Inside Stories

Scenes From Class of ’27 Move In Day

On Saturday, UMass Lowell Chancellor Julie Chen greeted students and parents to campus alongside “Spot,” a Boston Dynamics robot tested for its agility at the university’s New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center. Here, they visit with physics major Christian O’Connell of Saugus. (TORY WESNOFSKE/UMASS LOWELL)

Dance music, ice cream, lawn games, university leaders and “grad” bags of campus essentials greeted new and returning students to UMass Lowell on Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2 for the start of the fall semester.

Some 2,700 first year and transfer students are joining the community of River Hawks, making for a total enrollment of approximately 17,000.

This year, an estimated 4,000 students will live in university housing. Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 6.


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