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Housing & Dining


UMass Boston’s First Residence Halls are Coming in Fall 2018!

  • When the university opens its first 1,045-bed residence halls for freshmen, the entire campus will benefit from new indoor and outdoor student spaces, study lounges, and a new dining facility. 
  • Review our UMass Boston Housing Checklist here

Many UMass Boston students live in apartments next to the campus. Thousands more live just a few subway stops away.

Our Office of Student Housing (OSH) will help you find a great place to live. Use OSH’s resources to:

Common neighborhood choices among our students:

  • Dorchester (including students in Harbor Point and Peninsula)
  • Quincy
  • Malden
  • South Boston

and many others in the greater Boston area.  Rental rates vary across the Boston neighborhoods. You can use OSH’s Boston Rental Cost Comparisons sheet to help you weigh your options.


All new students receive a UDine Card automatically. This cash card can be reloaded online or at any cash register. This card works like a debit card, meaning you don’t have to carry cash to purchase meals at any of our dining locations. It also earns you rewards with each purchase.

Dining Locations on campus include:

  • Food Court | Campus Center | 1st Floor 
  • University Dining Club | Campus Center | 2nd Floor
  • ISC Café | Integrated Sciences Complex | 1st Floor
  • UH Café | University Hall | 3rd Floor
  • McCormack Express | McCormack Hall | 1st Floor
  • Healey Library Café | Healey Library | 2nd Floor