UMass Boston

Campus Center

ADA Information

The Campus Center at University of Massachusetts Boston strives to meet the needs of all faculty, staff, students and guests. The building was constructed in 2004 and meets all building requirements as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require special accommodations, please contact us in advance and we will endeavor to assist you. You may call 617.287.4800 or email with any special requests.

Facility Features & Accessibility

  • Handicapped Parking: The garage, located directly beneath the Campus Center, houses twenty six (26) handicapped spaces. Elevators will lead you from the Campus Center garage to any floor in the building. Visit the UMass Boston website for a complete list of all parking lots and the handicapped parking spaces in each.
  • The Ride: A service of the MBTA, The Ride will provide drop off directly to the front doors of the Campus Center. To schedule a pick-up or drop-off with The Ride, visitors are asked to please make advanced arrangements by calling 800.533.6282 in-state toll free or 617.222.5123 or TTY 617.222.5415.
  • Information Center: The staff at the Information Center on the Upper Level have been trained to assist with special requests. They can assist with directions, field unique questions or assist with special needs. They can also be reached at 617. 287.4801.
  • Emergency Evacuation: In the event of fire or other emergency requiring building evacuation, emergency notification systems in the building include automated bells, voice instruction, and strobe lights’ indicating that immediate evacuation is required. For those unable to use stairways, use a cell phone, or go to the nearest phone (located on every floor near the elevators) and call Public Safety at 911 (campus phone) or at 617.287.1212 from a cell phone. Describe the type of assistance you need and your location. You will receive further instructions for your evacuation.

ADA & Hosting/Planning Events at UMass Boston

  • ADA Compliance: UMass Boston requires that events hosted on-campus are in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008. All events must be made accessible to all participants. All descriptive materials, including advertisements, web pages, invitations, pre-recorded telephone announcements, etc. must contain an ADA “Request for Accommodations” statement.
  • Meeting your Guests Accessibility Needs: As an event planner/organization hosting an event at UMass Boston you are required to support and provide accessibility related accommodations for the guests attending your event. To be clear, you must ask your guests (via your statement on your invitations, website, fliers, or event brochure) if they need any type of accommodation in order to fully participate in your function, event or conference. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to: dietary restrictions, unique set-up, interpreters, assisted listening devices, parking and publications in Braille. If you have ADA related questions, we can work with you to recommend accessibility options.
  • A Sample ADA Statement for Marketing Materials: If you require disability related accommodations for this event, please contact Janet Smith at ABC Company 617.555.1212 or by email: a minimum of two weeks prior to the event so that we can accommodate your request.
  • Event Planners Requesting Accommodations: If you are planning an event in the Campus Center and you need assistance, or have questions about the disability-related needs of your guests, please contact the Campus Center office at 617.287.4800 or
  • Event Attendees Requesting Accommodations: If you are a guest attending an event in the Campus Center, and you need disability-related accommodations in order to fully participate, please contact the department or organization planning the event to communicate your needs. If you are not sure who to contact, please call the Campus Center office and will connect you with the appropriate organization and contact 617.287.4800 or
  • Additional campus resources are available from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.