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UMass Dartmouth

First year orientation

Class of 2025 U

New Student

ORIENTATION class of 2 Orientation is the beginning of your UMassD journey. Your next four days will help you make a smooth transition to campus life.

Welcome, Corsairs! We’re excited to welcome you to campus! Over the course of the next four days, you’ll attend academic sessions to prepare for the difference between high school and college, familiarize yourself with campus and university services, and participate in social activities. Most importantly, you’ll meet your new classmates and form lifelong friendships.

Remember, you only have one Orientation—so have fun!

Shelly Metivier Scott, Director of New Student an Karen Pimentel, Specialized Administrative Assist


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nd Family Programs (left) and tant- Student Affairs.



Meet your

orientation staff


Ruth Amado

Lauren Bigelow

Kaelyn Bourgeois

Zoi Burns

Matthew Callahan

Darvanie Charles

Braedyn Demarco

Erica Enright

Emily Fontes

Becca George

Kylie Gervasio

Megan Hart

Perla Tejeda Hernandez

Efe Oboh-Idahosa

Brian Jordan

Florence Kallon

Anael Laguerre

Leonardo Leonardeli

Sharene Louis

Matt McGrath

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Kayla McLaughlin

Nykole Nova

Miracle Onyeoziri

Melanie Pina

Vanessa Pino

Serraya Quinn

Alejandra Seijo

Chloe Silva

Widline Thomas

Stephannie Vallee

Delaney Sparks

Christine Weir

Lauren Talbot

Chantal Yeboah



Corsair lingo Add/Drop - First week of semester during which students can make changes to their schedule Arnie -UMass Dartmouth Mascot Blended course - Course has both an in-person lecture and an online component CAS - Center for Access and Success or College of Arts & Sciences

RD/Resident Director - Professional, full-time, live-in staff members acting as a resource for students in such areas as campus information, counseling, university and residence hall policies and procedures, and developing activities and events. The Grove - Brand new, 800-seat dining facility, open to residents, commuters, faculty and staff. SAIL - Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership

CCB - Charlton College of Business

SENG - Science and Engineering

CITS - Computing and Information Technology Services

Syllabus - An outline of a course’s content, goals, assignments, grading policies, etc.

COIN - Corsair Online INformation — our student system that includes info such as class schedule, unofficial transcript, financial aid information, etc.

UMASS Pass - Student ID

CVPA - College of Visual and Performing Arts

University Studies - General education requirements required by all UMassD students

Co-requisite - A course or other requirement that must be taken at the same time as another course or requirement

Withdrawal - Grade of a W will be recorded; does not affect GPA

Corsair Cash - Dining dollars on your meal plan available for use at any dining retail location on campus FERPA - Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act – privacy of educational records GPA - Grade Point Average Holds - A flag placed on your student account that can prevent you from registering for classes, requesting official transcripts, and/or receiving your diploma LARTS - Liberal Arts building MCC - MacLean Campus Center Office Hours - Time that professors are scheduled to be in their office to be available for questions, one-on-one meetings, etc. Prerequisite - A course that should be taken before another class RA/Resident Assistant - Paraprofessional staff assigned to a particular apartment, suite or floor and live with the students of that area.


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Welcome to day one! You’re official. Show your school spirit! The best place for your books

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Textbooks options

Rental, digital, used or new – choose the format that best suits your needs…and budget!

Rental Books

Rent & Save! You don’t want to keep the book after class is over. Rentals not only save you money, you can highlight and write in them too!

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One apparel, gift or supply item* Access code: 1367 Use this link to get your 30% off coupon, textbooks information and reminders.

Digital Books

Allows you to access your textbooks anytime, anywhere, on any device. So convenient and often times saves you money.

Used Books

Same book, better price, previously owned. Eco-friendly - reduce, reuse and read used!

University Campus Store MacLean Campus Center | 508.999.1800 This is not a coupon. Please sign up using the web address to receive one.



campus ORIENTATION August 28-31, 2021 Saturday 8/28 • Meal plan starts today • Brunch available at the Grove for all new students • Family Reception & Tours Available at Welcome Center, Balsam Hall first floor 11am-2pm 7am-3pm

Balsam & Spruce Move-in

• Orientation check-in tables placed @ Balsam & Spruce 7am-3pm: ID distribution • Orientation check-in table for Commuters @ Cressy Field @3pm: ID distribution On-campus Orientation: 4-5pm Orientation Kick-off in Cressy Field (rain location: Tripp Athletic Center)



• Dinner at the Grove • OL Group Time: Getting Started • Travel Time





OL Group Time

OL Group Time



OL Group Time

5:30-6:15pm 6-6:45pm


OL Group Time


Travel Time

Travel Time


Travel Time


• Floor Meeting 1 (see signs posted in res hall) OR Commuter Mtg 1 (Tent) • Thinkfast (Main Auditorium) • Late Night at Tripp Athletic Center






Floor Meeting





Floor Meeting

Comuter Meeting


Late Night at Tripp

Late Night at Tripp

Late Night at Tripp

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Sunday 8/29 8-10am

Grab & go snacks available outside the Main Auditorium.


