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Prospective Residents


All students are welcome to apply for on-campus housing regardless of where you live or whether you are a matriculated part-time or full-time student.

Freshman/Transfer Housing Application:

  • Step 1: Complete the online Housing Contract along with preferences.
  • Step 2: The online housing contract is accompanied by a payment screen for a $200 deposit if you did not prepay this through your admissions application.
    Deposits can be paid by credit/debit card (with a credit card logo). Visa, Master Card and Discover are the accepted forms of credit card. The $200 deposit is non-refundable for those who will remain UMass Lowell students. If you are transferring or withdrawing from the University the deposit will be refunded to you with 2-4 weeks of your cancellation or applied to an outstanding balance.

Housing for New Freshmen

The Office of Residence Life is committed to making a student's first year experience as comfortable as possible.  With this goal in mind, we have specific communities for our first year students. Most of our students opt to live in a LLC (Living Learning Community) which are excellent opportunities for students to connect with their faculty and students who share similar academic interests.

The first year of college offers a wide range of new experiences: living with a roommate, managing money, organizing free time to meet academic responsibilities. The GRE (graduate resident educator) Program helps you develop the skills and insights you need to succeed academically with the exciting new opportunities and challenges of college.

Housing for Transfer Students

Transfer students that apply for housing are eligible to live in any of our upperclassmen areas.


If you have any questions regarding housing, please call 978-934-5160, or e-mail the Office of Residence Life.