Explore UMBC Before New Student Day

We want you to spend most of your time at New Student Day connecting with the people of UMBC. That way, you’ll get to know the people who will have an impact on your success as a Retriever. This set of videos will allow you to get a better understanding of our services and offerings so you can bring questions and have meaningful conversations with our UMBC community on Saturday, April 17.


Becoming a Retriever

Congratulations on your admission to UMBC! Learn about finalizing your enrollment and financing your education to make things official.

Enrollment 101

Ready to be a Retriever? Learn about the next steps you’ll need to take, from accepting your admission and signing up for Orientation, to applying for housing.

Financing Your Education

Find out about financing options including payment plans and loans.

College Overviews

Learn more about our academic colleges and opportunities for undecided students. Interested in our Pre-Professional programs including Pre- Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Nursing, and Allied Health? Watch our College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences session recording to learn more about these programs.

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Learn about the majors and other academic opportunities within our College of Engineering and Information Technology.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Learn about the majors and other academic opportunities within our College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Learn about the majors and other academic opportunities within our College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.

Academic Exploration for Undecided Students

Still not sure what you want to study? Check out this recording to learn about advising and opportunities for undecided students.

Life On and Off Campus

Whether you’re living on or off-campus, there are resources to help guide you through your UMBC experience. Check them out below.

Living On-Campus

Want to know what it’s like living on campus? Hear directly from Residential Life and Dining Services to find out more.

Life as a Commuter

Hear from our Off Campus Student Services about resources available to help you get connected as a commuter student.

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at UMBC

Learn more about UMBC’s Living Learning Communities where you can live and connect with students who have shared interests in culture, academics, and/or community service.

Keys to Success

The series of videos below will highlight some of the keys to a successful UMBC experience.

Tips for a Successful First Year

Transitioning to UMBC, whether from high school, another university, or even after taking some time off, can be stressful. Learn about some of the resources available to you that will make your first year at UMBC a success.

Beyond the Classroom

Learn about our Academic Success Center and the Office of Student Disability Services to make sure you are prepared to excel in your classes at UMBC.

The Honors College

Hear from Honors College staff and students to find out the benefits of being a part of this community of inquiring minds.

Putting Your Passions to Work

Hear from our Career Center, Shriver Center, and Center for Global Engagement about how to take what you’re passionate about and apply it outside of the classroom, from the local community to outside of the country.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is an option for everyone. Learn how to apply for research and the many opportunities that exist at UMBC.

Scroll to Top