Life on Campus

Concerned about a Student?

Any member of the University of Massachusetts Boston community may come into contact with a distressed student.

Many students come to the attention of faculty or staff through:

Being aware of distress signals, methods of intervention, and sources of help for the student can help you assist the student.

If your situation is urgent but not life threatening, the Office of the Dean of Students is available to provide assistance to students, parents, staff and community members with issues ranging from health and wellness, threatening or disruptive behavior, or other safety issues.

Click here to download the UMass Boston Faculty and Staff Crisis Resources packet (pictured above).  It contains thoughts on how to respond to students in crisis and resources.  For additional assistance, please call one of the numbers below:

Business Hours

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Office of the Dean of Students 617.287.5899

After Hours

Department of Public Safety 617.287.7780

Confidential Self-Evaluator

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  • 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.