Residence halls

Housing & Dining

UMass Boston’s New Residence Halls

Many first-year students choose the on-campus residence halls to have instant access to the coastline and campus, not only for classes, but for resources, clubs, and activities. Meet new friends; hang out or study together whenever you want. Feel safe 24/7 with live-on professional staff and campus security available around the clock. The dorms include 1,046 beds, indoor and outdoor student spaces, study lounges, and a dining facility. And with quick access to the T, the entire City of Boston is at your fingertips. 

Living Off-Campus

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

The Office of Off-Campus Living is home for all of your needs to conduct a successful search for off-campus accommodations and learn to be a successful commuting Beacon! Off-Campus Living provides resources and information to take the worry out of your housing search. Start with an introduction to living options with our Roadmap overview. Descarga el documento en español.

Whether you live-on your first year and look for off-campus accommodations your second year or elect to live off campus your first year, take advantage of the resources and information available at Off-Campus Living to:

Common neighborhood choices among our students include:

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

and many other communities in the greater Boston area. 


Meal plans are loaded onto your Beacon ID. All resident students are required to have a meal plan and are automatically sign up for one. Off campus students are not required to have a meal plan but there are plans designed specifically for the off campus students. Explore Meal Plan options. Students can add Beacon Bucks on the Beacon Card Website. All locations accept Dining Points, Beacon Bucks, cash, credit, and debit.

Dining Locations on campus include:

Select locations offer mobile ordering through our Everyday App. Learn how to sign in and use the app.

Learn more about UMB Dining Services