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Join us Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Friday, Aug. 9 for SoarCS at UMass Lowell

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Before the fall semester, the UMass Lowell Kennedy College of Sciences wants to give you a chance to stay on campus, meet your classmates and build skills to help you succeed in computer science.

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That’s why we created SoarCS, where you will:

  • Learn coding skills
  • Discover software development tools
  • Stay in campus housing with all meals included
  • Meet faculty
  • Connect with new and returning students
  • Gain experience with real college life such as study skills, wellness, clubs and recreation
  • Find out how careers in computer science can carry you into many fields
  • Attend Red Hat’s DevConf.US conference in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 17

Open to all first-year, full-time computer science students, SoarCS is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We highly encourage students from multicultural backgrounds, first-generation students and female students to take advantage of the program. 

Thanks to our sponsors, the program is free. Space is limited, so apply by Sunday, June 30.

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Sample Daily Schedule

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7:45 a.m. Breakfast at Fox Hall
9 a.m. First session of the day
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Second session
12 p.m. Lunch at Fox Hall
1:30 p.m. Third session and continuing work time
3:30 p.m. Share-outs
4 p.m. Campus life program (e.g.,  financial literacy, study skills or wellness resources)
4:45 p.m. Close for the day
Evening - dinner on your own, meal card provided


Prof. Fred Martin
Associate Dean for Student Success
Kennedy College of Sciences

SoarCS is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Red Hat and the Kennedy College of Sciences.

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