UMass Lowell is located in historic mill city of Lowell, Mass., 45-minutes north of Boston, at the intersections of Routes 495, 93 and 3.
The birthplace of Jack Kerouac and the Industrial Revolution, Lowell's history echoes all around you. Former mill buildings and cobblestone streets now add charm to a bustling downtown, steps away from the UMass Lowell campus, which boasts a thriving arts scene, a population rich in cultural diversity, and a flair for festivals.
Discover restaurants representing more than a dozen different cultures. Spend a day exploring art galleries or take in a show. Stroll along the Merrimack River, which winds through the city center, and enjoy a picnic on the esplanade. Hike, bike, or cross-country ski the more than 1,000 acres of state forest nearby. Or explore the Lowell National Historical Park.