The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation is pleased to welcome High Schools, Non-Profit Organizations, and Community Members to campus. Group visits are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and include an information session with an admissions counselor, campus tour, and the opportunity to enjoy a meal on campus. Due to the high volume of group visits that we receive each year, we cannot accommodate all requests. Preference will be given to High Schools, Non-profit Organizations and Community Members that serve high school students. Elementary School and Middle School groups may be encouraged to participate in a Self-guided Visit Experience.
We can only accommodate groups of 10-55 people, including the chaperones. There must be one chaperone for every 15 students in the group.
We have several dates that we cannot accommodate any groups due to events on campus or within our office. Dates in which we cannot accommodate visitors for September 2018 through January 2019 are listed below.
To schedule a group visit, please submit a detailed group visit request, including your organization or school, size of group, and 2-3 potential visit dates. Groups that we cannot accommodate are invited to participate in our Self-Guided Visit experience using our Group Visit Guide.
Each year UMBC welcomes thousands of visitors to campus. To enhance your visit experience we have provided some valuable information to make your visit to campus informative and enjoyable.
The campus is at its most vibrant during the fall and spring semesters. It is best to avoid the first week of each semester and final examination periods. The academic calendar is available at The Registrar's site. Please be aware of the University closings noted on the calendar. Information regarding nearby hotels is available at: About UMBC.
Bus parking will be available in the Technology Research Center (Lot 25) with advance reservations. Individual cars may use metered spaces throughout campus.
A campus map is available to assist you in finding these lots at our About UMBC site.
Please contact Parking Services to request parking in the Technology Research Center (Lot 25). They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. State "Group Visit" for the subject and include date of visit, number and type of vehicle(s) (bus, van, car) and contact name with a phone number. All requests should be submitted at least one week before the visit. A confirmation e-mail will be sent.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) combines the emphasis on teaching found at the best liberal arts colleges with the innovation of a research university. You’ll find students—inspired by and often working alongside faculty who are leaders in their fields—thinking about the hard questions of society, science and creative expression, and then moving beyond the classroom to make a difference. See all that UMBC has to offer by exploring campus using our Printable Self Guided Tour Route (PDF).
Visitors enjoy a variety of choices in The Commons. The Market Street food court offers a wide range of choices. You may also dine with students at the Campus Dining Hall on an all-you-can-eat, fixed-price basis. Please note that during summer, winter and when classes are not in session, the Market Street food court has limited hours of operation. For more detailed information, please visit http://about.umbc.edu/visitors-guide/where-to-eat/.
If you are planning to be in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area for more than a few hours, you might find the following websites helpful:
The Surrounding Community.
For more information about attractions in and around Baltimore, visit the Baltimore Collegetown Network.
If after visiting campus your group has individual students who are interested in learning more, please contact an undergraduate admissions representative. UMBC offers a variety of majors and certificates spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences and pre-professional studies, and social sciences. To learn more about our academic programs, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.
To help get your visit off to a good start please be sure to: