Admissions & Financial Aid

Visit UMass Boston

Students walk through the UMass Boston campus.

Campus Tours, Info Sessions, and Special Admissions Events

Just minutes from downtown Boston, the nearly 120-acre UMass Boston campus overlooks the sparkling waters of Boston Harbor. 

Come spend a few hours with us -- walk the halls, talk to current students, grab a bite in one of our dining halls or cafes, relax with a view of the water and just soak it all in. 

There are so many ways to visit UMass Boston.  We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Campus Tours and Information Sessions

Take some time to explore the campus and talk with our knowledgeable admissions counselors and UMass Boston students about academic programs, student services, housing options, and student life, as well as the application and financial aid processes.

Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

The student-guided campus tour and counselor-moderated admissions information session take about two hours. 

Weekend Visits: Showcase Saturdays

Showcase Saturday is a special way for you to visit UMass Boston on a weekend and learn more about us. The event includes an extensive tour of the campus, an in-depth information session, and an optional off-campus housing tour.

Honors College Information Sessions

If you're curious and ambitious, attend our Thursday Honors College Information Session following the 10 a.m. tour on Thursdays. 

Nursing Information Sessions

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) hosts special information sessions on several evenings throughout the year for their undergraduate programs including Exercise and Health Science, Traditional Nursing, Online RN to BS program, and Accelerated Nursing.  

Transfer Student Events

Transfer Open Houses, held bi-annually in the fall and the spring, are open to prospective transfer students and those who have been recently admitted to the university. Transfer Application Days, scheduled more frequently, are a great way to get some information and  assistance with applying to UMass Boston as a transfer student.

Open House

At the UMass Boston Freshman Open House, our largest fall event, high school students and families get an opportunity to hear from faculty, staff and current students, and learn more about our academic programs, student life offerings, and much more.

Spring Visit Day for Sophomores and Juniors

One Saturday every spring, we host motivated high school students and their families for a few fun-packed hours with loads of valuable UMass Boston information. 

Welcome Days for Accepted Students

Congratulations - you got in! Now, take your next step toward becoming a UMass Boston student at Welcome Day. 

Parent and Family Programs

Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, nanas, and grampas - we know you're a big part of the college experience. We offer special programs that speak to your specific concerns as a guardian. We hope to see you at one!

Group Visits

Want to bring a crowd? We are more than happy to arrange special campus visit programs for large groups. Please, just let us know you're coming!

Graduate Studies Events

For details regarding upcoming graduate information sessions, please contact your graduate program director, email graduate admissions at, or call 617.287.6400.


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