Honors College Event (required for members of the Honors College only) Tent



• Finance – Main Auditorium (with Sustainability intro) • Brunch at the Grove • Campus Tour Loop (visit office location and briefly connect w/staff member): A: FDUH - Career Center – SAIL - Care & Advocacy – Community Standards - CWGS - Religious & Spiritual Life - Counseling – Leduc Center B: Housing & Residential Education Office, Health Services - Access & Success - University Police • Civic Engagement - signed up for location yesterday, see app for specific location • Who Am I? Who Are We? – Main Auditorium • OL Group & CIRP –see your OL for location • Dinner at the Grove • Travel Time





Finance - AUD

Campus Tour A*

Civic Engagement (10)


Finance - AUD

Campus Tour * (start w A)

Campus Tour B*



Finance - AUD

Civic Engagement (10)

Campus Tour * (start w A)

10:30am 11am 11:30am 12pm 12:30pm 1pm 1:30pm 2pm 2:30pm

Travel Time


Who Am I? Who Are We? – Main Auditorium

3:30pm 4pm 4:30pm

Travel Time Dinner by OL Group -process

5pm 5:30pm

CIRP w/OL Group Dinner by OL Group

Civic Engagement (10)


Who Am I? Who Are We? – Main Auditorium

6:30pm 7pm 7:30pm

Travel Time CIRP w/OL Group

OL Group –process & then CIRP


Who Am I? Who Are We? – Main Auditorium

8:30pm 9pm 9:30pm 11pm

Dinner by OL Group

Travel Time

Travel Time Heart to Heart w/OL groups Music by the Fire



campus ORIENTATION continued Monday 8/30 CAROUSEL 4


• Breakfast at the Grove • Navigating Academic Expectations (with 9/11 Day of Service intro) • Dramatic Dialogues: What’s It All About (with Turbovote intro) • Lunch at the Grove • OL Groups visit academic tutoring locations • Dinner at Corsair Olympics (inside and outside of the Grove)

Blue 8-8:45am


Tent Main Auditorium

Green 1

Green 2



Travel Time

Travel Time Dramatic Dialogues: What’s It All About


8:30-9:15am 9-9:45am



Travel Time


Navigating Academic Dramatic Dialogues: Expectations What’s It All About

Navigating Academic Expectations



OL Group Time-visit

Travel Time

Lunch 12-12:30pm


OL Group Time – OL Group Time – visit tutoring locations visit tutoring locations

Dramatic Dialogues: What’s It All About

2-2:30pm 3pm

Dramatic Dialogues: What’s It All About

Travel Time

OL Group Time – visit tutoring locations Navigating Academic Expectations

Travel Time

Travel Time

Floor Mtg 2 (see signs posted in your res hall) / Commuter Mtg 2 (Main Auditorium)


Corsair Olympics Dinner (Inside/Outside the Grove)


Corsair Olympics



OL Group Time – visit tutoring locations

Navigating Academic Expectations Travel Time




Late Night at Tripp Jaws in the Pool, Lawn Games, Board Games, Small Team Soccer, Coloring, Glow Dodgeball, Superfan t-shirt giveaways

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Tuesday 8/31 7-10am 10am

Breakfast in the Grove C ommuter Meeting 3 in Main Auditorium meet class of 2025 Commuters

10:30am Residential Students arrive to Amphitheatre 11am 12pm 1pm

C onvocation in Amphitheatre (rain location: Tripp Athletic Center) Campus Community Lunch Tips from your Dean/Director

LOCATION College of Arts & Sciences..........................TENT Charlton College of Business.....................CCB 149 College of Engineering..............................Main Auditorium College of Nursing & Health Sciences.......DION 115 College of Visual & Performing Arts..........CVPA 153 College Now........................... Library Living Room


Excuse me, Can You Tell Me where?

e sure to have a copy of your course schedule with you B as you navigate across campus locating every classroom and lab that you need to find on the first day of classes tomorrow. Faculty, staff and student leaders will be stationed around campus helping to point you in the right direction!

