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International Programs & Services

UMass Lowell’s array of programs and services helps students to discover new ways to connect, learn, grow and succeed.

Students at the first-ever Cultural Carnivale in University Crossing in April 2017.

Navigating through the maze of resources can be challenging and knowing where to start is a common question, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the landscape or university culture. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) helps to guide you through these and other common situations while also helping you ‘find your place’ on campus.

OMA can provide:

  • a safe place to process experiences, situations, or events
  • support to work through common communication gaps or misinterpretations
  • help on navigating the university system in culturally relevant ways
  • ways to strengthen personal success and connections to important resources on and off campus
  • culturally relevant strategies to address discrimination, racism, and bias incidents
  • community building opportunities

Upcoming Events

In the tabs below you'll find some of our Upcoming Events. For more information please contact us.

Friday, August 31

  • 10 a.m. - Noon: New International Student Resource Fair in University Crossing lobby
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m: New International Student Campus & Downtown Tour leaving from University Crossing lobby at 12:30 p.m.
  • 3-7 p.m: New International Student Shopping trip to Pheasant Lane Mall
    Cost: $5 per student
  • Saturday, September 1: Boat Tour of Lowell at Lowell Historical Park Visitors Center
    12:45-4 p.m., $5 per student
  • Sunday, September 2: Comedic Magician: Tim Gabrielson
    8-9 p.m. in University Crossing lobby
  • Monday, September 3: Lowell Spinners Baseball Game
    12:30 p.m. at LeLacheur Park on East Campus
  • Tuesday, September 4: Engagement Fair
    Noon - 2 p.m. on Tsongas Center Back Lawn
    Meet and get involved in UMass Lowell clubs!
  • Tuesday, September 4: Kayaking with Outdoor Adventure Program
    3-6 p.m. at UMass Lowell Boathouse
  • Wednesday, September 5 (First day of classes!)
    You are Welcome Here Campaign: Free Iced Coffee Giveaway throughout campus
  • Wednesday, September 5: OMA Open House
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., UC366 - Stop by and say hello!
  • Thursday, September 6: OMA River Hawk Rising Orientation
    3:30-5 p.m. at University Crossing 490
  • Thursday, September 6: Sunset Yoga
    5:30 - 6:25 p.m. on Campus Recreation Center Turf Field
  • Friday, September 7: ISSO Welcome Coffee Hour
    3-5 p.m. in Saab ETIC, North Campus
  • Friday, September 7: RHA Outdoor Movie: Black Panther
    9 p.m., East Campus
  • Saturday, September 8: OMA/SAL Day Trip to Boston
    11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Orientation and International Student Resource Fair
  • City of Lowell Tours, Campus Tours
  • Pair Up Program: a partnership program that pairs international students with domestic students in bridging culture and enhancing community through an interactive learning process. Visit the Pair-Up Program website for more information or please contact
  • Culture Shock Talks Series
  • Professional Development Series
  • International Education Week: Clubs can apply for an OMA grant to help sponsor a program during IEW.
  • Community Building Events
  • Campus Recreation Center Trips
  • Winter Clothing Drive
  • Holiday celebrations (Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving Dinner, Holi, Chinese New Year and more)
  • OMA Senior Send Off

Resources for International Students

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