• A man leans out the driver's window of a white and blue bus to pose for a photo

    New and Improved Buses Rolling Out on Campus this Fall

    The university is introducing eight new ADA-compliant buses this fall featuring audio announcements, automatic passenger-counting technology and a more modern exterior design.
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  • A student walks across a bridge as a campus shuttle bus approaches

    New Canal Bridges Improve Students’ Commutes to Class

    With construction work complete on two new canal bridges along Pawtucket Street, students are enjoying shorter trips on two of the university’s busiest bus lines — and improved paths for walking and biking.
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  • The sun rises over the new Northern Canal Overlook

    State Grants Give Green Light to ‘Pawtucket Greenway’

    The Pawtucket Greenway, a collaboration between UML and the City of Lowell that will connect South and East campuses with a continuous, shared-use pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists, got a boost from a pair of state grants.
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  • An aerial view of the UML campus and Merrimack River

    Very Cool! UML 16th on Sierra’s List of Eco-friendly Schools

    UMass Lowell is No. 16 on Sierra magazine’s “Cool Schools” list for 2020, the university’s highest ranking ever in a survey that assesses colleges’ performances on everything from sustainability-focused courses, carbon-neutral energy and land policies, eco-friendly dining halls and student engagement.
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  • Socially distanced students in masks sit in the grass on campus

    From Testing to Telehealth, UML Committed to Students’ Well-being

    As a fall semester like no other gets underway, UMass Lowell is focused on the health and safety of students — both residential and remote —  through measures such as surveillance testing for COVID-19 and teletherapy counseling sessions.
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  • A student volunteer sorts donations on South Campus

    Student Donations Go Back into the Community

    Students donated more than 14,000 pounds of clothing, bedding, food and personal items during this spring’s Sustainable Move Out Donation Drive, which benefitted a half-dozen nonprofit organizations across the community.
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  • Student Employee of the Year Nathan Klosowski with Candice Garabedian, Lauren Michaels and Karina Cruz

    Student Employee of the Year Shows Real Drive

    Junior business administration major Nathan Klosowski, a coordinator and supervisor in the Office of Transportation Services, beat out a crowded field to win the university’s Student Employee of the Year award.
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  • Student trainers and manager Karina Cruz stand in front of a shuttle bus

    Students Take the Wheel on Transportation Program

    As the university rolls out larger shuttle buses to accommodate growing ridership, the Office of Transportation Services has created an in-house training program to help student drivers earn their required commercial driver’s licenses.
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  • an architectural illustration of the new Northern Canal bridge on East Campus

    Replacement Work on Canal Bridges Starts this Summer

    The city of Lowell and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will begin replacing two canal bridges on campus this summer. Expected to take two years, the projects will create short-term traffic challenges but also long-term benefits to the university community.
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  • Pamela Beckwith holds up a UML hockey jersey being donated to the Wish Project

    Spring Move Out Nets Record Haul of Donations

    Spring Move Out yielded a record haul from students, with 16,500 pounds of clothing, household goods and nonperishable food items collected by the Office of Sustainability and donated to local nonprofits.
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  • An LRTA bus crosses the Howe Bridge en route to North Campus

    One Year Later, Free Regional Bus Service a Hit

    Students, faculty and staff are averaging more than 10,000 free bus rides each month, thanks to the university’s growing collaboration with the LRTA and MVRTA.
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  • Jacquie Moloney and students pose with an LRTA bus

    No Fare! Students, Staff Enjoy Free Bus Service

    Students, faculty and staff who rely on public transportation to get to campus appreciate the university’s new partnership with the LRTA and MVRTA, which lets them ride buses for free.
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  • Students check out an app on a mobile device

    Hold the Phone! 10 Apps Every Student Should Know About

    For students of the mobile device generation, there are several must-have apps to make life more convenient on campus, whether it’s finding upcoming events, the next bus or even an available washing machine.
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  • More Zipcars added to campus parking garages

    Zip Drive: University Expands Car Sharing Program

    The university expands its fleet of Zipcars on campus to 10, making it even easier for students, faculty and staff to rent a vehicle by the hour or by the day.
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    Freewheelers Hits for ‘Cycle’ at Fenway

    The Freewheelers Bike Share program was named a Spotlight winner at the Mass ECO Awards, while the university received its fourth Pinnacle Award.