Attend Convocation activities as a first step in becoming a part of the UMass Lowell community.
Identify your faculty adviser and his/her office location, phone number, e-mail address and office hours.
Within the first month, make an appointment with your faculty adviser to introduce yourself and discuss your current and future academic and career goals.
Become familiar with the General Education requirements for your major and determine which courses fulfill these requirements, including diversity and ethics. Learn the professional courses and free electives that are needed to fulfill your academic requirements.
Identify key academic and social resources available on campus to assist your academic success, such as the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services, Honors College, Office of Disabilities Services, Counseling Services, Student Activities, Health Services, Career Services & Cooperative Education Services, and Multicultural Affairs.
Contact CLASS to schedule a Time Management or a Study Strategies session with an adviser to refine your skills.
By the end of your first year, strive to master the academic tools that the University provides such as the Advisement Report and SIS.