University Advising Center

Maybe you're a new first time college student or a new transfer student ready to start on track.  Or, a continuing or returning student who needs to stay on track.  The University Advising Center is here for you. 

We serve all UMass Boston students, no matter how decided or undecided you are about what steps to take.

We work with you from day one to help you navigate the paths open to you and focus you on results so you can make informed decisions.

We know life happens  and can bring roadblocks. Turn to us if things get overwhelming. We’ll help you sort out what’s important. We’ll be your bridge to other available campus resources.  

What will you gain? All the benefits of a well-thought-out college education. It’s not just about job or career advancement – it’s about gaining new insights and perspectives, strengthening social responsibility, locally and globally, improving quality of life, and learning how to learn for the rest of your life.

Where do you start?

If you’re new to UMass Boston, start with Start on Track. You’ll find what you need to go from there.

If you’re a continuing student, start with Stay on Track — but be sure to visit all the other areas for helpful resources.

If you’re returning to UMass Boston after an absence, visit the Office of the Registrar

If you're a second degree student, start here


If you would like to request accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Ross Center: 617-287-7430 or

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Academic Calendar

When do classes start? When do they end? What are the university holidays? You'll find these answers on the university's academic calendar. Read More 

Make an appointment

Call us at 617-287-5500 to schedule an appointment or learn about our walk-in hours.

Student Referral Program

Concerned about a student's academic performance? Read More 


The University Advising Center's Grade Point Average Calculator Read More