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!Download Pre Arrival Guide
What happens at Orientation?
- Receive an orientation kit
- Be introduced to a range of services and facilities the UMass Lowell GSSP 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
- 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.
August - Fall Semester 2018
On-campus students residence hall check-in:
August 29, 2018
August 30-31, 2018
September 5, 2018
December 21, 2018