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Innovation House

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Located in Donahue Hall on East Campus

The Innovation House is designed to link the classroom to the real-world application of today’s most critical functions: technology, business and the solution of environmental and sustainability challenges. Through connecting the in-and-out of class experiences, UMass Lowell students who are passionate about pursuing careers within business, computer science and sustainability will flourish as members of the Innovation House.  

This intentional living and learning environment provides engaging programming, career exploration, networking opportunities and dedicated faculty and staff to support and guide students as they navigate college and prepare for their career.

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<.ICS>: Innovation in Computer Science

First-Year Upperclass

The <.ICS> LLC is designed for students who aspire to use computing in innovative ways to solve technical and socially relevant problems that impact the world we live in. This LLC is designed to support and empower students to conceptualize, design and implement effective, economical and creative solutions for the needs of individuals, society and the high-tech economy. Using techniques of experimental science and technology, coupled with principles of mathematics, science and electrical and computer engineering, students will explore the software and hardware aspects of computing and the tangible application of engineering principles through the lens of innovation as they formulate ways in which we can solve engineering and social problems that challenge our society. With a focus on fostering critical and creative thinking, this LLC will fuel an innovative spark among community members.

Faculty Advisor: Sirong Lin

Sponsored by the Kennedy College of Sciences and the Francis College of Engineering


Leaders in Environmental Advocacy of the Future (L.E.A.F)

First-Year Upperclass

Join the L.E.A.F. LLC to explore ways in which you can become an agent of environmental change and make an impact on our campus, as well as within our local and global communities. With engaged faculty and staff advisors who are experts in their fields, this LLC is a great fit for students who intend to declare a major or minor related to environment, clean energy, climate change or sustainability. The L.E.A.F. LLC is designed for any student who has a passion for sustainability, social justice or environmental activism, as well as for those who want to create change within their community and the ever-changing planet we call home.

Faculty Advisor: Alison Hamilton

Sponsored by the Francis College of Engineering, Kennedy College of Sciences and the Office of Sustainability.

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Business Innovation

First-Year Upperclass

The Business Innovation LLC is dedicated to the study, advancement and success of future business leaders. This LLC is designed to support students as they navigate academic programs from within the Manning School of Business, and will provide social and educational residence hall programming that focuses on organizational and time management techniques that promote academic success. Students will be afforded opportunities to network with and become engaged with local business leaders as they explore career pathways within their intended careers. Faculty advisors are actively engaged with the students, creating unique opportunities that promote career development and networking opportunities and help students find balance between academic rigors, personal and professional development.

Faculty Advisor: Olga Tines


emptySponsored by the Manning School of Business

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.