UMass Dartmouth

Table of Contents


  1. Admissions Tour

    This is a virtual tour of the University's in person Admissions Tour


    1. MacLean Campus Center

      The MacLean Campus Center is a hub of activity which most students visit at least once a day. Here you’ll find a busy Food Court, the Student Affairs office, Campus Store, Career Development Center, Main Auditorium, and the Campus Services Center.


      The Food Court features popular dining options that include 2Mato for pizzas and calzones; Corsair Café for coffee and snacks, Mondo’s for subs; Plate by Plate for breakfast, soups, and salads; and an on-campus Wendy's.


      The Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (SAIL) brings speakers, comedians, and concerts to campus each year and sponsors game nights, movies, trivia contests, bingo, and lots of special events.


      UMassD offers more than 100 student clubs and organizations covering a variety of interests: academic, cultural, Greek life, musical, sports-oriented, theater, and just plain fun. Can't find enough to get involved in? You can start your own club.


      At the Campus Store, you’ll find textbooks and supplies for class along with the latest Corsair sweats and tees.


      Stop by the Career Development Center for help with finding internships, writing resumes, practicing for interviews, and searching for jobs. The office offers multiple job fairs throughout the year, and their services continue even after you graduate.


      More information: Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership
    2. Liberal Arts

      The Liberal Arts (LARTS) building is home to the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college on campus.


      Most students will take at least one or two classes in LARTS—in the humanities, math, social sciences, or sciences. All undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth participate in University Studies, our innovative interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares you to succeed not only in your major, but in life.


      One of the building’s most popular spots is the LARTS Commons, a technology-rich learning and study space.


      In LARTS, you’ll also find:

      • the STAR Center, which provides advising for Arts & Sciences students
      • the Writing & Reading Center, for help with study skills, writing papers, and preparing for exams
      • the Math & Business Center, for tutoring and study skills in those subject areas
      • the Foreign Language Lab, for one-on-one tutoring, drop-in sessions, and conversation groups
      • the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement
      • College Now, UMassD’s alternative admissions program
      • International Programs, where you’ll discover study abroad opportunities across the globe


      More information

    3. Science & Engineering

      The Science & Engineering (SENG) building is home to the College of Engineering, where you’ll find classrooms and labs for courses such as astrophysics, biomedical engineering, cybersecurity, game design, pollution control, and wind power.


      Undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by ABET. The college’s innovative first-year program focuses on the skills that are essential for success as an engineering major.


      Beyond engineering, SENG offers labs and classrooms in the sciences, for courses such as biology, chemistry, and ecology. The Science & Engineering Center, which provides tutoring services, is also in SENG.


      As a Tier 1 national research university, UMassD places a high value on student research. You’ll have opportunities to pursue your own research and to work with professors on major research projects—whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.


      More information: College of Engineering

    4. Dion/Nursing

      Many science and nursing classes are held in the Dion building, home of the College of Nursing.


      The college’s programs are accredited by the Council on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and offer a seamless transition from student to practicing nurse.


      The college’s state-of-the-art facilities include the Skills Lab, mock examination rooms, and SIM Lab equipped with simulation mannequins to practice your nursing skills.


      As a nursing student, you will benefit from an extensive mentorship program that prepares you for success in the field.


      Some College of Engineering offices are also located in Dion, including the Student Support Center, which provides advising and resources for engineering students.


      More information: College of Nursing

    5. Charlton College of Business

      The Charlton College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction given only to the nation’s most prestigious business colleges.


      The Charlton building features high-tech classrooms, a business innovation center, an auditorium, and study areas for individuals and small groups.


      The first floor includes a student business innovation center and lounge area with comfortable seating where you’ll want to socialize and collaborate by a built-in fireplace.


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    6. Claire T. Carney Library

      The award-winning Claire T. Carney Library is a technology-rich learning center with extensive resources for research and reference and ample space for you to find your perfect study space. During finals, library hours are extended to 24 hours. 


      Specialized librarians are available to guide and advise you as you make use of online and print collections and resources.


      The library’s first floor offers a variety of study spaces, including a designated quiet study room, computer lab, and Learning Commons with more than 200 computers and printers. Grab a snack from the café and find your favorite spot in the Library Living Room. The Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room is a popular area for campus events.


      The Scholarly Commons and Digital Media Center are on the second floor—as are spaces for individual and small group study spaces and two computer labs.


      The third and fifth floors are dedicated to group study. The Veterans’ Reading Room on the third floor is available as a quiet study space to all veterans and service members. Individual study tables bordering the fifth floor windows offer some of the best views of campus.


      More information: Claire T. Carney Library


    7. Campanile

      The Campanile, or bell tower, marks the direct center of campus. It chimes each quarter hour, reminding you to head to class, and lights up blue and gold each evening, reflecting Corsair pride.


      The tower’s Modernist style is a tribute to university architect Paul Rudolph, whose design for the campus was bold and forward-thinking.

    8. College of Visual & Performing Arts

      CVPA, the College of Visual & Performing Arts, is a comprehensive college for art, design, and music and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).


      As an art student, you will take classes and have studio time both on the main Dartmouth campus and at our Star Store campus in downtown New Bedford, one of the nation’s best cities for young artists. Gallery spaces at both locations feature exhibitions by prominent and emerging artists and offer opportunities for you to exhibit your own work.


      Studio art majors graduate with a BFA (bachelor of fine arts), a professional degree that includes more art courses than a BA, while providing you with all the advantages and flexibility of a university education.


      Lower-level art and music courses are available to all UMassD students. You can join one of the Music Department’s many ensembles including University Chorus, Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, and Kekeli Drum & Dance.


      The facilities at CVPA let you focus on your art-making, prototype your own 3D designs, find visual resources, access high-end software, and collaborate with your peers: studios and work stations, media labs and darkrooms, recital hall and practice rooms, looms, kilns, wood shops, laser engravers, and much more.


      More information: College of Visual & Performing Arts

    9. Foster Administration

      Foster Administration is the main administrative building on campus where offices for the Chancellor, Registrar, Financial Aid, Enrollment Center, and Advising, Support, & Planning are located.


      The Enrollment Center is your first stop for paying a bill, registering for classes, asking questions about financial aid, and much more.


      You’ll be able to explore work-study and non-work study job opportunities through an annual student job fair and through CorsairJobs, the student employment online database.


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    10. Marketplace

      The Marketplace is the primary eatery for residential students. Its all-you-can-eat buffet style offers a variety of tempting main course options every day—and salad, soup, and sandwiches always available.


      The Marketplace provides accommodations for allergies, serves vegan and vegetarian menu choices, and offers halal food options.


      As a first-year student, you will enjoy the most comprehensive meal plan with unlimited meal swipes and ample snack options.


      At the end of each semester, students, faculty, and staff come together in the Marketplace for a “moonlight breakfast” where raffles, dancing, and a delicious breakfast help you get ready for finals.


      More information: Dining On Campus

    11. First Year Residence Halls

      First-year student housing features suite-style, living-learning communities that encourage leadership, community outreach, and healthy living.  


      Housing options include singles, doubles, and triples on co-ed floors. Suites are gender specific, and gender-inclusive housing options are available.


      Each building comes fully equipped with community kitchen, laundry facilities, student mailboxes, and multi-purpose rooms for studying and socializing. A basketball court, volleyball court, and picnic areas surround the residence halls.

      More information: First Year Housing