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Campus Life

Campus life at UMass Dartmouth offers many choices to students. Opportunities to attend concerts, socials, and educational lectures are always available to international students on the UMass Dartmouth campus.

Academic and leadership opportunities

The Donald C. Howard Leadership Program is constructed to give students leadership experience and training. The program is designed around a multi-level curriculum consisting of required and elective workshops. Throughout these one-hour interactive workshops students learn the theories of leadership, learn who they are as a leader, and learn methods and tools to apply what they learned to their everyday life. This program is great for students interested in furthering their leadership skills or for students who just want to learn about certain aspects of leadership.

Recreation and exercise options

UMass Dartmouth offers a gym and swimming pools for student use to keep in peak fitness. Students can also use the outdoor fields and facilties around campus to play outdoor sports like soccer, tennis, field hockey and others. Also during winter there is an ice rink located on campus for ice skating.

Interested in outdoor adventure? Students can join the Outdoor Club, a student organization, which organizes outdoor activities and events.

Student clubs

There are 180 student clubs and organizations at UMass Dartmouth. Groups such as the Film Club, Gaming Society, Humans vs Zombies, as well as individual country associations. Starting an undergraduate or graduate club is an easy process. If there is currently no club or organization that matches your interest, you may consider organizing a new one. Many of our students are on sports teams.

Friends and memories

The Student Center and surrounding area, on UMass Dartmouth Campus, and Southwick Lounge, are a great place to hang out and meet people. There is plenty of room to relax or do some studying as well as a lot of outdoor space to play your favorite sports with your friends in between classes!

City life

Within a mile from campus, you’ll find everything you need; from food, to electronics, at places like Target, Wal-Mart and Stop and Shop. The Dartmouth Mall has over 50 stores, including Macy's and Old Navy, as well as a 12-Screen movie theatre. Dartmouth also offers many of the famous USA chain-restaurants like TGIF, Applebees and as well as plenty of restaurants serving food from all over the world. In addition, Dartmouth is located near some of the best beaches on the east coast.

Public transportation

In addition to the UMass Dartmouth shuttle that is available to transport you around campus, the local Dartmouth provides public bus service transport to nearby cities from campus.