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Welcome from Vice Chancellor

The UMass Lowell Student Affairs & University Events Experience

Assoc. Vice Chancellor Larry Siegel

One of the hallmarks of an education at UMass Lowell is the opportunity for hands-on experiential learning. Having nearly 40 years of experience in Student Affairs, I am well aware that in addition to the student development theory and foundational courses, experiential opportunities in a strong and collaborative Student Affairs Division promotes the development and refinement of the skills and attributes that will serve as your primary foundation for a long and successful career in higher education.

With over 18,400 students – who come from all over the country and globe – a residential population of 5,000, more than 220 clubs and organizations including a vigorous multicultural, student leadership and campus recreation program, among others, UMass Lowell provides a wide range of possibilities for bringing your classroom learning to practical and professional experience.

The Division of Student Affairs is proud to partner with the College of Education to offer 17 Graduate Fellowships in the areas of Residence Life, Student Activities and Leadership, Multicultural Affairs, Student Center Operations and Student Conduct. These fellowships provide you with the opportunity to work with, learn from and be mentored by some of the best student affairs colleagues in our profession. In addition to your time together in classes and at department and division meetings, the Graduate Fellows also meet regularly, as a cohort, for additional training and mentoring. I, as well as Deans, Directors and other colleagues throughout the university will meet with you to share our experiences and knowledge to enrich your learning experience and understanding of the profession of student affairs and higher education.

A career in Student Affairs is challenging, fun and very rewarding. We encourage you to consider applying for one of these fellowships to help launch your career and make the most of your time as a graduate student. I wish you well, and appreciate your interest in pursuing a career in Student Affairs.

Larry Siegel
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs & University Events