At a Glance

The SMAST campus in New Bedford is approximately 10 minutes from UMass Dartmouth's 710-acre main campus is on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts, and between Providence, RI and Cape Cod—all within one hour from Boston.

What's nearby?

Within a mile of the main campus in Dartmouth, you'll find everything you need—from ramen noodles to headphones—at places like Target, Walmart, and Stop & Shop. The Dartmouth Mall has 75 stores, including Macy's and Old Navy, as well as a 12-screen movie theater.

A great place to work

Industries focused on marine science, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, life sciences, and renewable energy are discovering the rewards of living, working, and playing in SouthCoast Massachusetts. Visit the Events section, including the News page to learn about SMAST's collaborations with these industries. 

A great place to live

For people who live in SouthCoast, Massachusetts has the best of everything right in their own backyard.

Enjoy a variety of beaches ranging from quiet expanses of sand to wind-blown waves ideal for windsurfing. Experience an array of restaurants to appeal to all sorts of culinary tastes from exotic to homestyle.

Explore cultural events including a nationally recognized symphony, live theatre, world class museums, preserved historic districts, colorful ethnic celebrations and more. The good life is as close as SouthCoast Massachusetts.

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.