students will also get the chance to visit Residence and Dining Halls, the Claire T. Carney Library, and receive a tour of the Fitness Center to learn about the University’s wellness initiatives.
The 7th graders will be welcomed at 9 a.m. by mascot Arnie the Corsair at the university’s Main Auditorium.
CONNECT is a partnership of the five public higher education institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts: Bridgewater State University, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Massasoit Community College, and UMass Dartmouth. Established in 2003, CONNECT has two primary goals: to improve the quality, accessibility, and affordability of higher education; and to advance the economic, educational and cultural life of Southeastern Massachusetts. CONNECT realizes its mission by focusing on four major areas, with activities and initiatives that enhance academic programs and ease transfer of students among the institutions; foster economic development through the region; promote cultural programs and projects; and share expertise and resources. The executive officers of the CONNECT institutions act cooperatively to strengthen their institutional missions and to enrich the life of the region.
UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional economic, social, and cultural development. UMass Dartmouth's mandate to serve its community is realized through countless partnerships, programs, and other outreach efforts to engage the community, and apply its knowledge to help address local issues and empower others to facilitate change for all.