Office of Parent Programs

Parents, Family & Friends Orientation

Welcome to the UMass Lowell community! 

We realize sending your student off to college is a big step and a big investment. We are here to support you-and your student-through this transition and to serve as a resource through commencement and beyond. The Parents, Family and Friends orientation program is designed to answer your questions and leave you feeling even more confident that UMass Lowell is a great choice for your student. 

Our Parents, Family and Friends Orientation sessions will help you help your student make the most of their experience at UMass Lowell. You will learn about the broad range of academic support services, leadership opportunities, our expanding campus footprint, and the city of Lowell. 

Each orientation includes a welcome from the Dean of Students, lunch with representatives from key offices, and the opportunity to see some of historic downtown Lowell. You will meet current students who will offer tips on how to navigate life as a new member of the UMass Lowell community. 

Upcoming Events

Family Orientation: January 12, 2015 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Join us for an informative daylong orientation for parents and guardians of incoming students.
Sessions include:
  • overview of the first year or transfer experience at UMass Lowell
  • campus safety tips
  • guide to academic success w/ Centers for Learning & Academic Support Services
  • financial aid Q & A w/ The Solution Center
  • department fair
  • and much more 

Registration is $25 per person or $40 for two parents/guardians. Registration fee includes resource bag, continental breakfast and lunch.

If you have any questions, please email