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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) for current and future students, their families and educational advisors


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Campus Life

As a student at the University of Massachusetts Boston, you will have access to a variety of programs and services outside the classroom that will give you the opportunity to meet students, explore your interests and most importantly to have fun!

Do you have questions? We have answers.

Worried about getting lost on the UMass Boston campus?

Want to grab a bite to eat or a quick coffee in between classes?

Want to connect to the internet while on campus?

  • Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. Students, faculty and staff must log-in using their UMass Boston email address and password. Guests are encouraged to visit the Information Desk for a password and directions on how to log on.

UMass Boston is a vibrant and active student community

Beacon Fitness Center

The UMass Boston Fitness Center is for the use of university students, alumni, staff and faculty. At Beacon Fitness Center you will find a friendly, healthy environment for everybody from the beginning exerciser to the well-conditioned athlete.

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Campus Center

The UMass Boston Campus Center serves as the “living room” of the University. The Campus Center, with its soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable lounges, and stunning views of the Boston Harbor, is the perfect place to offer student services, nurture student life, and offer gathering spaces that build and encourage community interaction.

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On any given day you can fill your plate with a range of food including noodles, burritos, salads and sandwiches. Some of the hottest spots on campus to grab a bite or a beverage are:

  • The Campus Center Food Court

  • Jazzman’s Café at Healey Library

  • Atrium Café in the Campus Center

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Student ID Cards & Student Travel Passes

Upon arrival, student IDs can be obtained at the UMass Boston Student ID Office. To get your student ID:

  • You must be a registered student at UMass Boston.

  • Have a valid picture ID (license, passport, etc) or;

  • Three printed proofs of address (utility bills, university correspondence, etc.)



Large financial institutions in the U.S. include: Bank of America, Citibank, Santander, Wells Fargo, etc. Most banks offer student checking account. Upon arrival we will provide you with additional information about opening a bank account.



Massachusetts state law requires students enrolled in 75% of full-time curriculum in any Massachusetts institution of higher education to participate in a school-sponsored qualifying Student Health Insurance Program (“SHP”) or an alternate health plan with comparable coverage. Additional information will be provided to you at Orientation.


Student Groups

The University of Massachusetts Boston has over hundreds of student clubs and organizations. These organizations are student lead, on-campus and represent cultural, religious, political and recreational programs – which range from African Students Union, Art Union, to Asian Student Clubs.

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Get Active!

The University of Massachusetts Boston offers a variety of programs and facilities to help you get and stay active on campus. Take a break from studying by joining open swim and intramural sports teams on campus!

Facilities include: Beacon Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Ice Rink, Basketball Court and many more!

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