Lowell City of Lights Parade & Holiday Celebration
Leading up to the 4:30 p.m. parade in downtown Lowell will be family-friendly events beginning at noon including the Holly Jolly Trolley, a hot chocolate competition and Reading with Rowdy @ UMass Lowell's River Hawk Shop in University Crossing. As part of its event sponsorship, the university will provide complimentary hockey ticket (7 p.m. game) vouchers on the hot chocolate competition ballots.
Ice Hockey vs. Harvard
After you've enjoyed the City of Lights parade, enjoy UMass Lowell hockey at the Tsongas Center as the River Hawks host the Harvard Crimson for the first time ever in Lowell. Complimentary ticket coupons for the game will be available throughout the day at the City of Lights event at select locations. Plus ? don't forget to stick around after the action for a post-game skate with the River Hawks!
Pucks & Paws at Ice Hockey vs. UConn
UMass Lowell Athletics and the Lowell Humane Society are teaming up for the fourth-annual Pucks and Paws Night at the Tsongas Center. Face-off is set for 7 p.m. against the Connecticut Huskies. Fans are encouraged to bring their own dogs to enjoy the game with them, and the Lowell Humane Society will have adoptable pets on site. There will be a designated section for fans that bring their non-aggressive dogs as well as a special "Doggie Door" entrance via the West Box Office. Fans can purchase seats in Section 110 for $15, and tickets for their dogs are just $5. All of the proceeds from "dog ticket" sales will be donated to the Lowell Humane Society. Fans are required to purchase their "dog tickets" in advance of the game by calling Christine Maurais at 978-934-2181.
Women's Works Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
UMass Lowell's Center for Women & Work invites you to Women's Works: A Celebration of the Creativity of Women Holiday Art & Craft Fair. This event will be part craft fair, part performance art, and large part fundraiser for the Center for Women & Work. Come find unique art work and handcrafts?all created by UMass Lowell women and other talented regional artists. Entrance is free & everyone is welcome! To participate as a vendor or for more information email Darcie_Boyer@uml.edu.
Tripathy Memorial Symposium
UMass Lowell will hold its 14th Anniversary Sukant Tripathy Annual Memorial Symposium to honor the memory of the late Prof. Sukant Tripathy, renowned researcher and former director of the Center for Advanced Materials, university provost and vice chancellor. The program includes talks by invited speakers and student poster presentations. This year's event is sponsored by Flexcon. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 28, 2014 to Michele_Vercellin@uml.edu. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please request vegetarian luncheon if preferred. For more information, call or 978-934-3695.
Taniya Nayak '97 Comes Home for the Holidays
Join us for a fun, festive evening with Taniya Nayak '97 as she discusses her time at UMass Lowell, her path to success and, of course, her best tips for decorating and entertaining this holiday season! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while mingling with fellow alumni before participating in a Q&A where Taniya will answer your most pressing design questions. Taniya is a host and interior designer on HGTV and a featured designer on Food Network's Restaurant Impossible. You may also recognize Taniya for her appearances on Today, Good Morning America, The Talk, and The Rachael Ray Show. Tickets are $30 and includes a tax-deductible donation to student scholarships. Additional donations are appreciated.
University Commencement Day
The Morning Graduation Ceremony for students in the College of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Education will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. The Afternoon Graduation Ceremony for students in the College of Engineering, College of Sciences, the Manning School of Business and students in Intercampus Programs will be held at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell.