Get to Know Us

The best way to get to know UMBC and understand if this is the right school for you is to spend some time with us. We offer a wide variety of campus visit options as well as online and in-person events.

Explore UMBC

There are many great ways to get to know UMBC through admissions events

Signature Admissions Events

Our signature events are tailor-made to offer you an in-depth, customized look at what it’s like to be a Retriever.

Campus Tours and Information Sessions

Spend time with our amazing student tour guides as they give you a glimpse into life at UMBC.

Visual and Performing Arts Tours

We offer specialty tours that give you a behind-the-scenes look at the arts, from student life to our incredible facilities.

Online and On-Demand Events

Can’t make it to campus? Get to know UMBC from the comfort of your couch… or wherever you happen to be.


Campus Visits and Health Safety

We know how important it is for you to get to know our campus and our community, and we’ve got ways to help you do that in-person or remotely.

All in-person events meet the health and safety measures employed for our return to campus. We ask that you follow these recommended on-campus behaviors to help keep our community safe.

Explore UMBC Virtually

Take a Virtual Walk Around Campus with UMBC360

Get a Glimpse at Student Life

Through videos and photos, you can get a great sense of life at UMBC without even setting foot on campus. We’ve curated a number of options for you below, but feel free to check out our YouTubeFlickr, and Instagram accounts to find even more.

Claim Your Destiny at UMBC

Wondering what it means to be a Retriever? This video sums it up perfectly, all while giving you a sense for some of our campus spaces, from the library to the lab and Academic Row to the basketball court.

A Year at UMBC

Each year, UMBC offers tons of events and activities for our students. Get a sneak peek at what’s in store for you when you’re a UMBC student.

Your Window into a Day at UMBC

From sunrise to sunset, UMBC hums with activity. Students shift from class, research and creative endeavors to sporting events, festivals and concerts. This time-lapse video, which captures our lively campus from dawn until well after dusk, was created entirely by Tolu Omokehinde, a Meyerhoff Scholar and Biochemistry major with a passion for time lapse photography.

On the Lighter Side:
A Literal Dawg’s Eye View of Campus

One of our favorite sections from the UMBC Magazine is Dawg’s Eye View. So we wondered, what would a dog’s eye view actually look like? See what happened when True Grit and our friend Oyster took to the streets of UMBC!

Explore our Photo Library

UMBC’s Flickr account is full of great photos from across campus. You can explore our indoor and outdoor spaces; get a glimpse at our students, faculty and staff at work; and get a sense for the kinds of activities and events we offer.

Self-Guided Tours

Not able to make a scheduled tour? No worries! We’ve put together a self-guided tour booklet to help you forge your own path.

Access the Self-Guided Tour Booklet




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