25 Type of Professor You Will Love and Hate at UMass Dartmouth

1. The Ancient Professor

2. The Big Shot Professor

3. The Hot Professor

 

4. The “Freshman” Professor

5. The Professor Who is Always Late

6. The Really Detailed & Strict Professor

7. The Boring Professor

8. The “How Did You Become a Professor?” Professor

9. The Life Changing Professor

10. The Bossy Professor

11. The Tenured Professor

12. The Mumbling Professor

13. The Weird Professor

14. The Snobby Professor

15. The Spitting Professor

16. The Chill Professor

17. The Hippie Professor

18. The Party Professor

19. The “Call You Out” Professor

20. The Foreign Professor

21. The Comedian Professor

22. The Professor Who Just Reads

23. The Egotistical Professor

24. The Online Course Professor

25. The Power Point Professor

Best and Worst Things About Your First Week at UMass Dartmouth

The thrill you’ll get the second you set foot in your dorm room for the first time is an unforgettable feeling. The world (well, campus’s teensy-tiny corner of it) is yours, and it’s up to you to make the most of Week One. Those seven days are going to be jam-packed with adventure, but you’ll probably encounter a few things you’d rather not experience. Wondering what you should know in advance? Check out this best/worst breakdown.

Best

1. Finally living on your own

No parents! No siblings! No emptying the dishwasher or driving your cousin to soccer practice! Sure, having a roommate means you’re technically not living on your own. But this is the most freedom you’ve had thus far.

2. The open doors

Throughout the first week in your residence hall, you’ll likely find more doors open than shut. Everyone’s so eager to put themselves out there that they sacrifice privacy for the sake of potential friendship. Because there’ll be plenty of time for locks once the semester starts, you should take advantage of your door prop. You never know who you might meet!

3. Decorating your dorm room

Your walls are like four blank—no, bland—canvases, which means you get to spruce them up however you please. Photo collages? Perfect! String lights? Heck yes! This is your chance to truly own the space you’ve been given—no interior design skills required.

4. The parties

All those floormates who follow the open-door policy will be equally eager to throw down. Shocking, right? Get ready for zero dull moments and about a million stories you’ll end up retelling to anyone and everyone you meet over the next four years.

5. Free stuff!

Week One is the time for freebies. So. Many. Freebies. From neon t-shirts to beach balls and lanyards, you’ll find enough school swag to build a second wardrobe. If you’re hungry, there may even be free pizza! Snag as much as your arms can carry.

Worst

1. Unpacking

Decorating can (and should!) be fun, but it’ll require a lot of unpacking that, if you’re like me, you’d rather not do during Week One. If you haven’t already started packing, take this as your warning to pack wisely. Doing so will save you from shattering ceramic mugs and struggling with mismatched socks.

2. Sleep? Good luck.

The dorm room parties will last all night, every night, and your super-thin mattress is going to take some getting used to, so I repeat: good luck. Try to appreciate the restless week for what it is. If you just can’t take the tiredness, though, pick up a pair of earplugs and nap during periods of downtime.

3. Getting lost

You won’t automatically know your way around campus. Unfortunately, finding it means you’ll have to lose track of where you are and wander aimlessly for a bit. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! There are plenty of upperclassmen and faculty members willing to guide you.

4. Homesickness

Whether you’re far from home or just a quick drive away, you’re going to miss your bed. And your bathroom. And your parents’ stocked fridge. Though tough to conquer, your homesickness can and will get better with time. Consider it your motivation to immerse yourself in clubs, classes, and other campus activities.

5. Pre-college nerves

This is it, the moment you’ve been waiting for since you got your acceptance letter! However, it also means college is officially happening. You’ll be nervous. You’ll have some dreams in which you sleep through an exam or lose your keys. You may wake up in a cold sweat, but hey—don’t sweat it. Everyone’s jittery during Week One.

7 Types of Boys You Might Meet at UMass Dartmouth

1. The 1st Week Fling

He is everything you have imagined in a University boy, maybe even more! Funny, great to dance with, AND confident. Or is he TOO confident? The answer will be clear after the 1st week.

2. Your Floor Fellow

Maybe you have a secret crush on your floor fellow. He’s older, wiser, and nicer than the boys from home. The crush will end as a crush though. BUT there is a chance he will become your strongest ally when you are in trouble with life at UCLA! And maybe someday you would want to be him to other younger Bruins.

3. The Boys Next Door

Whether you’re in Rez or any other type of housing, you will establish a some sort of relationship with him. Like it or not, he will be someone you can’t avoid. AND plus, if you are in Upper Rez, he will be the guy who knows all about your “personal life” and your music taste. 

4. Business Boys

All suited up for school? YES PLEASE! You will never meet another group of people as motivated and well-dressed in the entire campus. 

5. The Frat Star

You might not be able to identify them during day time. But during night, they are fun, extreme, and SUPER ENERGETIC! No wonder you spot lots of your leaders in Frats. 

6. Gym Enthusiasts

Yeah, pretty common on Campus. With so many varsity and intramural sports to choose from, you can spot them at the gym. Usually sweating and way too focused on their sport or bod.

7. Your Guy Friend

Probably the craziest out of all of them. There’s always a crazy drunk story following you and him. AND That’s why you keep him around! 

 

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The Best and Worst Things About UMass Dartmouth Greek Life

You’ve seen them in movies, caught them on TV, and heard all about them from your older friends. But which Greek life rumors are actually true? Here’s why pledging a fraternity or sorority could be the coolest and craziest decision you make in college.

Best

1. The letters

Think of all the Greek life swag you’ll get! There are t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and, heck, probably even socks—all with your chapter’s letters on them. Make sure to leave a little room in your closet on move-in day.

