Virtual Scholar Selection Day

We are delighted that you will be joining us to interview for our prestigious scholars programs and learn more about our UMBC community.

Tips for Navigating Your Virtual Scholar Selection Day Experience

  • Review your invitation and the agenda for the day
  • All times listed are in ET
  • 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 the sessions for the program that you are interviewing for
  • If prompted to enter a password enter UMBCevents

Agenda at a Glance

9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Alumni Panel with UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

10:10 a.m.
How to Navigate Scholar Selection Day and Box Reveal

10:20 a.m.
Scholars Programs Overviews and Student Panels

11:15 a.m.
Mindfulness Moment

11:45 a.m.
Lunch Break

12:30 – 3 p.m.
Interviews

12:30 – 3 p.m.
Drop in Q&A with Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

On-demand after 2 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Get Help

Technical Support

Visit our technical support resource page or contact Kevin Mitchell, Manager of Enrollment Management Business Systems and Solutions, at 410-455-3879.

Event Support

Our admissions team is here throughout the day to answer any questions you may have. Contact us at 410-455-2292.

Welcome and Alumni Panel

9:30 a.m.

Your first stop at Scholar Selection Day! Join UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski for opening remarks. Then, hear from alumni from each of our scholars programs for a first-hand look at how the scholars’ experience can lead to exciting opportunities at UMBC and beyond. Finally, feel what it means to be part of Retriever Nation by exploring your scholars swag before you officially start your day.

Speaker: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC President
Moderator: Dale Bittinger, Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Admissions, Orientation, and School Partnerships
Alumni Panelists: Evan Avila, Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar, US Securities and Exchange Commission; Jana Burns, Cyber Scholar, System Engineer, Northrup Grumman; Christie Finn, Linehan Artist Scholar, American Soprano, Stuttgarter Kollektiv für aktuelle Musik; Kavya Kavanakudy, CWIT Scholar, Software Engineer, Snap Inc.; Maria Packard, Sherman STEM Teacher Scholar, High School Math Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools; Dr. Aaron Ralby, Humanities Scholar, CEO, Linguisticator

Choose One:
Scholars Program Overviews and Student Panels

10:20 a.m.

Hear from our scholars program directors and current scholars for an in-depth overview of their communities.

CWIT and Cyber Scholars Programs

Humanities Scholars Program

Linehan Artist Scholars Program

Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program

Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program

Mindfulness Moment

11:15 a.m.

Meet Chip, our campus comfort dog, and take care of yourself before your interview. 

Lunch Break

11:45 a.m.

Take a break, relax, and get ready for your interview. If you have questions during this time, we’re here for you.

Interviews and Q&A

12:30 – 3 p.m.

Interviews will begin at 12:30 p.m. Please refer to your email invitation for your interview time. At your assigned interview time, please visit the interview room for the scholars program that you are interviewing for below. Our admissions and financial aid staff members will be there to assist you and place you in your interview upon entry.

To understand more about the scholars’ experience, we’ve provided a space where you can connect with current scholars any time during the afternoon. Simply click on the “Chat With…” button in your scholars program’s block to connect with current scholars in the program.

CWIT and CYBER Scholars Programs

Humanities Scholars Program

Linehan Artist Scholars Program

Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program

Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program

Drop in Q&A

Questions? Whether you're a student, parent, family member, or advocate, drop in and let our admissions and financial aid and scholarships teams assist you!

Closing Remarks

On-demand after 1:30 p.m.

Once you finish with your interview, hear from our Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships about what you can expect after your interview and learn more about financial aid and scholarships.

Speaker: Andrea Cipolla, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships