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Celebrating Women at UMass Lowell


We’re celebrating women at UMass Lowell in coordination with Women’s History Month in March 2018. The greater campus community is proud to host a variety of special events that collectively celebrate and honor the academic, economic, political, cultural and social achievements of female students, alumnae, faculty and staff throughout the university’s history.


  • Thursday, February 22 - Women in Conversation Dinner, Moloney Hall, University Crossing, 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 22 - Women’s Basketball Senior Night vs. UNH; 7 p.m. at the Tsongas Center
  • Sunday, February 25 - Women’s Basketball vs. UMBC; 1 p.m. at the Costello Athletic Center
  • Sunday, February 25 - Saturday, March 10 - Lowell Women’s Week! Learn more on the Lowell Women’s Week website.
  • Monday, February 26 - 23rd Annual Lowell Women’s Week Breakfast; Keynote Speaker UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney
  • Friday, March 2 - Start Smart Wage Negotiation for Women; 3-5 p.m., Center for Women & Work, view Ten Troubling Facts About the Wage Gap. For more information email:
  • Wednesday, March 7th - She Started It. This is a feature-length documentary on women tech entrepreneurs. The film shows the trials and tribulations of running a tech start-up as a young woman. Read a full synopsis of the film, Innovation Hub, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 8 - International Women’s Day Celebration at UMass Lowell, wear purple and use the hashtags #PressforProgress and #IDWUML18. Follow UMass Lowell on Snapchat
  • Thursday, March 8 - High Tea Event, Moloney Hall, University Crossing, 3-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 8 - Braided Streams: Women of Faith Speak, Dugan Hall 102, 5-6:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 11 - Women’s Lacrosse vs. Wagner; 1 p.m. at Cushing Field, Lowell, Mass.
  • Thursday March 22 - Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health, Oleary 222, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24 - The Hawkettes’ Second Annual Women’s Empowerment Evening, 7-9 p.m., Moloney Hall, University Crossing
  • Monday, March 26 - MALES Appreciation Dinner, Moloney Hall, University Crossing
  • Tuesday, March 27 - The Clothesline Project, Noon - 2 p.m., O’Leary Lobby
  • Friday, March 30 - Women’s Lacrosse vs. UMBC; 4 p.m. at Cushing Field, Lowell, Mass.

Get directions to these campus buildings using our interactive Google Campus Maps.

celebrating women postcard


Snap a picture using our own Snapchat filter celebrating International Women’s Day at UMass Lowell on March 8, 2018.

Check out our student athletes' public service announcement celebrating International Women’s Day at UMass Lowell: #IWDUML18 #PressforProgress.


UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, the first woman to lead her alma mater, where she has instilled an entrepreneurial approach in academics and operations, was honored at the first-ever “Women Who Mean Business” awards.

Moloney is one of seven women – and the only educator – selected for the honor because they “collectively represent the best Massachusetts offers in business acumen and savvy,” according to the Boston Business Journal, which presented the awards.

Moloney, both in her role as chancellor since 2015 and the previous eight years as executive vice chancellor, has overseen the greatest growth period in the university’s history, including a 58 percent increase in enrollment 10 years and the opening of 14 new properties, from research and academic facilities to residence halls and student centers. The university is ranked as the fifth fastest-growing public doctoral institution in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education and the fastest-growing in that category in New England.

UMass Lowell, which was recently ranked No. 4 among the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts and the top university on the list, delivers more than $921 million in annual positive economic impact to the region. It is educating workers for the Commonwealth’s employers through excellence in academics – U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 100 public universities in the nation – and hands-on learning including co-ops and internships.

Please take a minute to view our UMass Lowell Athletics & Student-Athletes Support International Women's Day Video and downlaod  the Press For Progress Action Steps PPT



Join The Hawkettes for an evening of music, education, and empowerment where the entire university community is invited to lift up and elevate the power of women. Using conversational prompts, discussion, and performance, share insight, learn from others, and feel inspired! The 2017 special guest was Mary Lambert.


This annual program invites all women student leaders to speak with senior women administrations in small groups over a meal. Resources, successes, challenges, and ideas are shared. Attendees are selected via an application process, and space is limited.


Women student leaders are invited to network and connect with women administration and staff throughout the university to celebrate their accomplishments at the university and beyond.

The university also hosts a Professional Women's Leadership Conference.