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Family 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 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
You and your student will check in and get all of your UMBC Orientation materials. Then head upstairs and help yourself to a continental breakfast.

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

9:15 a.m. Looking Back, Moving Forward
Enjoy a fun and interactive session on family dynamics during the college years. Put your seatbelts on for this lively discussion. Ready, set, go!

10:00 a.m. Academic Opportunities
Collegiate life brings new academic opportunities, challenges, and experiences. Join the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education in a candid discussion on important transitional issues and adjustments to academic life.

10:30 a.m. A Day in the Life: Students’ Perspectives
Take an inside look at life on campus through the eyes of students. Our OPAs share their stories and lessons learned.

11:00 a.m. Connecting Students, Family and UMBC
This “how-to” session with the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Planning will help you to keep in touch and up-to-date with academics and address additional ways you can support your student’s success.

11:45 a.m. Life Outside the Classroom: Support Your UMBC Student
There are many ways in which UMBC supports your student! The Director of Campus Life and his staff facilitate a discussion around Campus Life, Health and Safety, Title IX, Student Disability Services, and the Counseling Center.

12:45 p.m. Lunch
Enjoy lunch in The Commons. Then, check out the Bookstore for great deals on computers and UMBC gear.

1:45 p.m. Financing Your Student’s Education
Student Business Services and the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships provide an overview of financial literacy resources and tools and share helpful information about accessing student financial information, electronic billing (e-billing), payment and financing options including payment plans, online payment options, and loans.

2:30 p.m. Life at UMBC: On and Off Campus
Whether your student is living on or off-campus, being connected to campus life is an important part of the 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.

3:00 p.m. At Your Service: Campus Resources
Where to go for what?  This session is your one-stop for an interactive panel discussion with Dining Services, Parking Services, Transit, University Health Services, and Campus Police.


3:30-4:15 p.m. Campus Tour
Take a student-guided walking tour of the campus featuring the Albin O. Kuhn Library, The Commons, athletic and recreation facilities, residence halls, and more.


3:30-5:00 p.m. Retriever Round-Up
Reconnect with your student and other members of the UMBC community. Light Refreshments will be served.