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Office of Student Affairs

Welcome to UMass Dartmouth Community!

Going to college is an investment that pays lifelong dividends. I can attest to the transformational power of a college education as I entered the academy as a first-generation, lower-income student, earned a college degree, and achieved an even greater understanding of myself, my life’s passion, and my commitment to ensuring others have the same life-changing opportunities I had during my educational journey. It has been my life-long mission to provide the resources and tools to help students successfully navigate their university experience.

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to partnering with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers to prepare students to be competitive in an ever-changing workforce. 

We take this work very seriously as we change the economic trajectory of many of our students and their families.

Every student is unique and brings their own diverse experiences. So, I challenge you to meet new people, get connected and involve yourself in the Student Government Association, student organizations and/or any of the life changing opportunities and experiences that will prepare you to be a competitive global scholar and leader at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and beyond. Always remember, the most important person on this campus is you!

 Kimberly M. Scott, PhD

Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs


We work collaboratively with our campus and community partners to transform students’ potential to accomplish their dreams in a diverse and inclusive learning community.


We are educators dedicated to delivering high quality, co-curricular programs and services in a learning environment that supports students’ holistic growth and development of essential life skills that help our students actualize their full potential as responsible, engaged, and successful citizen leaders in a global environment.

Strategic Goals

  1. Recruit and Retain a Diverse Student Body
  2. Promote a Healthy, Safe, and Welcoming Campus Community
  3. Increase Opportunities for Student Leadership, Learning and Civic Engagement
  4. Advance Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion
  5. Advocate for an Infrastructure that Better Supports Student Needs

Student Assistance Form

If you or a friend are struggling or don’t know where to go to get assistance you need, please feel free to use our Student Affairs Student Assistance Form and we will get you connected to the right person/department/resources.



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