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Meet && Greet

Pop up for the meet and greet event today with your GSS senators. Come relax with us before the midterm buzz, in the Library Grand reading room at 5:30pm with Pizza, a few games and prizes to be won.

All grad students are welcome. Hope to see you all there.


Student Spotlight-Patricia Perez

By Rachel Pichette This week we are showcasing the work of Patricia Perez, a student in the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) Master of Science Program in the Department of Fisheries Oceanography. Perez grew up in Maryland and obtained a BS in Marine...

Student Spotlight – Ruth M. Lavache

by Rachel Pichette  This week we will be spotlighting the work of Ruth M. Lavache, a Juris Doctor & Master of Business Administration candidate. Lavache is a first generation Haitian American from Northern New Jersey. She attended Rutgers University as an...

Student Spotlight – Michael Coute

By Rachel Pichette “This week we are spotlighting the work of Michael Coute, a student in the School of Marine Science and Technology in the Department of Fisheries Oceanography. Coute’s concentration is in living resource science and management.  Coute is from Dennis...

Student Spotlight – Alisa Scivetti

by Rachel Pichette  This week we will be showcasing the work of Alisa Scivetti, a 1L Law Student at UMass Dartmouth Law School and member of the Criminal Law Society. As an Undergraduate, Scivetti completed her undergraduate degree in law, technology, and culture...

Student Spotlight- Alison Frey

By Rachel Pichette This week we are spotlighting the work of Alison Frey, a master’s student in the SMAST program. Frey graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology. She then worked as a biological technician at the NOAA...

Student Spotlight-Shabnam Jannesari

By Rachel Pichette Shabnam Jannesari is a third-year student and MFA Candidate in painting here at UMass Dartmouth. Jannesari is from Isfahan, Iran – an ancient city with spectacular mosques that are decorated with traditional tiles and Islamic patterns. She received...

Student Spotlight-Trang Nguyen

By Rachel Pichette  This week we will be spotlighting the work of Trang Nguyen, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and master’s degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of...

Student Spotlight- Yurie Hayashi

By Rachel Pichette This week we will be spotlight the work of Yurie Hayashi, a second-year student in the Master of Fine Arts program. Hayashi is from Japan. She received a BA in International Studies from a Japanese University before moving to the United States to...

Student Spotlight-Vladeric Belizaire

by Rachel Pichette  This week we are spotlighting the exciting work of Vladeric Belizaire, a student at the UMass School of Law. He is a first-generation child of immigrants. Both of Belizaire’s parents immigrated to the United States from Haiti in the early...

Student Spotlight-Abigaelle Ngamboma

by Rachel Pichette  This week we are spotlighting, Abigaelle Ngamboma, a second-year student at UMass School of Law. Ngamboma is from Illinois and graduated from Illinois State University with her bachelor’s degree in political science. She is currently working...

Our Mission

To serve as a resource and advocate for the UMass Dartmouth graduate students; To represent the goals, interests, concerns, and professional development of the graduate student population of UMass Dartmouth;   To facilitate community and communication among graduate students in different Colleges, Schools, and Departments of UMass Dartmouth; and To identify and address current and emerging needs of UMass Dartmouth graduate students.


Our Upcoming Events & Activities

Graduate Student Senate Meeting

Every two weeks on Monday starting February 01, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.