Orientation is the beginning of your journey at UMass Lowell. It is a new study environment, a new country and a new way of life. It all starts at orientation, so don't miss it!
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What happens at Orientation?

  • Receive an orientation kit
  • Be introduced to a range of services and facilities Navitas at UMass Lowell offers
  • Purchase textbooks
  • Obtain your Student ID Card
  • Meet new friends before beginning study

There will also be information sessions concerning accommodation, employment, safety, health, and more all designed to help you settle into your new environment.

Most importantly, Orientation ensures that you are enrolled - you will take a placement test for Math and English, and obtain your UMass Lowell Student ID Card.

What should I bring to Orientation?

  • UMass Lowell GSSP Offer Letter
  • University's Letter of Acceptance
  • Passport
  • Form I-20
  • I-94 Card
  • Address details

What happens if I do not attend Orientation?

If you are not able to attend Orientation, you MUST CONTACT UMass Lowell GSSP to receive instructions about late enrollments.

Students who arrive past the first day of class will be deferred to the following semester.


May - Summer Semester 2018

On-campus students residence hall check-in:

May 16, 2018


May 16-18, 2018



Classes Start:

21 May 2018

Classes Finish:

10 August 2018