How You’ll Take Care of Yourself

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Staying active can play a big role in our health. Here are a few examples of what our newly renovated Retriever Activities Center (RAC) has to offer:

  • Online and in-person fitness classes in everything from zumba to meditation
  • Fitness studio, weight room, cardio balcony, track, and an aquatics center
  • Walking and jogging trails
  • Retriever Fleet Bike Share Program
  • Club sports teams in crew, ultimate frisbee, and more
  • Intramural events like Fortnite tournaments and flag football games

Health and Wellness

We’re committed to providing the resources needed for a healthy, well-balanced, and successful UMBC experience.

Retriever Integrated Health (RIH)

RIH brings together the former University Health Services, Office of Health Promotion, and the Counseling Center offices to work in a collaborative, holistic approach to support your well-being and success.

The Women’s Center

Women’s Center staff provide resources and support in key areas, including sexual assault prevention and response, women’s leadership, and critical social justice.

Retriever Essentials

A student-led initiative, Retriever Essentials fights food insecurity in our community by providing access to healthy foods and other essential supplies free of charge.


The Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging, or i3b, creates opportunities for students to build their awareness and knowledge of diverse people, cultures and belief systems.

Comfort Dog Spotlight

The Right Dog for the Job

Our favorite (Labrador) Retriever, Officer Chip is UMBC’s campus comfort dog. Chip attends many campus events including those aiming to help students relieve finals stress, and she’s always willing to stop for a quick pat.