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Awards, Honors & Recognition

Remember and Recognize Your College Achievements with Merit

Check out UMass Lowell's Merit Page to see all the great things our students are doing!


Why are Merit pages important?

  • Merit helps the University share your achievements on public pages you control, building a portfolio of your college career.
  • A Merit page creates a positive online identity for success after college. Employers research applicants online, and some have rejected applicants based on what they find. Make sure they find only the best about you.

How does this work?

  • An article will be published to Merit and the local newspaper of each student will be notified, so your hometown can hear about how well you’re doing.
  • Students involved will get an e-mail to their University account saying they've earned a badge.  
  • If you want to share your good news, tweet your badge or share it on Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn or Google+. You can also email the announcement to friends and family. Make sure to tag UMass Lowell in your posts!  

OK, I'm in. Now what?

At some point in time you'll likely earn an honor or participate in an event we want to recognize. You’ll get an e-mail from the team using the address- it's safe and not spam. 

To redeem your badge, you can either create an account with your UMass Lowell e-mail, or login with your personal Facebook or Twitter account. 

I have an idea for a badge or achievement.

Great! We’re always looking for students to recognize. Send your idea to and we’ll see if it sounds like a good fit. If you are a professor or staff member running a program, class or event with students that you’d like to recognize, please let us know.

I'm all set, thanks.

  • To opt out of the program, simply reply to the email you receive from us and ask to be removed. Or, email your request to You’ll be given instructions on how to opt out of future stories.
  • If you have a FERPA hold through SiS at the time the achievement is sent, we will not put you on the list.