Everything you need to know for the beginning of the fall semester at UMassD

Make sure you get your semester started right with our guide

"Weeks of Welcome" (WOW) at UMass Dartmouth is filled with activities and opportunities to meet new people, including Convocation. It's a chance to settle into life as a Corsair and get to know the UMass Dartmouth campus, programs, services, clubs, and organizations. WOW2022 is from 8/29 - 9/17!

Are you ready for a new academic year at UMassD? Faculty and staff are excited for the upcoming semester and your return to campus. Whether you're a returning student or brand new, here's some important info and fun events to get your semester started right.

  • Check out the schedule for Weeks of Welcome (WOW). You don’t want to miss the Corsair Olympics on August 30.
  • Need help registering for classes, understanding your tuition bill, or figuring out financial aid? Visit the Student Service Center (SSC) in the Foster building. Check out the extended hours too!
  • Want to know the hours of all the offices on campus? We have an easy guide with our Campus Hours Fall 22 guide.
  • Whether you're a residential or a commuter student, if you have a car on campus, make sure you have a valid permit and sticker because ticketing will begin on September 1 - the first day of classes.
  • Download the BusWhere app, so you don't miss any campus shuttles.
  • Upload your Vaccination documentation ASAP. All students who wish to live, learn, or physically come to campus must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn How to upload your COVID vaccine documentation.
  • Moving into campus? Here's a list of items you can bring to your new room!
  • Complete "U Got This!" – UMassD's Online Active Bystander training. This is required for all incoming first-year students. Learn how to get started on the training.
  • New student? Visit the amphitheater next to the Library at 11 a.m. on August 31 for new Student Convocation and campus BBQ.
  • Prepare for the first day of classes on September 1.
  • Check out the new dining and snack options like the Smoothie Lab, Arnie's Subs, and the Crow's Nest Pub if you're 21+.
  • Take a look at the winners of the UMassD Believes essay contest.
  • Follow UMassD on social media for great UMassD stories and the latest news.
  • Tell your family about Blue & Gold Weekend, so they can visit and participate in fun activities across campus.


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