Family Programs

Family 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 Family 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 Family 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 Family Programs, lunch in the University Dining Commons and presentations from key offices your student will interact with while attending UMass 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 Family 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 17, 2015 - SESSION FULL
July 1, 2015
July 8, 2015
July 22, 2015
August 5, 2015

Weekend Session
July 11, 2015 (Saturday) - SESSION FULL

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

Registration is $20 per person.

Registration fee includes resource bag, continental breakfast and lunch. 

Registration for the overnight session is $50 per person.

  • Registration fee includes resource bag, national parks tour, dinner, evening activity, continental breakfast and lunch. 

  • Overnight room fee separate and bookable through UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center by calling 978-934-6920 (mention Family Orientation).

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If you have any questions, please email