UMass Dartmouth to receive $73 million in state capital improvement funds

May 6, 2022

UMass Dartmouth announced Friday that the university is expected to receive $73 million from the state to enhance classrooms, labs, and other campus facilities.

The money comes as part of the Baker-Polito administration’s $2.78 billion capital investment plan for fiscal year 2023.

“Our Administration’s capital plan invests in critical initiatives across the state and we are particularly pleased to provide significant support for improvements on the UMass Dartmouth campus,” Lt.  Gov. Karyn Polito said.

According to the university, the state funds will go toward continued upgrades to the campus' the Liberal Arts Building and to help modernize learning spaces, offices, and student meeting areas.

Renovations include improvements to the HVAC system, electrical systems, building envelope improvements, and window replacements.

Funding will also go toward deferred maintenance issues within the MacLean Campus Center and main auditorium.

“This historic $73 million investment in UMass Dartmouth and our students — the single largest investment in our history — will enable us to provide the learning spaces our students need to pursue their ambitions," Chancellor Mark Fuller said.