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Orientation

Welcome to UMass Dartmouth

Orientation is the beginning of your UMassD journey, helping you make a smooth transition to campus life.

Campus Departments to Know

  • Individual Professors/Advisors - Listed in COIN
  • Student Affairs 508-999-8640
  • Academic Advising 508-999-8455
  • Center for Access & Success 508-999-8711
  • Career Center 508-999-8658
  • Counseling Center 508-999-8650
  • Health Services 508-999-8876
  • UMassD Police Department 508-999-9191

First Year Orientation - Spring 2021 

January Orientation

What you'll do at January Orientation:

  • Check-into the zoom space to meet your new campus community
  • Meet your Orientation Leaders and other students in your group
  • Participate in academic advising with faculty & staff
  • Select your spring courses
  • Get important information on connecting with others on campus, your student i.d., parking, meal plans and much more

WHAT:  First-Year Student Orientation

WHEN: Friday, January 15, 2021 10:00am - 3:00pm (including two 30-minute breaks)

WHERE: https://umassd.zoom.us/j/7436933125?pwd=a1dvY3pqQVBJaTloTEtjT2J2L1Rrdz09

                Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747

 

In addition, your family will receive an invitation to Family Orientation on Wednesday, January 13th at 10am.  This will be a one-hour program providing an overview of what your spring semester will involve, touching on topics including COVID-19, academics, wellness, finance & the Family Association. There will also be time for Q & A with the Orientation staff.  

 

WHAT:  Family Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am

WHERE: https://umassd.zoom.us/j/7436933125?pwd=a1dvY3pqQVBJaTloTEtjT2J2L1Rrdz09

                Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747

 

If you have any questions, please contact Student Affairs at 508.910.6497 or send an email to orientaton@umassd.edu.

 

Transfer Orientation - Spring 2021

What you'll do at Virtual Transfer Orientation:

  • Check-into the zoom space to meet your new campus community
  • Meet your Orientation Leaders and engage with our Transfer Student Panel 
  • Participate in a session about connecting to your new campus community
  • Interact with your academic college regarding spring courses, academic expectations & supports
  • Q & A time to get important information on various topics such as your student i.d., parking, meal plans and much more
 

WHAT:  TRANSFER Student Orientation

WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am 

WHERE: https://umassd.zoom.us/j/7436933125?pwd=a1dvY3pqQVBJaTloTEtjT2J2L1Rrdz09

                Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747

 

In addition, your family will receive an invitation to Family Orientation on Wednesday, January 13th at 10am.  This will be a one-hour program providing an overview of what your spring semester will involve, touching on topics including COVID-19, academics, wellness, finance & the Family Association. There will also be time for Q & A with the Orientation staff.  

 

WHAT:  Family Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am

WHERE: https://umassd.zoom.us/j/7436933125?pwd=a1dvY3pqQVBJaTloTEtjT2J2L1Rrdz09

                Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747

 

After the zoom portion of Orientation ends, you may opt to visit campus for a tour, to complete administrative tasks (like pay your bill or drop off health forms), or to connect with orientation staff in person. As health & safety guidelines allow, the orientation team will be available to you on campus that day in the MacLean Campus Center until 4:00pm.   

 
Don't forget to complete your Online Orientation prior to attending your Transfer Orientation via zoom on January 14th.
 
Please contact us with any questions at 508.910.6402 or orientation@umassd.edu.
 
We can't wait to see you! 
Shelly Metivier Scott 
Director of New Student & Family Programs 

 

Veterans

Complete an online orientation, then work with advisors to select classes. You will also be invited to a Campus Connection Reception. Learn more

International students

Attend an orientation offered by the International Student & Scholar Center. Learn more

Graduate students

You will receive an email invitation to your Graduate School Orientation.

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