two female students laughing and chilling inside their dorm.

Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is committed to the personal and academic success of each residential student.

The mission of the Office of Residence Life is provide a living-learning environment that promotes personal and academic success. We strive to create safe, positive, and interactive residential communities that celebrate individual differences and help out students become engaged community members.

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.

Opening Week

Opening Week is your opportunity to get to know your classmates, professors and the UMass Lowell campus. Check out all the fun activities we have planned.

Quick Links

  • Monday, August 27, 2018: Early Move In Begins, Students Must Apply via Online Housing Portal
  • Saturday, September 1, 2018: New Student Move In
  • Sunday, September 2, 2018: Returning Student Move In
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018: New Student Convocation Tsongas Center 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018: Engagement Fair Tsongas Center Back Lawn 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, September 7, 2018: RHA Outdoor Movie on Campus Rec. Fields
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018: Southfest on South Quad
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018: Open Boathouse with Free Kayak Rentals
  • Friday, December 14, 2018: Reading Day (no classes or exams)
  • Friday, December 21, 2018: Residence Halls Close at 6 p.m.
University Suites quad at UMass Lowell

Take a virtual tour of the living spaces across our citywide campus in English, Spanish, Khmer or Mandarin and see where you could live.

Launch ResLife Virtual Tour