Virtual Retriever Day

This is your chance to learn more about UMBC’s majors and programs, along with our admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships while connecting with other students and our campus community.

Tips for Navigating Your Virtual Retriever Day Experience

  • Review the list of sessions
  • Use the links provided to join each session at the session start time
  • If prompted to enter a password enter UMBCevents
  • Have fun and enjoy the morning!

Agenda at a Glance


9 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome

Our Virtual Retriever Day experience starts here. Join Dale Bittinger, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation, to learn more about UMBC and get tips on how to navigate Virtual Retriever Day.

A group of students stands in a grassy field forming the letters UMBC.

9:15 – 9:40 a.m.

Choose One: Dean’s Academic Overviews

Learn more about our academic colleges and opportunities for undecided students. If you’re interested in pre-med pathways, attend the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Overview.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Interim Dean; Dr. John Stolle-McAllister, Associate Dean of Student Success

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Presenters: Dr. Keith Bowman, Dean; Dr. Maria Sanchez, Director of Education and Outreach and Professor of the Practice

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Presenters: Dr. William LaCourse, Dean; Michelle Bulger, Director of Science and Math Advising Resource Team

Academic Exploration For Undecided Students

Presenters: Dr. Ken Baron, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising and Student Success; Dr. Laila Shishineh, Director of First Year and Transfer Academic Success


9:40 – 10:15 a.m.

Choose One: Academic Q&A Panels

Have questions from the Dean’s Academic Overview? Get them answered by students and staff during this time.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Panelists: Dr. John Stolle-McAllister, Associate Dean of Student Success; James Hamilton, Academic Advising Coordinator

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Panelists: Emily Abrams-Stephens, Assistant Director and Academic Advisor; Dr. Dina Glazer, Senior Lecturer

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Panelists: Dr. William LaCourse, Dean; Michelle Bulger, Director of Science and Math Advising Resource Team; Dr. Terrance Worchesky, Associate Professor; Dr. Brad Peercy, Associate Professor

Academic Exploration For Undecided Students

Panelists: Dr. Ken Baron, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising and Student Success; Dr. Laila Shishineh, Director of First Year and Transfer Academic Success


10:15 – 11 a.m.

Campus Life at UMBC

Join students and staff from campus life departments and get the chance to hear from and ask questions about how you can get involved outside of the classroom and round out your college experience.

Presenters: Dr. Brittini Brown (Student Affairs); Gary Wohlstetter and Dom French (Athletics and Recreation); Beatriz Gutierrez-Malagon (Campus Life); Dr. Amanda Waters (Counseling Center); Samantha Smith (University Health Services); Amanda Scally and Caitlin Scheidegger (Residential Life); Charis Lawson and Tess McRae (Center for Democracy and Civic Life); Carlos Turcios (Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging)


11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Make UMBC Yours

This hour allows you the flexibility to decide what sessions are most important to you as you continue to learn about UMBC. Our workshops will be offered twice, at 11 a.m. and repeating at 11:30 a.m., so you can choose what experience is best for you. Choose your next session by clicking the links on the session descriptions below.

Undergraduate Admissions Overview

Join our admissions staff for an overview of how to apply to UMBC. Presenters: Caitlin Henry, Admissions Counselor; Britt Martin, Admissions Counselor

Financing Your Education: Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

Join staff members from the Office of Financial and Scholarships for an overview of how to apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships at UMBC. Presenters: Erica Ibarguen, Financial Aid Counselor; Jenn Volberding, Associate Director of Scholarships

Claim Your Future with UMBC’s Career Center

Hear from staff in our Career Center about how UMBC can support you as you work towards your internship and career goals. Presenters: Diane Crump-Fogle, Associate Director for Career Development

Navigating the Transfer Experience at UMBC

Considering transferring next semester? Join transfer experts to learn how to best prepare for your transfer to UMBC and to make sure you're meeting deadlines that match your goals. Presenters: Nichole Coster, Transfer Evaluator; Anna Conger, Transfer Coordinator; Nathan Fanning, Associate Director, Transfer and Targeted Populations, and Partnerships

Campus Tour

Want a glimpse of campus from afar? View a pre-recorded tour of campus by our Grit Guides, Sha and Josh.

Visit Us In Person

If you’d like to see the campus in person, we are offering live in-person tours! Sign up for the option that best fits your schedule.