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Parent/Guardian FAQ

The Residence Halls will open on Sunday September 2, 2018. All students will be contacted in early August with a move in time block for that day.

Your housing cost depends on your room type. Please click HERE for detailed information on housing costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Posted costs include all utilities. The mandatory meal plan is $5390 for the academic year.  The cost of the meal plan will appear on the resident’s UMass bill.  The cost of housing will not appear on the UMass bill and will need to be paid directly to The Office of Housing and Residential Life.

Parking will be available for all students living in the Residential Halls. The parking fee will be $1260/semester.

Yes. Meal plans are required for all students living in the Residence Halls. The fee is $2695/semester. Details about the meal plan can be found HERE.

Payments can be made online through the Resident portal or directly to the Office of Housing and Residential Life by check, money order, or credit card.  Students will receive information about how to register and log in to their Resident portal during the summer.

When you submit an application, you are letting us know that you are interested in living in the Residence Halls at UMass Boston. There is no official or binding agreement when you submit just your application.

When you sign a Housing License Agreement, you are signing a contract to reside in the Residence Halls for the full term of the Agreement.  This is a binding contract unless the student does not enroll at UMass Boston.

Any financial aid (i.e., grants, loans, scholarships, etc.) that is remaining after UMass Boston’s tuition, Meal Plan, and fees are paid can be used for housing at the Residence Halls. Any portion of the housing cost that is not covered by a financial aid excess check will be an out-of-pocket expense for the student. Students interested in deferring their housing costs in anticipation of a financial aid refund are required to submit proof of APPROVED financial aid August 1st.

The Residence Halls are modernized buildings with all of the necessary components to provide a safe and comfortable living experience. A courtesy desk attendant is on-duty at the Welcome Desk, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to monitor the entrance and sign-in/sign-out all guests.  A key fob system is employed at the turnstile to elevator access, bedroom doors, and no one may enter the residential floors without a resident access key fob. Closed-circuit security cameras are also located throughout the buildings and at all entry points. All guests are required to be accompanied/escorted by their host resident while in the building.

Yes, the buildings will be open for students to stay on-campus throughout the duration of the academic year and students will be allowed to stay on- campus over the winter break/session.  Information about summer housing will be published in early spring and will require students to sign an additional license and additional fees.

If you are a person with a disability and require and are requesting an accommodation to be made, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life at

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