About the SouthCoast

The UMass Law campus is in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, between Providence, RI, and Cape Cod—and just 60 miles south of Boston and minutes from the beach.


UMass Dartmouth offers limited graduate housing. There are numerous apartment options in New Bedford and Fall River, which are both close to the Law School. There is free shuttle service from downtown New Bedford and from the main campus.

Convenient access

UMass Law is conveniently located with major highway access from Route 128, Route 93, Route 495 and Route 195.


Planes, trains, buses & boats

After hours

Within a mile of campus, you'll find everything you need—from shopping, to restaurants, to entertainment. The area offers beaches, running trails, cafes, art exhibits and live music.

In the area

UMass Dartmouth has lots to offer not only on-campus, but in the surrounding area as well. Listed below are some popular businesses within 15 minutes of campus. Many of these businesses also accept UMDollars or offer discounts.