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Family Orientation

The Family 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.

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.

Family Programs offers several Family Orientation sessions throughout the summer. Orientation is a day-long session that allows parents, guardians and other members of a student's support system to meet many important staff from offices on campus. The goal for families that attend a session is that they will walk away better prepared to support their student as the begin their college career.

The registration fee for one-day sessions is $20 per person and includes a resource bag, continental breakfast and lunch in the dining hall. Every session begins with check-in at University Crossing at 8:30 a.m. and  presentations conclude around 4:30 p.m.

Please be advised that these sessions are not  for incoming students. They should instead plan to attend their own first-year student orientation or transfer student orientation

Each day session is will focus on two of the colleges/schools at UMass Lowell but are open to families of students in any of the six colleges/schools. 

To register for a session, please select the link for the date that you prefer. If you have any questions, please email: family@uml.edu

Family Orientation Weekday Sessions

June 5, 2019 - Manning School of Business & Kennedy College of Sciences
June 14, 2019 - All Colleges
June 19, 2019 - Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences & Francis College of Engineering
June 26, 2019 - College of Education & College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
July 17, 2019 - Manning School of Business & Kennedy College of Sciences
July 22, 2019 - All Colleges
July 24, 2019 - College of Education & College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
August 14, 2019 - Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences & Francis College of Engineering
Family Orientation Online Module
For those who cannot attend an in-person session, we offer an online orientation option.  You can register at the link below and we will send you information on how to access the virtual orientation module as well as mail the resource bag right to your home.
Register Now - Virtual Orientation Module