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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The places to be if you’re looking for clubs or activities

Depending on what you’re looking for in a club or activity, there are a few places on campus you should know about that offer specific types of clubs. They are:

  • The Office of Student Activities & Leadership
  • The Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • The academic colleges
  • The Campus Recreation Center

Real quick, while we’re on the topic of academic colleges:

UMass Lowell's colleges. Each major at UMass Lowell has a home-base, or academic college.
There are six colleges (plus the Honors College). They are: The Manning School of Business, the College of Education, the Francis College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and the Kennedy College of Sciences.

Now you know.

Back to clubs.

The first thing you should know is that we’re big on collaboration here at UML. And not just in the classroom.

Nothing shows this better than the collaboration between the Office of Student Activities & Leadership, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the colleges. These places offer specific clubs based on their office’s initiatives, but they all work together to make them available to students.

The Campus Recreation Center also works hard to make club sports, intramural sports and other rec activities available to students.

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The Office of Student Activities and Leadership

Located on the second floor of University Crossing, this office is where a lot of clubs are born. They’re responsible for a lot of the fun activities and events you hear about on campus. Stop by their office and you’ll find information about clubs, activities and organizations like:

  • Super Smash Bros. at UML
  • Hawkapella and the Hawkettes (student a cappella groups)
  • Student Government Association
  • Leaders in Action
  • Greek Life (fraternities and sororities)
  • And more

Office of Multicultural Affairs

You can find this office at University Crossing too. The Office of Multicultural Affairs works to build an inclusive and culturally engaged campus community. They provide services and programs that are open to all students, faculty and staff and support their personal, cultural, intellectual and social development. Here, you’ll find clubs like:

  • Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Black Student Union
  • Disable the Label
  • Korean Student Association
  • Pride Alliance
  • South Asian Student Association
  • And more

Academic Colleges Clubs

You can also find academic, major-specific clubs. You can find these clubs and honor societies by checking in with your college at UMass Lowell.  Some examples are:

  • Biology Club
  • Eta Omega Honor Society (for nursing students)
  • Salesforce Leaders Group
  • UML Finance Society
  • UMass Lowell Men in Nursing
  • And more

Campus Recreation

You can find the Campus Recreation Center (a.k.a. CRC or Campus Rec) on East Campus. This isn’t just the place for all your fitness needs, it’s also home to many of UML’s student club sports activities. You’ll find club sports like:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • And more 

With more than 275 clubs at UML, you’re sure to find something that will keep you busy outside of class and help you make new friends. Next time, we’ll dive into the most frequently asked questions high school students, like you, ask us about clubs and our platform, Engage, that helps students connect with clubs.