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#FunFact: 60% of @UMassD‘s students are pursuing their #nursing degrees. Employment of registered #nurses is projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. #UMassOnline #UMassD #Nurse #NursingSchool #OnlineEducation #HigherEducation


In the middle of a pandemic and a stressful semester, we want to remind you to take time for yourself. Join us for our new socially distanced yoga series! Juliet Loranger, from School of Yoga New Bedford, will be offering free classes for UMASSD Graduate Students.


More Information to Come! 



Learn how to expand your network and take advantage of opportunities for jobs, internships, research positions, and more with this @LinkedIn workshop on June 18th at 4:30 PM…

Alison Frey-Student Spotlight

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...

Student Spotlight-Riccardo Cicciarella

By Rachel Pichette This week we are spotlighting the work of Riccardo Cicciarella, a student in the Master of Marine Biology program. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University in California in 2018.  Riccardo is from Modica, a small town...

Student Spotlight- Stephanie Sabino

by Rachel Pichette  Stephanie Sabino is a student at the UMass School of Law. She is a first-generation immigrant from Brazil and moved to Quincy, Massachusetts, nearly twelve years ago. She considers it her hometown. Stephanie graduated from UMass Lowell in May...

Student Spotlight – Josué Rivera

by Rachel Pichette  This week we are spotlighting the impressive work of Josué Rivera, a 21-year-old student in the Master of Computer Science program. He graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2019 after only three years...

Student Spotlight – Alok Ratnaparkhi

Written & Edited by Rachel Pichette Posted by Ricardo SerranoThis week we will be spotlighting the work of Alok Ratnaparkhi, a graduate student in the Masters of Computer Science program at UMass Dartmouth. He is from Aurangabad, India. Aurangabad is a small city...

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.


School of Yoga New Bedford

November 11, & 18, from 6- 7:15 p.m.

December 2, from 6-7:15 p.m.