UMass Dartmouth traces its roots to 1895, when the state legislature chartered two textile schools: New Bedford Textile School and the Bradford Durfee Textile School.
As the region’s economic base shifted from textiles to more diverse manufacturing and service industries, the colleges changed, too. They diversified their curricula, responding to the needs of new generations of students.
Invent your future at UMass Dartmouth. Pursue innovative and inspiring educational opportunities, with more than 100 subject areas at the bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral levels, including the Juris Doctor degree at UMass Law.
UMass Dartmouth cultivates a vital and vibrant culture of research, scholarship, and innovation that reflects:
We offer a wide range of career planning services to help you develop a successful future.
Student Affairs is an integral part of your educational process and offers programs and services to help you achieve your full potential at UMass Dartmouth.
The Division of Student Affairs continues to be available to assist students during the transition to and throughout this period of online modality.
Each of the first-year halls is staffed with a live-in Lead Coordinator (LC) and 17 resident assistants (RAs, who are upper-level students). All first-year halls are five stories high.
Each room is furnished with:
And is equipped with:
Each of the first-year halls also offers
As the largest information center in southeastern Massachusetts the Library will support the academic programs, and cooperate with extracurricular activities and community organizations to the extent material and human resources allow, to carry out the University of Massachusetts mission to support access, excellence, innovation, economic development, public service and quality of life.
As a new student at UMass Dartmouth, you'll want to use email, Internet, print, and digital library services as soon as possible. UMass Dartmouth’s Computing and Information Technology Services (CITS) provides access to these essential resources and offers help when you need it.
We can evaluate and treat most problems, such as:
Our campus was built with space to spare. Woods, ponds, trails, up-to-date athletic facilities, and a brand new campus quad. UMass Dartmouth is just off Interstate 195, on the beautiful SouthCoast—home to quaint New England towns and thriving, opportunity-rich cities.
Being a student at UMassD iS about working hard, but it's also about having fun. Find out what's happening on campus.
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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) since 1963; this accreditation encompasses the entire institution.