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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

Special orientation sessions

First Year Orientation - Fall 2020 

​Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th Whether you are commuting or moving onto campus this weekend, join the orientation staff for our Zoom Mixer!   Float around to different zoom activity rooms to meet new people, get questions answered & have some fun!  

8pm-9pm  

Dance Mash-Up with OLs Rico & Dorothy  https://zoom.us/join 857 204 7405  

Team Trivia (win prizes) with OLs Kelly & Kevin  https://zoom.us/join 592 607 6665  

Genderpunks with OL Kyle https://zoom.us/join 508 723 3544  

First in my family to go to College, now what? With OC Steph https://zoom.us/join 948 407 6582  

Virtual lounge room with OC Isabelle & OLs Jarod & Kyara https://zoom.us/join 870 833 9388  

  

9pm-10pm  

Charades with OLs Kevin & Rico https://zoom.us/join 592 607 6665  

Virtual boardgames with OLs Jarod & Kyle https://zoom.us/join 870 833 9388  

Ballin' on a Budget with OL Kyara & Kelly https://zoom.us/join 547 439 9496  

Getting involved on campus with OC Isabelle & Dorothy https://zoom.us/join 857 204 7405  

Virtual lounge room with OC Steph https://zoom.us/join 948 407 6582  

  

10pm-11pm  

Going to college during the ‘rona hits different…with OCs Steph, Isabelle & OL Kevin https://zoom.us/join 948 407 6582  

Gaming Central with OL Jarod https://zoom.us/join 870 833 9388  

Team Trivia (win prizes) with OLs Kelly & Rico https://zoom.us/join 521 958 2349  

Virtual lounge room with OLs Kyle, Kyara & Dorothy https://zoom.us/join 857 204 7405  

 

Monday, August 31st 

10am  

Resident Floor Meetings (information provided by your RA)  

or  

Commuter Student Meeting – Join Shelly Metivier Scott, the Director of the New Student & Family Programs and Orientation Leaders to talk about issues unique to commuting and connect with fellow students.    https://zoom.us/join Meeting Room ID 743 693 3125 

 

11am 

UMassD Student Leadership Votes, Do You?  Zoom I.d.: 913 180 8827

  

2pm 

WHERE IS YOUR OL NOW?! Vote in real time to send OLs around campus (fitted with a live head-cam!) to check out the spaces YOU want to see… https://zoom.us/join 743 693 3125   

 

*7:00-8:00pm  

“What’s It All About?” Dramatic Dialogues 1  Let’s face it, college life involves drama. You’ve probably already experienced it yourself. These college students need your help as they go through heated situations. You’re guaranteed to have strong opinions on their choices so step in and let Hanna, Ryan and Darrick know what they should do next in this live interactive event.  Go to web address gtcdrama.net to join the event

  

8:00-9:00pm 

Want to learn more about the ways that UMassD addresses the issues raised in Dramatic Dialogues? Check out our Talk Back Debrief Zoom-Style.  Visit with these offices, meet the people that make them tick – talk about what they do and get involved!  

  • Frederick Douglass Unity House Join Zoom Meeting: https://umassd.zoom.us/j/92623198878 
  • Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality & Office of Health Promotion Zoom https://umassd.zoom.us/j/97622025241 
  • Counseling Office https://zoom.us/join 743 693 3125 

  
Tuesday, September 1st 
 
10am  
Resident Floor Meetings (information provided by your RA)  
or  
Commuter Student Meeting – Join Shelly Metivier Scott, the Director of the New Student & Family Programs and Orientation Leaders to talk about issues unique to commuting and connect with fellow students.    https://zoom.us/join Meeting Room ID 743 693 3125 

11:00-11:30am 
2020 New Student Convocation  You received an email from the Chancellor’s office on Tuesday, August 25th with a link to watch the virtual 2020 New Student Convocation. You'll hear from campus community members, Moise Saint-Louis, Assistant Dean & Director of the Frederick Douglass Unity House, and 2014 alumnus Joshua Encarnacion, and watch a performance by the UMassD Chamber Choir. Faculty and staff will offer best wishes to you for the upcoming year.  

1pm   
“Excuse me, can you tell me where…?” Bring your mask and your course schedule and let us help you find each classroom – OLs will be stationed around campus to point you in the right direction – or visit us on zoom at https://zoom.us/join 743 693 3125  

College Receptions on Zoom  
  • College of Nursing- Check your UMassD Email for details 
2pm 
College Receptions on Zoom  
*7:00-8:00pm  
“What’s It All About?” Dramatic Dialogues 2 
The drama is back but with all new scenarios. Dial back in and be ready for anything. Go to web address gtcdrama.net to join.
  
8:00-9:00pm 
Want to learn more about the ways that UMassD addresses the issues raised in Dramatic Dialogues? Check out our Talk Back Debrief Zoom-Style.  Visit with these offices, meet the people that make them tick – talk about what they do and get involved!  
  • Frederick Douglass Unity House Join Zoom Meeting: https://umassd.zoom.us/j/93848065056
  • Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality & Office of Health Promotion https://umassd.zoom.us/j/5884034339
  • Counseling Office https://zoom.us/join 743 693 3125 

*Trigger warning; this performance may be triggering to survivors of sexual assault. Counselors will be available on zoom in room 743 693 3125 during and immediately after this event. 

 

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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