Remembering to fill out FAFSA

It is that time again, and just so we do not forget (I almost did) about FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) I thought I would remind you and myself that the deadline for UML is March 1st. This is soon, so if you need financial aid or would like to apply/reapply make sure you do so soon.

You can click on the link below to bring you to the FAFSA home page:

If you have ANY questions at all feel free to contact me through email or any of our social networks!

Happy mid-semester y’all!
– Kayla ๐Ÿ˜€

New and Exciting!

Hello All!

As you may have noticed UMass Lowell has been and continues to be on the rise. Just last semester we opened two brand new, beautiful, suite style residence halls. One on South called Riverview Suites that has a fitness center on the first floor and the other on East called University Suites that has a Red Mango frozen yogurt on the first floor. We also opened a new Health and Social Science Building with amazing classrooms, a nursing department that has doctor stimulation labs, and also the Psychology and Criminal Justice department. There is also the new bridge and then the new garage on South Campus that has made parking so convenient. OH and how could we forget the new bright Riverhawk blue turf that our student body named โ€œWicked Blueโ€!

My personal favorite is coming this fall and is called University Crossing. This is going to be our new student center. The idea is that it is going to be a one-stop-shop for students. Financial Aid, UMass Lowell Police, Registrars Office, all stand ran clubs, and our new two floor bookstore are just some of many facilities that will all be located in this new states of the art  building! It is located on Pawtucket Street right in between East and South Campus and directly over the bridge from North Campus!

And just when you thought that was the end, an Alum of the UMass Lowell Manning School of Business donated 5 million dollars to build a brand new business school where Eames Honors Housing currently is. This new business school is going to be equipped with mock wall street rooms. Talk about the best academic experience right?
With our admissions shooting up along with our requirements, education, and overall University standards UMass Lowell is a great place to be a part of and will continue to shock us with its continuance to grow and develop!

Yay to all of us for being students here and being able to be a part of this growth! Isn’t it so exciting?! ๐Ÿ™‚

-Kayla ๐Ÿ˜€

Valentine’s Day

      Valentine’s Day.. Let’s face it, it’s a pretty bittersweet holiday. Some people choose to avoid it, others use it to buy immense amounts of chocolate for their better half, flowers, and so on. But either way you look at it, it’s about love. And I don’t just mean “The Notebook” kind of love, I mean a series of great experiences between two people, lovers, friends, family members, etc. Point is.. people need other people. So if you’re not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, you need not worry my friend. Take a second this Friday to be thankful for the people you have around you everyday. Single or not.. you’re loved by someone somewhere, trust me.

…or you could just agree with Sheldon. Dude’s pretty smart.

*Just in case you were looking to grab a little something for someone, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is hosting a carnation sale on north campus. If you’re going to buy something for Valentine’s Day, you might as well help out your fellow students too! Here’s more info:

Location: North Campus, outside the Dean of Engineering office
Date & Time: Thursday and Friday (February 13 & 14), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Have an great long weekend everyone!!

Take a second and look at where you are.. Welcome to Lowell.

I don’t think I have to explain to you how much UMass Lowell is growing. You can take one step outside and see something brand new being built or an older building being renovated, all things that suggest growth and success in UMass Lowell’s community. But what about the overall town of Lowell? I won’t spend too much time talking about it, but watching this video will blow your mind. My hope is that when you are finished watching it you’ll gain a new appreciation for you school and the town that houses it. Lowell’s 2020 vision is a masterpiece in the making. We’re on the map ladies and gents, UMass Lowell is the place to be, and you my friend are a student in the heart of one of the fastest growing cities in Massachusetts. 

Unfortunately I’m not tech-savvy, so you’ll have to click the link below and scroll all the way down to see the video. Sorry, friends. But anyway, enjoy! 

Study Abroad

Going to college itself is pretty cool and all, but what if you could do the same thing in a different country? Not only would you be able to earn credits toward your degree, you can also learn the lifestyle of a completely different culture while you’re at it! You can even be teaching others about your experiences here in the U.S. as well as make some great networking connections along the way. This is a great way to expand your education, see what other places around the world have to offer, and spice up your summer! 

*More information will be provided at the info session scheduled for this Thursday night (February 6) at 4:30 p.m. in O’Leary Library room 222. If you’re interested, you can also visit the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences located on the second floor of O’Leary Library (right above Starbucks). 

Go! Do! Get out of this place for a summer, take some pictures, learning some crazy new things, experience a different life, and share the awesome experiences to come with everyone!