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Strategies for Success

As UMass Lowell’s enrollment grows, the university is working hard to expand academic offerings and hands-on learning opportunities and enrich student life. UMass Lowell offers lots of resources and support to students, including tutoring, career planning, Study Abroad, group fitness and health services.

Academic Support

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Your advisors are here to guide you through your college career. All students are assigned a Faculty Academic Advisor. All first-year students also are assigned a Professional Academic Advisor: freshmen in their college and transfer students in the Centers for Learning.

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Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services (CLASS)

CLASS gives students the support they need: tutoring, computer and study skills workshops, major and career planning, and more.

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The Writing Center offers free writing support to all writers in the UMass Lowell community. Undergraduate peer tutors are available to work one-on-one with you on any stage of a writing assignment, for any writing project.



The Career & Co-op Center helps students with everything from writing a compelling resume to introducing yourself effectively to an employer. They offer tons of great career events like the Fall Career Fair and even teach students how to use proper dining etiquette.

Student Wellness


Campus Recreation Center (CRC)

From group fitness to personal training, intramural and club sports, the Outdoor Adventure program, and more, the CRC has tons of fitness and wellness programs to offer.

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Health Services exists to provide accessible, affordable, quality healthcare to students, with a particular focus on wellness and prevention.

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Counseling Services provides mental health counseling, consultation and referrals to help students achieve personal and academic success.

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The Wellness Wall provides building blocks for a healthy foundation. Explore the Wall to find more wellness resources and build a better you! 

Four-year Planner, River Hawk Scholars Academy Offer More Support

Students in UMass Lowell's new River Hawk Scholars Academy plan rock, paper, scissors at a welcome event. Photo by K. Webster
Students in the first-year River Hawk Scholars Academy played rock, paper, scissors at a welcome event.

By Katharine Webster

UMass Lowell’s rapid growth over the past decade is a testament to the university’s ability to improve its academic offerings, real-world opportunities and student life. This fall, enrollment topped 18,000 students for the first time.

But university administrators aren’t resting on their laurels. They’re more focused than ever on helping students maximize their academic, social and financial success.

Centers for Learning and Academic Supports Services (CLASS) have overseen the development of new study skills “boot camps” over winter break for students who struggle during their first semester of college, and they’ve expanded their “Strategies for Success” workshops, held in August for incoming first-year students. They’ve also worked on an early academic warning system that lets faculty know when a student is struggling. Read more