How Suite It Is

New Residence Hall Opening Celebrated

New Residence Hall Opening Celebrated

Chancellor Marty Meehan helped celebrate the opening of University Suites on Sept. 19. The $54 million, state-of-the-art residence hall on East Campus is helping transform student life at UMass Lowell.


On Sept. 19, UMass Lowell celebrated the opening of University Suites, a $54 million residence hall that is drawing rave reviews from students for its cutting-edge design, amenities and positive impact on campus life. It is the sixth new building UMass Lowell has opened in the last year. 

Located at 327 Aiken St. in the heart of UMass Lowell’s East Campus, the 148,000-square-foot, five-story University Suites is home to 472 students and represents a new housing model that includes 88 four- and six-bed suites that feature living rooms, bedrooms, kitchenettes and bathrooms; eight common lounge areas with flat-screen TVs, couches and full kitchens; a glass-fronted living room with a fireplace; the Hawk’s Nest Café, which is open to students and the public, and other amenities.