Opening Week: Convocation
The Convocation theme for 2014 is "Create your legacy. Make a difference." This event is the formal welcome for all students entering into the UMass Lowell academic community. It serves as the ceremonial start for our new students, just as Commencement serves as the ceremonial finish for our seniors. This required freshmen event is the highlight of Opening Week and the official launch of the academic year. Celebrate the official start of the academic year with faculty, staff, Chancellor Meehan and featured speaker Deanne Bell, a globe-trotting, power-tool-wielding engineer who designed opto-mechanics for military aircraft sensors before hosting TV programs on National Geographic, DIY Network and Discovery Channel.
Opening Week: Club Fair & BBQ
Get our involvement on! Check out over 125 student organizations, get awesome freebies, and see various student performances and the WUML radio station.
Opening Week: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Take a stand and join the International Men's March to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. High heels available for the first 100 people to sign up. Opening remarks by UMass Lowell Alum, Representative Tom Golden.
Opening Week - Improv Show
You'll start and end this event laughing nonstop with a variety of impressive improve troupes here to entertain you in a bust-a-gut laughing style!