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“Welcome to UMBC! I am delighted that you will be joining our exciting campus, where you will find a diverse and inquisitive community of learners. Orientation marks the beginning of one of the most important journeys of your life. I challenge you to take advantage of all that the University has to offer and allow yourself to be inspired!”

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
President, UMBC

Hello, New Retrievers!

We are so excited to welcome you to our family and community this upcoming year. One of the first steps you’ll take as you join our community is new student Orientation. Due to the rapidly changing environment and protocols around COVID-19, our Orientation program will be largely virtual this winter, with the exception of some in-person offerings in January. You can find out more about these programs when you complete your orientation registration.