Virtual New Student Day
Join faculty members, staff, and current students to learn more about what makes UMBC a great community.
Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT
Tips for navigating your experience
- • Be sure to join sessions from the Webex app on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Download it here (while joining via browser will work, your experience will be limited)
- • Test your technology and make sure that your audio and video are configured for Webex Meetings here
- • Use the links provided to join each session at the session start time
- • Pay particular attention to academic programs, departments, and resources that you wish to connect with and join those spaces at the designated start times
- • If prompted to enter a password enter UMBCevents
- • Have fun and enjoy the day!
Agenda at a Glance
- 9 – 10 a.m. – Opening Session
- 10 – 10:50 a.m. – Academic Fair
- College of Engineering and Information Technology
- College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
- College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: The Arts
- College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: The Humanities
- College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: The Social Sciences
- The Erickson School: Management of Aging Services; Education; Individualized Study Program; and Social Work
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Retriever Connections Fair
- Academic Services
- Campus Life and Student Affairs
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Taking Care of Business
- Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
- Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Student Business Services
- Academic Advising and Transfer Credit Awarding
- Campus Dining and Residential Life
New Student Day Agenda
9 – 10 a.m.
Your New Student Day experience starts here. Hear from UMBC President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Retriever alumni, and current UMBC students, and get a virtual tour of the campus from our Grit Guides.
Chat with faculty, staff, and current UMBC students from our academic departments. First, select the College that you would like to visit based on the departments and programs in that College. Once in the main room, you can select the departmental breakout meeting room where faculty from that department are waiting to speak with you. If you’re not sure which department might be best for you, representatives in the main room can help direct you.
10 – 10:50 a.m.
College of Engineering and Information Technology
Departments and Programs: Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science; Computer Engineering; Information Systems and Business Technology Administration; Mechanical Engineering
College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Departments and Programs: Biological Sciences (including Bioinformatics and Computational Biology); Chemistry and Biochemistry; Mathematics and Statistics; Physics; Transitional Life Sciences Technology; Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising; Pre-Professional (Allied Health) Advising
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: The Arts
Departments and Programs: Dance; Music; Theatre; Visual Arts
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: The Humanities
Departments and Programs: Africana Studies; American Studies; Ancient Studies; Asian Studies; English; Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies; History; Media and Communication Studies; Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication; Philosophy
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: The Social Sciences
Departments and Programs: Economics; Emergency Health Services; Geography and Environmental Systems; Global Studies; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health
The Erickson School: Management of Aging Services; Education; Individualized Study Program; and Social Work
Departments and Programs: The Erickson School: Management of Aging Services; Education; Individualized Study Program; and Social Work
Retriever Connections Fair
Chat with representatives from our student service departments including current UMBC students. First select if you want to speak with an academic services department or campus life and student affairs. Once you join these main rooms you will be able to select breakout space to meet with the specific departments that you are interested in learning more about. If you’re not sure where to go, our admissions representative in the main room can help direct you!
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• Academic Engagement and Transition Programs
• Academic Success Center
• Career Center
• Education Abroad
• The Honors College
• International Student Services
• Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
• McNair Scholars Program
• Shriver Center (Service Learning)
• Student Disability Services
• Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Scholarships
Campus Life and Student Affairs
• Athletics and Recreation
• Campus Life and Student Organizations
• Center for Democracy and Civic Life
• Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging (i3b)
• Navy ROTC
• Off Campus Student Services
• University Health Services and Counseling Center
• The Women’s Center
Taking Care of Business
Enlist the help of UMBC staff by meeting with some of our service departments. Learn about payment plan options with Student Business Services, explore our residence halls and hear updates for fall housing with Residential Life, get more information on financing your education with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and make your enrollment official by submitting your decision and signing up for Orientation!
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
Make your enrollment official or ask us about registering for New Student Orientation!
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Individual financial aid counselors and merit scholarship staff will be available to help you with questions about your financial aid package, scholarship agreement, and financing your education.
Student Business Services
Ask us about billing cycles, systems and payments, and setting up your student payment plan!
Academic Advising and Transfer Credit Awarding
Registrar: Have questions about how those AP credits or college courses will fulfill UMBC requirements? This is the place for you to get your answers!
Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising: Learn more about the many resources we have to help you make smart and informed choices when planning your academic journey.
Campus Dining and Residential Life
Dining: Ask about meal plans and the many dining options on campus.
Residential Life: Have questions about housing? Chat with us!