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Teaching & Research Assistantships
New TA/RA Contracts
TA/RA Contracts are due to the Provost office/ Vice Chancellor’s office by Friday, August 11 2017. This applies to:
- TA contracts extended to new students or
- RA contracts extended upon new grants/funds received by researchers
New Hire Forms: UMass Lowell Human Resources requires that all new student hires use the I-9 form to document both that they are eligible to work in the United States and that their identities match the information on their employment authorization documents. Please visit HR payroll & forms.
Additional information on how to get paid can be found on the HR website.
Timeline for the processing of Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant Contracts
Initiate new TA/RA Contracts:
- Teaching & Research Assistants Contracts
- This page is intended for internal use by Authorized UMass Lowell personnel only!
- Students who are interested in applying for a TA/RA position, must contact their Department.
- About Research Activities
- Reduced Credit Approval For Teaching & Research Assistants Application - DocuSign Process (New - Replaced Reduced Course Load Application)
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.
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.
The Place to Get Your River Hawk Gear!
You can obtain required course materials from the River Hawk Shop, located at University Crossing. 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, UMass Lowell’s two libraries 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 computer and email accounts by the University. There are multimedia labs and distance learning classrooms across the campus. The University of Massachusetts 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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