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Launch! First-year College Specific Opportunities

Overview

Each college has selected a variety of course options that can help Launch! your academics at UMass Lowell. There is a cost associated with the academic courses in this program. As a new student you have the choice to take one or two courses during the summer two session (July 6 - Aug. 16, 2020). Courses are being offering at a 34% discounted tuition rate helping to make the college specific programs affordable and accessible to all incoming students. 

Tutoring is provided in a virtual environment through the Centers for Learning, Advising, and Student Success to support you in your course. Professional advisors from College based advising will also work with students to adjust fall schedules based on entollment in the Summer Launch! Program.

Tutoring is provided in a virtual environment through the Centers for Learning, Advising, and Student Success to support you in your courses. Professional advisors from College Based Advising will also be working with students to adjust fall schedules based on enrollment in the Summer Launch! Program.

Sample Schedule

SunMonTuesWedThursFriSat
8-10:30 a.m.Class Option 1Class Option 1Class Option 1
10:30-10:45 a.m.
10:45-1 p.m.Class Option 2Class Option 2Class Option 2
1-1:30 p.m.
1:30-2:45 p.m.Launch! SeminarLaunch! SeminarSuccess Workshop

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College Specific Opportunities

College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Manning School of Business
Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Kennedy College of Sciences
Francis College of Engineering
College of Education

College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS)

We are designing a unique experience for you to engage as a new student at UMass Lowell. In the Launch! Program, you’ll learn about the unique range of research and learning opportunities in the college.

Additionally, you will participate in a Launch! Seminar on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and Summer Success workshops on Thursday afternoons. On Mondays, you will get to participate in a master class with some of the college’s most exciting faculty, who will talk about the kinds of projects you may do someday. On Wednesdays, you’ll participate in small-group weekly seminar to get you connected with other students, faculty, and alumni, and to help prepare you for your first semester in college and beyond.

Race, identity, and systems of power will be discussed in all the Master Classes and Seminars. We’ll help get you ready to succeed in college and to change the world.

At the same time on Thursday afternoons, there will be academic success workshops that will help you be successful in your first semester of college and throughout your career. If you complete the UML Launch! Program (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday), your FAHSS first-year seminar requirement will be waived (1 credit). This means you will have more space in your schedule take more electives or add a minor or additional major. 

Sign up and participate in the FAHSS option.

Manning School of Business

Manning School of Business new students will have the opportunity to enroll in one or two summer session two course(s). Additionally, you will participate in a UML Launch! Seminar on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:45pm. The Launch Virtual GE2 seminar is designed to offer in-coming UML first year students with an intensive introduction to entrepreneurship and innovation. It is modeled after our award-winning Global Entrepreneurship Exchange (GE2) program. The course consists of twelves virtual modules aimed at developing students’ essential business skills such as creative problem-solving, identifying customers, pitching business ideas, starting a business venture, and collaborating within a team. Each module will be 75 minutes long. Instead of lecturing, an approach of “tell me, what did you learn” will be used to create an interactive learning experience with a focus of “Be Curious, Be Creative, Be Innovative." At the same time on Thursday afternoons, there will be academic success workshops that will help you be successful in your first semester of college and throughout your career.

Sign up and participate in the Manning School of Business option.

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences (ZCHS)

Your college is crafting a unique experience for you to engage as a new student starting at UMass Lowell. Additionally, you will participate in a Launch! Seminar on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and Summer Success workshops on Thursday afternoons. On Mondays, you will get to participate in a master class with some of the college’s most exciting faculty, who will talk about the kinds of projects you may do someday as an interdisciplinary health professional. At the same time on Thursday afternoons, there will be academic success workshops that will help you be successful in your first semester of college and throughout your career. Sign up and participate in the ZCHS option.

Sign up and participate in the FZCHS option.

Kennedy College of Sciences (KCS)

Your college is crafting a unique experience for you to engage as a new student starting at UMass Lowell. KCS students will have the opportunity to participate in Monday Seminar sessions that explore the different areas of study within the Kennedy College Sciences. Topics range from the role of molecular interactions to algorithms for search-and-rescue robots. Additionally, there are discussions on the chemical sensors for illicit drugs and SPACE HUAC, a small satellite designed and built by UMass Lowell Undergraduates. In addition, on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-2:45 p.m. there will be success workshops that will help you be successful in your summer course as well as in your first semester of college. Sign up and participate in the KCS option.

Sign up and participate in the KCS option.

Francis College of Engineering (FCE)

Your college is crafting a unique experience for you to engage as a new student starting at UMass Lowell. FCE students will have the opportunity to participate in Monday Seminar sessions that explore the different areas of study within the Francis College of Engineering. Special attention will be given to the Lin Makerspace which allows students from all majors and ages to intermingle in a state-of-the-art space while refining designs and developing prototypes. Design courses “Introduction to Engineering” (cornerstone) and “Senior Capstone Design” (capstone) are held in the space such that students of all ages and from all majors can develop prototypes for coursework, pursue their own innovations or build projects for their engineering clubs. The desire is to keep the space open 24/7 such that students can work anytime, as innovation never sleeps. “This is about making things real - all the time, students learn equations and math and how to do things. This maker space lets students at all levels realize their ideas… students interacting and applying concepts learned in classes creates enthusiasm, and “closes the loop on the educational experience, making it real.” In addition, on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-2:45 p.m. there will be success workshops that will help you be successful in your summer course as well as in your first semester of college. 

Sign up and participate in the FCE option.

College of Education (COE)

Your college is crafting a unique experience for you to engage as a new student starting at UMass Lowell. COE students will have the opportunity to participate in Monday Seminar sessions that explore the different aspects of modern education within the College of Education. Topics range from working with diverse students and communities to nurturing your teach self. At the same time on Thursday afternoons there will be success workshops that will help you be successful in your summer course as well as in your first semester of college.

Sign up and participate in the COE option.