WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020, 6 – 8 P.M.

COEIT Open House Session Descriptions and Recordings

6-6:10 P.M.


Your College of Engineering and Information Technology Open House experience starts here.
Hear from the Dean and the Undergraduate Admissions Staff to learn more about how to navigate our COEIT Open House

Presenters: Dr. Keith J. Bowman, Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology, Dr. Maria Sanchez, Director of Education and Outreach, College of Engineering and Information Technology, Gina King, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation

6:10-6:35 P.M.

Student’s Choice

Explore our Majors

Learn more about the academic programs within the College of Engineering and Information Technology. Unsure which program is best for you? Attend our Academic Exploration for Undecided Students session to help you navigate your path to UMBC.

Chemical Engineering

Presenters: Dr. Mark R. Marten, Professor and Department Chair; Dr. Mariajose Castellanos, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Presenters: Dr. Anupam Joshi, Professor and Chair; Dr. Jeremy Dixon, Senior Lecturer and Chair, Computer Science

Information Systems and Business Technology Administration

Presenters: Dr. Sreedevi Sampath, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director; Dr. Richard Sponaugle, Senior Lecturer, Associate Undergraduate Program Director

Mechanical Engineering

Presenter: Dr. Ruey-Hung Chen, Chair

Undecided? Investigate all majors offered in COEIT

Presenter: Catherine Bielawski, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services

6:35-6:55 P.M.

Retriever Experience Student Panel

Join current students in the College of Engineering and Information Technology to learn more about life as a Retriever inside and outside of the classroom.

7 – 8 P.M.

Student’s Choice:


This hour allows you the flexibility to decide what sessions are most important to you as you continue to learn about UMBC.
Our Campus Highlights Tours and Workshops will be offered twice, at 7:00 p.m. and repeating at 7:30 p.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 and learn more about our test-optional policy for fall 2021 applicants.

Presenters: Aaron Mahmod, Assistant Director of Orientation; Christy Bissally, 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: Colleen Lindbeck, Senior Associate Director; Ben Zimitti, Financial Aid Counselor

Campus Highlights Tours

Join our Grit Guides for a highlights tour of our campus. Check out our Grit Guide bios below and select the tour with the Grit Guides that you want to get to know better. All tours will cover the same content.

Tour Group 1: Get to know UMBC with Nina, Kolbe, and Karla

Nina L.

Nina L.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Boyds, MD
High School: Northwest High School
Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Learn more about Nina L.

Kolbe S.

Kolbe S.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Owings Mills, MD
High School: Calvert Hall
Major: Information Systems
Learn more about Kolbe S.

Karla M.

Karla M.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Odenton, MD
High School: River Hill High School
Major: Modern Languages and Linguistics and Biological Sciences
Learn more about Karla M.

Tour Group 2: Get to know UMBC with Justin, Sianna, and Hailey

Justin B.

Justin B.

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Oakland, MD
High School: Southern Garrett High School
Major: Computer Science
Learn more about Justin B.

Sianna S.

Sianna S.

Class Year: Sophmore
Hometown: Bel Air, MD
High School: Bel Air High School
Major: Computer Science
Minor: French
Learn more about Sianna S.

Hailey V.

Hailey V.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
High School: Paint Branch High School
Major: Financial Economics
Learn more about Hailey V.

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