UMassD 2020 Election Events

Want to know more about the upcoming election and what the results mean? UMassD Votes has you covered!

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To prepare yourself for the 2020 United States presidential election, the issues on the ballot, and other important races, take a look at all the events hosted by UMass Dartmouth and other groups. Many post-election events are also happening that will analyze the election results.

October 29, 2020

  • Ballot Question Forum – Join the UMassD Votes Coalition to learn about the Massachusetts ballot questions featuring UMassD faculty and student leaders. Webinar ID: 958 3718 7718 Passcode: 692746. 6 p.m.

November 2, 2020

  • Party at the Polls – MASSPIRG is hosting an all-day-long virtual phonebank and textbank event to reach out to students and help them make a plan to vote and cast their ballot. Sign up here.
  • Get out the vote space – Join the UMassD Votes Coalition for a Q&A for final election questions/concerns. Connect via Zoom. Meeting ID: 937 8826 5763 Passcode: VOTE. 10 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Hopes & Fears about the Election – First-Year students are invited to join the New Student and Family Programs and the Counseling Center in a non-partisan space to discuss their thoughts, get support, and be heard. Connect via Zoom - Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747. 8 – 9 p.m.

November 3, 2020 – Election Day

  • Party at the Polls – MASSPIRG is hosting an all-day-long virtual phonebank and textbank event to reach out to students and help them make a plan to vote and cast their ballot. Sign up here.
  • Election Day Shuttle Service – Shuttle service from the Campus Center to Dartmouth Bible Church. Everyone will need to have a face covering on and stay 6 feet apart, which means some might have to stand outside – please dress accordingly. Students need to be registered to vote already. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Election Night Pop Up Tents– Get a break during election night and come out to the tents in front of Birch Grill or the Grove Quad to get a free bag of goodies. Sponsored by Dining Services, UMassD Police Department, Housing and Residential Education and Student Affairs. 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.

November 4, 2020

  • Need to process online space – Join the Counseling Center via Zoom for a place to come and discuss your feelings, how to cope, and how to keep your focus. Meeting ID: 913 5547 8824, Passcode: 987528. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • FDUH BIPOC and Allies in-person “ALL DAY SNACK & CHAT” - The Frederick Douglas Unity House will host an all-day open “Snack and Chat” to allow BIPOC and allies on campus who want to be in a physical space to sit and reflect post-election. The 14-person COVID-19 capacity requirement will be maintained but hope to rotate attendees to facilitate access to the space. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • BIPOC/Gender/LGBTQ Online Space – Join staff from FDUH, CWGS, and other faculty and staff across campus for a listening and engagement session. Breakout rooms will be provided for various identity groups present in each space via Zoom. Meeting ID: 516 978 4084, Passcode: 349275. 10 – 11 a.m. and 4 - 5 p.m.
  • CWGS in-person, open space - CWGS will host an open space “snack and chat” to process the election results – maintaining social distance and COVID-19, Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality, 2nd floor Campus Center, 12 – 2 p.m.
  • ANYTHING BUT THE ELECTION ONLINE SPACE - Need a break from all the talk about the election? Join us for an online space to discuss anything BUT the election! Sponsored by Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Dining Services. Meeting ID: 99119652858 Password 661947. 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Conservatives online space – Drop-in space for students who identify as politically conservative to discuss/process election, outcomes, and next steps via Zoom. Sponsored by Leduc Center for Civic Engagement. 1 – 2 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m.
  • Celebration online space - Excited by the outcome of the election (or the anticipated outcomes) – join others in a celebratory space to engage about what has occurred and the next steps via Zoom. Sponsored by the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and SAIL. Meeting ID: 975 9338 9468, Passcode: 639158. 1 – 2 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m.
  • Need to be in community space - Not sure what you need or want but would like to be physically (well, virtually) present with others? Please join us via Zoom.  Meeting ID: 982 3524 1556, Passcode: 265164. Sponsored by Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Housing and Residential Education. 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Community members in quarantine/isolation - Connect online with other members of the community who are currently in isolation/quarantine to discuss all that has transpired during and post-election via Zoom. Meeting ID: 851 718 5487, Passcode: CARE.S by the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Care and Advocacy. 1 – 2 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m.
  • Need to process online space - A place to come and talk about how your feeling, how to cope, and how to keep your focus via Zoom. Meeting ID: 922 6267 1860, Passcode: 517280. Sponsored by the Counseling Center. 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Science and Health online space - Interested in discussing what the election results mean for science and health – in the current context of COVID? Join us online for a discussion. Meeting ID: 979 1774 9570, Passcode: B#j19Z. Sponsored by the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Health Services. 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Impact on Higher Education law/compliance issues online discussion - Engage in discussion about potential impacts of the election on higher education law and compliance issues. Meeting ID: 980 4517 2433, Passcode: 541094. Sponsored by Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Student Affairs. 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Need to process online space - A place to come and talk about how your feeling, how to cope, and how to keep your focus via Zoom. Meeting ID: 913 5547 8824, Passcode: 987528. Sponsored by the Counseling Center. 2 – 4 p.m.
  • VOTE 2020 - "What Happened and Now What" - Briefing by Political Prof. Doug Rosco, UMass Political Science, Professor Dwight Duncan, UMass Law, Students are invited to share their thoughts, emotions, and questions. moderated by Liz Anusauskas (SGA President), Johnathan Field (MASSPIRG student leader), and Zoi Burns (UMassD Votes Captain) with Dr. Moise St. Louis, assistant dean of students/director of Frederick Douglass Unity House. Sponsored by Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and UMassD Votes Coalition. Webinar ID:  946 7716 3903 Password: 636095. 6:30 p.m.
  • First-Year Student online space - Non-partisan space for students to discuss their thoughts & get support, be heard. Meeting ID: 743 693 3125, Passcode: 02747. Sponsored by HRE, Counseling Center, and New Student and Family Programs. 8 – 9 p.m.
  • Science and Health online space - Interested in discussing what the election results mean for science and health – in the current context of COVID? Join the online Meeting ID: 910 0562 8995, Passcode: 6a!RV4. Sponsored by the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Health Services. 8 – 9 p.m.
  • Impact on Higher Education law/compliance issues online discussion - Engage in discussion about potential impacts of the election on higher education law and compliance issues. Meeting ID: 919 6275 5353, Passcode: 297968. Sponsored by Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Student Affairs. 8 – 9 p.m.
  • Need to process online space - A place to come and talk about how your feeling, how to cope, and how to keep your focus. Sponsored by the Counseling Center. Meeting ID: 922 6267 1860, Passcode: 517280. 8 – 9 p.m.
  • Need to be in community space -Not sure what you need or want but would like to be physically (well, virtually) present with others? Please join via Zoom. Sponsored by Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Housing and Residential Education. Meeting ID: 914 8187 9800 Passcode: 243270. 8 – 9 p.m.

November 5, 2020

  • International Student online space – Virtual panel discussion with Q&A to examine the results of the election and implications for immigration law and reform. Featuring Daniel Pirbudagov, Executive Director of International Education and Irene Scharf, Professor of Law, Director of Immigration Law Clinic. 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.


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