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Residential Education

Living & Learning with Purpose!

For UMass Lowell students, residence halls aren't merely a place to sleep at night and store some belongings. They're places of learning, community building, growing and developing. The Office of Residence Life provides engagement opportunities and services to our residents to help make this happen through or residential engagement model and our residential education staff who work in each residence hall.

Our Educational Priority

UMass Lowell's residential education staff will strive to create engaging communities where students can thrive and that will support students as they work towards accomplishing their academic and personal goals.

Our Four Learning Goals

  1. Academic Success: Through living in UMass Lowell’s residence halls, students will learn academic skills that support their retention and achievement.
  2. Life Skills: Through living in UMass Lowell’s residence halls, students will learn life skills that support success as a residence hall student and within society post‐graduation.
  3. Intercultural Competence: Through living in UMass Lowell’s residence halls, students will learn about their self-identities, others’ identities, and how these identities interact with and affect each other.
  4. Student Engagement: Through living in UMass Lowell’s residence halls, students will learn how to positively belong to, and take responsibility for, being a member of their hall community. Additionally they will recognize and act on opportunities for engagement in the halls, and on campus, to create a sense of belonging.

Our Residential Engagement. model is designed using current best practices around co-curricular student learning in higher education. By harnessing the power of a co-curricular approach and combining with the opportunity for experiential learning, our residential education staff provide learning and social opportunities through a variety of engagements.

Area Coordinators and Resident Directors, our full-time residential education staff members, follow the same educational priority and learning goals when developing their building's residential education plans. This allows for all campus residents to experience the same learning goal(s) at the same time allowing for residents to have a shared learning experience regardless of which resident hall they live in. To allow for flexibility, each of our full-time residential education staff who oversee the residence halls create a building specific engagement plan for their building's student population each semester.