Locate Us

The Workers' Education Program is located downstairs in the building at:

800 Purchase Street, Lower Level

New Bedford, MA

Phone: (508) 999-4047

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Workers’ Education Program (WEP), which offers educational services such as ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and GED (General Educational Development) classes is located downstairs at 800 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA.

Driving Directions

From Boston and points north and east:

  • 93 South to 24 South to 140 South.
  • Take Exit 2E onto I-195 East.
  • Take Exit 15 (Downtown New Bedford) onto Rt. 18.
  • At second light, turn right on to Union Street.
  • At the second set of lights, turn right onto Purchase Street.
  • The Workers’ Education Program is at the corner of Purchase and William, the first intersection you come to.  The building has green Bristol Community College awnings.

From Providence and points west:

  • Take 195 East to Exit 15 onto Rt. 18.
  • Follow directions above.

Metered parking can be found along the streets. Additional parking can be found at two locations:

  • A parking garage can be found at Elm Street. From Rt. 18 coming from Exit 15, take a right at the first light; the garage will be on the right. From the WEP, turn right onto William Street, then a left on 2nd street. The garage will be two blocks ahead.
  • There is a small outdoor lot at Second and Acushnet Ave. This lot offers free parking on the weekend. From Rt. 18 coming from Exit 15, take a right at the first light. Take a left at Acushnet Ave. The parking lot will be on your left 3 blocks up. From the WEP, turn right on William Street, then a right on Acushnet Ave. The lot will be on your left.


From the bus terminal, turn right and walk three blocks down Pleasant Street (opposite the flow of traffic). Turn left down William Street and walk down to Purchase Street. The WEP is at the corner of William and Purchase.