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Form Request

Forms are an essential part of university business and serve a variety of purposes.  To ensure proper branding and security of data collection, all forms representing the university’s interests are to be created and implemented by the University Relations Web Services Office. 

This policy outlines the different types of forms and when they should be used. Regardless of which type of form your department needs, all UMass Lowell forms are required to be consistent with the university brand.  

Web Services will create web forms. External vendors (ie: wufuu, Google forms) should not be used for security reasons. Money should only be collected via authorized and approved vendors.

If you are not sure which form best meets your department’s needs, see below.


I need a form for:

Collecting basic information

Data will be available for download as a csv file.

Submit a Web Services Request 


Collecting complex information or completing a transaction

My form requires uploading documents or images, or other interactive features. 

Submit a Web Services Request 


A paid event or fundraiser

For fundraisers, contact the director of development for your college in Advancement. 

Submit a Web Services Request 


A free event

Submit a Web Services Request 


Charging a fee for a service

Submit a Web Services Request 


Collecting Data from Prospective Students or Current Students

Contact Doreen Bray, Information Technology


To conduct a survey or gather feedback

Information Technology has purchased a campus-wide site license for Qualtrics. Visit Information Technology for more information about accessing Qualtrics.


Based on your request, Web Services will determine the best form solution for your needs. Please allow for two business days to receive a response to your form request. Depending on the type of form, turnaround time may be as long as two weeks.



e-Commerce Forms

Please note that certain policies and procedures must be adhered to for the purpose of legal compliance when using e-commerce or collecting revenue. Forms receiving payments are required to be handled by a PCI compliant staff member. 

The university has two authorized vendors: BlueSnap and Eventbrite. Web Services will work with you to determine the best vendor for your need. There are no fees for free events.  Both tools charge a service fee that will be absorbed into the ticket price.

Tickets cannot be sold at the door.

REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR CASH MANAGEMENT

Department
Dept. head authorization
Event Name
Contact Person for Event
Phone
Email

Chartstring info for where the revenue should be placed:

Business Unit
Account Code
Fund
Department ID
Program Code
Class (optional)
Project / Grant (optional)

Reconciliation Process

Payments processed through BlueSnap are processed directly into a pre-designated revenue account, and each payment site can be customized for each event (within certain limitations) based on the information you provide. 

Check payments received from Eventbrite will be deposited and GL accounts will be credited approximately equal to check deposited amount. Cash Management will reconcile check amount to sales reports generated in Eventbrite.

Refund Policy

BlueSnap refunds are handled by the UMass President’s Office Treasurer.  The event contact person should fill out the Credit Request Form and send to Treasurer_eCommerce@umassp.edu. . 

For Eventbrite, all refund requests will be routed to the Office of Cash Management Services at UMass Lowell. Only Amy Kirchner, Donna Barron and John Perroni from the Office of Cash Management Services are allowed to initiate the refund process.