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



As a resident on-campus, you will join the 4,200 other students making the most of their college experience and will have even greater opportunity to take advantage of the campus lifestyle and facilities. The residence halls provide a safe, clean, and well maintained living environment. There are special programs to guide you through the first year, with both professional staff and student resident assistants (RAs) to help with questions and problems.

UMass Dartmouth guarantees you on-campus housing as a UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP student, once you return the UMass Dartmouth Housing Contract. Please note that Housing Contracts should be returned at least 4 weeks before the start of the semester.


All of the residence halls offer amenities and features that will help you stay focused on academics. The residence halls are only a short walk from the classroom buildings, dining halls, sporting fields, Student Center, the University Library and more. Each room includes a bed, dresser, desk, chair, and wardrobe. Rooms are wired for high-speed Internet access, standard cable television, and for local and on campus calling; however, you must purchase your own phone and television. Many of the residence halls have common TV rooms, common laundry facilities and vending machine areas.

Academic Facilities

Students living on campus have the opportunity to spend more time in the academic resource rooms, computer labs, libraries and the Student Center and also to take advantage of the athletic facilities and fields at the Tripp Athletic Center.

Campus Dining

Campus dining at UMass Dartmouth is varied and distinctive. There are several locations to choose from, including dining halls, restaurants and cafes, which offer everything from made to order dinners, salad bars, grill, deli and fast food options.Meal Plans are available in varying denominations with a designated number of meals for each semester. Students in the UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Navitas GSSP will be enrolled in a platinum meal-plan consisting of unlimited meal swipes to be used at the Marketplace, UMass Dartmouth’s all-you-can-eat resident dining hall. Between semesters, special arrangements will be made.

Student under the age of 18

Enrolled students under the age of 18 are allowed to live on campus. All students under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the housing contract as well as the health form allowing medical treatment for students.

Shuttle bus

The university shuttle bus will transport you around campus seven days a week during the academic year. Any activity the university has to offer is only a quick shuttle trip away. Most buildings can be accessed by walking.
Students are also able to use the public transportation which commutes students from UMass Dartmouth campus to nearby cities like New Bedford and Fall River and takes about 10 - 15 minutes. Public transportation can take students to Boston and Providence.

Airport pickup

We can arrange transportation from Boston Logan International Airport to UMass Dartmouth. To request pick up upon arrival to Boston Logan International Airport, please contact us at at least 10 days before arrival.