The UMass Minuteman Marching Band plays in Herald Square before dawn in preparation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The UMass Minuteman Marching Band plays in Herald Square before dawn in preparation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Students surround UMass Executive Director of Residential Life Eddie Hull during a spring 2012 protest.

Students surround UMass Executive Director of Residential Life Eddie Hull during a spring 2012 protest.

A UMass student wrapped in a flag celebrates President Obama’s reelection after results were announced in November 2012.

A UMass student wrapped in a flag celebrates President Obama’s reelection after results were announced in November 2012.

A UMass student dons a blue mask during a Spring 2012 protest regarding the campus’s health services.

A UMass student dons a blue mask during a Spring 2012 protest regarding the campus’s health services.

UMass students gather outside the Mullins Center as part of Run for Boston, a race organized in response to the Patriots’ Day bombing in Boston.

UMass students gather outside the Mullins Center as part of Run for Boston, a race organized in response to the Patriots’ Day bombing in Boston.