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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


Your UMBC academic and social life begins with Orientation! The program includes Placement Testing, Orientation day, and Welcome Week. The program is designed to help you meet students, prepare for your academic career at UMBC, embrace campus traditions, and learn more about student life on- and off-campus.