The city of Lowell is a vibrant, dynamic, and diverse community that many members of the UMass Lowell community are excited to call home. We encourage all of our River Hawks that live off campus to engage with their community in a positive way and build connections and relationships within their residential community. 
One way to begin doing that is to think about what it means to be a good neighbor and to think about what kind of impact you have on the neighborhood or community that you live in. Some helpful suggestions for being a good neighbor include: 
Meet your neighbors: Introduce yourself to your surrounding neighbors. 
Consider those around you: 
  • Be mindful of your noise levels and recognize that your neighbors might have very different schedules than you and might have different expectations regarding noise. 
  • Be aware of shared walls and how easily sound can travel. 
  • Be aware of noise outside and surrounding your apartment or house. 
  • Control and clean up after your pets.
  • If you have guests, be mindful of how much community parking they are taking up.
Stay in touch with your neighbors: Discuss concerns as soon as they arise before they escalate into a larger issue.
Know policies and processes: Be sure to know various policies about your building, such as how trash removal works or how snow removal works.