UMass Boston

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Boston: America’s College Town

Discover Boston

The City of Boston is an integral part of your UMass Boston experience, serving as your campus, classroom, and community.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic city filled with young professionals, valuable connections, and like-minded college students, all eager to make their mark.

Endless Opportunities in a Thriving City

Boston stands as a global hub for business, medicine, research, technology, and the arts. Gain exposure to diverse industries, internships, and career prospects while being surrounded by a thriving ecosystem of innovation and creativity. From renowned healthcare institutions to cutting-edge startups, the city offers limitless possibilities to explore and grow.

A Cultural Haven & Historical Gem

Engage in the vibrant cultural scene, from world-class museums and theaters to lively music venues and art galleries. Immerse yourself in the rich history and charm of Boston's neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and experiences to offer. Follow the story of this country's founding along the Freedom Trail, catch a game at Fenway Park, try the the bánh mì sandwich in Dorchester, or explore the murals of Roxbury.




An Ecosystem of Innovation & Collaboration

Embrace the spirit of collaboration and knowledge-sharing as you navigate through a city teeming with academic institutions, research centers, and industry leaders. The connections you make and the experiences you gain in Boston will shape your personal and professional journey.

Embrace the Boston Experience

Boston is not just a backdrop but an active participant in your education, providing unparalleled resources, opportunities, and a supportive community. Seize the chance to thrive in this dynamic and inspiring city, and let Boston be the springboard for your future success.

Public Transportation

Boston boasts an extensive public transportation system, making it easy for UMass Boston students to navigate the city. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), also known as the "T," offers subway, bus, and commuter rail services, providing convenient access to various neighborhoods, attractions, and employment centers. With the T, students can explore the city, attend cultural events, and travel to internships or part-time jobs without the need for a car.

Our Neighborhood

Located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, the Columbia Point peninsula is home to UMass Boston's scenic waterfront campus, offering stunning views of the harbor and city skyline.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, located on Columbia Point, offers visitors a chance to explore the life and legacy of President Kennedy through engaging exhibits and artifacts.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

The nearby Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate provides a unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the history of the U.S. Senate.

Massachusetts Archives

The Massachusetts Archives, also situated on Columbia Point, houses valuable historical records and documents that offer insights into the rich history of the state.

Local Destinations

Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo is a popular destination where visitors can experience a diverse range of animal species and engage in educational activities. 

Castle Island & Carson Beach

Castle Island and Carson Beach offer scenic views, recreational opportunities, and a chance to relax by the water. 


Sullivan's is a beloved eatery known for its delicious lunch options, snacks, and delectable ice cream treats, making it a must-visit spot for a tasty meal or a refreshing dessert.

Can't Miss Destinations