It’s That Time of the Year!

Hey guys! 

As most of you know, it’s that time of the year to sign up for classes and to meet with your advisors (which I’m hoping most of you did already)! Here are a few tips to help you get into the classes you should be in!

1. Check your advising report on ISIS. Just sign into ISIS and click self service then student center. Then in the big box in the middle of the screen on the bottom left hand corner it will say “advisement report.” Just click that and it will show you the classes you need to take. If you notice any mistakes just let your advisor know!

2. If you’re not sure about a class, talk with your advisor about it. Shoot them a quick email and ask them when you can come in to talk about it. Or if you’re around just drop by their office and see if they have some time. 

3. Have your classes all picked out the week before, or at least the night before. You can search for them and put them in your shopping cart until the morning of. So you can just wake up and click proceed! 

4. Some classes go quickly so make sure you get up early in the morning and register. Which will only take two seconds if you do Tip #3! Aside from classes getting filled up quickly, sometime ISIS is a little slow because so many people are signing on! So the earlier you try it, the more of a chance you will have of actually getting on quickly! 

5. Double check your classes! If you want to sign up for a class make sure you have all of you pre-requisites and co-requisites met, otherwise you won’t be able to get into the class! 

6. Finally, don’t sign up for a class just because you heard the professor or class was easy. They may have been easy to that particular person for a number of reasons: they liked the material, they understood the professors style of teaching, it was easier compared to their other classes, etc. Everyone learns differently and has different ideas on what “difficult or challenging” means. So pick the classes that work well with your schedule, not because you heard it was easy! 

If you have ANY questions, you can email any one of the ambassadors at our student emails. All of our emails are setup as follows:

Good Luck with your registration. I hope you all get into the classes that you want! 

Cait 🙂

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As you may or may not have noticed it is November 9 2010 which means we have about 20 class days left to the semester! Frightening? Yes. Exciting? Yes! 

What does this mean for you? It means that finals are a mere 20 class days away and now is the time to start preparing yourself at least mentally for what’s to come…one thing you should never do (but the even the best of us do it) is PROCRASTINATE!!!! 

I know it’s really easy to get caught up in all the fun things college has to offer: no curfew and good friends to name a few, but at some point you need to take a break from it and work on some…work. That being said, don’t put your cellphones down just yet (and know you probably haven’t), but just schedule your time wisely. 

How do you do it? Section out a large chunk of time to do your homework everyday and even work ahead on homework if you’re feeling saucy. Or if you can’t focus in your room, go to the library and work there (personally, I work better in the library because I am easily distracted). Just make sure you don’t procrastinate! Because in the end you’ll be thankful you didn’t when you are hanging out with your friends! 


WOAH! It’s almost OVER?!

Hey there!!! 

So in case you haven’t noticed THIS SEMESTER FLEW BY!!! Every semester does, but it can seem really overwhelming once you notice there are finals, packing, holidays, and a TON of other stuff going on!

Here are some tips to stay calm, cool, and collected!

1. Start preparing for your finals!!! Figure out your final schedule! Find out what you need to do for each class, whether it’s a final project or a final exam. If you have final papers or projects due, get a head start so your not cramming in and studying for exams after that. Start making study guides and study groups for your exams so you’re ready!

2. If you have to start packing for winter break, pack in small bunches and take trips home if you can. It’s easier to start with the clothes and things that you won’t need or use until then so by the day you need to move back home, you’re just taking your essentials with you.

3. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah are all fast approaching! If you plan on buying gifts or need some extra dough, start saving up now so you’re not struggling or worried by the holidays.

Well, let us know if you feel overwhelmed and we’ll help as best we can!!


updates for november!

Hey Guys!
Just a reminder for everyone, next Thursday is Veterans Day!  A time to remember all of our soldiers who are at the war right now, who fought hard for us, who were killed in battle, or are injured, or are coming home safe.  Because of this day, the university will be closed which means there will be no classes.  So on wednesday, it will be a THURSDAY class schedule.  Make sure you mark this in your calenders!  All of your professors might be reminding you but its always good to have another reminder. 

Also, another thing to remember, daylight savings time is this sunday the 6th!  We all get to sleep an extra hour!  Make sure you set your clocks before you go to bed though or you might end up showing up to work an hour early! 

That is it for now!
next blog I will be talking about the best holiday of the year…TURKEY DAY!



Hello there friends,
As most of you hopefully know, registration for spring semester is fast approaching! If you have not thought about this yet, you should definitely start! Here are some helpful hints to keep your registration frustrations to a minimum.
Helpful Registration Hints::
1. Meet with your advisor.
          It’s pretty important to start with this step first. It might be a hassle to try to find time or do so, but it’s the first step in the right direction. A lot of times there is an ‘Advisor Hold’ on your account anyways. If you do not meet with your advisor you may not even be able to register for classes.
2. Check out your ‘Advisement Report’!!
          This is a HUGE life saver. This new function on ISIS plots out what classes you have taken and what you NEED to take. It’s so easy to be able to understand your requirements! If you check this on ISIS and print out a copy you can easily keep track of your academics! To view this follow these steps:
      >> Log into ISIS
      >> Click on Student Center
      >> Click on Quick Links
      >> Click the button that looks like (>>) that
      >> Boom! There’s your advisement report!!
3. Check out the Centers for Learning!
          If you’re still having a tough time trying to decide on what classes you should take or any questions in general, the Centers for Learning is the place for you!
      >> Head to
      >> You can always contact them by::
                Phone: 978-934-2946
                Fax: 978-934-3088
                UMass Lowell South:  O’Leary Library, 3rd floor
                UMass Lowell North:  Southwick Hall, 308
Good luck all!!!


It’s that time of Semester

Hey Guys,

Can you believe we are already half way done with this semester. For some it’s your first semester for others last semester here. Anyways it’s that time where you have to meet with your adviser to talk about classes for next semester. SCARY!!! A few weeks from now you will ACTUALLY be signing up for classes. I hope you remember how to register for classes from orientation! If not never fear here are some tips on advising and registering for classes

1. Don’t wait till the last minute to meet with your adviser
2. Be prepared when meeting with your adviser, have an idea on what you have to take or what you are going to take next semester.

3.After meeting with your adviser start making your schedule and find out when you are eligible to sign up for classes (You don’t wanna be stuck with a class you don’t want)

4. Make sure you know how to search and find classes. If not ask around: room mate, RA, or us your ORIENTATION leaders  

Good luck guys ~______~ any questions ask here!!!