Tonight F loor meeting 3 for Balsam & Spruce residents – check with your RA for specific times





Liberal Arts 005 | | 508.999.8709 STEM Learning Lab | SENG 217 | 508.999.8718 Writing & Multi-Literacy Center | LARTS 010 | 508.999.8710 The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers free peer tutoring to any UMass Dartmouth student throughout the school year, and during an abbreviated schedule for the summer and winter sessions. Both tutoring centers — STEM Learning Lab and the Business Tutoring Center — tutor students in a wide variety of subjects. The ARC works to ensure that students have clear, understandable and achievable academic goals.


Tripp Athletic Center | | 508.999.8720 The UMass Dartmouth Athletics Department is a broad-based program, consisting of 19 NCAA Division III sports, recreation, intramurals, aquatics, and fitness. Take advantage of the fitness center, pool, track, fields, and tennis courts to continue an activity you’ve always enjoyed or embark on your new wellness journey. We encourage and support first-time users in our fitness center and will provide instruction as you familiarize yourself with the facility. You don’t need to play to get in the game. Be a fan by marking all the big games on your calendar. Admission is free for students and we promise an exciting game atmosphere. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @UMassDAthletics to get connected.

BURSAR’S OFFICE Foster Administration Building, Room 208 M-TR 8:30am-4:30pm and FRI 9am-4:30pm 508.999.8832 | | The Bursar’s Office handles several financial-related functions for our students. These functions include monthly billing and the collection of past due student accounts, administering the monthly payment plan in COIN/Student Financial Center, and the processing specific to Perkins and nursing related student loans. The Bursar’s Office works in conjunction with the University Enrollment Center (UEC) to provide accurate and timely student account information.


Campus Center, first floor across from UMass Pass 508.999.8180 | We are the campus’s one stop shop for gear and course materials for students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni. It is important for all students and their families to know, we do not carry textbooks in the store, and they must be ordered via our website. It is best to order early, and note that orders take a few days to be shipped either to the Campus Store (free) or to your home


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(for a small fee). If you have any questions, anyone at the store is happy to answer them.


Campus Center Suite 001 | 508.999.8658 | Meet with a career counselor to discuss your choice of career and/or major, develop the professional skills you will need to launch a successful internship or job search, or apply to graduate school. Attend one of the many job and internship fairs, panels, or internship info sessions. Visit to access a range of online tools including Handshake, your link to employers seeking to hire for internships and jobs. Be sure to activate and customize your Handshake account.


Pine Dale Hall 7136 | 508.999.8872 | We work with students with documented disabilities to ensure mandates expressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act are upheld. If you had an IEP or 504 Plan in high school and are looking to receive academic accommodations or support, come to the Center. Common services may include extended time on tests in a reduced distraction environment, audio recording lectures, and one-on-one meetings with graduate assistants to discuss issues such as time management, organization, and meeting deadlines. You must self-disclose and provide appropriate documentation from a qualified licensed professional for Center for Access and Success services.


Campus Center, Room 202 | 508.999.8872

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life coordinates religious activities and serves the spiritual needs of the UMassD community. Professionals from many of the religious denominations provide opportunities for worship, spiritual direction, spiritual counseling, and other programs which enable students, faculty and staff to learn the many positive contributions of faith communities and to grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually within their faith tradition as well as gain greater appreciation and understanding of other faith traditions. We are also happy to assist in the forming of new student groups. If you would like more information, stop by or feel free to contact us: Professor Dilshod Achilov (Muslim) | Rev. Scott A. Ciosek (Protestant) | Father David Frederici (Catholic) | Deacon Frank Lucca (Catholic) | Rabbi Rafi Kanter (Jewish) Swami Yogamananda (Hindu) |


Campus Center Suite 207 | 508.910.6567 |

CWGS is a voice for women and the LGBTQ+ community, with the purpose of eliminating barriers, diminishing prejudices, and creating a supportive climate and space for all. Our mission is to offer resources and support on LGBTQ and women’s issues. In addition, we coordinate campus initiatives to prevent sexual assault and intimate partner violence. The CWGS recognizes that investigations of gender must take place in tandem with explorations of race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and other significant aspects of individual identity. As a department of Student Affairs, the Center also acts as a central coordinating agency for campus and community groups.


