New Ways to Connect Through Online Alumni Community

New Ways to Connect With Your Alma Mater and Fellow Alumni

Alumni website

By Nichole Carter

Want to find a way to: contact former UMass Lowell classmates? Update the University and fellow alumni on your most recent accomplishments? See photos from the latest alumni events? Share your own photos? UMass Lowell is pleased to announce the launch of our new-and-improved online community designed just for you and fellow alumni:

By registering with, you will stay connected with UMass Lowell and former classmates - at no charge. In addition to being able to search and contact old friends and post class notes and photos, you may sign up for a permanent UMass Lowell email address, be notified about programs and events, set a profile and much more.

“We know that Facebook is the site of choice for many members of our alumni community who enjoy social networking,” says Heather Makrez '06, '08, director of alumni relations. “Our goal isn’t to compete with Facebook but rather to integrate it with the new website.” As such, alumni who are logged into their Facebook accounts can seamlessly enter the alumni community site without having to input a separate log-in.
To take advantage of the new alumni community, you must register on the new alumni and friends website. Those who have been registered with UMass Lowell’s previous alumni community will need to re-register to enjoy the enhanced features that the new alumni community has to offer.

To get started, go to, and click on "Register Now!" in the upper right corner of our screen. Then follow these easy steps:
  1. Enter your last name.
  2. Enter your member ID (Your member ID is listed on your alumni ID card – omit the first “zero” when logging in. If you do not have your member ID card, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 978-934-3140 or  
  3. Click the "Next" button and update your information.
In addition to the launch of the improved alumni community, many enhancements have been made to the alumni and friends website. These include an enhanced design, easy access to information on alumni benefits, up-to-date alumni and University news, information on reunions and events, new content, links to social media and more.