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University of Massachusetts-Boston

Educational Resources

Libraries

Collection of German Bauhaus movement artifacts and documents Collection of Vietnam era anti-war materials and documents Judge W. Arthur Garrity School Desegregation papers

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 584,016 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 25,575 current serial subscriptions.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, library, student center
  • 300 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

math, writing

Counseling

career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological

Career

co-op education, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school does not offer housing for students
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

      Extracurricular

      • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
      • Popular events on campus: Asian Cultural Festival, Hip Hop Initiative, the Casa Latina Festival, Theater Arts Department and the Boston Folk Festival
      • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
      • In total, there are about 70 organizations on campus.
      • Honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, The Honors Programs, Golden Key International Honor Society, College of Management Honor Society, College of Nursing Honor Society
      • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Campus Ministry; Protestant Campus Ministry; Islamic Campus Ministry; Hillel Jewish Campus Ministry; Interfaith Services;
      • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Center; Cape Verdean Club; Chinese Culture Association; Filipino Club; French Club; Greek Club; Japan Club; Korean Association (KOSA); Muslim Student Association; Pakistani Student Association; Vietnamese Student Association
      • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Accounting and Finance Academy, African Hut Club, Anthropology Club, Arts Collaborative, Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) National Biological Honors Society, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Classics Club, Cognitive Science Club, Cycling UMB, Economics Club, Golden Key International Honour Society, Hip-Hop Initiative, International Students Club, Iota Phi Theta Office, Japanese Club, Jobian's Society, Latin American Studies Student Organization (LASSO), MASSPIRG (Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group), Math Club, Moroccan Club, Muslim Students Association, Native American Student Society, Psi Chi - Umass Boston Chapter, Psychology Club, Real Life Christian Fellowship, Robotics Club, Senior Nursing Class Fall 2005, Sigma Tau Delta, Skateboarding Club, Socialist Alternative, South Asian Youth Association, Student Resource Center (SRC), Sustainability Club, Taiwanese Student Association, The Diverse Badminton Club, Umass Boston Black Box Theatre Club, Umass Boston Media Club, Umass Boston Table Tennis Club, Umass Philosophy Club, UMB ACM Student Chapter, UMB Anti-War Committee,
      • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Mass Media (weekly), The Watermark (weekly)

      Travel

      • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston (3)
      • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Boston (2)
      • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Boston (2)
      • Public transportation serves the campus.
      • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

      Employment

      • School employment is available.
      • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
      • There are 0 fraternities
      • 0 fraternity houses
      • There are 0 sororities
      • 0 sorority houses

      ROTC

      • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Boston University)
      • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Boston University)
      • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
      • Additional Policies

        class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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