Office of Residence Life

Safety & Security

The University of Massachusetts Lowell understands and shares the concern for the safety and security of all members of our community. The University accepts its responsibility to employ security measures to ensure that everyone enjoys their time on campus as free as possible from any threat to their safety and well-being.

Each residence hall is supervised by a Resident Director. The resident director in each hall is either a full time professional staff at the University or graduate or upper-class students with significant experience as a Residence Life Staff member. Each individual floor within a residence hall is supervised by a Resident Advisor at an approximate ratio of 25:1. All residence life staff receive extensive training prior to the academic year as well as ongoing training throughout the year on topics such as, but not limited to, safety and security, policy enforcement, counseling skills, crisis intervention, CPR and first aid, conflict mediation, activity planning, and community development.

All residence halls are equipped with electronic security systems and/or uniformed security personnel to promote a safe and secure environment on our campus. All Residence Halls are equipped with electronic card access systems at the main entry to each building. All entry doors are secured 24 hours daily.

All student bedrooms are equipped with locking devices, most of which are dead bolt type. Suite style residence halls are equipped with locks on both entry and bedroom doors. In addition, all common access area doors have security viewers.

In addition, a security officer is stationed at the main entrance of every residence hall, between the hours of 7:00 pm till 7:00 am. All visitors and guests are required to identify themselves and abide by the appropriate procedures as outlined in the Residence Hall Guest Policy. Overnight guests are permitted as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct section 5.1.

If you have any questions concerning public safety at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, please feel free to contact the University Police Department at 978-934-2394 or 2398 or the Office of Student Services at 978-934-2100.