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Transfer Year Experience (T.Y.E.)

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Assisting Transfer Students with a Smooth Transition

Transferring to a new college or university can be an overwhelming task. The process of acclimating to a new environment while taking advanced classes can be challenging for anyone, which is why the Transfer Year Experience (T.Y.E.) Living-Learning Community has been designed to help incoming transfer students overcome obstacles, become prepared to navigate prospective career opportunities, and experience a smooth transition into the UMass Lowell community. With talented, dedicated and knowledgeable Staff Advisors, students learn about ways to make the most of their campus experience and get connected to resources, faculty, staff and their peers to help them find their place in our campus community. This LLC is sponsored by the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services, and the Career Services and Co-op Center.

As a result of living in the Transfer-Year Experience Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…

  • Explore resources and services provided by offices within the Division of Student Affairs that promote community engagement at the University.
  • Utilize services provided by the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services that promote academic success.
  • Develop meaningful relationships through networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni and peers that promote professional and academic success.
  • Investigate campus resources that can assist in accomplishing personal and academic goals.
  • Examine various Major/Minor offerings and Degree Requirements as they relate to an individual’s field of interest.
  • Utilize services provided by the Office of Career Services and Co-op Center that promote career planning and development.


  • Todd Borchers | Coordinator of Advising & Tutoring Services,Centers for Learning & Academic Support Services
  • Afua Serwa Addae-Adoo | Assistant Director, Career Services

How To Sign Up

Applying to a Living-Learning Community is free and easy:

  1. Visit the Online Housing Portal and click on the housing application form.
  2. Select the Living-Learning Community you wish to apply for and answer a few short answer questions on the "Living-Learning Community Selection" page of the housing application.
  3. Invitations to participate in the LLC will be extended via email to applicants based on application answers and availability.
  4. If offered a spot in the Living-Learning Community, return to the housing application using the link sent in the invitation email to accept/decline your place in the community.
  5. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.