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Welcome to the House of Grit

Grit. It's an attitude, defined by courage, resolve, and strength of character, which embodies the indomitable spirit of UMBC. And no matter what kind of student you are – a thinker, a uniter, a solver, a maker, an explorer...or a combination of all five – you’ll find a community that will help you become your best self at UMBC.

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Finding Your Niche

There is something for everyone at UMBC. The Office of Student Life's central purpose is to help students learn and grow. It is the place to go to get involved and connected on campus. Whether it's finding the right student club, or participating in leadership retreats, the Office of Student Life will help you find or create opportunities to support your learning outside of the classroom.