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The university provides a number of student services. Here are a few we have highlighted for your convenience.

Art Gallery

The student-run Harbor Gallery exhibits professional and student work. It is located on the first floor of McCormack Hall.

For more information visit the Harbor Gallery's website.


Catherine Forbes Clark Athletic and Recreation Center
617.287.7801, Mon-Fri 9a-5p (open recreation hours change monthly).

Beacon Fitness Center
McCormack, 1st Floor, 617.287.6786, Mon-Thu 6a-9p, Fri 6a-8p, Sa 11a-4p.

A current, valid UMass Boston ID is required for entrance to all university athletic facilities.


Books for all credit courses offered on or off campus may be purchased in the Campus Center, UL (Upper Level). Books may also be purchased online.

For more visit the UMass Boston Bookstore Website.


Food service is available to Friday and Saturday students. For locations, hours, and more information, please visit the Dining Services Website.

Computer Labs & other Tech Facilities

The university provides a number of on-campus labs as well as general tech support. The university also provides Wi-Fi accessibility in certain parts of the campus.

For more visit the UMass Boston IT website.

Disability Services

The Ross Center for Disability Services provides a full range of support services including: note taking, reading on tape, interpreting for students who are deaf, administering exams with accommodation to disability, counseling, and more. All students with disabilities and the entire university community are welcome to visit and inquire about our many services and resources. Online students with disabilities should contact the Ross Center if accommodation is needed.

The Ross Center is located in the Campus Center; Tel: 617.287.7430. For more visit the Ross Center Website.

Game Room

Video games and pool tables are available in the recreation room located in the Upper Level of the Campus Center.

For more information, visit the Game Room.

Health Services

University Health Services offers outpatient medical care, counseling, health education, and mental health programs for all enrolled students.

For more visit the University Health Services Website.


The Office of Student Housing helps prospective and currently enrolled UMass Boston students, and other members of the university community, find places to live. The service, which operates free of charge, maintains listings of Boston-area rooms, apartments, and houses for rent, and listings of students looking for roommates.

For more visit the Office of Student Housing Website.


ID cards may be obtained through the BeaconCard Office in McCormack Hall (2nd Floor, Room 615). Students must present a valid driver’s license, passport, or other official form of photo identification when requesting ID cards. Note: Students taking off-campus and weekend courses receive a special ID card. This card permits the holder to use the facilities of the Healey Library, but it does not provide access to the university’s athletic facilities, health services, or fee-supported student activities.

For fees and more information, please visit the BeaconCard website.

Joiner Institute

The institute promotes research, curriculum development, public events, and educational, cultural, and humanitarian exchanges which foster greater understanding and innovative means of addressing the consequences of war.

For more information, visit the Joiner Institute website.


The Joseph P. Healey Library contains approximately 500,000 volumes and currently subscribes to more than 3,700 popular and scholarly periodicals. The library is centrally located on the UMass Boston campus plaza, easily accessible from the catwalk that connects all buildings on campus.

For more information, visit the Healey Library Website.


Parking is available in outside lots. Operators of all vehicles except motorcycles must pay $6.00 per day to park on campus (motorcycles: $3.00 per day). Prepaid discount passes are available and may be purchased at the UMass Bookstore or at the Office of Transportation Services.

For more visit Getting Here.

Public Transportation

Free and frequent shuttle bus service is provided between the university and JFK/UMass Station on the MBTA Red Line. Buses following MBTA Routes 8 and 16 also stop at the university.

For more visit Getting Here.

Public Safety

The UMass Boston Public Safety Department is charged with the responsibility of helping to provide a safe and secure environment in which faculty, students, and staff will be able to teach, learn, and work. The Department’s Administrative Office and Communications Center is located on the Plaza Level of the Quinn Administration Building. The main number for the Public Safety Office is 617.287.7799. Routine service requests for police and security services can be made on 617.287.7799 and 7.7781. For all emergencies on campus, dial 911. However, emergency calls made by cell phone must use 617.287.1212.

For more visit the Public Safety website.

Sailing Program

Sailing instruction is offered. Appropriate certification is awarded according to the level of proficiency achieved. Ten Mercury sailboats, five Lasers, three Club 420s, and three Olympic-class Solings are available at the sailing dock at Fox Point Pavilion, directly across the street from the campus.

For sailing season, hours and further information, please call 617.287.7833.

Student Activities and Leadership

The Office of Student Activities is your connection to engagement opportunities outside of the classroom.

For more visit the Student Activities and Leadership website.

Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs provide a variety of co-curricular programs and services to encourage and support student involvement and experiential learning outside the classroom.

For more visit the Division of Student Affairs website.

Student Email

All students receive a default email account. This is the email address through which the university will convey important notices and messages, so it is important that you understand how to use your account.

For complete information, visit IT Communications.

Tutorial Services

Office of Academic Support Programs, Campus Center, 1st Floor, 617.287.6550 M-F 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; schedule group tutoring sessions or tutoring by individual appointment.

For more information, please visit Academic Support Programs.

Urban Harbors Institute Programs

The Urban Harbors Institute offers lecture series, harbor cruises, marine safety classes and internships.

For information, call 617.287.5570 or visit the Urban Harbors Institute website.

Veterans Services

Assistance is available to veterans in obtaining their educational benefits and resolving related problems. Veterans Affairs Office, Campus Center, 4th Floor (617.287.5875).


UMass Boston’s radio station operates at 91.9 on the FM dial and features a varied format of music and public affairs programming.

For more information, call 617.287.6900 or visit the WUMB website.