Walking around campus is one of the best ways to soak in the history, nature, and community that are integral to our campus. Plus, it’s a great way to get some fresh air, get the blood pumping, and see friends along the way! 
Routes connecting North, East, and South campus are all well-lit and have sidewalks. The Tsongas Center, Downtown and the Riverwalk are accessible via sidewalk as well, so get out exploring during your free time. These and other immersive experiences around campus can greatly enhance your experience at UMass Lowell.
Here are some tips from UMass Lowell’s Police Department for safe travel in the city! 
  • Use marked crosswalks, look both ways and make sure traffic stops before you cross. 
  • When you go out, let a friend or roommate know where you will be and when you will return. 
  • Avoid walking alone at night. Use the University’s Transportation Service or the free campus shuttle. 
  • If you are out after dark, use only well-lit routes. Walk near the curb and avoid passing close to shrubs, dark doorways and other hiding places.  
  • Be alert and trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable about someone near you, head for a populated area. 
  • Make note of the location of EMERGENCY phones.