Corsair Tech — Library 1st Floor | 508.999.8040

CITS supports technology for your academic and social experiences. Service highlights include wireless access in academic buildings, residence halls and at participating institutions via Eduroam partner, Corsair Desktop (virtual computer access to university software), COIN, Mobile Computing Loan Program (borrow a laptop for the day), myCourses, PrintLess (complimentary printing throughout campus), IT Assistants, and LinkedIn Learning (online software training). Before the beginning of the semester, go to technology for free, downloadable, university software and check out U$ave for discounted pricing on computers.


Auditorium Annex | M–F 8am–5pm, Urgent Care 1am–4pm 508.999.8648 | The Counseling Center provides a range of services to help students develop improved coping skills to address emotional, interpersonal and academic concerns. We offer primarily short-term counseling and will help students initiate referrals to community-based services when students need specialized or longer term services. Services are provided by licensed psychologists, licensed social workers, and advanced unlicensed doctoral trainees under close supervision of our licensed staff. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, and 24-hr crisis service.

DINING SERVICES The Grove | M – Sun 9am – 5pm | 508.999.8147 | | UMass Dartmouth Dining Services offers all guests a wide variety of food options located on-campus. We have national retail brands and we use innovative brands as often as possible. As the central hub of the new facility of Balsam and Spruce, The Grove is an all-you-care-to-eat dining facility. This new dining area provides multiple stations, which offer a wide variety of food options and serves authentic cuisine from around the world. We offer many special dietary needs options at all of our dining locations. For convenience and flexibility, learn more about sign-

ing up for a meal plan by visiting our website or contacting us. To stay up to date on specials, dining events or pop ups be sure to follow us on social media: @UMassDEats

FINANCIAL AID SERVICES {FAS} Foster Administration Building 105 | M–F 8am–5pm 508.999.8643 | UMass Dartmouth Financial Aid Services (FAS) assists students with creating a financing strategy for their education. We support students by ensuring they understand all options and responsibilities to maximize their aid eligibility. FAS is staffed with professionals who are committed to finding a plan that fits every family’s unique situation. Aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships, tuition credit, loans, and/or part-time employment to help defray educational expenses. Students must submit the FAFSA to be considered. FAS staff are always available to assist with all financial aid inquiries and needs. FAS also hosts Financial Aid Labs every Friday (except holidays) from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.


Lower Level of the Marketplace 508.999.9222 |

Established in 1995 as a part of UMass Dartmouth’s efforts to acknowledge the unique circumstances of its increasingly diverse student body, the Unity House provides a supportive environment for the academic, cultural, recreational, and social pursuits for UMassD’s diverse student populations. It offers the campus a wide array of educational and social programs designed to further equity and inclusiveness.


Follow us @UMassDLives | | 508.999.8140 Balsam and Spruce Halls opened in Fall 2020 as a home for up to 1,210 students. 13 engagement communities encourage interaction between students who share academic, social, or cultural interests. You select your engagement community, room, and roommate using the Housing portal.If you would like to live on-campus, please pay your $200 Housing Reserve deposit ASAP. All communication about housing is sent to students’ UMassD email accounts. Keep checking your UMassD email throughout the summer as this is how we will communicate with you. Your specific arrival time is determined by your room assignment and will be sent to you later this summer.


Liberal Arts 031 | 508.999.8144 |

Whether you join us for a day or commit for the semester, share your time and talents to make a difference and enhance your personal skills! The Leduc Center’s mission to is enrich the lives of our faculty, students, staff, and community through engaged learning, active citizenship, meaningful service, scholarship, nd mutually beneficial partnerships. To explore your options or share your community-building idea, visit us online or stop by our office 9am-5pm M-F!



Who’s who cheatsheet continued MAIL AND PACKAGE SERVICES


Campus Center (ground floor, near Campus Store) 508.999.8075 |

Across from Pine Dale Hall | M–F 8am–5pm during Academic Year 508.999.8982 |

The Mail Room is a full-service mail operation and provides delivery of U.S. Mail, campus mail, and package delivery from all major couriers. The University Mail and Package Center is located on the ground floor of the Campus Center. Packages can be picked up from the self-service package locker banks located next to the Mail and Package Center.

Access your health portal via the Quicklaunch menu on the MyUmassD login page to upload immunizations, complete health history and tuberculosis screening, schedule an appointment or send a secure message.

PARKING Campus Center, ground floor | 508.999.8121 (decals) or .8131 (tickets) | The Parking Office is responsible for all aspects of parking on campus, including student parking registration assignments, parking tickets, and event parking logistics. All vehicles on campus must have a valid registered license plate corresponding to their affiliation to the campus. Parking tickets are connected to the RMV and must be paid to avoid fines and penalties.


