Minutes to ferry

At a Glance

Directions - Small Map, 200 x 200, blue and gold 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 News & Events section, including the In the Press 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 UMD Dollars* or offer discounts.


  • Applebee’s*
  • Ayur-Shri
  • Azuma Asian Bistro
  • Brazilian Grill
  • Brick Oven Pizzeria
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Busters Sports Bar & Grill
  • Cafe Arpeggio*
  • China Belle Restaurant
  • Dartmouth’s Own
  • Roast Beef & Pizza
  • Destination Soup*
  • DNB Burgers
  • Dream Sweet Froyo
  • Fay’s Restaurant
  • Fiesta Mexican
  • Freestones
  • Friendly’s*
  • From the Seoul
  • Good Friends Chinese
  • Gumbo Restaurant
  • IHOP
  • Lebanese Pita Pocket
  • Max’s Pizza & Wings
  • Metro Pizza
  • Mirasol’s Cafe Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub*
  • No Problemo
  • Not Your Average Joe’s
  • Old Country Buffet
  • Olive Garden
  • Palace Pizza
  • Papa Gino’s*
  • Panera Bread
  • Peking Garden Chinese Buffet
  • Persy’s Place
  • Riccardi’s
  • Ruby Tuesday’s
  • Sail Loft
  • Taphouse Grille*
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • TGI Friday’s*
  • Thai Taste
  • Tia Maria’s European Cafe*
  • Wasabi
  • Ying’s Dynasty
  • Yogurt City



  • DATTCO bus from campus to Boston
  • SRTA Bus from campus to Fall River and New Bedford
  • Corsair Shuttle from campus to select nearby stores/restaurants
  • New Bedford/Martha’s Vineyard Ferry
  • Commuter Rail to Boston (Lakeville)
  • Zip Car on campus

Fast Food 

  • Burger King
  • Chipotle
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Domino’s*
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Five Guys*
  • McDonalds
  • New York Bagel
  • Subway*
  • Taco Bell
  • Tropical Smoothie
  • Wendy’s



  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Market Basket
  • Shaw’s
  • Stop & Shop



  • Dartmouth Mall
    including Macy’s, Hollister, American Eagle, Journey’s, Old Navy, Francesca’s, and many more
  • AC Moore
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Christmas Tree Shop
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Home Depot
  • Kohl’s
  • Lowe’s
  • Michael’s Crafts
  • Newbury Comics
  • Office Max
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Vanity Fair Outlet
  • Wal-Mart



  • CVS*
  • Rite-Aid*
  • Walgreens


Gas Stations

  • BJ’s Club
  • Cumberland Farms
  • Mobil*
  • Shell
  • Stop & Shop


  • Charlton Memorial, Fall River
  • North Dartmouth Medical Walk-In
  • Saint Anne’s Hospital, Fall River
  • St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford

Athletic facilities

  • Carabiner’s
  • Club Fitness
  • Dartmouth Total Fitness
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Planet Fitness
  • Work Out World



  • Bank of America
  • Bay Coast Bank
  • Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Sovereign Bank
  • St. Anne’s Credit Union



  • AMC Movie Theater
  • Buttonwood Zoo
  • Caddyshack (mini-golf)
  • Dartmouth Indoor Tennis
  • Demarest Lloyd State Park
  • Flagship Cinemas
  • Gallery X
  • Hetland Memorial Ice Arena
  • Holiday Lanes Bowling
  • Horseneck Beach
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Ocean’s 18 (mini-golf)
  • Whaling City Golf Course
  • Wonder Bowl Bowling Alley
  • Zeiterion Theatre



  • Best Western
  • Comfort Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Marriott–Residence Inn