First-Year Orientation and Transfer Registration help students successfully transition into their first semester at UMass Lowell!

Orientation and Transfer Registration programs are required for all accepted students entering the university.



First-Year Orientation

During orientation, students meet their college-based advisor, register for classes and familiarize themselves with UMass Lowell. Sessions are run by current students and organized by college and major, providing an opportunity to ask questions and meet fellow classmates before the semester begins

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Transfer Registration

Transfer registration consists of both a virtual presentation and a meeting with an advisor to register for classes. The program is designed to meet the specific needs of students transferring to UMass Lowell. Representatives from offices across campus as well as student orientation leaders are available to answer all questions.

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OMA Student Success Summit

Open to all students, the Office of Multicultural Affairs' Student Success Summit is a program that, in addition to Orientation & Transfer Registration, provides resources to learn about campus resources, elevate and maximize your impact and make important faculty, staff and student connections. Undergraduate students must still attend an Orientation or Transfer registration session, but will still benefit from this program!

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See Yourself at UMass Lowell

Take a virtual walking tour of our citywide campus in English, Spanish, Khmer or Mandarin and find out what all the buzz is about.

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