Residence halls

Housing & Dining

Housing

UMass Boston’s First Residence Halls Are Now Open!

The dorms include 1,045 beds for freshmen, indoor and outdoor student spaces, study lounges, and a dining facility. 

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

Use the Off-Campus Housing Service to:

  • Find a roommate by creating a profile with our Roommate Matching Program (umb.edu email required) or by posting on the Office of Student Housing’s Facebook page
  • Locate affordable housing that meets your needs
  • Navigate the rental process

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.

Dining

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:

  • Dining Commons | Residence Hall East | 1st Floor
  • UMarket | Residence Hall East | 1st Floor
  • Food Court | Campus Center | 1st Floor
  • Beacon Café | University Hall | 3rd Floor
  • Dunkin’ Donuts | Campus Center | Upper Level
  • Healey Library Café | Healey Library | 2nd Floor
  • ISC Café | Integrated Sciences Complex | 1st Floor
  • University Dining Club | Campus Center | 2nd Floor