2. The friendships

You’ll meet plenty of people at college. However, the friendships formed through Greek life are next-level deep. Pledging brings fraternity and sorority hopefuls together, and, if all goes well, initiation makes them brothers and sisters for life.

 

3. The parties

Let’s be real—you probably won’t make it through the front door of at least one party this year. (Pro tip: When in doubt, say you know “insert popular name HERE” and hope for the best!) If you join Greek life, though, you’ll get guaranteed access to mixers, theme nights, and some memorable chapter house parties. 

 

4. The formals

If you missed your high school prom or felt like the night ended too soon, then here’s your chance to do it again! Most fraternities and sororities hold formals near the end of each semester. Grab a date, toss on your dancing shoes, and appreciate the lack of parent/teacher chaperones.

 

5. The networking opportunities

Remember that bit about becoming brothers and sisters for life? Well, it’s no joke—especially when alumni weekends roll around. Greek life grants you instant access to a network of career people who carry their chapters’ letters with them wherever they go. And who knows? Sharing a CEO’s letters could land you an interview!

 

Worst

1. The price tag

Before joining Greek life, you’ll want to have a serious conversation with your wallet. The clothes, formals, and events are great perks, but each comes at a price. And, on top of those costs, the dues will definitely set you back a bit.

 

2. The not-so-fun pledge tasks

Just because hazing’s been on the chopping block for years doesn’t mean you’ll be able to make it through the pledging process with your dignity fully intact. You’ll most likely lose sleep, and you might even be forced to wear a mascot suit in the middle of campus. Hope you don’t embarrass easily.

 

3. The time commitment

Greek life takes up a lot of time. Between the weekly chapter meetings and mandatory events, it may end up feeling like you’re constantly on-the-clock for your fraternity or sorority. Make sure you keep an updated planner or calendar app by your side at all times.

 

4. The chaos

Hanging out with your Greek life family is fun…until you’re trying to study for a midterm but can’t think straight because everyone’s in the living room playing Super Smash Bros. Weekends are notorious for loud parties, but, unfortunately, weeknights may be just as wild.

 

5. The Greek life bubble

Some Greek life members get so caught up in their chapters that they miss out on opportunities to spend time with the world beyond the bubble. Sure, your fraternity or sorority is home to some of your best friends. But don’t let that stop you from chatting up your other classmates.

 

Greek life is unforgettable. The experience has its ups and downs, but, if you think the pros outweigh the cons, go for it!

Move In Day Packing List at UMass Dartmouth

We at OneClass know how stressful it is for UMass Dartmouth freshman during move-in day, especially when you have no idea what you should or shouln’t bring to UMass Dartmouth or how big or small your dorms are. What do you need to bring and how much stuff can I fit in the room? Luckily, we at OneClass know exactly what you need and we have created a checklist just for you!

Feel free to bookmark a copy of the UMass Dartmouth packing list by pressing CTRL + D.

Room Basics to Bring

 Bedside table
 Shoe rack
 Closet Organizer
 Sheets, blanket, comforter & mattress pad – (XL Twin)
 Pillows
 Towels/washcloths
 Desk lamp
 Waste basket
 Full length mirror
 Bean bag chair
 Underbed storage (if you won’t be lofting your bed)
 In season clothing
 Robe
 Shower shoes & slippers
 Toiletries
 Hangers
 First aid kit
 Fan
 Plants
 Posters or wall decor
 Shower tote

Eating In Items to Bring

 Snacks
 Mini fridge (under 3 cubic feet)
 Bullet blender (Great for smoothies) (Ask First)
 Hot pot or coffee maker (Ask First)
 Pitcher with water filter
 Utensils
 Mugs, plates and bowls
 Can opener, pizza cutter
 Paper plates/foil/plastic baggies
 Pantry basics (PB, popcorn, soup, oatmeal packets)

Tech & Entertainment 

 Printer
 Tablet
 Cell phone charger
 HDMI Cable
 Extension cords
 Coaxial cable
 Power strip
 Cable organizer
 MP3 Player
 Speakers or docking station
 Headphones/earbuds
 TV

Academic Basics 

 Pen, Pencils, Eraser, ruler, highlighter
 Notebook
 Stapler, Staple remover
 Desk supplies (Index cards, highlighters, sticky notes)
 Desk supplies (Index cards, sticky notes)
 Laptop/Desktop computer
 Flash drives
 Bulletin board/Dry erase board
 Book light

Cleaning Up & Organizing Items

 Iron
 Bleach
 Drying Rack
 Dish detergent
 Sponge and dishcloth
 Disinfecting wipes
 Paper towels
 Tissues
 Febreze
 Hand-held vacuum
 Laundry supplies (bag, detergent, fabric softener)
 Instant stain remover
 3M Wall hooks
 Double closet rod

Campus Gear

 Rain coat & umbrella
 Bike/bike lock
 Backpack
 Swimsuit
 Walking shoes
 Water bottle
 Travel mug
 Sunscreen

Don’t Forget to bring these:

 Important paperwork (health insurance card, driver’s license)
 Financial Aid Documents
 Student ID
 Bank Documents
 Car registration and insurance information
 Debit and Credit Cards
 Emergency contact numbers
 Batteries
 House key for home!

What not to bring

  • No candles, incense, fireworks or weapons
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • No halogen lamps
  • Microwaves
  • No multi-bulb light fixtures or “octopus lamps”
  • No pets except fish
  • No masking or cellophane tape, nails, and other products that damage paint or wall surfaces
  • No two-pronged extension cords – only three prong cords are allowed
  • No hotplates or any electrical appliance with open or exposed heating element
  • No wireless routers or devices that might interfere with our network
  • No toasters or toaster ovens
  • No air conditioners
  • No waterbeds
  • No self built lofts of any kind
  • No alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia