In 1982, Boston State College was incorporated into UMass Boston, eliminating duplicate programs. The university took over Boston State’s remaining graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as its evening division. These additions created momentum for UMass Boston to expand both its degree offerings (including doctoral programs) and its presence in the community.
UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of 17,030 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s 11 colleges and schools offer 82 undergraduate programs and 126 graduate programs. The Honors College serves 535 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.
At UMass Boston, we are dedicated to rigorous, open critical inquiry, providing a gateway to intellectual discovery in all branches of knowledge, and a crucible for artistic expression.
Our faculty, research staff, and students foster imagination, creativity, and intellectual vitality. Responsive to the call of diverse disciplines, schools of thought, and public constituencies, we expect and welcome divergent views, thus honoring our shared commitment to expanding, creating, and disseminating knowledge.
The Office of Student Housing (OSH) is pleased to welcome you to Boston, and our staff is looking forward to helping you find a place to call home. OSH is located in the Campus Center Suite 2300 and assists current and prospective students who are looking for local housing.
The library supports the campus' academic pursuits, providing resources and staff to guide constituents in the complex process of discovery and effective use of informational materials.
The library also facilitates important conversations on scholarly communication, copyright, research, teaching, and learning in higher education, shaping the future of academic scholarship.
University Health Services is committed to providing quality physical and mental health services to our students, education, and outreach to promote and enhance the wellbeing of our campus community.
The university’s Campus Center is the “living room” of our harbor-side campus. Thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors move through its halls and offices daily. It’s a place to get a quick lunch, meet study groups or colleagues, attend events, or simply settle into a quiet space.
The Division of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs at UMass Boston provides a wide array of athletic and recreational opportunities for students, alumni, faculty and staff. Whether it’s varsity sports, health and fitness, intramurals, or special events that holds your interest, there’s something for everyone.
More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaper, radio station, art gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life.