Welcome to UMass Dartmouth

Student Affairs is comprised of 13 departments ranging from Counseling Services to Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership and represents more than 65 professional staff.

We want to help you achieve your full potential

We are dedicated to delivering programs and services that assist you to achieve your full potential. And we are here to support your development to be the best citizen leader in your area of interest.

As administrators, educators, advisors, advocates and coaches, we strive to provide a learning environment that promotes academic success, personal growth, leadership development, social responsibility, student empowerment, and holistic well-being in the intellectual, social, cultural, spiritual, emotional, career, and physical realms.

Your university years represent a very important transitional stage in your life and for your family as well. These can be a time of extremes and contradictions; a time of incredible excitement and a time of anxiety and confusion; a time of experiencing strong self-confidence and independence and a time of experiencing insecurities and dependence; a time of grieving the life you left behind and a time of elation for the new beginnings.

This kind of emotional roller coaster that many of you will experience is absolutely normal, and UMass Dartmouth is a community that knows how to help you through this important transitional period. You don't have to do it alone. There are incredibly talented and dedicated student leaders, staff, administrators, and faculty in this total-learning community who are here to assist as needed.

Please do check out our web site links; better still, come and see us in person. Most of us have office hours and can always be seen by appointment.

We encourage you to get involved

We will hope to see you at campus activities and sporting events, invite you to dinner to share your experiences, and will continually seek to involve you on campus committees both as a way to increase your learning opportunities and to engage you in the life of the UMass Dartmouth campus.

Please do take advantage of the opportunities to get involved. My colleagues and I look forward to seeing you and getting to know you.

Dr. David M. Milstone
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs