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Visiting UMBC

If you can’t wait to see what awaits you at UMBC, nothing will prepare you better than a campus visit. UMBC offers a number of ways for prospective students to connect with UMBC faculty, students and admissions counselors. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Registration is required for all events. Prior to the visit, registered guests will receive an email with directions to campus and parking information. View a calendar of upcoming events.

Start here to begin your journey to becoming a Retriever. And if you have questions along the way, we invite you to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at any time at 410-455-2292. We look forward to hearing from you!

When You Visit UMBC

We can’t wait for you to visit UMBC. And when you do, we want you to be prepared so you can really enjoy yourself. So, here’s everything you’ll need for your visit. Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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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 UMBC site.

Please contact Parking Services to request parking in the Technology Research Center (Lot 25). They can be reached at 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.

Information regarding nearby hotels is available at: Accommodations near UMBC.

Where to Eat

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

Self-Guided Tour

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.

Printable Self Guided Tour Route (PDF).

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Before you leave check out the great deals on UMBC gear at the UMBC Bookstore, located in the Commons building and the RAC Pro Shop, located in the front lobby of the Retriever Activities Center.

UMBC and Beyond

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.

Learn More

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.

Reminder Checklist

To help get your visit off to a good start please be sure to:

  • Check the UMBC campus schedule
  • Confirm an appropriate amount of chaperones
  • Verify the directions to the campus
  • Reserve parking
  • Print self-guided tour route
  • Print campus map
  • Determine dining plans