The University

University Hall (Opened 2016)

Campus side entrance to University Hall

UMass Boston's University Hall, previously called General Academic Building No. 1, serves a large cross-representation of students, faculty, and staff and supports the university's growing student enrollment and course offerings. The four-story building provides nearly 2,000 seats in state-of-the-art general purpose classrooms, faculty and staff offices, a café, student lounge and study spaces, as well as specialized space for three academic programs: art, chemistry, and performing arts.

The new building provides approximately 190,000 square feet for:

General Classrooms and Support Space

Art Department

Chemistry Teaching Laboratories and Non-Research Spaces

Performing Arts Department

Offices and Public Areas

University Hall is located on the eastern edge of campus, adjacent to the Campus Center, on master plan site B (the former North Lot). Funded by the UMass Building Authority, Wilson Architects designed the $130 million building. It incorporates many sustainable design strategies and achieved LEED Gold certification in June 2017. Gilbane Building Company served as the project’s construction manager. 

University Hall began a phased opening in January 2016. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 17, 2016.

Learn more about University Hall

Giving to UMass Boston

Make Your Mark in University Hall by sponsoring an auditorium seat. (umb.edu/makeyourmark)