Office of Parent Programs

Parents, Family & Friends Orientation

Welcome to the UMass Lowell community! 

We realize sending your student off to college is a big step and a big investment. We are here to support you-and your student-through this transition and to serve as a resource through commencement and beyond. The Parents, Family and Friends orientation program is designed to answer your questions and leave you feeling even more confident that UMass Lowell is a great choice for your student. 

Our Parents, Family and Friends Orientation sessions will help you help your student make the most of their experience at UMass Lowell. You will learn about the broad range of academic support services, leadership opportunities, our expanding campus footprint, and the city of Lowell. 

Each orientation includes a welcome from the Dean of Students, lunch with representatives from key offices, and the opportunity to see some of historic downtown Lowell. You will meet current students who will offer tips on how to navigate life as a new member of the UMass Lowell community. 

Upcoming Events

Family Orientation:

This summer Parent Programs will be offering several Family Orientation sessions.  In additional to the tradition weekday sessions, we will also be offering a weekend session and an overnight session.  The overnight session will feature additional meet and greet opportunities and a fun outing.

Weekday Sessions
(All Weekday Sessions are on Wednesday)
June 10, 2015
June 17, 2015
July 1, 2015
July 8, 2015
July 22, 2015
July 29, 2015

Weekend Session
July 18, 2015 (Saturday)

Overnight Session
June 22, 2015 to June 23, 2015 (Monday-Tuesday)

Registration is $25 per person or $40 for two parents/guardians. Registration fee includes resource bag, continental breakfast and lunch.  Registration for the overnight session is an additional charge - Price TBA.

If you have any questions, please email