WELCOME TO UMass Dartmouth

We welcome you to the Catholic Community at UMass Dartmouth. All are welcome here, regardless of personal history, background, race, age, orientation, etc. You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected here at Catholic Campus Ministry!

UMass Dartmouth Newman Catholic Ministry offers support to our students during your transition to UMass Dartmouth and upon your transition to work/life during your senior year hear at UMass Dartmouth.

All of this is designed to get you off to a good start. During your four years here, Newman Catholic Ministry will continue to support you with opportunities to grow in faith. Check out the rest of the website for some of the possibilities open to you on campus.

So let us know if you are interested and we’ll get back to you about how you can get involved with our High School to College Embark program!

Welcome to UMass Dartmouth - We’re glad you are here!

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TRANSITION PROGRAMS FOR INCOMING CATHOLIC STUDENTS

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NOVUS 2020 

Due to the current health situation Novus will not be held

If you are interested, you are invited to participate in Novus which takes place prior to your fall orientation. Meet online with our peer ministers and members of the Newman Catholic Student Association. They will help advise you on all things UMass Dartmouth. Meet other Catholic students online prior to your arrival on campus. You can just hang out and listen or participate in the discussion. Your choice. No pressure. 

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ALPHA ONLINE

Due to the current health concerns, Alpha will be held online

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eight weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.
Give it a try. Meet new people while learning more about your faith.
No pressure, no follow-up, no charge! #TryAlpha 

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EMBARK 2020

Four Sessions beginning Sunday, August 16, 2020

Join us online and explore the transition to college. Meet new friends. Meet campus peers who will support your transition!

•Explore the transitions that define our past, present, and future.
•Take time to reflect with others and on your own, and-
•Listen to the experiences of a young adult team as you prepare to transition from high school and home life to living on your own.

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EMBARK 2020

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EMBARK 2020
August 16, 23, September 6, 13
6:30 - 7:30 pm

We know that the start of your first year at UMass D is going to be nothing like you anticipated due to the health concerns surrounding COVID-19. However, we can help make the best of it. 

Meet with our peer ministers for four sessions. They’ll give you information that will help with the transition, and they will be there to support you during your four years at UMass D. 

Make some solid connections before you ever arrive on campus. Join us for EMBARK 2020.


NOVUS 2020

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Incoming first year students who commit to participation in Novus will be invited to arrive on campus early before the official move-in date. This will give you an opportunity to settle in and to meet other Catholic students. You will participate in the NOVUS transition program for our incoming Catholic first years prior to fall orientation. For information on Novus 2020, please contact Deacon Frank at flucca@umassd.edu .

What is Novus?
First year Catholic students are invited to participate in NOVUS.
Novus 2020 is offered on August 28-30 on campus and at Newman House (our just off campus facility located just a few hundred feet west of the campus entrance).

· Resident students have the added benefit of moving in two days early (you’ll be all settled in before most of your fellow first year students even set foot on campus.) Residents and commuters are most welcome but space is limited.

· Novus is not a retreat. It’s two days of having fun, learning more about UMass Dartmouth and yourself, and spending
      some time in service.
· Meet upperclassmen peer ministers who will help guide you through the opening of the semester.
· Have a great time with other first year students and peer ministers.
· There is NO CHARGE to participate in NOVUS.

Deadline for registration for NOVUS is July 20, 2020 or until full.

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ALPHA

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No pressure - No follow-up - No charge!

WHAT IS ALPHA

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eight weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.

ALPHA AT UMASS D

Online 
Tuesday’s beginning September 15 at 6:30 PM for ten weeks

WHAT TO EXPECT

A TYPICAL ALPHA

Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. (Due to restrictions Alpha will be held online)

FIRST UP - THERE’S FOOD

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

A TALK

The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they may be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 


FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

NOVUS 2020 REGISTRATION

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EMBARK 2020 REGISTRATION

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ALPHA AT UMASS D REGISTRATION

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GET IN TOUCH WITH US

We are always happy to hear from you

CAMPUS ADDRESS

285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Campus Center Room 220

NEWMAN HOUSE 

359 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, Ma 02747

EMAIL

Fr. David Frederici -  Father.David@umassd.edu
Dcn Frank Lucca -  flucca@umassd.edu

PHONE

508-999-8872

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