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Events & Programs

Events & Programs

UMass Lowell celebrates annual traditions of accepting new students into the University community (Convocation) and congratulating those who have completed their courses of study as they leave the University (Commencement). There are several opportunities for involved students to be recognized for their leadership and commitment to improving UMass Lowell. There are also opportunities for students to expand their own personal styles and leadership skills. Below are some examples of these programs.


Convocation is the formal welcome of freshmen into the UMass Lowell academic community.

Leadership Development

Leadership Development includes the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Leadership Honor Society. Membership by invitation only. For more information, email: Invitations are sent annually starting in August.