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Health & Social Sciences House

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Located in Riverview Suites on South Campus

The Health & Social Sciences House supports students from the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Health & Social Sciences House enriches the co-curricular experience for UMass Lowell students who are passionate about health education, biomedical & nutritional science, public health, physical therapy & kinesiology, nursing, criminal justice, political science, psychology, sociology, economics, journalism, history and so much more!

The Health & Social Sciences House fosters a living and learning environment that provides intentional programming, career exploration, networking opportunities, and dedicated faculty and staff that support and guide students as they navigate college and prepare for their career.


Health Education Academic Living & Learning (H.E.A.L.L.)

First-Year Upperclass

The H.E.A.L.L. Community aims to help students in the health professions bridge their experience in the classroom by providing a unique learning environment within the residence halls. Students living in this community will have the opportunity to participate in monthly exam reviews for anatomy and physiology as well as social activities geared toward community-building and socialization. Faculty advisors from the College of Health Sciences are also actively involved in helping students build connections across campus, while preparing them to develop skills that will set them up for academic success.

First-Year Faculty Advisor: Stephanie Lane

Upper-Class Faculty Advisors: Amy Smarlaz, Brent Shell

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Hall of Justice

First-Year Upperclass

The Hall of Justice LLC is designed for students who are entering UMass Lowell as criminal justice majors or have an interest in the field of criminal justice and/or criminology. Students who live in this LLC will explore issues including violence and victims, justice-involved mental health populations, police innovations, data-driven practice and national security. Through understanding the ways in which the School of Criminology & Justice Studies utilizes innovative technologies, students will have opportunities to understand the facts and concepts of criminal justice, as well as how to apply such knowledge within their intended career path. This LLC will focus on exploring career opportunities as well as engaging with local law enforcement professionals who build upon what is being learned within the classroom. Residents of this LLC will have the opportunity to interact regularly with a faculty advisor within the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for academic support, mentoring and guidance. Students in this LLC will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive spring semester one-credit seminar focusing on social responsibility in the criminal justice industry

Faculty Advisor: Cathy Levey

Sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Politikos: Politics & Public Service

First-Year Upperclass

Greek for “The Statesman,” the Politikos Living-Learning Community empowers students to deliberate, debate and engage in the politics of our society. Discussing politics can be a hot-button topic, and this LLC dives right into the discussion. Students have the opportunity to learn about American and international politics while working with a faculty advisor from the Political Science department. Topics range from elections to lobbying and international relations, and so much more. Students will have the opportunity to interact with political leaders and learn how to get involved in the government after college.

Faculty Advisor: Aaron Smith-Walter

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First-Year Upperclass

If you have a passion for helping others, then the MasterMinds LLC may be the community for you! With a focus on fostering critical and creative thinking, students will explore the principles, methods and ethics of psychology as both a scientific discipline and as a profession, while being afforded opportunities to become actively involved in improving the social fabric of our community. As experts in their field, engaged faculty advisors support the community, helping to create a living-learning experience that will prepare students for academic success and set them on a path toward reaching their career aspirations. The MasterMinds LLC is designed for any first-year student interested in investigating the various facets of the psychology field. The overarching goal of this LLC supports the goals of the Psychology Department, which are to enable students to understand human behavior and cognition, to contribute solutions to human problems and to achieve the capacity to respond to a changing world.

Faculty Advisor: Becky Markovits

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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. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.