UMass Boston

Campus Life

Embrace Vibrant Campus Life at UMass Boston

At UMass Boston, campus life is an integral part of the college experience.

With a diverse and inclusive community, vibrant student organizations, and a range of exciting events, there is always something happening on campus. Whether you're interested in joining clubs, attending cultural festivals, or engaging in community service, UMass Boston provides a dynamic environment that encourages personal growth and meaningful connections.

Our campus offers state-of-the-art facilities, including modern residence halls, a well-equipped fitness center, and inviting student lounges. Take advantage of our beautiful waterfront location, where you can enjoy stunning views and outdoor activities. From attending live performances at our Performing Arts Center to exploring art exhibits at our galleries, there are numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich cultural scene of UMass Boston.

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A Campus on the Waterfront

At UMass Boston, you’ll be part of an active and inclusive campus. Head to movie night, skate on the Clark Gym ice rink, or join an intramural sports team. Enjoy the sunshine and ocean breeze on Boston Harbor, where you can find the perfect spot to study or take a break.

By the Numbers

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100+
student clubs & affinity organizations
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18
Division III athletic teams
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10+
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Life as a Beacon

Determine your path and rise to your potential at UMass Boston. Explore the city with new friends or take a run on the Harborwalk. Work alongside fellow students at community service opportunities or join a student group that celebrates your unique identity. Make our campus a second home.

Favorite Study Spots

Group study in the Campus Center.

Private group study rooms on campus.

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Service Opportunities

Students can enjoy ample community service opportunities during their time at UMass Boston. With more than two dozen community agencies contracted with Student Employment Services to offer service jobs to students, you will have the chance to make a difference in the Dorchester and Boston area – and beyond.

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Campus Life Events

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New Student Orientation: First Year

07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
University Hall, 1st floor, Atrium 1000, Residence Hall, 1st floor, Dining Commons (0171), Residence Hall, 1st floor, East Building Corridor 170 (0170), Residence Hall Courtyard

July
24

Summer program nurse

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wheatley Hall, 1st floor, Classroom 0009

July
24

New Student Orientation

08:00 AM - 05:45 PM
Campus Center, 2nd floor, University Dining Club, section A (2550A), Campus Center, 2nd floor, University Dining Club, section B (2550B), University Hall, 1st floor, Classroom 1320, University Hall, 1st floor, Seminar room 1340, University Hall, 2nd…

July
24

First Year Orientation

06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Clark Athletic Center, lower level, Gymnasium (0099)

July
24

Summer program nurse

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wheatley Hall, 1st floor, Classroom 0009

July
25

New Student Orientation: First Year

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
University Hall, 1st floor, Atrium 1000, Residence Hall, 1st floor, Dining Commons (0171), Residence Hall, 1st floor, East Building Corridor 170 (0170), Residence Hall Courtyard

July
25

Visit Virtually or In Person

We invite you to explore the beautiful and vibrant UMass Boston campus. Smell the salt air, relax on the new quad, and get a taste of the Beacon life.