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Freshman Frequently Asked Questions

Steps to Complete Before Registering for Orientation

  • All admitted freshman must complete their Placement Testing requirements PRIOR TO attending an Orientation session. You will receive an invitation to complete your individual tests to your personal email address.
  • Health Services needs complete records by August 1. Be sure to submit them prior to Orientation via the Patient Portal:

Personal Items You Should Bring

  • Photo Identification: Driver's license OR Passport
  • Small amount of cash for snacks, etc
  • Any prescription medicine (refrigeration available)
  • Casual clothes and shoes for walking
  • A pillow and sheets (we provide the bed)
  • Medical Records: Health Services needs complete records by August 1. Be sure to submit them prior to Orientation.


To insure the safety and well-being of all participants, we require the following:

  • Do not bring any alcohol or drugs to Orientation. Anyone found with these substances will be immediately sent home, no exceptions.
  • Do not leave campus during Orientation. The day is full of activities and tasks that are essential to your preparation for the spring. If you leave, you won't be registered for classes.
  • Do not plan to have visitors or guests during Orientation. After check-in, no one other than other new students will be allowed to attend Orientation as it is a special time for you to meet other UMass Lowell students.
  • Orientation behavior includes respecting all persons and property. Any unacceptable behavior toward either will result in disciplinary action and possible removal from the program.