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Freshmen

What happens at Orientation?

Meet an Academic Adviser

Faculty advisers from your college will be available to answer questions, go over details about your major, and talk about what it means to be a UMass Lowell student.

Check Out the Campus

Take a closer look at the classrooms, dining halls, residence halls, libraries, athletic facilities, and the UMass Lowell Recreation Center. Knowing your way around our three main campus areas is essential! We will also help you identify and locate the resources related to your major.

Learn About Student Life

Many services and opportunities are available to you including academic support from "CLASS," counseling and health services, and fitness and sports programs. Campus jobs, leadership training and participation in clubs and organizations all provide ways to get involved and make great use of your time.

Make Connections

Meeting other students, current and entering, makes the campus a much friendlier place. When you start classes and walk around campus, you will find many familiar faces. Lasting friendships very often begin at Orientation.

You have made a great decision in coming to UMass Lowell!

Ready to register?

Available dates depend on the college you're enrolled in. 

Search by College and Register

Search by date

Freshman Orientation date below is a mandatory program to ensure students are ready for their career here at UMass Lowell.

  • Thursday, June 8 - Friday, June 9: College of Sciences & Manning School of Business
  • Monday, June 12 - Tuesday, June 13: College of Engineering & College of Health Sciences
  • Thursday, June 15 - Friday, June 16: College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences & College of Education
  • Monday, June 19 - Tuesday, June 20: College of Sciences & Manning School of Business
  • Thursday, June 22nd - Friday, June 23: College of Engineering & College of Health Sciences
  • Monday, June 26 - Tuesday, June 27: College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences & College of Education
  • Thursday, June 29 - Friday, June 30: College of Engineering ONLY
  • Monday, July 17 - Tuesday, July 18: College of Sciences & Manning School of Business
  • Thursday, July 20 - Friday, July 21: College of Engineering & College of Health Sciences
  • Tuesday, July 25: All Majors
  • Thursday, July 27 - Friday, July 28: College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences & College of Education

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