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Dean of Students

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Welcome to the Office of the Dean of Students!

The Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) provides advocacy, intervention, proactive programming, and referral services to the university community.

Our job is to help you remove barriers between you and your success at UMass Boston.

Is there an issue you that you don’t know how to resolve?
Having trouble navigating the political waters of the university?
Has a sudden illness or family situation come up?
Do you want to help a friend?
Or are you just trying to figure out how to get back on track?

Come to the ODOS!


Our Vision

The Office of the Dean of Students will provide exemplary student advocacy and student development by providing opportunities for students to learn and grow while fulfilling their academic and personal potential.


  • Office of the Dean of Students

    Campus Center
    4th Floor, Room 4015
    617.287.5899 (telephone)
    617.287.5811 (fax)


    Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday
    9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

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Why UMass Boston?

Greg Meyers inspects the lemons in the Biology Department Greenhouses on the fourth floor of the Science Center.

Greg Meyers

Class of 2013

“Being so close to the water, you can go and touch and feel things that you can’t find in a lab.”

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