Students Helping Students

Peer Advisors are undergraduate students thoroughly trained and able to assist their peers in identifying campus resources, navigating SiS and providing the kind of UMass Lowell (UML) process hacks that only a fellow student can provide.

Among other skills, Peer Advisors can assist with:

  • ScheduleBuilder
  • SiS
  • Advisement Reports
  • Class Search
  • Identifying campus offices for process-related questions
  • General help with understanding requirements, such as Breadth of Knowledge, and policies, such as Withdrawal deadlines.

When & Where to Find Peer Advisors

Some peer advisors are available both on campus and virtually during the same time period in order to provide more availability to the campus community.

Want to be a Peer Advisor?

Do you have work study and need a job? We are hiring Peer Advisors. If you are interested in working with a team of students, helping your peers, and developing tools to educate them on how to navigate UMass Lowell systems successfully, we can train you. Check JobHawk or contact us for more information.


If you have any questions about Peer Advising, email: or or

Contact Us

  • Todd Borchers, M.Ed.
    Assistant Director: Centers for Learning, Advising & Student Success – South Campus
    Centers for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS)

    Transfer Students, Academic Advising, Tutoring Services, Academic Coaching

  • Sue O'Neill, M.Ed.
    Assistant Director, College Based Advising; Coordinator of College Based Advising Student Last Names I-M
    College Based Advising (Centers for Learning, Advising, and Student Success)

    First and second year undergraduate students in the Manning School of Business; Advising Social Media & Outreach; Peer Advising; Supporting student mental health & wellness.

  • Kristen Rhyner, M.Ed.
    Associate Director for Academic Services: Transfer Support
    Centers for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS)