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Freshman Schedule

Sample Schedule

An official copy of the schedule will be distributed at check-in with the most up-to-date times and room locations. Check in will take place at the University Center.

8:00 a.m. Campus Resource Fair and Campus ID Photos
Have your questions answered from a variety of campus representatives from Health Services, to Parking Services and more! Learn how these and other offices can assist you in making the most of your UMBC experience. Be sure to take your photo for your campus ID, and head upstairs help yourself to a continental breakfast.

8:30 a.m. Welcome to UMBC!
Join our faculty, staff, and students as we welcome you to the UMBC community.

9:00 a.m. OPA Time!
Did you know rubbing True Grit’s nose will bring you good luck? Let your Orientation Peers Advisor (OPA) lead you through the many traditions at UMBC as you learn more about our campus, your student leaders, and other new students in your group!

10:30 a.m. ENRL 101: Preparing to Enroll
UMBC takes pride in its strong liberal arts tradition. Academic advisors will discuss the value of a liberal arts education and the significance of the general education requirements. Learn more about the role of your academic advisor and important advising tools available through myUMBC.

11:15 a.m. ADVS 101: Advising and Registration
Advising is perhaps one of the most important resources and tools to ensure your academic success. During this session, you will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your interests and goals, develop a course schedule, and register online for your first semester of classes!

12:30 p.m. Lunch
Explore the all-you-care-to-eat options and meet students from other groups!

1:15 p.m. RES 101: Finding Your Home at UMBC
Whether you are living on or off-campus, being connected to campus life is an important part of your college experience. Join Residential Life and Off-Campus Student Services staff to learn more about our vibrant residential community and off-campus living options, transportation services, ride-share programs, and more. Following the overview, you will get the answers to your specific questions about living on or off-campus.
– Residential Life
– Off-Campus Student Services

1:45 p.m. FIT 101: Go Fetch: Retriever Fitness
Retriever-fever is in the air! Join us in our fitness facilities and discover the many ways UMBC students stay physically active – from individual fitness activities, intramural and club sports to Division I athletic teams.

2:15 p.m. SCCS 101: Your Road Map: Resources for Student Success
When do I need to declare my major? How do I find an internship or service-learning placement? What if I don’t know what I want to do for a career? Get answers to these questions and more as staff from the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising, The Shriver Center and the Career Services Center share tips for making the most of your UMBC experience.

3:00 p.m. INVL 101: Find Your Place: Getting Involved at UMBC
At UMBC, you will have many opportunities to try new things and to make UMBC yours! During this session, staff from the Office of Student Life and your OPAs will lead a discussion on making the most of your experience at UMBC. You will get to meet some of your new classmates and begin to learn about some of the values we share as a UMBC community.

3:30 p.m. UNIV 101: An Introduction to the Honors University
What does it mean to be a student at an honors university? Hear what our professors and OPAs rate as the best strategies for assuring your spot on the Dean’s list. Faculty will demonstrate innovative ways they are engaging students at UMBC including Blackboard communities, chats, and discussion boards.

4:15 p.m. Retriever Roundup
Reconnect with family and friends and meet other members of the UMBC community at a reception. Be sure to get Retriever Ready by picking up your Fight Song Shirt and Campus ID. Light refreshments will be served.