Academic Advising

Our Experts Are Here to Support You Every Step of the Way

Please Note: We are operating remotely and will continue to provide all of our student services virtually to help you reach your educational goals. UMass Lowell's degree and certificate programs can be completed by taking a variety of course format options.
Our professional advisors are knowledgeable about all aspects of academic advising and university policies, including academic requirements, degree pathways and planning, course selection, changing majors and other academic matters. Advising services are available year-round for students seeking information about any of the undergraduate degree and certificate programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies .

Academic Advisors

Cathy Hamilton

English, Liberal Arts

Peter Rossini

Business, Accounting, Project Management

Rebecca Stoodley

Information Technology, Criminal Justice

Diane Donaldson

Criminal Justice, Psychology, Graphic and Web Design, Multimedia, Contemporary Communications

April O'Donnell

Information Technology, Data/Telecommunications, Java Development, UNIX/Linux

Faculty and Program Advisors

Criminal Justice Angela Callahan, Visiting Instructor
Philip McCormack, Adjunct Faculty
Mechanical Engineering Technology Glenn Sundberg, Associate Professor
Electronic Engineering Technology Gary Howe, Director of Labs
English Katherine Shrieves, Lecturer
Information Technology Yelena Rykalova, Visiting Lecturer
Legal Studies Michelle Veilleux, Lecturer
Walter Toomey, Lecturer
Liberal Arts Joseph Lipchitz, Professor Emeritus
Mathematics Ravi Montenegro, Associate Professor
Nursing: RN to B.S. Jennifer Wilber, Clinical Assistant Professor
Psychology Richard Siegel, Professor Emeritus
Mary Duell, Senior Lecturer

FREE Online Tutoring

Available 24/7 to any student enrolled in an online course.

UMass Lowell has partnered with ThinkingStorm to support student success with on-demand access to online tutors.

It's a convenient way to clarify difficult subject matter, practice and ask questions in a low-pressure environment, and get help writing or editing papers.

Tutoring subjects include:

  • Math
  • Spanish
  • Writing
  • Science
  • And more!

Accessing tutoring support is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Log in to the UMass Lowell Blackboard site.
  2. Click the ThinkingStorm link in the Free Tutoring Services module on the Blackboard homepage.
  3. Use ThinkingStorm's menu to connect to an online tutor.

Meet Our Staff and Get Your Questions Answered

UMass Lowell's Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies cordially invites you to an Online Orientation for new students.

Last Orientation: August 25, 2020

Watch a Live Recording


Please call the admissions team at 978-934-2474 or email

Please Note: We are operating remotely and will continue to provide all of our services virtually, rather than in our office.


UMass Lowell Advising Center

839 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854

Hours Available:

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closings and Special Hours

Commencement May 29, 2020
Independence Day (University Closed) 7/3/2020
Labor Day (University Closed) 9/7/2020
Columbus Day (University Closed) 10/12/2020
Veterans Day (University Closed) 11/11/2020
Thanksgiving Recess (University Closed) November 26-29, 2020
Christmas Day (University Closed) 12/25/2020
New Year's Day (University Closed) 1/1/2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University Closed) 1/18/2021
Presidents' Day (University Closed) 2/15/2021
Spring Recess March 8-12, 2021
Patriots' Day (University Closed) 4/19/2021
Memorial Day (University Closed) 5/31/2021
Commencement May 14-15, 2021
Independence Day (University Closed) 7/5/2021

Advising Appointments

Undergraduate Students

Schedule Online
or contact the Advising Center at:

978-934-2474 or 800-480-3190

Hours Available:

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Graduate Students

Visit or contact Graduate Admissions at 978-934-2380 or

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