Foster Administration Building, first floor | M–F 8:30am– 4:30pm | 508.999.8615 | The Registrar’s Office serves students, faculty, staff and alumni through course registration and classroom schedule management, individual student academic records (including transcripts), degree audit maintenance, graduation application, university catalogs, as well as institutional academic policy facilitation, implementation, and enforcement.


The SAIL Office provides programming for the entire campus community. The student employee-led SAIL Events Team plans and executes a diverse schedule of activities and includes something for everyone. UMass Dartmouth has over 150 clubs and organizations for you to be a part of! Visit the SAIL Office website and click on MyOrgs to see what we have to offer. We also provide a number of different leadership opportunities and skill development workshops for the campus.


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Ground floor of the Marketplace | 508.999.9175 | Campus Transportation provides service for the on-campus Shuttle, Retail Shuttle Loop, New Bedford Loop, event shuttle transportation, charter buses, Zip Car, and various local bus services and routes. Campus shuttles run on a scheduled loop every 10-15 minutes during service times. Safe Rides are available when shuttle service is not available.


Campus Center, ground floor | 508.999.8134 | UMass Pass is the official UMass Dartmouth identification card and you will use it to access University buildings, use your meal plan, and load funds for use on and off campus. UMDollars can be used at the Campus Store and all on-campus dining venues. To get your UMass Pass, go to myUMassD > Quicklaunch > UMass Pass. Select Student to log in/Staff/Faculty. Follow the instructions and specs to submit your photo for your I.D.


Foster Administration Building, 1st floor | M–F 8:30am– 4:30pm | 508.999.8857 | The UEC is the student’s one-stop center for assistance related to many student transactions including registration assistance, enrollment verification, assistance with student account information, and financial aid assistance. The UEC is the main contact center for questions specific to the status of your account and your financial aid.


Ring Road, across from Balsam and Spruce 508.999.8107 (non-emergency) 508.999.9191 (emergency) The UMass Dartmouth Police Department is a full service, MPAC-accredited law enforcement agency that provides a wide array of police and public safety services to the University community, which consists of a 710-acre main campus and five satellite campuses located in the cities of New Bedford and Fall River. Officers are trained by the Massachusetts Police Training Council and are fully sworn officers with full arrest powers.

Residence halls

Wheelchair access


Numbered parking lots

Emergency call boxes

WELCOME CENTER (campus tours) Buildings Corsair Shuttle stops


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East Residence Drive



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Cedar Dell West

Cedar Dell South

Athletic fields

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New Dining & First Year Res Halls

Welcome Center


Visitor Campus Map

Visitor Parking Visitors


A Liberal Arts (LARTS) B Main Auditorium (AUD) C Maclean Campus Center (MCC) • Campus Store • UMassD Pass Office • UMassD Mail Center D Grove Resident Dining Hall (GRV) E Residence Halls • Aspen Hall (AS) • Balsam Hall (BS) • Birch Hall (BR) • Chestnut Hall (CH) • Elmwood Hall (EL) • Evergreen Hall (EV) • Hickory Hall (HK) • Ivy Hall (IV) • Maple Ridge Hall (MR) • Oak Glen Hall (OG) • Pine Dale Hall (PD) • Spruce Hall (SH) • Willow (WL) F Foster Administration (ADMIN) • Academic Advising • Bursar and Registrar • Financial Aid • Graduate Admissions Office • University Extension Office • University Enrollment Center G Campus Police/Steam Plant (CPSP) H Visual & Performing Arts Building (CVPA) I Tripp Athletic Center (GYM) J Claire T. Carney Library (LIB) K Library Lecture Halls (205, 206, and 207) L Science and Engineering (SENG) M Textile (TEX) N Violette Research (VIOL) O Karam Campanile (BELL) P Amphitheater R Auditorium Annex (AUDX) • Admissions Office • Arnie’s Cupboard S Charlton College of Business (CCB) S1 Charlton Learning Pavilion T Dion Science and engineering (DION) U Cedar Dell Village V Woodland Commons (WOOD) W Health Services Modular Building (HLTH) X Research Building (RSCH)

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MY ALERT MyAlert is a notification system that immediately delivers emergency information to the UMassD community via mobile phone text and voice messaging. Different types of notifications include weather related closings and delays, environmental or violent crime emergencies that significantly disrupt daily activities or pose an immediate threat to health and safety.

Follow us on social media: Facebook: UMassD Class of 2025 Meet your Class of 2025 Instagram: umassd_orientation Meet the OLs Other important info will be posted here throughout the summer.

U University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 508.910.6402 |