Opening Week

Join us Aug. 31 as we introduce you to the DifferenceMakers program, UMass Lowell's own program that supports innovative ideas with various events and opportunities throughout the year. Hear from Johnny Cupcakes, a New England entrepreneur as our keynote speaker.

The Convocation Ceremony, Sept. 2 signals the official start of the academic year. Our keynote speaker Deanne Bell is a globetrotting engineer and science TV host who received her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Bell went on to design opto-mechanics for military aircraft sensors before working on National Geographic, DIY Network and Discovery Channel programs.

Opening month is your opportunity to get to know your classmates, professors and the UMass Lowell campus. We’ve planned a month of fun activities, including BBQs, live music, movies, sporting events, games, off-campus outings and much more. It’s the perfect time to make new friends and get involved in all the University has to offer.

Opening Events