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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a schedule for the weekend?

There are so many events! Check out the full list of Homecoming events.

When does River Hawk Homecoming take place?

Homecoming takes place from Thursday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 20. A majority of the events take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, including the River Hawk Way Pre-Game Festival followed by the hockey game against Colgate University.

How do I register for River Hawk Homecoming events?

If an event requires an RSVP, you can register via the Ticket Information page. This page gives direct links of where to register for each event.

What is the River Hawk Way Pre-Game Festival?

River Hawk Way is one of the premier Homecoming events, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. adjacent to the Tsongas Center. The festival takes place prior to the hockey game that night. Admission is free and the event features music, entertainment, lots of great food and drink options and family-friendly activities. Feel free to bring a blanket or a chair to enjoy the free music. Attendees don’t need to register ahead of time.

Is Homecoming a family event?

Homecoming is for everyone! Family and friends of all UMass Lowell students, alumni, and faculty and staff are invited!

How do I know if it’s my reunion year?

Classes with graduation years ending in 4 or 9 are celebrating reunions this year.

Where do I pick up my hockey tickets?

On Friday, Oct. 18, you can pick up your tickets at the Tsongas Center Lobby beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 19, you can pick up your tickets between noon and 3:30 p.m. at the registration tent located outside of the Tsongas Center, to the left of the building. After 3:30 p.m. you can pick up your tickets in the Tsongas Center lobby.

I registered for Jennifer’s Run/Walk, and now I want my voucher for Jennifer’s Run/Walk. What do I do?

You don’t need to do anything. Your voucher number is just confirmation to us that you are registered. Shortly after you purchase, a university representative may contact you for additional information (i.e. age, gender) for each participant you registered. 

Where can I find a list of restaurants?

Explore a variety of eateries in downtown Lowell.

Are pets or service animals allowed?

Pets are not allowed. Service animals are.

Where will events be in case of rain?

All events are rain or shine.

What happens if I can’t attend the event?

Unfortunately, all transactions are final and we cannot offer a refund. We can change the name on the ticket, if it is absolutely necessary. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 978-934-3140 or

Who can I contact in case of an emergency?

UMass Lowell Campus Police, University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St., Suite 170
978-934-4911 (emergencies)
978-934-2398 (non-emergencies)
Lowell General Hospital
295 Varnum Ave., Lowell