275 clubs and counting: Here’s where you can find them

It’s important to think of majors offered and scholarships as you decide if a university is a good fit for you. Obviously. But it’s as equally important to figure out how you’ll spend your time outside of class. Learning about the activities, clubs and social scene of a school is a great way to imagine how you’ll fit into a school’s culture and how you’ll spend your time.

With 275+ active clubs at UML, it’s a lot to unpack. We’ll walk you through it all.

275 clubs and counting: Here's where you can find them

In the next few blog posts, we’ll explain which offices on campus offer clubs and make them available to students, frequently asked questions and the digital platform we have that will help you connect with clubs.

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Shift in seasons

There’s a transformation happening at UML.

In what feels like a very sudden change, like Mother Nature flipping a switch, the beautiful green spaces on campus are now full of bright reds, oranges and yellows.

Orange is the new green and fall has arrived in full-force to UMass Lowell.

Fortunately, my colleague, Alfonso, was able to catch the shift in the seasons. Enjoy!

Like this video? Check out more from Alfonso.

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Let’s take this offline… Campus tour style

Campus tour season is in full swing at UMass Lowell. To make sure you get the best experience when you visit us (and other colleges on your list), I spent some time talking to my colleagues in the Admissions Office about how you can best prepare. So, before we take this offline and you visit us, here are a few quick tips to help you get the most out of a campus tour.

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Mouthwatering recommendations from our favorite restaurants in Lowell

Nothing builds up an appetite more than going on a college campus tour. Tours at UML are no different. Lucky for you, Lowell has an incredible cross-cultural food scene, and I’m here to ~dish~ on the best restaurants in Lowell.

Most of these restaurants are right in UML’s backyard and just steps from campus. So, really, you have no excuse to not try at least one.

And it doesn’t matter which UML campus you’re on either when hunger strikes. You could be exploring our engineering students’ coolest inventions in the College of Engineering MakerSpace on North Campus or peeking in the Nursing Simulation Labs on South Campus—if you’re hungry, we got you covered.

mouthwatering recommendations from our favorite restaurants in lowell

I asked everyone on my team what they thought was the best restaurant in Lowell and what their favorite dish there was. They pulled through better than I hoped when I wrote my question on our kitchen whiteboard. There was only one recommendation to try a double cheeseburger at the local McDonalds.




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Tricks to help manage stress and stay positive

Ticks to help manage stress and stay positive

This blog post is part of a series that will help you as you apply to colleges. Today, I’m going over tips to help you manage your stress and stay positive throughout the college application process.

Are you late to the party and want to know what’s going on? Start here.

First thing’s first. This post is relevant to you at all stages of the college application process—it doesn’t matter if it’s the summer before your junior year or the fall of your senior year.

Alleviating our students’ stress and staying positive is something that we take seriously at UML. Let’s go over some ways you can manage your stress as you work through the college admissions process.

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Don’t write a college essay…

writing a college essay

…tell a story. Or, if telling stories isn’t your thing, use your college essay to lay out a case for why you should be admitted.

This blog post is part of a series that will help you as you apply to colleges. Today, I’m giving you some pointers on how to write a college essay that wows.

Are you late to the party and want to know what’s going on? Start here.

This post is relevant to you if it is the summer before your senior year or if you are currently in your senior year of high school. I don’t recommend that juniors worry about their college essay yet, but if you’re a junior and want to get a head start, this will help with self-reflection and get you in the right mindset to complete this essay.

Let’s write this college essay.

The trick to doing that is to reframe how you think about the college essay. Get in the mindset that this isn’t the usual five-paragraph-essay you write in class. It’ll be easier to write if you think of it as you telling a story or making a case for yourself instead.

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Seniors! Some reminders as you apply to colleges

seniors! some reminders as you apply to colleges

This blog post is part of a series that will help you as you apply to colleges. Today, I’m covering some things you should double check before you click the submit button on your college applications.

You’re in the final stretch, and you’ve done the bulk of the college application process work in your junior year. So, while it might be stressful, your to-do list shouldn’t be as long as it was before.

Are you late to the party and want to know what’s going on? Start here.

This post is relevant to you if it is the summer before your senior year or if you are currently in your senior year of high school.

college admissions lingo: if it is the summer before your senior year, you are a "rising senior"

Let’s break down what you need to be aware of early on.

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Some things you should do the fall of your junior year

Some things you should do the fall of your junior year

This blog post is part of a series that will help you as you apply to colleges. Today, I’m sharing a list of some of the things you should do during the fall of junior year to be ready to submit applications to colleges.

Are you late to the party and want to know what’s going on? Start here.

This post is relevant to you if it is the summer before your junior year or if you are currently in your junior year of high school. Follow along, add some details to your calendar and we’ll make sure something like this ~doesn’t~ happen:

college search process gone wrong
Junior year fall to-do list

1. Take the PSAT/Pre-ACT

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