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Move-In Date

On-Campus Move-In Date: January 15, 2020

  • If you arrive before this date, you will need to make arrangements to stay elsewhere.
  • Students registering for housing must first set up their UMass Lowell e-mail and password before logging into the Housing Portal.  Instructions on how to register your account can be found here.
  • The Housing Portal can be found here.

Please be aware of some basic information about the housing process:

  • All Undergraduate GSSP students are required to live on campus for their first year. First-year students live in residence halls, predominately in double or triple occupancy rooms -based on availability- in traditional halls.
  • Typically, first year students are housed together in the same area; the skills and lifetime friendships you make will ease your transition into the University community.
  • Student Housing is guaranteed for all students that submit their online booking form by the deadline. Housing assignments will be provided upon check-in.
  • Graduate students have the option to live on or off campus. Off-campus housing is the responsibility of the student.

Residences

All campus residence halls offer amenities and features that will help you stay focused on your studies. The residence halls are only a short walk from classroom buildings, dining halls, the Tsongas Center, LeLacheur Baseball Park, the Campus Recreation Center, the Lydon Library and more.

All bedrooms are fully furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, and wardrobe. Rooms are wired for high-speed internet access, standard cable television, and local and on-campus calling; however, you must purchase your own phone and television. Many of the residence halls have common TV rooms, laundry facilities, kitchens and vending machine areas.

The Department of Residence Life at UMass Lowell is available to help you connect with other residents, your instructors and the UMass Lowell community. The department is responsible for creating warm, safe and inviting communities to ensure your time on-campus is the best it can be. Residence halls are open during winter and spring break.

Popular options include Bourgeois Hall, Donahue Hall, Fox Hall, Leitch Hall, and University Suites. For more information, visit the Residence Life Website

Off-Campus Housing at UMass Lowell

If you choose to live off-campus it is your responsibility to find and secure an apartment. You may want to work with a rental agency. There are numerous options available for off-campus housing including apartments that are furnished and unfurnished, rooms for rent, studios, and lofts. It is important to consider all costs when deciding to rent. Below is a table with estimated living expenses for off-campus housing.

All students living off-campus must complete a housing waiver. Download the waiver here.

 

Monthly Estimated Price Guide for Off-Campus Living in Lowell
Rent $500-$1,000 +/- for 1 bedroom
Gas Heat $35-$200+/- dependent on weather
Electric $30-$150 +/-
Cable TV, Internet, Phone $115+/-
Renter’s Insurance (optional) $30-50 +/-

Contacts to use in your apartment search:

  1. Princeton Properties
  2. Edge Merrimack River
  3. Heritage Properties
  4. Trulia Real Estate

Students under the age of 18

Enrolled students under the age of 18 are allowed to live on campus. All students under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the housing contract as well as the health form allowing medical treatment for students.