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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Virtual Resources

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is here for you and excited for Fall 2020! Check out what's upcoming on our Programs & Events page. We're also readily accessible by email, phone, Zoom, and MS Teams. Don't hesitate to reach out anytime!

Student Success Summit (August 25-27, 2020) is open to new and transfer students! Create your toolbox for success, meet new & continuing students, demystify your class lecture, financial wellness and more. You can see the full schedule and sign up on the Student Success Summit website.

ECCHO (Multicultural Club Council): a community gathering of club leaders to share successes, collaborations and engagement opportunities once a month, Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Email: to RSVP.

International Student Support: OMA and ISSO host monthly pre-arrival webinars to new international students and their families on Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Email: to RSVP.  All questions are welcome!  Topics covered will include move-in, travel considerations, fall opening, etc.

LGBTQ+ Resources: Individual check-ins continue online as well as community training. Email: for information.

College Access Programs Resources: continuous transitional support for students who participate in college access organizations (such as TRIO, Bottom Line, Let's Get Ready). Jump start your college career by partnering for your success.  Contact for more information.

Workshops & Training

  • Introversion versus extroversion
  • What’s your Leadership Style?
  • Translating Student Leadership Experience onto a Resume
  • Learn to Meditate
  • Exploring Gender Identity and Expression
  • How to Stay Motivated Online?


We are also offering online podcasts on our social media pages! Follow these links to listen to these episodes or listen on Spotify:

  1. OMA Talks Episode 1: Calling from Home
  2. OMA Talks Episode 2: So you said it's been a month now?
  3. OMA Talks Episode 3: Motivation
  4. OMA Talks Episode 4: Getting through this week is enough
  5. OMA Talks Episode 5: Being your own best friend: Some practices for increasing self-kindness

To request a training or for more information, please e-mail:

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is a hub and campus resource that serves all students, staff, and faculty utilizing a community and cultural-competency based model. We provide a network of comprehensive services and innovative programs that support and advance the personal, cultural, intellectual, and social development of our diverse and international students. OMA helps lead diversity related programs and initiatives while working with campus partners to build an inclusive and culturally engaged community. 

Our services are open to all students, faculty, and staff. We welcome you to come in, talk with us, and discover new ways to engage, grow and succeed! Learn more.

DACA/Dreamer Support & Resources

River Hawk Rising Scholars is a cohort based scholar initiative designed to support students as they successfully navigate the UMass Lowell community. Students will receive individualized attention geared towards the different stages of their college career. Scholars will be connected with an OMA coach who will serve as a resource and key point of contact. Students will meet weekly with their OMA coach. River Hawk Rising Scholars will also benefit from developing relationships with their peers in the cohort. Students will attend workshops and community building program activities together. Learn More and Apply.

The Art Project that Murkland Elementary collaborates with the UMass Lowell Office of Multicultural Affairs every year for Martin Luther King Jr. Awareness Week.  All fourth graders under the guidance of Ms. Julia D’Angelo paint their rendition of the MLK theme, then the school hosts a contest.  We were fortunate this year to be able to record the work of one of the fourth grade art class as they began their artwork. Learn more.

The OMA is available is for consultation and training on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. Check out our complete list of training and workshop topics.

Want to get involved with one our clubs or groups on campus? Check out the full list!


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