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Office of Residence Life

UMass Lowell Responds

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic UMass Lowell has responded to student and family needs by doing the following:

  1. Reduced room rates to be lower than most state schools
  2. Created new flexible and right-sized meal plans based on student feedback
  3. Developed cohort housing model to allow students flexibility to live with others based on individual comfort level
  4. Enhanced focus on core LLCs in Engineering, Health, and Honors, creating additional opportunities for students to engage in residence

Important Updates

Fall 2021 Housing Application Available

The housing application for academic year 2021-2022 is now available on the Online Housing PortalWe will prioritize students who submit their housing application by May 5. If you would like to live on campus this fall, we strongly encourage you to submit your housing application prior to May 5.

Traditional Residence Hall Housing

We will be providing single and double occupancy bedrooms in our traditional residence hall spaces. Units that are typically reserved for 4 students (quads) will operate at double occupancy, all other spaces (typical single, double, and triple bedrooms) will be single occupancy. Please see our Residence Hall information for details on specific buildings/unit types.

Suite and Apartment Style Housing

We will be providing a cohort housing model for students to live together in shared bedrooms within our suite and apartment residences. These spaces will be our typical occupancy which include single, double, and triple occupancy bedrooms. Please see our Residence Hall information for details on specific buildings/unit types.

If you have questions in the meantime, do not hesitate to be in touch – and we thank you for your patience. We’re thrilled that we have been able to house students safely on campus for the past year – we want to keep that going!

Current Residents

Current Status

The Office of Residence Life works to cultivate an inclusive community that encourages self-awareness and embraces all expression of identities. Our staff are committed to welcoming all our student scholars into our residence halls – including, but not limited to: people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, ideologies, national origins, races, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, and veteran status.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • MAR
    22

    Staff from Health Services and Residence Life will provide updates about how we are responding to COVID-19. This session will include information on housing assignments, testing, procedures, and vaccine requirements. We will be able to answer these questions and more during this time together.

     

    Registration required at: Destination UML Events (https://uml.secure.force.com/events#/list?category=Destination%20UML&type=Virtual%20Event)

    12:00 PM
  • MAR
    22

    This event will walk through the housing application process, dates/deadlines, and preferences that students will need to make to complete their housing application. We will end the session with a time for questions from incoming students and families.

     

    Registration required at: Destination UML Events (https://uml.secure.force.com/events#/list?category=Destination%20UML&type=Virtual%20Event)

    1:00 PM
  • MAY
    05
    As always, UMass Lowell is committed to the safety and success of our students. During the pandemic, our % of on campus positive COVID cases has remained low. This is due, in part, because of the shared commitment of our entire campus community to follow the safety guidelines that have been put in place. As we look ahead to Fall 2021, we want to let you know that we do plan to have housing options available for students. Exactly what the options will look like however, is still being determined. For example, for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, students were able to live on East campus in single occupancy units or single bedrooms within a shared suite or apartment. That same plan may remain in place for Fall 2021 – or we may move to permit students to live together in shared units in some or all of our halls. As we work with the public health department and other medical experts, we will share our final housing plans as soon as possible. We hope to share a detailed plan with you in March. We will prioritize students who submit their housing agreement by May 5. If you would like to live on campus this fall, we strongly encourage you to submit your housing agreement prior to May 5. If you have questions in the meantime, do not hesitate to be in touch – and we thank you for your patience. We’re thrilled that we have been able to house students safely on campus for the past year – we want to keep that going!
    11:30 PM
  • MAY
    06

    Students will be notified via their uml.edu email address if accepted into Living-Learning Community

    3:00 PM
  • MAY
    10

    Students will be able to start the roommate matching process via the online housing portal. Students not planning to live in a suite/apartment or double bedroom are not required to participate in roommate matching

    1:00 PM

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