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Academic Advising

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

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

Kerry Patenaude

Liberal Arts, English & Criminal Justice

Rebecca Stoodley

Business programs & Graphic Design Certificate

Diane Donaldson

Psychology & Paralegal Certificate

April O'Donnell

Information Technology

Joseph (Joey) Banh

Information Technology

Christine Walsh

Criminal Justice

Faculty and Program Advisors

Business Administration Deborah Casey, Assistant Teaching Professor
Criminal Justice Angela Callahan, Visiting Instructor
Electronic Engineering Technology Gary Howe, Director of Labs
English Katherine Shrieves, Lecturer
Information Technology Yelena Rykalova, Visiting Lecturer
Legal Studies Walter Toomey, Lecturer
Liberal Arts Andrew Drenas, Visiting Lecturer
Mathematics Theresa Schille, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Technology Glenn Sundberg, Associate Professor
Nursing: RN to B.S. Jennifer Wilber, Clinical Assistant Professor
Psychology 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.

New: Math Faculty Tutoring Services are Now Available

Live Zoom Tutoring: Monday - Thursday (10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.), Friday - Sunday (5:00-8:00 p.m.)

On-Campus Tutoring: Monday and Wednesday (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Please fill out our tutoring form.

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.

Next Orientation: August 25, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 pm (EST)

Watch a Recording of our January 11, 2022 Orientation

Watch a Live Recording


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


UMass Lowell Advising Center

839 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854

Hours Available:

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closings and Special Hours

New Year's Day Observed (University Closed) 12/31/2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University Closed) 1/17/2022
Presidents' Day (University Closed) 2/21/2022
Spring Recess March 7-11, 2022
Patriots' Day (University Closed) 4/18/2022
Memorial Day (University Closed) 5/30/2022
Commencement May 13-14, 2022
Juneteenth (University Closed) 6/20/2022
Independence Day (University Closed) 7/4/2022
Labor Day (University Closed) 9/5/2022
Columbus Day (University Closed) 10/10/2022
Veterans Day (University Closed) 11/11/2022
Thanksgiving Recess (No Courses/University Closes at 6 pm) 11/23/2022
Thanksgiving Recess (University Closed) November 24-27, 2022
Christmas Day Observed (University Closed) 12/26/2022
New Year's Day Observed (University Closed) 1/2/2023

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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Students

Email, call 978-934-2390 or schedule an advising appointment online now.