1,460 first-year students moved in this weekend to UMass Dartmouth as part of the incoming class of 2019. The students are coming from 235 Massachusetts communities, 18 states and 34 countries, university officials said.
Hundreds of freshmen poured into their dorms for the first time on Friday morning, move-in day for UMass Lowell. The Class of 2019 is the university's largest one yet, with 2,800 freshmen and transfer students.
The U.S. Department of Defense has named UMass Amherst as the lead institution in New England for its national Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a $75 million federal initiative to create a competitive, effective and sustainable research-to-manufacturing collaboration between U.S. industry and academia to solve problems in advanced manufacturing.