UMBC’s Virtual TransferFest

This is your chance to learn more about what it’s like to transfer to UMBC and become part of our Retriever community. Join us for a single session or all! Check out the agenda below to create your personalized TransferFest experience.


Your registration grants you access to any and all of the sessions listed below.

TransferFest 2020

Our TransferFest Lineup

TransferFest is a your chance for a deep dive into all things Transfer at UMBC. Just like any good festival, you can pick and choose what you’d like to attend, or take it all in! Take a peek at our schedule of events below:

Day 1: Tuesday, November 17
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Support Networks for Transfer Students

Learn more about how the offices of Off Campus Student Services and Academic Engagement and Transition Programs can assist you prior-to and throughout your time at UMBC. Hint: it’s by creating meaningful connections to the UMBC community.

Research and Premier Academic Opportunities

Join us for an in-depth look at the many opportunities that exist for transfer students to pursue undergraduate research. You’ll also learn about our Honors College and Scholars Programs and how these communities can expand your learning.

Day 2: Wednesday, November 18
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

International Transfer Resources

Interested in learning more about how UMBC supports our international transfer students? Attend this session to connect with our Admissions and International Education Services staff to learn more about the international transfer process.

Putting Your Passions to Work

Join the Career Center, The Shriver Center, and Education Abroad to learn more about how your UMBC experience can lead to exciting opportunities beyond the classroom. In this session you’ll learn about internships and career opportunities, service learning, and our study abroad programs.

Day 3: TransferFest Finale
Thursday, November 19
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Join our Admissions Staff for an overview of how to navigate your evening.

Academic Overviews

Join our Deans, Chairs, and Program Directors to learn more about our three academic colleges and select academic programs for transfer students.

Retriever Experience Student Panel

Hear from current UMBC students about what it is like to be a Retriever inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus Highlight Tours

Join our Grit Guides for a photo tour to learn more about UMBC from the perspective of our students. Learn about facilities, campus life, and how students stay connected on and off-campus.

Transfer Admissions Overview

Join our Admissions staff to learn more about the transfer application process at UMBC.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Overview

Hear about our Scholarship Retriever tool and the many opportunities for scholarship and financial aid at UMBC, including institutional, state, and federal programs.


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