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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.

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

9:20 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!

10:05 a.m. Making the Most of the Honors University Experience
Join staff from the Academic Engagement & Transition Programs office in a discussion focused on UMBC’s distinct academic, co- and extra-curricular opportunities. This session will also include conversation with our Orientation Peer Advisors (OPAs), so you can take an inside look at life on campus through the eyes of our students.

10:45 a.m. Break

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. Financing Your Student’s Education
Student Business Services and the Office of Financial Aid and 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.

12:40 p.m. Lunch
Enjoy your pre-purchased boxed lunch or purchase lunch from one of our campus eateries in the Commons or Administration Building.

1:40 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.

2:20 p.m. At Your Service: Campus Resources
Where to go for what?  This session is your one-stop for an interactive panel discussion with the offices of Student Affairs, Dining Services, Parking Services, Transit, University Health Services, and Campus Police.

3:00 p.m. Life Outside the Classroom: Support Your UMBC Student
Sending your student to college is a significant transition for any family, whether it’s your first time or your fourth, Please join staff in Campus Life, Health and Safety, and the Counseling Center to learn how you can help your student be academically, socially, and emotionally successful at UMBC.

3:30 p.m. Optional Electives:

  • Accessibility is for Everyone (3:30-3:50 p.m.)
    This session will introduce you to initiatives on campus that focus on improving accessibility for all students, staff and campus visitors and will discuss the services and supports available to students with disabilities as well as those that may need temporary accommodations due to injuries or temporary medical conditions.
  • Campus Tour (3:30-4:15 p.m.)
    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
Still have questions? Members of the UMBC community will be available to answer your questions one-on-one. Reconnect with your student and enjoy some light refreshments.