Strategies for Success

Strategies for Success is a one-day program presented each August by the Centers for Learning. It is designed to provide first-year and transfer students with a tool kit of skills that will assist them in making a successful transition to UMass Lowell. This collaborative program combines the expertise of faculty, professional staff and current students to give incoming students practical advice and insight that will improve the quality of their academic experience. The workshops provide an in-depth orientation to UMass Lowell's academic support services with seminars on study skills, academic policies, and using iSiS - the University's electronic registration system.

By attending Strategies for Success, students will benefit by:

  • Getting to know faculty members.
  • Knowing what to expect in courses.
  • Becoming familiar with course syllabi and expectations.
  • Learning skills that help with note-taking, time management and reading comprehension.
  • Understanding how to access iSiS.
  • Increasing awareness of academic policies and procedures.
  • Meeting current students who will share insights on life at UMass Lowell.

Strategies for Success sessions are conducted on North Campus of UMass Lowell from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Programs are organized by colleges and majors, so that information is focused on specific areas of study. 


Visit our offices on North Campus in Southwick 308 to pick up a brochure and registration form or email or call Suzanne Gamache at (978) 934-2947.

Plan to attend on:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014:

        If you are majoring in Art, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, History, Cultural Studies, Music (not SRT), Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Undeclared Liberal Arts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

        If you are majoring in Engineering*, Sciences, or Sound Recording Technology.

Thursday, August 21, 2014:

        If you are majoring in Engineering*, Business, or Health Sciences.

A confirmation letter will be sent to you with check-in time, location, and parking instructions. If you have any questions, please contact program coordinator Suzanne Gamache at (978) 934-2947. Like us on Facebook at UMass Lowell Centers for Learning.

*In order to accommodate the large number of Engineering students, two sessions are offered. Please select the date which is your first choice. Depending on the number of registrants, you may be asked to attend an alternate section.