Star Store Campus (College of Visual and Performing Arts)

Star Store Building

715 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740


‌Driving Directions

From Boston and points north and east:

  • Take 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.
  • Star Store is on left at corner of Union and Purchase streets, across from a Convenience Store.

Star Store MapFrom 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:

  • The Zeiterion Parking Garage on Acushnet Avenue. From Rt. 18 coming from Exit 15, at second light, turn right on to Union Street. Take third left onto Acushnet Avenue. Parking Garage entrance is down one block on the right.


The Star Store is one block east and three blocks south from the New Bedford Bus Terminal. Students can take the bus that visits the main campus to the bus terminal and walk. See the bus schedule for times.

From the bus terminal, turn right and walk three blocks down Pleasant St (opposite the flow of traffic), past the City Hall. At the lights, turn left and walk one block down Union Street. The white building with green trim on your right is the Star Store. The entrance is around the corner.

There is also a shuttle bus that leaves from the Cedar Dell to the Star Store during the semester. See the bus schedule for times.