The spring semester has been unprecedented for the campus, with record-breaking snowfall in New England forcing the cancellation of more than seven class days.

Due to the sequence of the storms, Monday and Tuesday schedules have been disproportionately affected by cancellations. Faculty and students alike are feeling the loss of these regularly scheduled classes.

Please note that Tuesday, Feb. 17 (the day after Presidents Day) is a Monday schedule.

Many faculty members have already taken steps to adjust course calendars and taken advantage of campus technology to make up for lost meeting time. But, given the total number of class days missed, we want to offer additional means of making up time.

To ensure that classrooms are available for this use, we have identified the following Saturdays as optional dates available for faculty and students to make up lost class, lab and meeting time: 

  • Saturday, Feb. 28 – Monday class schedule 
  • Saturday, March 7 – Tuesday class schedule 
  • Saturday, April 25 – Tuesday class schedule 
  • Saturday, May 2 – Monday class schedule 

Faculty will confirm any intended use of make-up dates with the Registrar’s Office, and classrooms and labs will be scheduled according to the normal schedule for the specified day of the week.

Faculty will clearly communicate with students about any classes or labs to be held on those specific dates and students are encouraged to check with faculty to confirm any scheduled dates.

We ask that faculty electing to use make-up days work closely with students who have conflicts such as work commitments or religious observances that would prevent their attendance to ensure that they are not disadvantaged by these calendar adjustments. We recommend that faculty not schedule examinations or quizzes on the Saturday make-up days.

Courses offered through Online and Continuing Education already have three make-up dates built into the calendar: Friday, Feb. 20; Friday, March 27; and Friday, April 10.

We hope that these opportunities to conduct critically important coursework will allow students to reach the intended learning goals for each class and we thank both faculty and students for their patience and flexibility as we adapt to this unprecedented weather pattern. We also thank the committed staff in facilities operations and other areas who have taken on the enormous task of returning the campus to normal following multiple heavy snow events.

Regards,
Ahmed Abdelal, Provost

Faculty members emailing students via iSiS Faculty Self Service class roster are receiving an error message after they hit the send button.  We have identified root cause and are working to quickly fix it.  Please be aware that the email and attachments are successfully being sent to students.  The warning message can be ignored.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

iSiS will be unavailable for planned system maintenance beginning at 4 PM Saturday, December 6th with a completion by noon on Sunday, December 7th.   

Please see the attached document for important information about changes which could impact your ability to access the ISIS application beginning on Monday, November 10th

Updated Browser Requirements Effective Monday Nov 10.pdf

iSiS will be unavailable for planned system maintenance from Friday, July 18th @6pm through Sunday, July 20th @12pm.  Please plan accordingly.  This upgrade will provide a new navigation menu that will replace the left-hand navigation menu previously used in the Student Application. The menu items and navigation paths will not change, but the look-and-feel of the navigation is notably different with subtle new features available to the user.

Credit Card Announcement

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Beginning July 1, 2014, the University of Massachusetts Lowell will no longer directly be accepting credit cards or debit cards for payment of student tuition, and fees, room and board (if applicable).  The University does have a number of payment options available to students and their families.  Payments can be made by eChecks, check by mail, money order, bank check, international wire transfer, and monthly payment plan. 

 

The University has secured the services of TMS (Tuition Management Systems) to process all credit card/debit card transactions.  TMS accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express.  There will be a 2.5% non-refundable convenience fee assessed to each credit card/debit card transaction.

 

Direct Deposit for Refunds

Great News!  You can now have refunds from UMass Lowell deposited directly into your bank account.

Once you set up direct deposit in iSiS Student Self Service, any monies owed to you, such as refunds for overpayment or financial aid excess amounts, will be deposited directly into the one bank account you have designated.

Think about the advantages:

ü  Quicker access to your money.

ü  No special trip to the Student Financial Services Office to pick up your check.

ü  No waiting for your check to come in the mail.

ü  No waiting in line at the bank or ATM to deposit your check.

ü  No worrying about a lost check.

 

Here’s what to do:

ü  Make sure you have your bank’s routing number and your checking or savings account number at hand.

ü  Log into iSiS Student Self Service, click on Campus Finances, and then click on Enroll in Direct Deposit.

For detailed instructions, please see the attached documents or go to http://www.uml.edu/Enrollment/isis/Student.aspx

 

Enrolling in Direct Deposit_JOBAID.pdf

Managing My Bank Accounts_JOBAID.pdf

Un-enrolling Direct Deposit_JOBAID.pdf

 

We have received reports from several faculty members who have been unable to access their iSiS class roster. 

To resolve this issue, please clear your web browser's cache.  Attached is a document that explains how to do this.

iSiS_Clear_Cache.pdf

If you continue to experience issues, please contact the UML IT Help Center at 978.934.4357 or via email at help@uml.edu

Please see the attached announcement from Kerry Donohoe, Registrar regarding the new FERPA tutorial in iSiS. FERPA_Notice.pdf

iSiS will be unavailable from 5pm on Saturday, October 19th  until 12pm on Sunday, October 20th for planned system maintenance. Please plan accordingly.

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