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Student Return to Campus Information 

See the UMass Lowell Returning to Campus Plan.

Graduate Student Services

The Graduate Student Services Office will operate remotely and will continue with all services virtually. Staff are available to speak with you over the phone or via virtual meetings during normal business hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.

To schedule a virtual advising appointment, please use the online scheduler.

You may also call 978-934-2173 or email with any questions. 

For changes in deadlines and academic polices for the Spring 2020 semester, as well as other important announcements and updates, please see

Nothing is more important to us than your success as a student, even during times of great change. Here are some resources that can help you now, and in the future.

Student Emergency Fund 

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the university has established a short-term emergency financial assistance fund for the Spring 2020 semester. Limited funding with a maximum request of $2,000 is available for students who qualify. Funds generously provided by alumni and friends.
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Free access to online textbooks and other resources:

  • You can access eBooks from a variety of publishers fro not additional cost at - this site covers about 80% of the textbooks used by UMass Lowell faculty. 
  • VitalSource also offers free online textbooks.
  • UMass Lowell librarians have created a Libguide, curated by subject matter, that lists free textbooks available through our libraries. 
  • The UMass Lowell campus store is offering free online shipping with no minimum purchase on all items including course materials, supplies, technology and more. This includes access up to 7 ebooks for a designated period free of charge.
  • The campus store is also offering free shipping return labels for rented books and materials and is extend the non-return period without penalty. Click the COVID-19 message on the home page for details.

The Graduate Student Services Office staff is committed to supporting all graduate students during this time, and are here to help guide you through a successful semester.

UMass Lowell’s proactive efforts to update the university on its ongoing efforts to monitor and prepare for impacts related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) include messages to the campus community. Review UMass Lowell's Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please continue to check this page frequently for updates.

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Get directions to campus using UMass Lowell's interactive Google Maps.


Students who start the housing search early are better equipped to locate affordable housing within a reasonable distance from campus. The ideal way to obtain housing is to visit over the summer and make arrangements at that time. If you have further questions please contact the Office of Residence Life.

ID/Parking Stickers

Please visit UCard, Access & Parking Services for questions regarding obtaining a student ID and parking sticker.

Student Health Services

All full-time graduate students (9 credits or more) are required to have health insurance. Full-time graduate students also need to provide immunization records and a recent physical (within 12 months). Part-time graduate students are not required to submit such medical records. Students taking all of their classes online do not have to submit health records. However, Massachusetts residents taking online classes are required to show evidence of health insurance. For more information, contact Student Health Services.

Bookstore: The Place to Get Your River Hawk Gear!

You can obtain required course materials from the River Hawk Shop, located at University Crossing, or online. In addition to textbooks, they also sell general interest books and bestsellers, team apparel, school supplies, gifts and more.

Billing and Payments

Please refer to the Solution Center for information regarding billing and refund policy.


In addition to housing extensive collections, the UMass Lowell Library provide electronic access to more than 300 databases, more than 28,000 journals and ninety computer workstations. Remote computer access is available for all students both on and off campus.

Computer and Email

Every student is issued a university email account which allows access to multiple services including SiS, the student information system. There are multimedia labs and distance learning classrooms across the campus. The UMass Lowell makes hundreds of workstations, PCs, and terminals available to students, all connected to multiple servers via a state-of-the-art network structure. The campus is completely wireless. For assistance contact the Help Desk at 978-934-4357 (ext. HELP) or

Graduate Student Association

Our Graduate Student Association and international student clubs offer a calendar of social and cultural events. The organization also allocates funding for dissertation research and for travel to research conferences.

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