AUGUST 12, 2020, 6 – 8 P.M.

Summer Preview Session Descriptions and Recordings


Your Summer Preview Experience starts here. Meet the UMBC Admissions Staff and learn more about how to navigate Summer Preview.

6:20-6:50 P.M.

Student’s Choice


Learn more about our academic colleges and opportunities for undecided students. Interested in our Pre-Professional programs including Pre- Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Nursing, and Allied Health? Attend our College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences session to learn more about these programs.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Presenters: Dr. John Stolle-McAllister, Associate Dean, Student and Curricular Affairs; Dr. Preminda Jacob, Associate Dean, Research and College Affairs; and Dr. Kate Drabinski, Senior Lecturer, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies.

College of Engineering and Information Technology

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

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Presenters: Dr. William R LaCourse, Dean, and Ericka Thompson, Assistant Director of Allied Health Programs

Academic Exploration for Undecided Students

Presenters: Jill Randles, Assistant Vice Provost for the Academic Engagement and Transition Programs, and Dr. Kenneth Barron, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising and Student Success

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. Freshman and Transfer admissions will be covered in this session.

Presenters: Christine Jenkins, Recruitment Coordinator, and Anna Conger, Transfer Coordinator

Honors College and Premiere Scholars Programs Overview

Learn more about our Honors College and seven premier scholars programs.

Presenters and Panelists: Dr. Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Associate Director, Honors College; Keia Brown, Associate Director, Merit Scholarships; Shirelle Ellis-Williams, Program Coordinator, Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program; Keith Harmon, Director, Meyerhoff Scholars Program; Dr. Laura Hussey, Director, Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program; Dr. Timothy Phin, Director, Humanities Scholars Program; Stephen Bradley – Director, Linehan Artist Scholars Program; Cindy Greenwood, Assistant Director, Cyber Scholars Program

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 and Panelists: Chanel Viator, Assistant Director, Merit Scholarships and Erica Ibarguen, 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 Sophie, Nivi, and Alexis

Sophie S.

Sophie S.

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
High School: Roland Park Country School
Major: Psychology and Media and Communication Studies
Minor: French
Learn more about Sophie

Nivi M.

Nivi M.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
High School: Centennial HS
Major: Biological Sciences and Economics
Learn more about Nivi

Alexis S.

Alexis S.

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Owings Mills, MD
High School: McDonogh HS
Major: Media and Communication Studies
Learn more about Alexis

Tour Group 2: Get to know UMBC with Ian, Aisha, and Sydney

Ian K.

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
High School: Walter Johnson HS
Major: Asian Studies, concentration in Chinese
Minor: Art History
Learn more about Ian

Aisha F.

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Hunt Valley, MD
High School: Roland Park Country School
Major: Psychology
Minor: French
Learn more about Aisha

Sydney K.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Elkridge, MD
High School: Howard HS
Major: History
Minor: Ancient Studies and Print Media
Learn more about Sydney

Tour Group 3: Get to know UMBC with Shannon, Sha, and Ian

Shannon A.

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Riva, MD
High School: South River HS
Major: Mathematics and Psychology, Education Concentration
Learn more about Shannon

Sha H.

Class Year: Senior, Transfer Student
Hometown: Rochester, NY
High School: Rush Henrietta Senior HS
Major: Media and Communication Studies
Learn more about Sha

Ian A.

Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bear, DE
High School: Charter School of Wilmington
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Healthcare Administration and Policy
Learn more about Ian

Tour Group 4: Get to know UMBC with Emily, Jon, and Lydia

Emily O.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Clarksville, MD
High School: River Hill HS
Major: Media and Communication Studies and Theatre Studies
Learn more about Emily

Jon J.

Class Year: Senior, Transfer Student
Hometown: Seoul Teugbyeolsi,
Korea, Republic of
High School: Belize Christan Academy
Major: Bioinformatics
Learn more about Jon

Lydia M.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Eldersburg, MD
High School: Liberty High School
Major: Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Learn more about Lydia

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