Student Support Services

(Almost!) Everything You Wanted to Know but Didn't Know Where to Look

Your First Steps ("The Basics"): Academic calendar, Directions, Maps, Parking, Student ID, and more

Your Network of Support: Registrar, Graduate Student Assembly, Career Services, International Student Office, Disability Services, and more

Your Class Work and Research: Computer labs, Library, Writing Center, Statistics help, and more

Your Finances: Financial Aid, Assistantships, Grants, Loans, Fellowships, and Student Employment

Your Health: Athletics, Health Services, Insurance information, Mental Health Counseling

Your Home: Finding housing in Boston, UMass Boston's Student Housing Office, Find a Roommate

Your City: Boston: About Boston

Your First Steps

General campus service hours of operation: Campus Center, dining, bookstore, parking, shuttle bus, Quinn Graphics copy center

Academic calendar

Bookstore: Location: Campus Center, 1st Floor; 617.287.5090

Campus dining

Campus map

Directions to campus

Getting a Student ID (BeaconCard)  Location: McCormack Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 615

Getting a Student Email account: The Registrar's office will mail account information to new students.

Parking and transportation


WISER is the web-based, self service system used by the students, faculty and staff at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Students can access information regarding their account and use online features to update and maintain their personal, academic and financial information.

Your Network of Support

OneStop Center - Location: Campus Center, Upper Level, Room 120
The One Stop is just that --the one-stop shop for walk-in services and queries about registration, billing and financial aid matters. If they cannot help you, they will direct you to the Registrar’s Office, Bursar’s Office, or Financial Aid Office for further assistance.

Bursar’s Office - Location: Campus Center, 4th Floor, Room 04300; 617.287.5350

Career Planning, Career Services Office - Location: Campus Center, 1st Floor, Room 1300; 617.287.5519

Disability Services, Ross Disability Center - Location: Campus Center, Upper Level, Room 211; 617.287.7430

Adaptive Computer Lab - Location: Lab Healey Library, Upper Level, Room 032; 617.287.5227

Financial Aid: See Your Finances section below

Graduate Employee Organization (GEO, student union) - Location: Quinn, 2nd Floor, Room 81A; 617.287.3109; email:

Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2403, 617.287.7975

Health Services: see Your Health section below

Office of Global Programs - Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor; 617.287.7560;

Registrar’s Office - Location: Campus Center, 4th Floor, Room 4200, 617.287.6200

Your Class Work and Research

Blackboard Course Management System for online and hybrid courses

Code of Student Conduct: See sections VI ff on Academic Honesty

Computer labs

All three McCormack Grad School academic departments have their own computer labs; please consult staff for location and access.

Computer lab locations and hours in Healey Library

Graduate students lab: Graduate Research Center (GRC) - Location: Healey Library, 5th Floor

Graduate Grading Policy

Graduate Writing Center

Healey Library - Location: accessible from the second floor catwalk between the Quinn Administration Building and the Science Center, in the middle of campus. 617.287.5900

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Location: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Quinn Building, 2nd Floor; 617.287.5370

Plagiarism  See Section VI of the Code of Student Conduct on Academic Honesty

Reading, Writing, Study Strategies Center - Location: Campus Center, 1st Floor, Room 1313; 617.287.6550

Statistics Support - Location: Healey Library, 5th Floor, Room 0001, 617.287.5241; email:

Your Finances

Financial Aid (aka Student Financial Management Office) - Location: Campus Center, 4th Floor, Room 4300; 617.287.6300
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Counselors are available by appointment.

Also, staff at the OneStop Center is well versed on financial aid awards.
(Location: Campus Center, Upper Level, Room 120)
Assistantships, grants, loans, and federal work study

Fellowship Advising Location: Campus Center, 1st Floor, Room 1412 (Honors Area); 617.287.5220;              

Get assistance to prepare high quality applications for competitive external fellowships and scholarships such as the Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes awards.

Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) Student Union - Location: Quinn, 2nd Floor, Room 81A; 617.287.3109;  email:

Current collective bargaining contract

Student Employment Office - Location: Campus Center, 4th Floor, Room 4300; 617.287.6320;

Tuition and Fees

Your Health

Athletic facilities - 617.287.6789

Beacon Fitness Center - Location: McCormack Hall, 1st Floor; 617.287.6786
Clark Athletic Center (Gym, Pool, Ice Rink) - Location: Adjacent to the Quinn Administration Building   

Health Services Department - Location: Quinn Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Room 40; 617.287.5660

Health insurance waivers

Information for New Students

Insurance information

Mental Health Counseling Center - Location: Quinn Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Room 39; 617.287.5690


Your Home

Student Housing Office - Location: Campus Center, 3rd floor, Room 3400; 617.287.6076

Find a roommate

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