Life on Campus

Divisional Departments

Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) provides programs and services to students, their families, faculty, and staff to enhance students’ academic and personal success. The ODOS is the office responsible for student advocacy, hosting the Office of Student Conduct, and coordinating the university’s Behavioral Intervention Team for students in distress. The ODOS also oversees Beacon Beginnings, where freshmen and transfer students participate in orientation, advising, and registration.

Student Activities and Leadership

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership (OSAL) offers a range of activities, events, and special interest clubs through which students can establish friendships and other social networks, gain new knowledge, strengthen and develop skills, and learn to lead and collaborate.

Student Leadership and Community Engagement

The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement (OSLCE) provides students with service learning, volunteer, and leadership development opportunities within the local community, across Massachusetts, and in other states and countries.


Student Housing assists students in finding off-campus accommodations near the campus or within reasonable commuting distance.

Student Support

The Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services, otherwise known as the U-ACCESS Program, is committed to supporting and empowering students who are experiencing complex personal and social issues that may derail their academic success with complex personal and social issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, poverty, and emancipation from foster care.

Health Services

University Health Services provides primary health care services with regular clinic hours for students. Its programs include counseling, general medicine, and health education and wellness.

Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the university and subscribes to a community policing philosophy.

Campus Ministry

Through the Interfaith Campus Ministry (ICM), students receive spiritual guidance and opportunities to celebrate their diverse religious traditions.

Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center offers a cost-effective childcare program for the community in a safe, nurturing, educational environment.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Campus Center 4th Floor 4100
617-287-5800 (telephone)
617-287-5811 (fax)


Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM

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